Forensic Psychology

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.

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.

Understanding Attitudes of Romantic Pursuit

Millie Fuller - Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Aug
6
2017

Calling all individuals who have used, or are still using both Facebook and Tinder.

Must be 21 or older and no history of mental health diagnosis.

Exploring People’s Attitudes and Interests in Serial Killers

Dr Ross Bartels - University of Lincoln, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Aug
6
2017

This study explores whether people’s attitudes towards serial killers are generally positive and whether this is linked to: (1) a interest in serial killers; (2) endorsement of serial killer myths; (3) a general interest in sensational topics; & (4) certain personality traits.

Investigating the Relationship between Attitudes Towards Lad Culture and Sexual Attitudes Towards Women

Mary Sanderson and Miranda Horvath - Middlesex University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Aug
3
2017

Calling heterosexual males between the ages of 18-30 to complete this survey researching the relationship between attitudes towards lad culture and attitudes towards sexual violence towards women.

Protective and Resilience Factors Against Burnout for Staff who Have Experienced inpatient aggression in forensic units

Suzanna Moore - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jun
22
2017

An online survey exploring inpatient aggression and burnout in healthcare professionals. Measuring possible protective and resilience factors.

Participants must be a nurse or support worker working in a forensic mental health unit.

The Effect of Individual Differences and Contextual Factors on Perception of Responsibility Regarding Male Rape

Nicola Rogers - Birmingham City University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Jun
22
2017

This study is concerned with public attitudes towards male rape and how these might alter in a variety of scenarios. Participation includes completing three questionnaires regarding; your response to a vignette depicting a sexual encounter, your beliefs and attitudes surrounding homosexuality, and common beliefs about male rape.

Personality and Propensity for Sexual Coaxing and Coercion across Different Relationships

Roksana Koscielska and Dr Vincent Egan - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Jun
4
2017

This anonymous study, aimed at participants over 18 years old, investigates personality in relation to use of sexual strategies. You will be asked to answer personality and attitude questions, and indicate which tactics you would potentially use to obtain sexual contact with an unwilling partner in three imagined scenarios.

The Experience of South Asians who Identify as LGBTQ Living in North West Regions of England

Dr Roxanne Khan and Beth Hall - The University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
May
27
2017

The research team wish to better understand what it is like to be South Asian and identify as LGBTQ, when living in the North West.

Interpersonal Style and Responses to Conflict Within Relationships

Jessica Stubbs - University of Manchester, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
May
24
2017

The purpose of this research is to better understand the relationship between interpersonal style and responses to conflict within relationships.

Revenge

Jenna Fergus - The University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Apr
26
2017

You are invited to participate in a research study, which aims to explore the association between psychopathic traits, positive relationship quality and also abusive behaviours in relationships.

Sleep, Feelings and Behaviour

Rio Payne and Dr Jane Ireland - University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Apr
8
2017

This study explores sleep, feelings and behaviour. It comprises of 3 questionnaires.

Student Attitudes Towards Offenders Based on the Area of Study of the Participant and the Crime Committed by the Offender

Lucy O'Donoghue - Birmingham City University, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Apr
1
2017

Taking part in this study will involve completion of two questionnaires. The first will be split into three sections, each examining a different type of offender, based on the crime they have committed. Following this you will be asked to complete a questionnaire examining general punitiveness.

Juvenile Violent Mentally Ill Offenders: Community Attitude Predictors and Knowledge in Relation to Different Mental Illnesses, Punishment, and Treatment

Amberlee Bourne - Coventry University UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Mar
27
2017

The purpose of this project is to investigate in a UK population the attitudes towards mentally ill juvenile violent offenders. The study involves answering 3 questionnaires & reading 3 vignettes which are followed by 7 questions.

Detecting Deception: Can you Tell a Fake Review from a Real One

Joseph Collingwood Burke - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Feb
21
2017

A study into lie detection in written statements and individual differences in ability at determining deceptive or false accounts.

Investigating the Impact of Sleep, Personality and Cognition

Sophie Holt - University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Nov
24
2016

I am conducting this piece of research for my postgraduate theses. This study focuses on the effect personality has on sleep, and how sleep can affect our cognition. Participants need to be over the age of 18.

Experiences and Perceptions of Aggression in Intimate Relationships

Dr Abigail Thornton - University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Nov
22
2016

This study investigates how people manage conflict and view the use of aggression between intimate or dating partners. If you choose to take part in this study it will ask you questions about how you solve conflict and whether you have experienced aggression or control in your past and current relationships. In addition, it will ask you about you have felt in the last 12 months and require you to read short scenarios which describe partners aggressing against each other and comment on which behaviours you think are acceptable.

To take part, you must be at least 18 years old and have been in a dating/intimate relationship that has lasted for at least one month at some point in your adolescent/adult life.

The Role of Betrayal of Trust in Child Sexual Exploitation Victims

Maria Atienzar Prieto - University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Oct
27
2016

The purpose of the present research is to explore people’s experiences of having been approached (or not) by an adult in a sexual manner whilst under the age of 16. The study will also explore your perceptions of interpersonal trust and participants’ current experiences regarding close relationships.

Revenge Porn: An Unlikely Act or A Growing Concern?

Siona Huxley and Dr. Carol Ireland - University of Central Lancashire, UK; Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Oct
26
2016

This study is looking at the characteristics of victims and sharers of revenge porn.

Are More Extreme Political Views Related to a Present Temporal Perspective?

Amy Nickson - University of Liverpool, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Aug
1
2016

This research investigates whether a relationship, and if so what type of relationship exists between extreme beliefs and temporal perspectives. Temporal perspective research focuses upon how individuals differ in their perceptions of the past, present and future.

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