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Psych Department Binge-Eating Study

From the Wesleyan Eating & Weight Research Lab:

Binge Eating Self-Help Treatment for University Students is a federally-funded study to compare the effectiveness of two versions of a brief self-help program for students with binge eating problems.

As a participant in the study, you can:

Learn to eat more mindfully
Be compensated up to $200 for your time and effort
Feel better!
Take the completely anonymous and confidential 2-minute online self-screener to determine your initial eligibility.

For more information about the BEST4US Project, visit their website.

Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Christine Massey

From Andy Ribner ’14:

If you have an interest in research, human cognition, teaching, or the broad institution of education, there is a talk that will suit YOU on Friday!

Dr. Massey is the director of PENNlincs at UPenn. From their site: “PENNlincs is a research and development group that links recent theory and research in cognitive science to education efforts in public schools, cultural institutions, and higher education. Our grant-funded projects span a variety of activities including basic and applied research in student learning, development of instructional materials and learning technology, and professional development for teachers. We support partnerships connecting the cognitive science research community at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science with K-12 and informal education as well as undergraduate and graduate education.”

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Place: Judd 113
FB event.

Free Stuff for Intro Language Students

Just call Sam Melvin ’13 Barack Obama, because she wants to give you mad free stuff:

Are you learning a new language this semester? Do you like puzzles and/or brains? Do you want to win some cash?

Four people will win $50 by participating in a research study in the next two weeks! Sam Melvin ’13 is researching the effects of learning languages on visual and spatial cognition for her senior thesis. The study is made up of three short (15-20 minute) sessions that take place throughout the year, and which consist of four quick and fun brainteasers. If you are in your first semester of a brand new language, sign up here.

Date: October 6 – October 19
Time: Any time between 9 am and 8 pm
Place: Judd Hall Room 410 (The “Blue” Cognitive Development Lab: on the 4th floor take a left out of the elevator and come into the room with the light blue walls)

Volunteers Needed for a Paid Research Study

From Allegra Stout ’12:

Professor Wilkins’ Psychology Research Lab is currently recruiting participants for a 45-minute-long study examining everyday social impressions.

**Participants will receive $10 in cash as compensation for their time.**

If you would like to be eligible for this study, please send an email saying you’re interested to wilkinslab(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Thanks so much and we hope to hear from you soon!