Current Studies

Attitudes Towards the Insanity Defense in the UK

Martha Pam-Fom - University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Aug
20
2017

This study is being carried out as a dissertation projects for my Master’s of Science degree in Forensic Psychology. This study may be useful to better understand the issue of biased jurors , and may have implications for awareness and education about mental illness and the criminal justice system.

Rating Faces (Pilot Study)

Dr Christopher Watkins - Abertay University, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
20
2017

This is a short (<5 mins) pilot study. You will be allocated a link either to rate faces for attractiveness or to rate smiling faces for how genuine they look.

Don’t Brand Us: The Effects of Psychological Labelling

Serena Macroff - Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
16
2017

A survey looking at the links between stigma and mental health.

A Study Investigating British Employer’s Views about Traumatic Brain Injury

Simon Easton and Dr. Richard Maddicks - University of Portsmouth, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Aug
16
2017

The current study aims to examine the extent to which employers in the UK endorse commonly held myths and misconceptions about traumatic brain injury. Participants will be asked to complete the Common Misconceptions about Traumatic Brain Injury questionnaire.

A Study of Human Reasoning

Gary Lavery - Queen's University Belfast.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

This study is an important part of a developmental investigation into deontic concepts and how such concepts are logically interrelated. Given that the development of deontic reasoning is poorly understood, I would encourage individuals who are age 18 or above to participate.

A Study of Human Reasoning

Gary Lavery - Queen's University Belfast.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

This study is an important part of a developmental investigation into deontic conditional reasoning. Given that the development of deontic reasoning is poorly understood, I would encourage individuals who are age 18 or above to participate.

Mock Juror Perceptions of the Prosecution of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

Valquíria Coutinho Tavares and Nadia Wager - University of Huddersfield, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

The aim of this study is to determine whether testimony informed through the Whole Story Approach to investigative interviewing is more likely to result in guilty verdicts, higher levels of perpetrator blame and lower levels of victim blame in a hypothetical case of alleged child sexual abuse.

Predictors of Work-Life Balance and Work-Life Conflict within UK Academics and their effects on Well-Being

Jonathan Rutherford - Northumbria University, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

This research aims to identify whether certain behaviours result in a predisposition for more work/life conflict or allow for work/life integration. This will be achieved through a replication of Bell, Rajendran and Theiler’s (2012) study on Australian academics looking at additional differences such as gender and generations.

How much do you Care About your Health?

Sarah Keith, Dr L Shahab and Professor R West - University College London, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

We are looking into the reasons why people engage in activities that affect their health and how some people might be encouraged to adopt more healthy lifestyles. This short questionnaire looks at smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, and fruit and vegetable consumption

Couple Interaction and Relationship Satisfaction

Professor Nicola Schutte and Dr Diana Borinski - University of New England, Australia.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

This study will seek to investigate the relationship between personal stress and relationship satisfaction. In addition, it will examine the role of dyadic coping in this association. Participants are requested to complete an online survey asking about current stress, strategies dealing with stress and relationship satisfaction.

College Stressors

Sarah Walker - Kaplan University, USA.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

Help us learn about the pressures of college and how students are beating stress and building resilience.

What Predicts Resilience in Frontline Workers?

Justine Tesoriero - Macquarie Univeristy, Australia.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

*Seeking social workers currently employed in Australia, UK or America* We are a group of resilience researchers from Macquarie University interested in supporting employee wellbeing. Our study is aimed at better understanding resilience in the frontline workforce.

Effects of Individual Differences on Careers

Katherine Cary - The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Aug
13
2017

You will be asked to complete a personality survey (HEXACO-PI-R). Please read each statement and decide how much you agree or disagree with this statement as it regards to yourself, using a likert scale(strongly disagree) – 5(strongly agree). You will also be asked to provide demographic data for research purposes.

Illness Perception, Personality and Coping with Diabetes

Vitali Sukoljukov and Dr Tom Bailey - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

This is a study investigating how personality and illness perception affects coping in people with diabetes (type 1 and 2). If you are affected by diabetes it would be much appreciated if you could participate in our research.

The Trump Effect! Politics and Decision Making

Mr Simon Teese and Dr Danielle Sulikowski - Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

You are invited to participate in a research study investigating the way that you analyse information, draw conclusions and answer questions, and how this changes from person to person. Participation is open to anybody aged 18 and over. Participation should take no longer than 15 minutes and involves completing an online study where you will be asked to solve a number of problems, and analyse a variety of scenarios. You will also be asked some brief demographic questions, about your age, gender, nationality and political orientation.

Children’s Social Behaviour and Interactions

Tuty Julfa - University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Malaysia.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

I’m currently looking for parents (Malaysian/UK) of children ages 4-18 years old to participate in my research project. It examines children’s (social) behaviour and interactions from the parent’s view.

Social Preferences and Academic Adjustment in Emerging Adulthood

Leanna Closson and Alicia McVarnock - Saint Mary's University, Canada.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

As university and college students transition to adulthood, they encounter new contexts and challenges such as seeking a successful balance of education and interpersonal relationships. The purpose of this research is to explore how social preferences may be associated with academic adjustment in college and university.

Future Thinking

Beyon Miloyan and Alice Hativagone - Federation University Australia.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

This study seeks to explore the relationship between Social Anxiety and Future thinking. We are interested to understand how different levels of social anxiety affect future thinking about future social events.

Adults aged between 18-65 years are invited to participate in this anonymous study to help us understand social anxiety.

Cognitive Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

Christelle van Antwerpen - University of Bristol, UK.

Time to complete - 120 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

One study visit, which involves 20 minutes of cognitive testing before and after a 60 minute long MRI scan (up to two and-a-half hours in total). We will be looking at the brain’s response to a fatiguing task. The task requires maintaining attention while squeezing a handgrip inside the scanner.

Personality characteristics and Eating Behaviors

Danushika Sivanathan - Australian National University, Australia.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

The study is exploring the relationship between childhood experiences, personality characteristics and eating behaviors.

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