Forensic Psychology

A Pilot Study for Investigating the Relationship between Attitudes Towards Lad Culture and Attitudes Towards Sexual Violence Towards Women

Mary Sanderson and Miranda Horvath - Middlesex University, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Jun
28
2017

This is a pilot study for research into the relationship between attitudes towards lad culture and attitudes towards sexual violence towards women. The survey is made up of two parts. Part one will be questions about demographics and part two will be made up of questions about attitudes towards lad culture.

Perceptions of Pursuit Behaviour

Katie Sambrooks - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
May
27
2017

The research will require you to read a one-paragraph scenario and then answer four short questions about your opinions of the behaviour.

Sex Offenders

Kirsty Bennett and Nadia Wager - University of Huddersfield, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
May
10
2017

A Masters thesis survey based on public attitudes toward sex offenders.

What do you think about Paedophilia?

Nicole Diaz, Derek Perkins and Linsey Raymaekers - Maastricht Universitiy, Netherlands.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Mar
24
2017

This study investigates people’s understanding and attitudes towards pedophilia.

You must be 18-28, with current or recent college studies.NO psychologists. Residents from UK, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands.

Sexting, Risk-Taking, Peer-Pressure and Risk-taking Experiences

Rebecca Macrae-Shields - University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Feb
21
2017

This research intends to inform the existing body of literature around Sexting behaviours. It will consider links with evolving social learning experiences, via (increasing)internet use in young people, risk taking attitudes and the role of peer pressure/influence.

Looking at the Differences Between Male and Female Reporting of Domestic Violence

Viktorija Senutaie - University of East London, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Jan
25
2017

The aim of this research is to investigate how differently bystanders (males and females) report domestic violence and to find out levels of reporting in different situations (pub, home and street). Also, to find out is there any difference in levels of reporting when the offender is male and female.

Victims and Non-Victims of Indecent Exposure: Experiences and Perspectives

Julia Langley and Simon Duff - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jan
25
2017

This study is looking for female participants who are 16 or older and living in the UK. Participants will fill in an online questionnaire, after this they may be asked to participate in a voluntary online or face-to-face interview. The study will find out women’s understanding of indecent exposure.

Does Short-term Exposure to Soft-core Pornography Affect Attitudes Towards Sexual Aggression and Rape?

Sophie Daniels and Dr Simon Duff - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Dec
9
2016

This study investigates exposure to soft-core pornography in the media, and how this may affect an individual’s attitudes towards women and rape.

Be a Forensic Detective!

Samantha Allan and Dr Christopher Watkins - Abertay University, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Nov
22
2016

How do people judge criminal cases when presented with various pieces of evidence? You will be asked to think about a specific scenario for a few moments and then judge a crime based on various pieces of evidence as if you were a detective in the case.

Can Adverse Experiences with Online Dating be Predicted from Message Content?

Megan Davis and Professor Kevin Browne - University of Nottingham, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
May
16
2016

This study requires participants who have used online dating sites or apps and met at least one person face to face using this method. The survey will ask questions about your online dating habits, message content and what occurred on your last face to face date.

Public Attitudes Towards the Efficacy of Treatment for Different Types of Sex Offenders

Jessica Seddon (MSc student) and Dr Sandra Flynn - University of Manchester, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Apr
12
2016

Public attitudes into the efficacy of treatment for different types sex offenders Involves reading a short story and answering a questionnaire.

UK residents aged 18+ only.

Perceptions of Mentally Ill Offenders Among Undergraduate Psychology Students

Stephanie Hawkins - University of Worcester, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Mar
8
2016

This study aims to measure perceptions of mentally ill offenders.

In need of level 4, 5 and 6 psychology undergraduate participants.

The Effect of Accent on an Eyewitnesses’ Credibility in a Court Room, and the Relation of Accents to Stereotypical Images

Mrs Amanda-Jayne Donovan - University of East London, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Feb
14
2016

This study is looking into what effect accent has on credibility in a courtroom setting. You will need a computer with audio capabilities, and read the instructions carefully. It will also compare accents to images, trying to find out if there is any relation between accents and specific facial features.

Personality in Romantic Relationships

Lauren Davidson and Gayle Brewer - University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Dec
4
2015

I need women, over 18, who are in a current heterosexual relationship of 3 months or longer. The aim of the study is to assess personality and how it effects romantic relationships

Perceptions of Sex Offenders

Charlotte Saut - Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jul
22
2015

The purpose of the present study is to investigate the exposure effects of accurate and inaccurate information regarding sexual offenders on public perceptions based on Levenson, Brannon, Fortney and Baker (2007) recommendation.

Understanding how Juries Make Decisions Using Online Technology

Claire Tranter - University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Time to complete - 30 then 40 minutes.
Jul
11
2015

This study first measures your cognitive style before then organising a time whereby you chat with another participant using online instant chat acting as jury members after reading a criminal case file. Your job is to decide on the guilt or innocence of the man in question, and this decision should be unanimous.

Attitudes towards Intimate Partner Violence

Lily Lewis - University of York, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
May
25
2015

This survey asks about attitudes towards aggression in romantic relationships. The research aims to understand how these attitudes are related to feelings of security in relationships and perceptions of hostility in others.

An Investigation into the Perception of Trustworthiness

Henriette Svardal - University of York, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
May
17
2015

This study will investigate peoples’ attitudes towards how characteristics in ones appearance may be linked to some human behaviour.  You have to be 18 years old to participate.

Improving Eyewitness Identification Accuracy

Adrian Scott, Mai Trinh, Mitch Seymour - Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
May
4
2015

The aim of this project is to investigate the processes that underlie eyewitness identification procedures. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to view a series of photographic Line-ups and to provide some brief demographic information. Participation in the study will take approximately 15 minutes.

Improving Witness Identification

Mitchell Seymour and Mai Trinh - Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
May
4
2015

Looking at the system variables of witness identification procedures that may either improve identification accuracy or prevent misidentifications

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