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Description: Poor statistical and research practices slow down scientific advancement and impact society at large. Such research practices lead to lack of replicable effects and potentially misleading conclusions or results. Open science practices have been widely recommended to help combat against these issues, but researchers are not adopting them too quickly. This study consists of two parts: 1) We will examine the psychometric properties of previously developed measures tapping into attitudes toward statistics for students in a general researcher population as well as questions asking about research practices. After validating the measures in part 1, they will be used in part 2 of the study where we seek to examine attitudes toward statistics, attitudes toward open science practices, and the frequency with which researchers engage in certain research practices. We will use online surveys to assess attitudes toward statistical software and practices in researchers, and determine the extent to which these attitudes are related to the adoption of recommended statistical and open science research practices. Results from the study will help scholars writing about open science and research methods identify important next steps in their own research by disentangling the observed behavioural practices and the reasons behind such practices.
Specifics: Study Population:
Participants will include English-speaking psychology researchers (including PhD students) with at least a Master in psychology (or related) conducting research at a N.American institution (e.g., at a university, hospital, private sector, government):
The online survey (via Qualtrics) should take approximately 20-30 minutes and is completely anonymous. Participation is voluntary and participants can pause or stop the survey at any point.
Participants can opt to enter a draw to win one of 5 $50.00 gift cards. Winners will be able to choose between several gift card options (Amazon, Starbucks, etc.) This project is funded by SSHRC and has been reviewed and approved by the REB at Ryerson University (REB 2020-532).
Description: We are trying to better understand the role of emotion regulation in anxiety! Complete a quick, 5-10 minute screening survey and a phone call to see if you are eligible for the main online study.
Specifics: Study Population:
1) Above 18 years of age
2) Currently residing in Canada
3) Fluent in written and spoken English
4) With normal or corrected-to-normal vision (e.g., glasses, contacts)
5) Access to a computer/laptop with video calling capabilities
Participants are free to withdraw from the study at any time. Based on your responses in the survey, we may contact you for a 15-minute phone call to determine your eligibility. If you are then eligible and participate in the main online study.
Description: Are you a faculty member of a professional psychology program in Canada? Do you teach and train future licensed psychologists? We are using a short, anonymous, online survey to learn more about faculty member perspectives on how we train student psychologists about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder across the lifespan.
Specifics: Study Population:
1) You must be a faculty member of a professional psychology graduate program (any specialty, accredited or not)
2) The program must be in Canada
3) You may train future psychologists in an academic or clinical setting
You are not obligated to participate or complete the survey.
Location: Online - Edmonton, Alberta
Project lead: Devon Heath. Supervisor: Dr. Jacqueline Pei
Description: The term “Social Justice” has been part of our lexicon for some time now. But what does it mean? What does it mean to us? Societal events within the last couple of has forced some to further examine those questions and analyze what it means within the context of our modern society.There is a scarcity of Canadian literature on the application of social justice principles in counselling psychology practice (Kennedy & Arthur, 2014). The discussion has largely focused on how identity and marginalization enter into case conceptualizing and actions that can be taken outside of the therapy room (Pare, 2014).However, little emphasize is on how a social justice application occurs within conversations between therapists and clients within Canadian literature. Ideally, therapists feel prepared to deal with the potential impact that their own culturally mediated worldviews and assumptions will have on their work with clients after their training, however, it is commonly reported by therapists that they become aware of their assumptions and culturally mediated worldviews when clients begin to discuss their own backgrounds and cultural experiences in therapy (Rosa, 2019). Little has been identified around how therapists are navigating the shared dialogue between therapist and client through a social justice lens (Pare 2014, 2019).
Specifics: Study Population:
Registered mental health professionals with a background in counselling psychology and a commitment to social justice.
To complete a one hour interview via Zoom video call and be willing to share stories and details about their work with clients.A follow up phone call we also be scheduled to discuss interview themes with the research lead.
