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psychology, education, counseling, mental health
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Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Examining the effects of digital studying tools on high school exam grades

Flashcards and quizzes offered by test prep websites are increasingly popular with students, but do they offer an advantage over teacher-sanctioned study guides, or are they just another way to reap ad revenue from users? With a control and test sample of high school students, we can determine the value of online study tools and websites compared to traditional textbook review.

Use of counseling and therapy apps in teenagers

Apps and websites offering virtual counseling are popping up everywhere faster than they can be studied for true effectiveness. These technologies may be used most by younger generations who prefer digital services. There are a number of possible methodologies which could be used to understand better who is using these services and why, as well as how effective they are compared to in-person counseling.