Biological Psychology / Neuropsychology

Does Cognitive Load Affect Taste Perception and Food Preferences? SWIFT Study

Dr Nicola Buckland - University of Leeds, UK.

Time to complete - 120 minutes.

The study explores the effect of cognitive tasks on taste and food preferences. It involves: a session to check eligibility (30 mins) followed by 3 afternoon sessions where you’ll be given lunch(30 mins) and 2½ hours later complete computer tasks and taste and rank snack foods (visit 1&2 = 30mins; visit 3 =1 hour).

The Use of Animals for Teaching and Research

David Compton - Palm Beach Atlantic University, USA.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.

The questionnaire consists of a total of 80 items (statements or questions). Questions will include demographic information, personal views about and feelings toward the use of animals in research and for teaching purposes, and a series of items to learn more about the individual and their beliefs.

Mental Illness and Stigma

acqualyn Hardin and Kristen Konkel - Oregon Institute of Technology, USA.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.

The process involved in this research project is to answer a self-report questionnaire about depression.

The only requirement to participate in this study is that you are 18 years old or older.

Conversation Time

Dr Becca Beeken, Dr Lesley McGregor, Claire Stevens, Aida Bonham and Atiqa Miah - University College London, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.

A study to explore the experience of bowel screening and when people are likey to be open to a conversation with a healthcare professional about increasing physical activity to prevent cancer.

Evaluating the Effects of Stress on Sleep: Exploring New Coping Mechanisms

Andrea Cano Molina - University of the West of Scotland, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.

This study assesses stress and sleep coping styles, with keeping a diary as a coping mechanism. Participants will fill out a questionnaire, and will be contacted to be allocated to the control or the diaries group for one week, filling out a questionnaire again after one week.

Individual Differences in Social Cognition

Jodie Hall - Goldsmiths University of London, UK.

Time to complete - 60 minutes.

Our aim is to investigate individual differences in social cognition. In this study we hope to improve our understanding of how we perceive the actions of others. Participants will perform a single task and then complete some questionnaires.

Development of the SASNOS-Revised

Dr. Paula Foscarini-Craggs and Dr. Claire Williams - Swansea University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.

Volunteers needed for psychology research on the development of a brain injury assessment tool. We are conducting research to revise and revalidate an observational assessment tool commonly used in brain injury rehabilitation, known as the St Andrews-Swansea Neurobehavioural Outcome Scale (SASNOS).

We are looking for individuals between 18 and 65 years of age, who speak fluent English to take part in a simple online study. You will be asked to fill in a series of questionnaires online.

Cultural Stress as a Predictor of Behavioral Outcomes in Emerging Adults

Guillermo Wated & Sabrina Des Rosiers - Barry University, USA.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.

Cultural stressors such as perceived discrimination have been shown to contribute to a number of maladaptive outcomes among emerging adults. The goal of the present study is to evaluate the influence of cultural stressors on behavioral outcomes.

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