Your participation in this research will contribute to a better understanding of how counsellors deal with and manage social justice issues in conversations with clients during therapy sessions. The hope for this research is that it will help current and future registered mental health professionals understanding how to navigate the complexities that arise when social justice issues enter the therapy room.
Description: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking individuals in Ontario aged 18-65 who are starting individual or group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with a licensed mental health professional. We are interested in examining changes to your emotional experiences over treatment. All participants will be compensated for their time and have the chance to review a summary of changes over treatment.
Specifics: Study Population:
Participants must be 18-65, have access to the internet/smartphone, and experiencing some depressive symptoms (e.g., low mood, fatigue) but a formal diagnosis of depression is not required.
One baseline interview and questionnaires (conducted online) lasting one hour. After this, weekly surveys sent to your smartphone while you complete CBT for up to 12 weeks which take ~20 minutes per week. All procedures remote. Overall: 6-7 hours.
Description: Little research has investigated technology-facilitated sexual violence (TFSV), and little is known about the psychological impact. Preliminary research suggests that victims of TFSV tend to experience higher rates of anxiety, stress, and depressive symptoms, while also experiencing lower rates of self esteem, perceived control, and social support (Snaychuk & O'Neill, 2020; Cripps, 2016). However, existing research does not typically consider the effect of traumatic stress on victimization, and as a result of victimization. Understanding the factors associated with TFSV may help mitigate the negative consequences experienced by victims. Using a battery of standardized tools to assess various aspects of mental health and TFSV-related questions developed by the researcher, this study seeks to answer the following research questions: 1) what is the prevalence rate of TFSV in the sample and what demographic factors are associated with victimization (age, gender, etc.)? 2) what are the psychological effects (anxiety, stress, depression, trauma) of TFSV and the associated risk/protective factors (social support, perceived control, self-esteem, etc.)? 3) does previous trauma exposure have an effect on the emergence of adverse symptoms following TFSV?
Specifics: Study Population: This study is Canada-wide and is open to all Canadian citizens aged 18+ Participant Obligation: This study will require participants to access an online survey consisting of several questions related to technology-facilitated sexual violence and mental health. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Location: online - Nanaimo
Project lead: Lindsey Snaychuk, Supervisor: Dr. Melanie O'Neill (R.Psych)
Description: COVID-19 is having a serious impact on mental health worldwide. Parents/caregivers are experiencing higher rates of anxiety and depression due to increased stressors. Virtual mental health care has become necessary during the pandemic. Internet-based CBT (iCBT) has long-standing evidence of effectiveness for treating anxiety and depression. Existing iCBT does not always provide the necessary content to help parents with pandemic-related distress and/or options to access care in a way that is flexible to the needs of parents with children at home. The present study aims to develop innovative ways to provide equitable and effective mental health care for parents struggling with anxiety and depression during COVID-19 by pursuing three objectives. We will investigate parents’ preferences for levels of iCBT service delivery (unguided, minimally guided, or fully guided) and modality of guidance (phone, in-app messaging, or video chat) during a pandemic; enroll parents in a COVID-adapted iCBT program, Tranquility, with their choice of level of service delivery and analyze whether levels of service delivery predict intervention outcome; and identify which COVID-19 parent stressors are most prevalent and most closely associated with intervention outcome, and how this differs by gender, by using machine learning to mine participants’ written responses as part of their CBT program.
Specifics: Study Population: Parents/caregivers of children under the age of 18 located in New Brunswick (NB), Nova Scotia (NS), or Prince Edward Island (PEI). Participants will be experiencing signs of anxiety or depression.
Participant Obligation: Participants in this study will be asked to engage in an online intervention for parents with anxiety and/or depression. They can choose to work through the intervention on their own or with the support of a coach.
