Cognitive Psychology

Brain Training

Wilfrid McKerras - University of Derby, UK.

Time to complete - 60 minutes.
Mar
27
2017

This is a study looking at the efficacy of brain training. Although brain training is a multi billion dollar industry, there is still much we do not know about the resulting processes of learning transfer and indeed whether any real-life benefits result from practice.

The Faux-Pas Reasoning Test – A Personal Attribution Measure

Gray Atherton - University of Houston, USA.

Time to complete - 45 minutes.
Jul
6
2016

This study is interested in understanding how people respond to stories about situations which may or may not be considered “awkward.” We hope to understand the social processing that goes into making decisions in everyday life where quick evaluations of the self and others influence how we form relationships

Critical Thinking

Sophia Arndt - National University of Ireland, Galway.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Jul
6
2016

This study is concerned with the critical thinking skills and how this relates to general critical thinking dispositions. Participants will be tested on their critical thinking skills from a variety of general critical thinking scenarios.

Preference for Cannabis Use and its association with Individual Traits, Academic Performance and Cannabis Dependency

Evelyn Mulvin - University of Sussex, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jul
6
2016

The study is about how cannabis use trends may relate to distinctions among measures most commonly associated with general cannabis use. The survey consists of questions on personal information including general drug use history, cognitive motivation and academic achievement.

Participants must be aged 18 and over and from the UK only.

Cognitive Ageing

Michelle Ames - University of Leeds, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
May
20
2016

The purpose of this study is to better understand how attention and control shed light on the mechanisms of memory. Furthermore, we are interested in how these mechanisms change during healthy ageing. This study involves some health questions followed by 5 short cognitive tasks

Price and Willingness to Pay

Inge Kersbergen and Matt Field - University of Liverpool, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
May
16
2016

This study aims to test the effect of price information on willingness to pay for alcohol products. You will see different brands of alcohol and will be asked how much you’re willing to pay for them.

The Relationship between the Fear of Death and Ability to Predict

Sandra Teodor - University of Liverpool, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
May
2
2016

You are invited to participate in a study investigating a relationship between the fear of death and ability to predict.

For participants who speak English, are aged between 18 and 60, are not suffering from hypochondria.

Factors Influencing the Relationship between Stress and Cognitive Failures

Laurita Kiskareviciute and Lucrezia d’Ecclesia Farace - London South Bank University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Mar
8
2016

This study concerns the relationship between stress and the problems stress may cause to our everyday cognition (memory, attention, decision making, etc.). Participants should be 18+.

Conscious Awareness, Memory, and Metacognition

Rachael Dyer and Dr Helen Williams - Keele University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Mar
8
2016

This study is investigating the effect of completing a cognitive task and conscious awareness on metacognitive judgments. This is an interesting area of psychological research and participation would help further knowledge in this field.
Headphones or speakers needed as part of this study involves a short audio clip.

How Much Treasure Can You Get?

Jia Loy - University of Edinburgh, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Feb
14
2016

This experiment is a short game where you collect treasure and do your best to outwit two other people who attempt to trick you on where the treasure is hidden.

Performance in a Fun Visual task

Andreea Oniga - University of St Andrews, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Feb
10
2016

A short experiment about performance in a fun cognitive task. You’ll watch a short video, then perform a visual task. Your answers will be completely anonymous and will contribute to social science research.

The Reasoning Task

Tara Zaksaite - Plymouth University, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Jan
24
2016

This study is a problem solving puzzle. In it you will see a series of statements regarding the effects of different foods on stomach ache in a fictional patient. Based on this you will be asked to rate the individual cues for their probability of causing a stomach ache.

Effect of Attentional Bias Modification for Reducing Body Dissatisfaction

Angus Osborn - University of Edinburgh, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Dec
23
2015

Looking at whether training attention towards healthy weight bodies can increase body satisfaction in women.

Women only.

The effect of Nostalgia on Music-Evoked Autobiographical Memories

Grace Duffy and Helen Williams - Keele University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Dec
4
2015

The aim of this research is to examine the relationship between nostalgia, music and memory. You will be asked to write down some songs from different lifetime eras, and then asked about memories associated with those songs. The final stage will require participants to answer questions relating to nostalgia.

How Sharp are your Cognitive Skills ?

Kentaro Toyama and Vaishnav Kameswaran - University of Michigan (USA)

Time to complete - 5 minute.
Nov
16
2015

This is a study to determine the impact of different web layouts on a users cognitive abilities.

The Impact of Positive Mood on Working Memory

Lucy Wallace - University of Derby, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Oct
29
2015

Participants complete 2 mood surveys and 2 working memory tasks before undergoing a mood induction procedure (film/text). They then complete a short mood check and 2 further working memory tasks.

What do we think about when we Mind-wander?

Dr Rosalind Crawley, Jonathan Sayers & Dr Etta Evans - University of Sunderland, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Aug
24
2015

This study aims to gain a better understanding of the content of people’s mind-wandering experiences. You will make a note of any thoughts you experience whilst listening to an audio recording. Then, you will complete a questionnaire with reference to one of your thoughts, followed by a bried demographic questionnaire.

What Attitudes do we Have Toward Mind-Wandering?

Rosalind Crawley, Jonathan Sayers and Etta Evans - University of Sunderland, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
1
2015

This study aims to investigate what people think about the purpose, advantages and disadvantages of mind-wandering in everyday life. You will complete a few questions using a rating scale to tell us what you personally think about your mind-wandering experiences. You will be a few demographic details about yourself.

Computer Use, Cognition and Mindfulness

Adam Vujic and Cyril Latimer (student) - Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Jun
12
2015

How much time do we spend on our computers? How about smartphones? What effect is this having on the way we think? To help answer these important questions and more, you’re invited to participate in a study on the relationship between computer use, cognition and mindfulness.

Memory and Knowledge Experiment

Mary Kempnich and Dr Akira O'Connor - University of St Andrews, Scotland

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Dec
28
2014

Test your memory and general knowledge with this fun experiment. How high can you score?

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