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IRB Forms

Obtain blank IRB forms and instructions for completing them from the IRB Web site.

Psychology Department Participant Pool Policies and Procedures

Department Participant Pool Policies and Procedures – If you wish to recruit participants from the participant pool, these are the rules you need to follow.

Poster Examples

These photos are from previous class Poster Sessions.

Fall 2012 Psychology Capstone Presentations
NOTE: as of 9/7/17, this link is no longer working. In the meantime, search the Psychology Department’s Facebook page for past poster pictures.

Online Writing Resources

APA Style Guide Online Help
What can I say? The online site by the folks who, quite literally, wrote the book on APA style.

Shepherd University Academic Support Center
See the links for ShepOWL and Student Resources as well as the Tutor Scheduling page to schedule a writing tutor.

Advice on Writing & Plagiarism
Plagiarism advice from the Teaching in Psychological Science (TIPS) e-mail list, collected by the Skidmore College Psychology Department. In particular, read the 10 Commandments of Paper Writing by Dr. Edward I. Pollak. That’s written in a humorous voice, but don’t let that fool you. The advice is rock solid.

Journals That Publish Student Research

Journal of Psychological Inquiry
The author must be an undergraduate student.

The National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse
This is a a Web-based journal.

Modern Psychological Studies
The primary author must be an undergraduate student.

The Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research
The primary author must be an undergraduate student who is a
member of Psi Chi.

Der Zeitgeist: The Student Journal of Psychology
Authors must be either undergraduate or graduate students.

Survey Construction

A Brief Guide to Questionnaire Development By Robert B. Frary, hosted by Indiana U.

Survey Research Good information on constructing and administering surveys from the American Statistical Association.

Optimal number of response categories in rating scales: Reliability, validity, discriminating power, and respondent preferences Preston and Colman, 2000, Acta Psychologica

Tips for Developing and Testing Questionnaires/Instruments Rama B. Radhakrishni, from the Journal of Extension

Links to Measures

Psycholinguistic Database Housed at the University of Western Australia, this database will allow you to look up frequency, concreteness, imagability, and many other characteristics of English words.

Research Randomizer This web site is designed to assist researchers and students who want an easy way to perform random sampling or assign participants to experimental conditions.

Student Alcohol Questionnaire (SAQ) Measure of student alcohol use, from the Indiana University, Bloomington.

Self-Report Measures of Adult Attachment This site contains several measures of adult attachment by Phillip Shaver and Chris Fraley.

General Perceived Self-Efficacy Includes not only general perceived self-efficacy, but several other related scales.

Sheldon Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale Includes links to both the 4-item and the 10-item versions in English as well as several translations. (Click on “Scales” on the left side of the page.)

Short form of the Need for Cognition Scale PDF copy of “The efficient assessment of need for cognition,” by J. T. Cacioppo, R. E. Petty, and C. F. Kao, 1984, Journal of Personality Assessment, 48, pp. 306-307.

Multi-Dimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI) Click on “Research” to find a link to the scale

Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (RSQ) Includes the RSQ plus a children’s version (CRSQ) and a racial version (RSQ-R).

The Revised Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale (RCBS) Site includes both a 13-item and a 20-item version of the scale.

Aspects of Identity Questionnaire Another scale by Jonathan Cheeks. Measures the relative importance that individuals place on various identity attributes or characteristics when constructing their self-definitions.

White Bear Suppression Inventory (WBSI) A measure of thought suppression developed by Wegner & Zanakos. • LINKS CURRENTLY NOT WORKING

Linguistic Implications Form E2 (LIFE2) This pronoun measure of self-focused attention was developed by Wegner and Giuliano (1983) as a revision and expansion of the earlier measure by Wegner and Giuliano (1980). • LINKS CURRENTLY NOT WORKING

Psychological Tests for Student Use This site includes links to a number of scales. These include:

the Attitudes Towards Women Scale (Spence, Helmreich & Stapp,

the Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale (Kohn, 1972),

the Survey of Recent Life Experiences (Kohn & Macdonald, 1992),

The Body Esteem Scale (Franzoi & Shields, 1984),

The Body Awareness Scale (Shields, Mallory & Simon, 1989),

the Dieting Beliefs Scale (Stotland & Zuroff, 1990),

the Differential Loneliness Scale (Schmidt & Sermat, 1983),

the Personal Attribute Questionnaire: 24 item version (Spence & Helmreich, 1978),

the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965),

the Current Thoughts Scale (Heatherton & Polivy, 1991),

the The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet & Farley, 1988),

the Procrastination Scale (Lay, 1986),

the Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen & Griffin, 1985),

the Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992),

the Deffenbacher Driving Anger Scale (Deffenbacher, Oetting &
Lynch, 1994),

the Trust Scale (Rempel, Holmes & Zanna, 1985),

The Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (Broadbent, Cooper,
FitzGerald & Parkes, 1982),

and the Computer Anxiety Rating Scale (Heinssen, Glass &
Knight, 1987).