Description: As many as 50% of women report having experienced some form of sexual violence within their lifetimes, with experiences of sexual violence frequently resulting in negative physical and psychological outcomes. The severity of these negative outcomes can be significantly affected by aspects of the victim-perpetrator relationship. However, little research has been done to identify how else victim-perpetrator relationship characteristics may affect the survivor. The primary aim of this study is to investigate survivors’ perceptions of their own sexual assault/coercion experiences in relation to victim-perpetrator relationship characteristics. These relationship characteristics will include a) the length of time the survivor has known the perpetrator, b) how close the survivor feels to the perpetrator, c) whether or not the survivor maintains contact with the perpetrator, and d) the type of victim-perpetrator relationship (coworker, romantic partner, friend etc.). Three relationship characteristics specifically looking at romantic relationships will also be included (whether the relationship is casual or serious, satisfaction, and commitment). The investigated perceptions will fall into three domains: a) emotional reactions to the sexually assaultive/coercive event, b) allocation of blame, and c) the application of the labels sexual assault and sexual coercion.
Specifics: Study Population: Be sure to specify the regional population you are targeting in addition to other study characteristics.
Participants will be women who have experienced coercive/assaultive events with male perpetrators. They must be at least 17 years old. They must speak/write in English. They will primarily come from North America, given the sampling methods used.
Participants must contact the primarily investigator for a link to the online study. They will answer several questionnaires and some qualitative questions. They can choose not to answer specific questions or to discontinue early.
Compensation will either be $5.00 Tim Hortons gift card (for those who do not qualify or end the study early), or a $15.00 Tim Hortons gift card (for those who qualify and complete the study.
Location: Online - Windsor
Project lead: Frasia Margaret Morrison. Supervisor: Dr. Patti Timmons-Fritz
Description: BACKGROUND: Recent evidence shows that sleep disturbance can predict the severity of eating disorder (ED) symptoms. This link suggests that improving sleep problems in ED populations is a viable pathway to improving ED symptoms. Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for sleep disturbance in psychiatric populations. Before introducing CBT-I to a new population, it is critical that it is adapted to the sleep-related thoughts and behaviours unique to that population. PROBLEM: Sleep-related thoughts and behaviours unique to ED populations remain unknown. PURPOSE: The present study assesses sleep-related thoughts and behaviours in ED populations to inform the development and initial feasibility of a behaviourally-based sleep intervention tailored specifically to ED populations. METHODS: A mixed-methods explanatory sequential design will be used, which includes an online survey followed by a virtual focus group. The study is shared via multiple media platforms dedicated to eating disorder awareness and recovery. We are recruit females, aged 18–50 years, and who report co-occurring insomnia and eating disorder symptoms. DATA ANALYSIS: The quantitative data will be analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS, Version 25) and the qualitative data will be analyzed using thematic analysis
Specifics: Study Population:
Participants: Females, aged 18-50 years, who are not pregnant, and who are currently experiencing eating disorder symptoms and sleep disturbance.
Regional population: North America.
Sample size: Survey (N=200) and focus group (N=6). Participant Obligation:
Obligation: online informed consent and survey with questions on thoughts and behaviours related to sleep and eating.
Optional: Express interest in participating in the focus group.
Description: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be a severe problem in Canada in the wake of COVID-19, especially for Military Members, Veterans, First Responders, and Healthcare Workers (MVFH). However, gold standard face-to-face PTSD treatments do not meet current MVFH needs, which requires virtual interventions and minimal healthcare resources. Recognizing the need for a virtual, low-resource PTSD intervention for MVFH with PTSD and their loved ones, the investigators developed Couple HOPES (Helping Overcome PTSD and Enhance Satisfaction). Couple HOPES is a secure, online self-help intervention for those with PTSD and their partners. However, MVFH are now particularly likely to be exposed to traumas related to COVID-19. It is essential to identify if Couple HOPES is safe and helpful for couples involving MVFH with COVID-19-related PTSD specifically. This project will therefore test the efficacy of Couple HOPES compared to a delayed waitlist control in 140 couples wherein one member is a MVFH with PTSD, half of whom have COVID-19-related PTSD. The investigators will examine if Couple HOPES is helpful in improving PTSD symptoms and relationship satisfaction for such couples, and if it is more or less helpful to this end for these couples compared to those with other forms of trauma exposure.
