'Peer feedback as a mediator of positive self-statements on self-esteem' - PSYC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form
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Supervisor's Name: Mark Baldwin
Supervisor's Email: mark [dot] baldwin [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-6090
Supervisor's department: Psychology
Course number: PSYC 396 (Psychology)
Term: Winter 2012-2013
Project start date: Monday, January 7, 2013
Project end date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Project title: Peer feedback as a mediator of positive self-statements on self-esteem
Project description: Positive self-statements (e.g. "I am a loveable person") have been shown to have a negative impact on people with low self-esteem (LSEs). However, while LSEs are unable to integrate positive self-feedback, they do response positively to positive feedback from credible sources. We will test the hypothesis that positive self-statements will have a positive effect on LSEs, contrary to previous research, when the statements are affirmed by the LSEs peers. Using Facebook, participants will be asked either to post more positive statements on their profiles than they normally would (and thus eliciting feedback from peers), or to post positive statements on a private survey (and thus receive no feedback).
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% lab performance and 50% final report
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves human subjects.