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Requests for Research Participants

Researchers from UH and other institutions may seek college students to participate in studies. The list below includes such requests submitted to the UH College of Education. Please review requests carefully. Listing a request does not signify our endorsement. The most recent posting is always listed on top, and we will keep the listings for up to three months.

If you would like to have a request posted to this page, please fill out the Research Participant Request Form. Studies must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to be listed.

Submitted Requests

Latinx Smokers: Evaluating Ethnic Microaggressions on Smoking Behavior and Relapse
Posted: 11/3/2022

The University of Houston is recruiting participants for a new study. This study involves experimental appointments that addresses cigarette smoking and microaggressions. You may be eligible to participate if you (1) are at least 18 years old, (2) currently endorse regular (daily) cigarette smoking for at least 1 year, (3) currently smoke 5 or more cigarettes a day, (4) self-identify as Hispanic or Latino, and (5) endorse at least one microaggression experience over the past 6-months.

Participation involves attending a total of three in-person appointment visits to our laboratory: one baseline assessment appointment and two experimental appointments. The baseline appointment will last approximately two hours. Following the baseline appointment, each participant will then attend two identical, in-person experimental appointments at our laboratory. These experimental appointments will be spaced a minimum of 14 days apart. Each experimental appointment will last approximately 3 hours. Eligible participants for the current study that complete the entirety of the study will have the opportunity to receive up to $200 in electronic gift cards. Electronic gift cards can be redeemed through the platform Tango which allows you to pick a gift card based on your purchasing preferences from over 100 different businesses.

If this seems of interest to you, please use the link below to complete a brief online pre-screener questionnaire. If you are deemed eligible for the study, we will contact you to schedule your next study appointment.

Please contact the RESTORE via email (restorestudy84@gmail.com) or phone (713-743-8056; mention study 84) for more information. Thank you!

Website
https://uhpsychology.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9H2kKpR49N7D8DY 

Principal Investigator 
Michael J. Zvolensky
Director of the RESTORE Laboratory:
Research on Emotion, Substance Treatment Outcomes, and Racial Equity Clinical Psychology
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
mjzvolen@central.uh.edu 

Contact
Katherine Bonilla
Student or Post-doc
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
kathybonilla648@gmail.com 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
#STUDY00003689


Project Health Intervention among Latinx Young Adults
Posted: 11/3/2022

The RESTORE research lab at the University of Houston is conducting a study about weight and lifestyle behaviors in Latinx populations.

The purpose of this study is to test a group-format in-person intervention about weight and healthy behaviors. Individuals may be eligible to participate if they 1) identify as Latinx, 2) are between 18-25 years of age, 3) can read, write, and communicate in Spanish, 4) are concerned about your weight, and 5) feel that there is room for improvement in your personal habits. Participants will be expected to complete a phone pre-screener, an additional assessment, an in-person group intervention across six weeks coupled with 6 assessments, and two follow-up assessments. Participants may be compensated up to $90 for completing the full study.

If this seems of interest to you, please email us at ahrlstudy55@gmail.com and we can coordinate a time to schedule a phone pre-screener during our business hours of Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

Please contact the AHRL via email (ahrlstudy55@gmail.com) or phone (713-743-8056; mention study 55) for more information and questions. Thank you!

Principal Investigator 
Michael J. Zvolensky
Faculty Sponsor
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
mjzvolen@central.uh.edu 

Contact
Katherine Bonilla
Student or Post-doc
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
kathybonilla648@gmail.com 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
#STUDY00001757


Effective of Affective Instability on Asian and Asian American Students' Mindset
Posted: 10/14/2022

We are writing to invite you to participate in a study about beliefs and emotional experiences during the pandemic. To be eligible for this study, you must be an Asian or Asian American student who attends the University of Houston.

All participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. Also, all participants who complete 80% of the surveys will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

If you decide to participate in this study, please follow the link here for the first survey:
https://forms.gle/8WscJ13eA5Nb967t9

This study will be continued for 5 days (Nov. 7 – Nov. 11), two times each day. It will take approximately 10 minutes per day. This study is completely voluntary. You can choose to stop at any time.

If convenient for you, we also request that you forward this email to any Asian students you know who might be interested in participating. If you have any questions about the study, please email Kahyun Lee at klee47@uh.edu.

Respectfully,
Kahyun Lee & Dr. Allison Master
Measurement, Quantitative & Methods, and Learning Sciences Program
University of Houston

Website 
https://forms.gle/8WscJ13eA5Nb967t9 

Principal Investigator and Contact
Kahyun Lee
Graduate Student
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
klee47@uh.edu 

Faculty Advisor
Allison Master
amaster@Central.UH.EDU 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
STUDY00003675


Brief Intervention for Anxiety and Stress
Posted: 9/27/2022

If you are 21 years of age or older, English speaking, experienced a stressful/traumatic event, and drink alcohol, you might qualify for a research study.

Researchers are conducting a study to learn more about how a brief treatment for people who use alcohol and have experienced a traumatic/stressful event may help improve their mental health.

This study involves an in-person visit on the main University of Houston campus ($25 gift card; parking fees covered) and two online follow-up surveys ($35 and $40 gift cards), which can be completed remotely/virtually. You can earn up to $100 in gift cards!

If interested, please click on the link below for the screening survey and research staff will contact you if you qualify. You will not be paid for this screening survey, but will have the option to enroll in a raffle to win 1 of 8 $50 gift cards.

Screening Survey Link:
https://uhpsychology.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3xWsG2IpJYG8A7Q 

This research study has been reviewed by the University of Houston Institutional Review Board.

