INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it after it has been posted here. Either way, print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, from "Student's Name" to "Student's Level", and sign ("Student signature"). Ask your supervisor to sign her/his section near the bottom. Take it to the department* corresponding to the course number in Section A; this may or may not be your own department. (* EXCEPTIONS: For NSCI 396 and COGS 396, please bring it to the Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser in Dawson Hall.) Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission. Have a discussion with your supervisor about time/work expectations, keeping in mind that this is a 3-credit course (roughly, 10 hours per week for 12 weeks). Remember that a '396' course is an elective.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, please notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and send a copy of this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science (either fax, or internal mail to Dawson Hall 408-A, or PDF scan + email).
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Supervisor's Name: John E. Lydon
Supervisor's Email: jlydon [at] psych [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: (514) 398-8319
Supervisor's Website: http://www.socialpsychstudies.com/
Supervisor's department: Psychology
Course number: PSYC 396 (Psychology)
Term: Summer 2014
Project start date: May 1, 2014
Project end date: August 30, 2014
Project title: Alcohol and the automaticity of relationship maintenance behaviour
Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will be actively engaged in an elaborate laboratory experiment on how alcohol affects relationship behavior and cognition. Thirty-two participants will be tested for two hours each on two days, one in which they are intoxicated and the other in which they receive a placebo. Participants will perform a series of computer mediated tasks that assess their interest in attractive people of their preferred sex. The student will be involved in 20 hours of background reading and lab training, 70 hours of testing, and 30 hours of data analysis and writing.
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): Lab work 50%, Final Paper 50%.
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Human subjects.