This term I got the really awesome opportunity of being a part of a Psychology study at university! Even though, being a Criminology student, I don’t belong to the Psychology department, I have always had quite a deep interest in Psychology and am still considering further study in it after graduation so getting to do this was pretty cool!
I’m ever grateful for having made friends at university with different degrees to my own and that is how this opportunity became available to me. One of my housemates is a Psychology student and has spent a large portion of her time this term participating in and delivering research studies. Her stories about the various things she had to do were always really interesting and when she asked if I wanted to be a participant in one of the studies she was helping to deliver, I was quick to agree!
Due to the confidential nature of the study, I can’t give away too much detail, but I got to go inside the fancy new medical building, was taken to a quiet room and given a computerised test to complete and then debriefed. It was really great to see how a study like this is done in real life and to get a bit of a peek into another degree. Although we go to the same university, the things we do, places we go, and what we learn on a day-to-day basis are all very different and I’m grateful that being at university has allowed me to become a part of this rich environment of learning so that I never feel closed into just one area.