Specifics: Study Population:
The study population includes couples that have at least one member of the couple who is a service member, veteran, first responder, or healthcare worker with significant symptoms of PTSD.
Both members of the couple must be willing to do intervention modules together, have a computer and access to high-speed Internet, have brief phone calls with a “coach” to help them use the online program, and complete online questionnaires.
Description: The objective of this two-phase study is to examine the relationship between coping responses to everyday challenges and wellbeing. For phase 1, participants will complete an online questionnaire. The online questionnaire will ask participants questions about their mental health status (e.g., anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms) and how they cope with negative life events or challenges. The second phase of the study will consist of completing daily expressive writing activities for seven consecutive days. Participants will be asked to reflect on things that occurred earlier that day, while following guides to help them reflect on these events. The second phase of the study will also consist of completing three follow-up online questionnaires (2 weeks, 1 month, and 3 months after completing the writing program). Enrolment in phase 2 of the study requires the completion of the online questionnaire for phase 1. If participants are interested in enrolling in phase 2, they will have the opportunity to provide us with their email address to commence phase 2. This study has received ethical approval by the ethics board at the University of Ottawa.
Specifics: Study Population: Seeking individuals who are 16 years or older who can read and write well in English and who identify as ethnic minorities (e.g., Black/African-Canadians, Indigenous Canadians, East Asians) to partake in a two-part study.
Participant Obligation: It will take participants one hour to complete phase 1. For phase 2, it will take participants 10-15 minutes per day for seven days, in addition to four follow-up surveys that will each take one hour to complete.
Location: Online - Ottawa
Project lead: Kayla Boileau, Supervisor: Dr. Andra Smith
Description: The aim of this survey is to better understand how the coronavirus and the impact the current lockdown is having on our day to day lifestyle. We hope to find out what is helpful for people during this time and also what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing. NOTE: This is the 2nd wave of this survey - if you completed the 1st wave of this survey study in September/October 2020, you are very welcome to also complete the 2nd wave! We also hope that those who missed our 1st survey will consider completing this 2nd one! Collecting information on your current experiences will be helpful in comparing the experiences of Canadians earlier on in the pandemic to experiences more recently.
Specifics: Study Population: This study is open to individuals living in Canada who are 17 years of age or older.
Participant Obligation: To participate in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey which will take approximately 15 minutes. It can be completed on most browsers on most devices, including mobile devices.
Description: Une étude récente, menée auprès de psychologues canadiens, a révélé que les indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie sont encore peu connus et peu utilisés par les psychologues francophones (Ionita & Fitzpatrick, 2014). En effet, par comparaison aux anglophones, les cliniciens francophones sont moins conscients de l’existence de ces mesures et les utilisent significativement moins dans leur pratique. Une des raisons expliquant l’existence de cette différence est le fait que plusieurs de ces indicateurs de suivi de progrès ne sont pas disponibles en français. L’objectif général de ce programme de recherche est de combler ces lacunes en traduisant et en validant, en français, diverses mesures d’indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie.
Study Population: Les critères d’inclusion des participants sont les suivants : être âgé de 18 ans et plus, être francophone et être en début de psychothérapie. Nous recrutons des participants qui proviennent du Nouveau-Brunswick et de l’extérieur de la province.
Participant Obligation: La tâche des participants est de remplir une série de questionnaires après leur 1ere séance, 4e séance et 8e séance de thérapie. La série de questionnaires prend environ une heure à compléter et peut être remplie au domicile du participant.
Les participants recevront une compensation monétaire de 20$ après chaque temps de mesure.
Les coûts de livraison des questionnaires sont assumés par les chercheurs.