On Being the Participant for a Day

This past week, I got to be the guinea pig during EEG training for lab members. For once, instead of being the one doing the poking and measuring and taping, I was the one being poked and measured and taped. Because most of you reading this have probably never done an EEG study before, I thought I would take this chance to explain to you what happens in our lab during the EEG portion.

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Abstract: Smoking and Alcohol Response Study

My name is Sarah, and I am a freshman here at W&M. This past year, I was extremely fortunate and was able to work in Professors Forestell and Dicker’s lab. The three year study we’re working on is looking at responses in children and adults to smoking and alcohol pictures. We use questionnaires, an EEG study, and a variety of computer tasks to assess their reactions.

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Abstract – Perceptions of Personality in Third Culture Kids

Last fall I returned to the United States after living overseas for seventeen years.  This experience, while unusual, is not unique. In fact, there is a term for people like me- “third culture kids.” A third culture kid is “someone who, as a child, has spent a significant period of time in one or more culture(s) other than his or her own, thus integrating elements of those cultures and their own birth culture, into a third culture” (Pollock 2009).

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