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School of Psychology staff and postgraduate students need research survey participants. The surveys below are open to the public; we appreciate you taking the time to help us with our research.
Johnrev Guilaran - This research is a partial requirement for a Doctoral degree
Social relationships are found to be one of the cornerstones of psychosocial recovery. In times of emergencies and disasters, both survivors and first responders may be affected; however, relatively few studies focus on first responders. This research aims to know the role social relationships play on the psychological outcomes related to emergency first response work. This is also the first bicultural study comparing emergency first responders in New Zealand and the Philippines.
We are looking for emergency first responders to participate in the study. If you are 18 years old and above, and currently a member of the police, military/defence force, civil defence, emergency/disaster management organisation, emergency medical service (either ambulatory or hospital-based), fire service, emergency/disaster response organisation (such as the Red Cross), we are inviting you to participate in the study. Participation involves answering a questionnaire, which takes 30 to 45 minutes to finish. As a way of thanking you for your participation, you may get a chance to win a $40 gift card from Countdown (if you are in New Zealand) or ₱1,000 gift card from SM (if you are in the Philippines).
Access - Work and interpersonal relationships among emergency first responders
Survey opened: 01/05/2017
Stephanie Barnett - This research is a partial requirement for completing a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology.
For some time now I have been interested in the practice of mindfulness and its potential benefits. I am particularly interested in the concept of Mindful Eating and its relationship to physical and mental wellbeing. There has been some research that supports the potential outcomes of Mindful Eating, while other studies suggest it is just a ‘fad’ concept that holds no real scientific value. This study hopes to increase understanding about mindful eating, and contribute more to debates in this area.
If you are 18 years or older, you are invited to participate in this research. You do not have to have any previous experience or knowledge of Mindful Eating.
Participation in this research simply involves completing an online questionnaire, which should take no more than 20 minutes of your time.
Access - Mindful eating and wellbeing
Survey opened: 01/05/2017
Natasha Tassell-Matamua (Staff member from the School of Psychology)
I am interested in exploring the sleep habits of people who have experienced a near-death incident. I would like to know whether your sleep habits have changed since your near-death incident, and if so, in what ways. It is possible they may not have changed at all, and I am also interested in this.
If you are over the age of 18 years and feel you have had a near-death incident at some time in your life, then I would like to invite you to take part in this research. A ‘near-death incident’ may be defined as any event where you experienced some physiological / physical impairment, and were unconscious for a period of time, and may or may not have been clinically dead. Some examples of a near-death incident may include physical trauma associated with a car accident, a heart attack, surgery, near-drowning, near-suicide, assault, childbirth, coma, head trauma, among others.
Access - Survey: Near death incidences and sleep habits
Survey opened: 2/11/2016
Nicole Lindsay, This research is a partial requirement for completing a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology.
This research is interested in exploring Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and corresponding attitudes toward death. If you have had an experience where you were dead, dying or close to death then you are invited to take part in this research. You may or may not have a conscious memory of this episode. An NDE is defined as an experience where you felt as though something unusual yet significant happened to you during this time, such as leaving your physical body; seeing an unusual light or meeting deceased relatives. Your participation is also welcome if you have had a close brush with death but do not recall any unusual memories from this time. This online survey is completely anonymous and will approximately 20 minutes.
Access - Survey on Near Death Experiences and Attitudes to Death
Survey opened: 11/09/2014
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