06/18/18

Do you want to be paid participant for a psychology study?

Contact:  scenerec101@gmail.com
Experiment: Memory and recognition of everyday neutral scenes (eg.,
library, bar, etc..)
Location: Room 544 (upper-basement), Sidney Smith, 100 St. George Street
Duration: 2 hrs maximum
Compensation: $20 total

Restriction critieria:

1. 18-30 years old
2. Right-handed or ambidextrous (eg., write with your right hand)
3. No current psychological disorders (eg., depression, anxiety)
4. No current neuropsychological disorders (e.g., learning disability,
ADHD)
5. No head-injury and/or recent episodes of unconsciousness or concussions

06/18/18

Research Assistant Opportunity!

The Social Perception and Cognition Lab is seeking applications for
research assistant positions on studies examining person perception,
non-verbal cues, and personality.

We are also seeking research assistants interested in Developmental
Psychology. The RA will work on a project investigating children. The RA
must be:

-dedicated, meticulous, and curious
-comfortable recruiting families over the phone
-experienced engaging with children
-available some weekends

To learn more and to submit an application, please visit
http://psych.utoronto.ca/users/rule/join.html and click on the link to the
volunteer application form. Please email spcl.manager@gmail.com with your
cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript and a filled out application.

06/18/18

Research Assistants Needed

The Social Psychophysiological Research & Quantitative Methods Lab
(SPRQL) at the University of Toronto St. George is looking for a team of
passionate and dedicated Research Assistants to work on various studies
in the lab. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience
in psychophysiological measurement techniques, data coding, and become
involved in complex study designs.  This is also a great opportunity to
receive an excellent letter of recommendation.

Students interested in this position should:
–       Have a strong academic background, particularly in Psychology
–       Be able to commit until Summer 2019.
–       Be able to commit to at least 8 hours per week.
–       Be reliable, conscientious and detail-oriented.
–       Have strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
–       Previous lab experience (especially with psychophysiological
equipment) is an asset (although not required).
–       Previous experience with MATLAB and other programming
languages/software is an asset.

To apply, please submit the following application:
https://goo.gl/forms/xgIG84ECTWvdlIhX2, combine your resume and
unofficial transcript into one single PDF document, and email it to:
<lab.manager@socialpsychophysiology.com>.

06/13/18

CALL FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS! SEXposium 2018 Science Outreach Conference at the ROM

SExposium 2018, Poster Sexposium 2018, Post

* Call for Abstracts*

*Deadline*: June 18th, 2018

*SEXposium 2018: The Science of Love and Sex*

Love, Sex & Gender Science Outreach Conference

*www.SEXposium.ca* <http://www.sexposium.ca/>

*Where:* Royal Ontario Museum <https://www.rom.on.ca/en#/gallery/recent>,
Toronto, CA

*When:* Friday June 29th, 2018

*Registration: *$40

SEXposium is a day where sex and science converge, bringing academic and
community audiences together to exchange ideas on love and sex. Serving
students, researchers, and the incurably curious, our mission is to spark
conversation, connection, and curiosity about love, sex, and gender, and
apply the latest research findings to improve relationships, health and
well-being. We also serve up-and-coming scholars- giving students a public
platform to share findings, forge collaborations, and advance their careers.

On *Friday June 29th, *join us at at the Royal Ontario Museum for a day of
provocative dialogue and sexual discovery- packed with talks and posters
that explore the science of sex appeal, sex differences, sexual
orientation, romantic chemistry, and everything in-between.

SEXposium presenters will receive daytime access to talks, panel
discussions, and posters (10:00 am – 5:00 pm), and after-dark access to the
SEXposium aftershow at ROM Friday Night Live
<https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/rom-friday-night-live>, featuring ROM
galleries and exhibitions, live DJs, drag queens, body painting and more!

*Volunteer Opportunities*

Got a passion for science education and outreach? SEXposium is recruiting
student volunteers to help make this year’s meeting a success. Volunteers
must
be current graduate or undergraduate students. Students providing 4+ hours
of their time will receive FREE SEXposium 2018 admission and discounted
access to ROM Friday Night Live.

*Space is limited and **sign-up closes June 18th, 2018.  **Apply
online at **www.SEXposium.ca/volunteer
<http://www.sexposium.ca/volunteer>*

*Speaking Opportunities*

SEXposium welcomes quantitative and qualitative research relating to love,
sex, and gender.  In addition to invited speakers, the symposium will
feature graduate and undergraduate poster & oral presentations, giving
young
researchers a forum to:

*Share your research with academic and community audiences*
*Network with peers & experts conducting research in your area*
*Explore the ROM after dark and enjoy live DJs, drag, and body
painting at Friday Night Live*

Students may present a poster, or apply to be considered by the for a
speedtalk (3 min).

Awards will be granted to outstanding oral and poster presentations.

