Developmental Psychology

Exploring Gender Differences in the Social-Emotional Profile and Eating Behaviours of Young People Aged 16-25

Ashley Boscoe and Rebecca Stanbury - University College London, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Mar
24
2017

We hope to find out more about if/how emotions and social difficulties influence eating behaviours and whether this is different in males and females between ages 16-25.

Attachment, Self-Efficacy and Transitioning To University

Maria Ioanna Michailidou - Queen Margaret University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Dec
12
2016

This research is going to examine the relation between attachment styles, self-efficacy, and social and academic engagement concerning first year university students, looking at both young and mature students.

The only criteria to participate is to be currently a first year university student.

Adjustment to Life as a Post-Secondary Student

Dr. Leanna Closson - Saint Mary's University, Canada.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Nov
22
2016

As university and college students transition to adulthood, they encounter new contexts and challenges such as seeking a successful balance of education, work, and interpersonal relationships. The purpose of this research is to explore positive and negative aspects of adjusting to life as a post-secondary student.

The Relationship between Autistic Traits, Empathy and Emotion Recognition

Rachel Martin and Karen McKenzie - Northumbria University, UK.

Time to complete - 45 minutes.
Nov
13
2016

A study to investigate the relationship between Autistic traits and empathy on emotion recognition when controlling for visual processing style.

The Effects of Mood-Relationship Interactions

Ketaki Thosar - University of Edinburgh, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Sep
19
2016

This study aims to explore the interactions between the attachment styles between a young person and the primary caregiver, self-compassion, depression and the effects these have on the perception of soothing.

Self-Regulation and Behaviour

Kristin Moilanen - Kristin Moilanen, USA.

Time to complete - 45 minutes.
Jul
27
2016

This survey is about self-regulation, social relationships, and health behaviors. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.

The Effects of Mood-Relationship Interactions

Ketaki Thosar - The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Jul
13
2016

This study aims to explore the interactions between the attachment styles between a young person and the primary caregiver, self-compassion, depression and the effects these have on the perception of soothing.

The Relationship between Adverse Childhood and Adult Problem Solving

Michael Dimambro - University of Worcester, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Mar
11
2016

Children raised in stressful environments are typically associated with reduced cognitive performance in adults. However, recent studies suggest that whilst childhood stress may impair some cognitive performances, it may actually improve specific cognitions, such as cognitive shifting. This improvement is believed to be an evolutionary-developmental adaptation to their environment.

Developing a new measure of adult attachment: Implicit and explicit measures

Dr. Liz Bates, Dr Niki Graham-Kevan, and Dr. Abi Thornton - University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Sep
30
2015

This research aims to form the pilot stage of a project to develop a new measure of adult attachment because current measures are found to be inadequate.

 

 

Mother-Infant Relationship Study

Vesna Begic - Monash University, Australia.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Sep
17
2015

We are seeking research participants for a study of mother-infant relationships. If your baby is under 12 months old your experiences are important to us. The research aims to validate a clinical screening tool to be used in maternal child care centres and other early parenting services.

Attachment Pathways to Deliberate Self-harm: Mediating Effects of Emotion Regulation, Suppression, Reactivity and the Roles of Anger and Shame

Roslyn Galligan and Daniel Van der Pluym - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

Time to complete - 45 minutes
Jun
9
2015

This study will look at how Self harm behaviours are influenced by individuals’ styles of attachment. The research will attempt to map the motives for self-harming behaviours by identifying the emotional patterns featured in insecure types of attachment (avoidant and anxious).

Heritability of Sensory Processing Traits in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Chelsea Donaldson and Johannes Stauder - Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Time to complete - 10-15 minutes
Apr
11
2015

We’re exploring the heritability of abnormal sensory processing and how this relates to other ASD traits and behaviors.  Requirement: biological parent of a child 2+ yrs old. For our control group, we need parents of typically developing children. By contributing your time, you can help improve our understanding of the heritable aspects of ASD.

Exploring Changes in Post-Secondary Students’ Well-being Across One Year

Dr. Leanna Closson - Saint Mary's University, Canada.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Oct
20
2014

This research aims to explore the behavioural, emotional, and academic adjustment among post-secondary students across one year. Participants will be invited to complete a survey 3 times over the year: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Fall 2015. Students attending a post-secondary institution (college, university, technical school) are eligible to participate.

Memory and the Self

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

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Apr
13
2014

This research stems from our interest in autobiographical memory and the formation of ‘the self’ in adolescence. In particular we are interested in how positive and negative events from life are recalled and how these memories differ across individuals.

General Population Gender Differences that are Thought to be Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tom Booth, Aja Murray and Michael O' Donnell - University of Edinburgh, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Mar
26
2013

We are inviting you to take part in some scientific research on whether men and women in the general population tend to differ in behavioural preferences that are thought to be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Your answers will help us to understand how gender is related to autism.

The Impact of Exercise and Social Comparison on Postpartum Women’s Body Dissatisfaction

Merrysa Dirganova and Siobhán Lehnert - University of Reading, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Aug
13
2012

We are investigating exercise and social comparisons in postpartum women. If you, or someone you know has given birth in the last twelve months please help!

Family Relationships and Psychological Well-Being

Matthew J. McCormick, M.A. - University of Detroit Mercy, USA.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Jul
5
2012

The purpose of this research is to examine how the influence of your family relationships and your family background has affected you today. The volunteers for this study will be asked to complete a packet of questionnaires to the best of their ability about the volunteer and their family background.

Investigating Maternal Attitudes to Communicating with their Pre-verbal Infant

Amy Reid, Cassey Simpkins, Victoria Mellish and Liz Kirk - University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Feb
9
2012

Do you have a baby under 12 months? University research
Are you a Mum of a baby under 12 months of age? I am a third year undergraduate student at the University of Hertfordshire conducting research into what mothers think about communicating with their baby. This study will require you to answer a questionnaire which will take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete and any information you provide will be fully confidential. This is the link to the survey and explains the study more!

Maternal Parenting Beliefs and Child Anxiety

Dr. Adela Apetroaia - University of Reading
Sep
17
2010

This study addresses the links between maternal beliefs, behaviours, and the emotional development of their children. Participants should be mothers of children between 7 and 12 years old.

Brothers, Sisters, and Attitudes

Barbara Day and Dr. Michael Kahn - University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
May
5
2010

This study explores the association between sibling relationships and attitudes toward women and women’s roles in society. The study will focus mainly on men, though women may take the survey.

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