Social Psychology

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.

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.

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.

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.

Laymen Attitude Towards and Knowledge of Mental Health

Jade Friggeri - Northumbria University, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Aug
12
2017

Previous research suggests that individuals tend to be less stigmatising of mental illnesses and their sufferers depending on their knowledge. Here, we are investigating the type of disorder and whether some are viewed more negatively than others. We are also exploring whether one’s level of familiarity affects one’s attitudes.

Tomorrow’s Study

Sarah LaGreca - Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Time to complete - 45 minutes.
Jul
5
2017

We are seeking people to participate in a fascinating study that looks at the way that people complete different types of tasks.

Exploring Social Change

Dr Miles Thompson and Dr Ben Rosser - University of the West of England, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Jun
4
2017

The study simply involves being asked to provide examples of what you feel to be significant examples of social change.

To participate you have to be over 18 years old.

Emotions Involved in Self-Control

Varsha Bagodi and Eleanor Miles - University of Sussex, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
May
24
2017

Dissertation study to investigate the emotions involved in self-control, mainly emotions involved in inhibition of appealing behavior and initiations of unappealing behaviors.

The participants must be aged 18 or over, and a citizen of United Kingdom or India.

Attitudes towards Topical Events presented by the Media

Sarah Gulamhusein - Regent's University, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
May
14
2017

Are you interested in the effects of media? You are invited to take part in this study, which measures the effect of exposure to media on viewers’ attitudes to religion and current affairs.

Anyone above the age of 18, who is living in the UK can participate.

Surveying Public Experience of ‘Love: Art of Emotion’, an exhibition at the NGV

Amanda Krause and Jane Davidson - University of Melbourne, Australia.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
May
10
2017

This study involves completing an online questionnaire, with questions about yourself, about attending art exhibitions, and about your experience of viewing 8 works of art.

Imagining study

Farah Hina - Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Apr
8
2017

The study you are invited to participate in aims to test the effects of imagining different situations. During the experiment, you will be asked to follow various audio or written instructions asking you to imagine different situations. For best results, it is advised that you use headphones and test the sound on your device before you start the study. Participants need to be on their own, in a quiet place and with working audio and headphones on a laptop, tablet or PC. Please note that smartphones are not compatible to take part in this study.

Stress Coping

Anna Rygh Hogstad and Sheina Orbell - University of Essex, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Feb
10
2017

This survey explores stress responses and coping; one aims to find out about how people cope when they confront stressful events in their lives. You will think about how you coped during two scenarios: when you had to take an exam and an occasion where you had an interpersonal conflict.

Do Culture Variables Influence People’s Decision on Helping? A Study on Determinants of Helping Behaviour

Gu Zheng - The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jan
17
2017

The study is about helping behaviour and attitude for people with diversed cultural background. All people are welcomed to participate in this survey

The Impact of Online Videos about Syrian Refugees

Saskia Horn - University of Salford, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Dec
23
2016

Currently, the human rights of Syrian refugees are endangered. Therefore, this research evaluates the effect of short online videos concerning this issue on the audiences’ attitude and behaviour. The aim is to find out whether these videos can motivate people to support Syrian refugees and secure their human rights.

The Psychology of Estimation

William Burkitt - The University of Lincoln, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Dec
20
2016

This study intends to investigate the processes and factors involved in estimation.

A Study of Pro-social Behaviour and Emotional Reactivity

Dr Chantelle Wood and Dr Liat Levita - University of Sheffield, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Oct
26
2016

This study presents questions about pro-social behaviours, followed by a task requiring participants to rate how positive/negative different nonsense words are. Two months after this initial session, participants will be emailed with a link to a short follow up questionnaire, which will ask further questions about pro-social behaviours.

Categorical Perception of Facial Disfigurments

Madison Clement and Anna Stone - University of East London, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Apr
12
2016

The interest of this research is to look at how different faces are perceived. The task will involve looking at faces and you will be asked to make a simple decision and answer a questionnaire. The images used in this study might be unusual to some participants.

Personalities, Visualisation and Political Opinions

Dr Mark Carew - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Mar
11
2016

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire assessing your personality and demographics. Next, you will be asked to complete a visualisation task. Finally, you will be asked to complete another questionnaire assessing your political opinions.

What is the Relationship between Students’ Self-Efficacy, Motivation and Self-Directed Study?

Sophie Meakin and Dr Alexander Coles - Newman University, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Mar
8
2016

The study is investigating the relationship between students’ motivation to learn, academic self-efficacy, self-directed study and their academic performance.

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