*The deadline for poster and talk submissions is Monday, June 18, 2018*.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words via the conference
website: *www.SEXposium.ca <http://www.sexposium.ca/>*

*Guest Speakers*

*Geert De Vries and Nancy Forger*, Georgia State University. *2018 Keynote
Speakers. *

*Sex Differences in the Brain: A Whole-Body Perspective*

*Ray Blanchard*, University of Toronto

*How and (Possibly) Why Older Brothers Influence Sexual Orinetation in
Later-born Males*

*Terry Humphreys*, Trent University

*Sexual Consent in the #MeToo Era*

*Sue Johnson*, Int. Centre for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

*What Bonding Science Tells Us About Sex*

*Jim Pfaus*, Concordia University

*Female Sexual Desire: Is it really THAT enigmatic?*

*Michael Salter*, SickKids

*Sex, Pain, and Microglia*

*Micael Seto*, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

*What are Chronophilias?*

*Morag Yule*, Toronto Sexuality Centre

*Human Asexuality: What have we learned about a lack of sexual attraction?*

*Supported Research Areas*

SEXposium welcomes submissions on diverse topics, including, but not
limited to:

*Love, intimacy & attachment processes*
*Desire, arousal, & sexual function*
*Genders & sexualities*
*Sex differences & sexual differentiation*
*Sexual selection & reproductive strategies*
*Biological bases of attachment & love*

*For questions regarding the program or abstract submission, contact
the SEXposium Program Committee Co-Chair: Diana Peragine at
**info@SEXposium.ca

06/8/18

Study Recruitment

Hi everyone! I’m recruiting participants for an fMRI study at ToNI (near the Sidney Smith at St. George)!

To participate this study, you should be:

– healthy adults (19-35 years old)
– no claustrophobia
– normal color vision and normal hearing
– correct vision (without or with glasses/contacts)
– no sign of neurologic or psychological disease
– right-handedness

It’s a two-session MRI study, one for 1.5 hours scan and the other for one hour scan following a 15min behavioral test.
You’ll get paid $20 per hour. During the scan, you will see many beautiful images as well as hear and touch different kinds of stimuli.

If you’re interested in participating or if you have any questions about the study, please email yaelan.jung@mail.utoronto.ca!
Thanks!!

06/6/18

Hearing Voices Workshop

A key part is making connections between pain, trauma psychosis powerlessness and disconnectedness we can experience when we find ourselves feared and discarded by society.

This edition will have a special focus on supporting those who struggle with such experiences and who also struggle with homelessness.

Also offered for the first time on a Saturday- for those who’ve reported how they are unable to attend on a weekday.

Saturday 11 August 2018
9.30am to 430pm
69 Queen St East
Toronto

Spaces are limited and registration is required,
Register online at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearing-voices-workshop-1-acce…

For more information:
https://recoverynet.ca/…/workshop1-accepting-voices-toront…/image001

06/4/18

Participants needed for Navigation Experiment

The Ryan Lab at Baycrest Hospital is looking for young adults for a navigation experiment. Eligible participants will be between the ages of 18-30, have no history of neurological/psychological conditions, and be fluent English speakers.

The experiment would take approximately 2 hours in total, including breaks. You will have to imagine yourself navigating between two Toronto landmarks which will be given to you. Simultaneously, youwill have to engage in a specified eye-movement while wearing an eye-tracker. You will need to be familiar with Downtown Toronto in order to be eligible for this study.

You will be compensated $10/hour for your time and $5 for TTC if you don’t drive for a total of around $25. The final amount of the compensation will be dependent on the total time that you spend in the experiment. If you drive, we won’t compensate your for TTC, but would provide you with a parking pass for your visit.

If you are not familiar with Downtown Toronto but would like to take part in an experiment then let us know – we have some others that you can take part in instead. Please email vmoore@research.baycrest.org for more details.

05/30/18

Participants Wanted!

Jordana_ObjectfMRIstudy_AdvertisementfMRI study of Memory for Pictures of Objects

Details: The Buchsbaum Lab headed by Dr. Bradley Buchsbaum at Rotman
Research Institute in Baycrest Hospital affiliated with University of
Toronto is looking for healthy males and females to participate in a
computer-based functional magnetic resonance-imaging (fMRI). The study
consists of a single session of up to 1hr 30 min where you view pictures
of different objects such as a book shelf presented on a computer screen,
while being scanned in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. You
will be tested on your memory for the objects, while learning about the
usefulness of fMR to answer interesting questions on the functions of the
human brain as necessary for continued progress in research in the field
of Cognitive Neuroscience.
– You will be compensated $50 for participation in the 1 hr 30 min study.

The fMRI study is being conducted by Jordana Wynn, a PhD candidate in the
graduate Psychology program at U of T.

Location: Research Building in Baycrest Hospital, 3560 Bathurst St, North
York, ON M6A 2E1

Eligibility: You are eligible to participate if you:

– Are between ages of 18 to 35
– Do not have metal implants
– Are not claustrophobic
– Are not pregnant
– Do not have any history of psychiatric or neurological diseases.

Contact: To learn more about this study and to PARTICIPATE, please contact
WITH YOUR AVAILABILITY: Jordana Wynn, PhD Candidate, Email:
jwynn@research.baycrest.org.