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Become an in-lab or online research participant.

Why participate?

  • To earn a little money in your spare time.
  • To challenge yourself. Our tasks are unusual, designed to test the limits of your abilities, and often rather fun.
  • To learn about yourself. If you wish, we'll share your scores with you after the study has been completed.
  • To discover your brain or genes. By request, we'll share images of your brain, DNA or other biological measures.
  • To learn about current research. After the study, we'll tell you all about the experiment. You can also request our research papers.
  • To do your part for science. We need your help to better understand and use memory, and help those with memory disorders.

All elements of our in-lab and online studies are reviewed by either the Queen's University General or Health Sciences Research Ethics Board before the study can begin. Know that the study has been constructed with your comfort and safety in mind, and that special measures will be taken to protect your privacy and anonymity. Any minor risks to the research will be disclosed and discussed with you before you agree to participate, and you will be free to discontinue your participation at any time without penalty (payments are pro-rated).

Your commitment

Although your participation might only take you an hour or two, we slave over your data for months or years after you leave, and the equipment, facilities and supplies we use are expensive. A participant who is disengaged, distracted, stretches the truth, impaired, or quite late will cause more harm than good! Thus, we'll ask you to commit to these golden rules:

  • I will take the study seriously: I will do my personal best, giving all tasks my full attention for the full time. I will turn off and put away my phone, as well as any other distractions, such as food.
  • I will be honest: I will respond with brutal honesty, not with what makes me seem like a good person. This will not affect anyone's opinion of me, as my responses are private and anonymous.
  • I will think carefully about the instructions: If I am not totally, 100% sure of what I am supposed to do, I will ask for clarification in person or via the intercom.
  • I will not be late: I will reserve time before and after my appointment, and maximize notice of emergency delays or cancellations.
  • I will arrive in good condition: I will plan ahead to make sure I'm in good mental shape for my appointment (i.e., not hung over, intoxicated, or unable to stay awake).
     

If after reading the above, you think you might be interested in being a research volunteer: please register for studies with us, and read about current in-lab and online opportunities below!

Register


Register


 

Please register here to be contacted about studies that may be of interest to you.

Your interest and information will be kept strictly confidential. You can also email or call us for more information (Kingston: 343.477.1153; toll-free: 844.767.6361).

Registering with us is not a commitment to participate.

 

In-lab studies


In-lab studies


How to find us for your experiment

Most of our research studies begin at our lab headquarters. Our address is:

     202 Craine Building (2nd floor at south staircase)
     Department of Psychology, Queen's University
     62 Arch Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

To find us at this facility, please consult the map to find your way to our building, and then follow the directions below to locate our room inside. Or, if your appointment is in the Queen's fMRI facility, please follow the directions here.

 

Once you get to Arch St., you should look for our building's main entrance, which looks like this:

Once you get to Arch St., you should look for our building's main entrance, which looks like this:

Then enter the lobby and head through the doors at right, which look like this. Immediately after you go through these doors, head up the staircase to the right (or, there is an accessible elevator down the hall to the left).

Then enter the lobby and head through the doors at right, which look like this. Immediately after you go through these doors, head up the staircase to the right (or, there is an accessible elevator down the hall to the left).

Exit the stairwell on the second floor, and turn left. By passing through the door on the left, you are leaving Humphrey Hall and entering the Craine Building.

Exit the stairwell on the second floor, and turn left. By passing through the door on the left, you are leaving Humphrey Hall and entering the Craine Building.

Head to the end of this hallway. Look for our lab (C202) at the stairs on the left.

Head to the end of this hallway. Look for our lab (C202) at the stairs on the left.


If you get lost or think you might be late, don't be shy - please call your experimenter. You can reach them through our main lab number (Kingston local: 343.477.1153; toll-free: 844.767.6361).

Online studies


Online studies


Whether or not you register above, you can participate in the active studies below at any time you choose.

Please be sure to complete online studies alone in a quiet space without interruptions and distractions. If you are not sure you'll have enough time to finish based on the estimate provided, then please choose a different time to participate.

Participation is strictly voluntary and confidential. For more information on any of the studies below, please contact us by email at popmem@queensu.ca. To participate in any of these studies, simply click on the the study name.

 

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