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Using SONA is easy, you can request an account be clicking “request an account” on the left side of the screen. Requesting an account is also useful so that you can sign up in the future for other studies available through SONA, not just studies from this lab. (Once you have logged in, you can change your password to something easier to remember.)

If you are a BYU student you should select which courses you are currently enrolled in. If you are not a BYU student or are not currently taking classes, just click either “psych” or “non-student” in the drop down list. At some point you will see a link to take a “prescreen.” Please complete that brief screener, which will help you (and us) know which studies you qualify to participate in. if you do not see a link when you sign up, or you declined to take it in the past, click on “My Profile” and then scroll down to where it says “Prescreen Status” and click on “Take Prescreen.” Once you have completed the screener, click on “browse a list of studies and sign up for those that interest you.” You can see more information about each study by clicking on the title, and also pick a time slot by clicking “View time slots for this study.”

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Assessing Cognitive Functioning During Lottery Tasks
The present study will assess the cognitive resources individuals recruit when making decisions during a lottery task (i.e., a task where individuals have the opportunity to gain or lose rewards). Each participant will complete one laboratory session (90 minutes long) during which their neural responses will be measured using electroencephalography (EEG) while they complete three separate lottery tasks. You will be required to get at least 7 hours of sleep the night before, refrain from consuming caffeine 24 hours before, and stop eating the night before for morning sessions or four hours before for afternoon/evening sessions. Participants will also complete a few questionnaires, including having to record their food intake using an online system for two randomly assigned days after their lab visit (each recording will take about 10 minutes, so 20 minutes total outside of the lab).

Psychometric Characteristics of ERP Indices of Performance Monitoring
The present study will assess the relationship between brainwave measures of errors and emotional and personality functioning. Each participant will complete one laboratory session of up to 90 minutes during which their brain responses will be measured using electroencephalogram (EEG) while they complete three separate speeded tasks. The questionnaires include information about your demographics, mood, and personality.