City College Students Needed to Participate in a Research Study


We are looking for City College students to take part in a study called, “Exploring Attention and Drinking Behaviors in College Students.”


What is the point of this study? The goal of the study is to understand how attention and cognition relate to drinking behaviors in college students.


What do I have to do?  First, participants complete an online survey (approx. 30 minutes long).  The surveys cover a range of topics including behavioral and emotional functioning, as well as drinking behaviors.


Depending on your answers to the surveys, you may be asked to come to the lab for a longer testing session examining various thinking skills.  This will take around 3 hours.


What are the risks? There are few risks to this study. You may become tired, bored or frustrated completing several questionnaires (part 1), or the thinking skills assessments (if you are invited to complete part 2).  You will also be asked about your emotional state and drinking behaviors, which some people may find upsetting.


Do I have to do this?  No! Your participation is absolutely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time with no penalty. 


Do I get any compensation? If you are a psychology student and you sign up through the SONA system, you will receive 1 credit after completing the online questionnaires.  If you are invited to complete part 2 of the study, you will receive $15 in cash after you complete the lab visit. 


If you sign up through the link below, or by responding to a flyer, after completing the online questionnaires in Part 1 of the study, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of ten $10 gift cards. If you complete Part 2, you will receive $20 in cash for the lab visit.


In order to be eligible for participation you must be:

  • Between 18-25 years of age (inclusive)

  • A full-time CCNY student. 

  • fluent in English


This study has been reviewed and approved by the City College (CUNY) IRB #2018-0023 [approved 01-26-2018, expires 01-29-2019].


How can I participate? If you are interested in participating, you can click on the link below or you can contact Mariely Hernandez at for more information.




What if I have more questions? Please contact Mariely Hernandez at


Thank you!