Tuesday was my first day in the lab, and I started my session with the CITI privacy training. Although dense in information and time consuming, it was interesting to learn about not only the privacy training and procedures to follow, but to look back on the history of research that had caused controversy over privacy issues. Being a sociology major, I had previously learned about many of the studies, and it was interesting to see the same studies talked about in a different light, a light that I had personally never taken much time to consider before.
I also started to look at the lab manual, and realized that I have a lot to learn in these next few weeks, and I am both excited and a little nervous to continue being introduced to the people, research, and procedures of the lab.
Today in lab I called families recruiting for the Psych Distancing study. I was calling families with 6 year olds, and many of the families that I reached were unwilling to participate because their child is enrolled in all day kindergarden, and with the addition of full day schooling were too busy to schedule an appointment. This made me realize one of the difficulties in scheduling occurs when children become more busy as they get older. I can relate this to my nanny job with 3 children, one in all day kindergarden, age 3, and 9 months. This school year I have noticed that with Liam's addition of full time school along with his other activities, he doesn't have much free time.