Perception of Energizing vs. Calming effects of Angular vs. Curved pills by children

2021-2022 Spring
Faculty Department of Project Supervisor: 
School of Management
Number of Students: 

As a fairly new technology, 3D printing allows for printing of pills in unusual shapes. In the current research, we want to test the perceived energizing vs. calming effects of angular vs. curved shape of the pills in children. We have preliminary data and an experimental set up to test our hypotheses with children. The aim is to improve the experimental set up and collect data from children (ages 3-5) participants.
We expect the following from the students that will join this project:
1) Recruit children to participate in our experiment that takes around 10 minutes. It is a plus if you have siblings, relatives or neighbors at this age. 
2) Conduct the study as an experimenter online via Zoom. You will play a role as a nurse to engage the children and they will select the pills for little ill bears. It is an advantage that you can easily interact with little children. and like to play with them. 
3) Assist with literature review. It is an advantage if you read our related paper below before the interview. 
Blazhenkova, O., & Dogerlioglu-Demir, K. (2020). The shape of the pill: Perceived effects, evoked bodily sensations and emotions. Plos one, 15(9), e0238378.
We are looking forward to meeting you.

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About Project Supervisors

Kivilcim Dogerlioglu-Demir and Olesya Blazhenkova