A very nice (well, I actually have no idea, but she punctuates beautifully) doctoral candidate wrote me to ask whether I would post this call for study participants. Since I am a sucker for beautiful punctuation, I cannot refuse. I will note that I am posting it in spite of the fact that I am too old to participate, which makes it therefore one of an ever-increasing number of reminders that though I was at one point young and fresh I am now wrinkly and desiccated.
Engaged volunteers needed!
I am looking for volunteers for a study of attitudes towards marriage and parenthood among engaged couples (same-sex or opposite sex). The study consists of a 25-30 minute online survey. To qualify for the study, you must be 20-35 years old, live in the U.S., and plan to marry or have a commitment ceremony within the next 365 days. You and your romantic partner must not have children, and this must be the first marriage for both of you.
—Help a doctoral candidate;
—Increase the pool of scientific knowledge;
—Support research on marriage and families; and
—Spend some time thinking about your relationship!
I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board #2009025800.
If you and/or your romantic partner are interested in participating or want further information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you a link that you can use to access the study.
University of Virginia