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Current Studies

The Exam Preparation Study II

The Exam Preparation Study is currently recruiting NYU students for the Fall of 2011. Participants will be recruited from NYU pre-med courses and asked to fill out daily evening diaries for 14 days surrounding an important exam in a pre-med course.

For more information on this study, please visit the study website at: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/couples/EP
The NYU Transitions Study

The NYU College Transitions Study is currently recruiting incoming NYU students for the Summer and Fall of 2011. Participants will provide information about their experiences at the start of college, using monthly questionnaires.

For more information on this study, please visit the study page: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/couples/nyutransitions/

The Affect & Physiology Study

The Affect & Physiology Study was run at Columbia University's Morningside Campus in the Spring of 2011. Eighty-five participants were recruited for this two-session study, in which they completed background assessments at time one, and measures of alcohol use and anxiety at time two while continuous physiological recordings were made of heart rate and skin conductance.

For more information on this study, please email: ug.health@gmail.com


The Exam Preparation Study

The Exam Preparation Study (formerly the Daily Exam Stress Study during pilot testing) was completed in the Fall of 2010. Participants were recruited from NYU and Columbia pre-med courses and asked to fill out two weeks of morning and evening daily diaries in the week before and after an important midterm in their pre-med course. Two hundred-and-twenty participants joined the study and were randomly assigned to conditions that dictated the start dates of their diaries as early as 8 days prior to the exam or only 2 days before the exam. Cortisol levels were assessed for half of the participants at four times during the day as well.

For more information on this study in its current Fall 2011 phase, please read the description above, or visit the study website at: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/couples/EP

The CU/NYU College Life Study

The CU/NYU College Life Study was conducted over the 2009-2010 academic year at New York University and Columbia University. The study surveyed students at up to four times throughout the academic year about alcohol use, moods and health.  The study was implemented with a randomized design that started approximately one third of the students in October, December, or February. In addition to the self-surveys, we asked participants to report on the mood and drinking behavior of their roommates as well. The order of the forms was randomized. Approximately 800 students participated in this study. Preliminary results were presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in January 2011, at the Association for Psychological Science conference in May 2011, and at the Research Society on Alcoholism convention in June 2011.

For more information on this study, please visit the CU/NYU College Life Study website at: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/couples/CLS



updated 21 Jun 2011

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