The Office of Youth Research and Development at Brigham Young University is seeking volunteers for research on interaction between youths and adults in problem-solving situations.

Using electric trains with routes and schedules coordinated by computers, research participants work out problems together. The office is asking for 8- to 17-year-old youths and adults of any age a six-week period, until June 3.Tom Catherall, principal investigator in the research, said volunteers will work in groups of four from various social groupings:

Schools - students and teachers from grades three through 12.

Families - one- or two-parent families with their children.

Churches - church youths and leaders.

Youth programs - Boy Scouts, 4-H, Girl Scouts.

Contact Catherall, 378-4991, or DeAnn Dalton, 373-3746 or 377-1310.