Wheeling Jesuit University

Video, Music and Pain Perception Research Study Needs Participants

Wheeling Jesuit University senior psychology major Tim Wright is studying video (visual stimuli) and music (audio stimuli) and how they interact with pain and pain threshold, for his senior thesis and needs participants for a summer study.

The participant will perform some specific tasks during three visits to the Wheeling Jesuit University psychology lab, located in Donahue Hall. Each visit takes about 15-20 minutes each. Participants will receive $20 for their trouble. Wright needs at least 75 participants and will be accepting them all summer long.

Participants are asked to sign a consent form that explains in detail the study and their role in his study. Each participant will be asked to complete two questionnaires, then view a five minute video clip, while listening to music, then place their hand and forearm in three degree Celsius water. Afterwards, the pain is rated by the participants and questionnaires are completed. This protocol repeats on each of three visits, done on different days. Names of participants will not appear anywhere on the data sheets, according to Wright.

For complete information and to enroll in his study, call Wright at (304) 218-1348. To read the Wheeling Intelligencer's article on Wright's study, click here.

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