Please contact the study principal investigator, Antoine Lebeaut, if you have any questions: appfi.uh@gmail.com (281-939-5998)

Website 
https://uhpsychology.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3xWsG2IpJYG8A7Q 

Contact
Antoine Lebeaut, MA, LPA
Doctral Candidate
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
amlebeau@central.uh.edu 

Principal Investigator
Antoine Lebeaut, MA, LPA
Doctral Candidate
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
amlebeau@central.uh.edu 

Faculty Advisor
Anka A. Vujanovic, Ph.D
aavujano@central.uh.edu 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
STUDY00003214


Social Dynamics and Early Visual Experience
Posted: 9/14/2022

If you have a child under 6 years old, the University of Houston Cognitive Development Lab invites you to participate in our various research projects! The purpose of this study is to investigate the early visual experiences of infants, toddlers, and young children during social play interactions with their parents and how this relates to other aspects of their development, such as language and cognition. The project consists of a parent-child play session and, depending on your child's age and developmental background, other tasks such as motor, language, cognitive, and autism diagnostic tests.

Visits take between 45 minutes and 2 hours. Participants receive Amazon gift cards, family passes to the Children's Museum of Houston, and a gift-bundle (T-shirt, toy, book, etc) per study completed along with the results of their child's testing.

Interested families can fill out our interest form (http://bit.ly/uhcogdev), contact us through email at uhcogdevheadcam@gmail.com, or contact us through text or call at (972) 503-9720‬. Thank you!

Website 
https://uh.edu/class/psychology/dcbn/research/cognitive-development/ 

Contact
Elizabeth Perkovich
Student or Post-doc
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, TX, 77204
esperkovich@uh.edu  

Principal Investigator
Hanako Yoshida (PI)
Associate Professor
hyoshida@uh.edu 

Faculty Advisor
Hanako Yoshida
hyoshida@uh.edu 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
14317-02


Odd Man Out? A Descriptive Phenomenological Study of Men Enrolled in Academic Majors Where Women are the Majority 
Posted: 9/8/2022

The purpose of this doctoral capstone project is to capture the experiences of men enrolled in programs where they are in the minority. Utilizing a descriptive phenomenological approach this qualitative study will allow the researcher to harvest the lived experiences of these men. Learning from these students will allow higher education leaders to apply better practices particularly when looking to recruit and retain men in fields thought to benefit if more men were to enter them.

This is a qualitative study utilizing a descriptive phenomenological approach to capture the lived experiences of men all enrolled in majors where women are the majority. 20 male college students that are classified as juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible for participate. The data will be collected through interviews using the Zoom platform. Participants will need to consent to having the audio portion recorded. Questions are pre-determined, but the interviewer may ask additional questions to better understand. These interviews should last approximately 45 minutes.

Interested participants can contact Lowell Butler at lowell.butler@usm.edu

Link to survey
https://usmep.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7337M0CgUVPJJUW   

Contact
Lowell Butler (PI)
Graduate Student
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
lowell.butler@usm.edu  

Principal Investigator
Lowell Butler (PI)
Graduate Student
lowell.butler@usm.edu 

Faculty Advisor
Andrew Herridge
Andrew.Herridge@usm.edu 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
22-410


Promoting HPV Vaccination among Young Adults in Texas
Posted: 6/28/2022

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of various tailored HPV and HPV vaccine messaging interventions in college student samples. The study consists of surveys and educational materials. Participants can receive up to $100 for their participation.

Link to survey
https://redcap.mdanderson.org/surveys/?s=HJ8833T8PR9YCMJ9  

Contact
Maria Borjas
Staff
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030
mgborjas@mdanderson.org 

Principal Investigator
Qian Lu (PI)
Professor
qlu@mdanderson.org 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
2020-1142


Influence of Instructional Techniques on Virtual Reality Assembly Task
Posted: 6/7/2022

This research is being done to determine the most effective way to instruct and guide people to perform a task in a virtual reality experience. Due to virtual reality being a relatively new means of teaching and entertaining people, this research is attempting to find some of the best practices and techniques to assist anyone building VR experiences in the future.

This survey will require physical attendance on the UH campus and will take roughly 10 minutes to complete.

Upon completion, you will be given a proof of participation that can be exchanged at the Computer Science department (PGH 501) for a $10 gift card.

Contact uh.vr.research@gmail.com for more details.

Contact
Brian Holtkamp (PI)
Graduate Student
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204
bmholtkamp@uh.edu 

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Chang Yun
cyun@uh.edu 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
STUDY00003179


Paid Research Study on Alcohol Use & Stress
Posted: 5/27/2022

If you are 21 years of age or older, English speaking, experienced a traumatic/stressful event, and drink alcohol, you might qualify for a research study. Researchers are conducting a study to learn more about how a brief treatment for people who use alcohol and have experienced a traumatic/stressful event may help improve their mental health. This study involves an in-person visit on the main UH campus ($25 gift card; parking fees covered) and two online follow-up surveys ($35 and $40 gift cards), which can be completed remotely/virtually – you can earn up to $100 in gift cards!

Link to survey
https://uhpsychology.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3xWsG2IpJYG8A7Q 

Contact
Antoine Lebeaut (PI)
NIAAA NRSA Predoctoral Fellow
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
Houston, TX 77204
amlebeau@central.uh.edu 

Faculty Advisor
Anka A. Vujanovic, Ph.D.
aavujano@Central.UH.EDU 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number
STUDY00003214