Are research studies conducted in the PSC and do I have to participate?

Research studies are conducted from time to time in the PSC. Prinicipal investigators, normally faculty members or students of the Department of Psychology, identify the areas they study and develop study protocols and tools which will be utilized to administered the study to participants. You may be asked, while recieving services at the PSC, whether you are interested in participating in a research study. You are entitled to decline participation in any study and your decision not to partcipate will not affect any services you receive or your eligibility for services in the PSC. You are entitled to ask any questions about participation in the study that you may have and you are entitled to decline further participaiton in any study even if you have already participated in some portion of a particular study. You should always feel free to discuss your participation with those administering the study and can request to speak to the Principal Investigator should you feel the need to do so.