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Welcome to the Human Subjects Pool Page!

Description:

One of the goals of PSY100 is for students to gain research experiences as participants in research studies conducted in the department. Each student in PSY100 will be required to complete 3 research credits. Each credit will be equal to approximately 1 hour of participation time or less.

As an alternative to research participation, students may choose to review a journal article in the field of psychology and write a one-page summary. Each journal review and write-up is worth 1 credit.  The 3-credit requirement may be met by some combination of study participation and journal write-up.

If a student does not complete 3 research credits by the end of the semester, the student will be given a mark of "Incomplete", regardless of the grade earned in the content of the course. The student can have the "Incomplete" grade replaced with the earned content grade by completing the research credits during the incomplete completion period in the subsequent semester.

Instructions to Students:

Below is a list of research studies that are currently being conducted in the Department of Psychology. Once you have chosen the studies, please contact the researcher to schedule your appointments.

After you are finished with the research participation, the researcher will email the HSP Administrative Assistant your name and the number of research credits you earned. The Administrative Assistant will keep track of this record throughout the semester.

You will also be given a Research Credit Completion form upon completion of each study that you participate in. Please hold on to this form in case there is a discrepancy in the record kept by the HSP Administrative Assistant.

Contact:

Article summaries and any questions regarding HSP credits should be directed to the administrative assistant at uhh.hsp@gmail.com.

For general questions regarding the Human Subjects Pool and its policies, please contact Dr. Sunyoung Kim at sk47@hawaii.edu or 808-933-5876.

Frequently asked questions

Departmental policy on the Human Subjects Pool (Revised 10-08-2007). (MS Word format)

Research Credit Completion Form. (MS Word Format)

 

Fall 2014
Call for Research Participants

Study 1: Psychological Experiences of Asian American College Students
Brief description of the study

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships among ethnic and cultural identity, adherence to cultural values, presence of emotional support in the environment, daily stressful experiences, mood, and self-esteem among college students with Asian American ancestry.

This study has been approved by the University of Hawaii Committee on Human Subjects
Name(s) of researcher(s) and contact information Bryan Kim, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology
bryankim@hawaii.edu, 808-932-7090

Amount of time required and number of credits 30-45 minutes, 1 research credit
Population parameters (e.g., sex, ethnicity) that are required from the participants All students with part or full Asian ancestry and 18 years old and above are welcome to participate
Administration time and location Please contact Dr Kim at bryankim@hawaii.edu to schedule an appointment.
Sign-up information Please email researcher to ensure that they are available.
Study 2: Resilience, Culture Identification, and Trauma Experiences of Students at UH Hilo
Brief description of the study The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships among one’s resiliency with traumatic events, and individualist or collectivist cultures.  This study will examine if the culture a person identifies with has a relationship with resilience and trauma.
This study has been approved by the University of Hawaii Committee on Human Subjects.
Name(s) of researcher(s) and contact information Primary Contact: graceg4@hawaii.edu (Grace - research manager)
Secondary:  sk47@hawaii.edu (research supervisor)

Amount of time required and number of credits 1 hour, 2 research credits
Population parameters All students, 18 years old and above are welcome to participate
Time and location of administration
Room: UCB 247
By appointment. Potential times: Monday -  Friday, 2-4pm.
Sign-up information Please email Grace Garberson graceg4@hawaii.edu, to schedule an appointment.
Study 3: Moving in or Staying Put
Brief description of the study

The purpose of this study is to gain a  better understanding of the feelings and attitudes of people in the community when immigrants arrive and the feelings and attitudes of the immigrants about arriving in a new country. The study has been approved by the IRB (CHS #15103)

Name(s) of researcher(s) and contact information Dawna Coutant: Coutant@hawaii.edu
Amount of time required and number of credits 30 -40 minutes, 1 research credit
Population parameters We  need participants to be 18 yrs or above and all into one of the following categories:

1) If you have lived most of your life here in Hawaii (do you and others consider yourself “local”). You don’t have to be born here, but if you moved here as a young child and lived most of your life here. 

2) If you have moved here from China, The Philippines, or a Micronesian Island. And plan to stay here in Hawaii… you aren’t here just to go to school and then return to your home.

Time and location of administration

Please contact Dawna Coutant at Coutant@hawaii.edu

Sign-up information Sign up on the sign up list on the door to UCB 224 or contact Dawna Coutant at Coutant@hawaii.edu
Study 4: Internet Based Breathing Therapy for Panic Disorder
Brief description of the study The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of internet based breathing therapy for panic disorder. Participants will be assessed for their anxiety attacks and will learn breathing technique via skype training sessions. This study has been approved by the University of Hawaii Committee on Human Subjects.
Name(s) of researcher(s) and contact information Primary Contact: panicdisordertherapy@gmail.com (research email)
Secondary: lcariaga@hawaii.edu (Lawrence - research manager)
Other: sk47@hawaii.edu (Dr. S. Kim - primary researcher/ supervisor)

Amount of time required and number of credits 1-3 hour, 1-3 research credits depending on the phone assessment results
After 40 minute long full phone screening: 1 credit
After on campus face to face assessment: 2 credit
After participation in the study: 3 credits
Population parameters All students, 18 years old and above and who experience anxiety attacks, are welcome to participate.  Please contact us only if you have anxiety attacks.
Time and location of administration Room: UCB 247
By appointment.
Sign-up information Please email panicdisordertherapy@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.
Study 5: Perceptions in Online Speed Dating
Brief description of the study The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding of the different factors that can influence online dating romantic relationships.
This study has been approved by the University of Hawaii Committee on Human Subjects.
Name(s) of researcher(s) and contact information Erick Kim (erickkim@hawaii.edu)
Amount of time required and number of credits 30-40 minutes, 1 research credit
Population parameters All students age 18 years and older.
Time and location of administration By appointment, please contact Erick Kim at erickkim@hawaii.edu.
Sign-up information Please email erickkim@hawaii.edu.edu to schedule an appointment.
 

Page updated: October 2014