Volunteers needed for two Carleton University research studies!

#1: The Department of Cognitive Science — “The Emotional, Cognitive, and Behavioral Outcomes of Slow and Fast Breathing”

#2: The Department of Health Sciences — “Beliefs in Science, Spirituality, & your Health”

Please Note: The studies listed below are not affiliated with the Lifelong Learning Program; we are unable to answer questions regarding their details. Should you have questions or wish to participate, please contact the researchers listed below.

Study #1: “The Emotional, Cognitive, and Behavioral Outcomes of Slow and Fast Breathing”

We are looking for volunteers for a breathing and memory study.

The study aims to explore the impact of different breathing protocols on working memory. You will be asked to fill out basic questionnaires and participate in an experiment where you will do different breathing protocols followed by a working memory task on a computer.

To be eligible, you must be between the ages of 18-40 or 65-80. You must also be in good health – with no history of cardiorespiratory illness or major neurological disorder.

Participants who participate via SONA will receive course credit as per SONA’s rules/regulations. Young adult participants who participate outside of the SONA systems will be entered into a draw for $50.00 CAD Amazon Gift Card. Older adults (65-80) participants who participate, will receive $16.00 CAD per hour of participation.

The study will take place the CANAL Lab at Carleton University and should take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

If you are interested, please email Cameron Carson at cameroncarson@cmail.carleton.ca for more details on participating.

This research has been cleared by Carleton University Research Ethics Board B, Clearance # 117723

Should you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the REB Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (by phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 4085 or by email: ethics@carleton.ca). For all other questions about the study, please contact the researcher.

Study #2: “Beliefs in Science, Spirituality, & your Health”

What is the purpose of this study?

This study explores the role that religious and/or spiritual beliefs may play in shaping our relationship to science and health care. We are also interested in how these beliefs may have changed over time. In other words, does age matter?

What will I be asked to do?

To help us better understand these questions, we are asking you to complete an online survey designed to examine the potential relationships among age, religion and/or spirituality, existential issues, and your health. The survey will take approximately 30-45 minutes of your time to complete. Upon completion you will have the choice to provide your email address to be entered in to a draw to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

This survey is being conducted by a team of researchers at Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), St. Thomas University (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada), and Cleveland State University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), led by Dr. Renate Ysseldyk (Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University; renate.ysseldyk@carleton.ca), Dr. Albert Banerjee (Department of Gerontology, St. Thomas University; abanerjee@stu.ca), and Dr. Kenneth Vail (Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University; k.e.vail@csuohio.edu). Survey results will be collected in such a way that your individual responses will be kept anonymous.

This project was reviewed and cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (CU-REB-B Clearance #119425), the St. Thomas University REB, and the Cleveland State University REB. If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the CU-REB (by email at ethics@carleton.ca).

How do I participate?

To access this survey, please click on the following link: https://carletonu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zQyCnVJFdc48GW

Your participation will be greatly appreciated!