Frequently Asked Questions
What is CLASP?
CLASP includes people in Whatcom Co. who have agreed to be contacted with invitations to participate in studies. The organization has two main purposes:
- To assist students and professors in recruiting individuals for research projects.
- To educate and inform members about topics of interest in our community.
What types of studies might I participate in?
WWU Psychology professors and students study a wide variety of topics related to child and family development. The types of studies you may be invited to participate in will vary. Current topics range from preschool and adolescent children’s understanding of themselves and other people, to family dynamics and romantic relationships.
Opportunities not obligations
Joining CLASP simply means that you may be contacted about participating in WWU studies. You choose which specific projects you would like to participate in. There are no obligations and you are free to decline to participate without affecting your relationship with WWU.
What are other benefits of joining CLASP?
By joining CLASP, you will support education and knowledge development at WWU, as well as learn more about research yourself. Many researchers provide participants with information on the specific topics they are studying, providing an opportunity to learn about information relevant to yourself and your family. CLASP members will also receive quarterly newsletters with updates on important findings from studies at WWU and other Universities.
How to join?
Sign up online here.
If you have questions or would like more information:
- Email a WWU CLASP member at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call a WWU CLASP member at: 360-650-3570
What else should I know?
Members of the Department of Psychology at Western Washington University are dedicated to high quality education and research within our community. We are committed to gathering and applying information that will benefit our community, children, and families. We greatly appreciate your help and support.