Current studies

New Projects 2022-23

Please find below some of our research projects for our psychology and neuroscience students at universities across Scotland (and sometimes further afield). We rely on participation from all walks of life and hope very much that you will take part in our research. This site is updated daily and your participation is a really valuable part of the training for our students and will help them to be more skilled researchers in the future. Thanks!


How behaviour of childhood caretaker and family member does affect our well-being in adulthood. 

 This study explores the relationship between adverse experiences in childhood and well-being in adulthood. I am looking for participants over 18 years old and resident in the UK, regardless of whether you have or have not experienced adversity in childhood.. Our anonymous online survey involves answering a few questions which will take approx. 10-15 minutes. Participation is voluntary. If you wish to participate or find out more information, please copy the following line to your browser and help us out. Your participation will be much appreciated. If you have questions about the study, you can contact the researcher Hong Lai HO ([email protected]) 


Investigating the perceived differences of the reduced emotional resonance in different types of bilinguals

Are you a bilingual or multilingual individual who speaks two or more languages on a daily basis? Have you ever wondered if your emotions are related to the language you are speaking? If so, we’d like to invite you to participate in our research study on bilingualism and emotional resonance.

We are looking for participants who meet the following criteria:

  1. You are over the age of 16
  2. You speak English as your second language

The study will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.

If you are interested in this study, please feel free to click the link below to fill out this questionnaire and we really appreciate your contribution 🙂

Thank you for your interest in our study. We look forward to hearing from you!


An investigation into Public stigma towards those using psilocybin “magic mushrooms” for mental health, well-being and recreational use.  

The use of psychedelics such as “magic mushrooms” can often be a divisive topic. This research looks at the context of use which to date has not been explored in peer-reviewed research. You will be asked to read a short vignette and complete an online survey which should take 5-10 minutes. This survey is not timed so participants can take as much time as they need. Anyone aged 18 and above


Feelings of Emptiness and its Impact on Body Image
Hi there! I am a masters Psychology student who is studying the possible impact of feelings of emptiness on ones body image. The survey should only take about 10-20 minutes at the absolute most, and most of it is multiple choice. I’m looking for anyone over the age of 18


I’m a postgraduate psychology student at the University of St. Andrews studying body image and my online survey about describing body image is here:
It should take around 5 minutes. The link will take you through to more information about participating before you make a decision as to whether you would like to. I know it is a busy time of year, but I would be grateful if you had time to participate!


Hi! I’m a postgraduate psychology student at the University of Glasgow, and as part of my dissertation project I’m seeking participants to take part in online interviews on topics of homesickness and self-sufficiency. Eligible participants would be undergraduate students at any UK-based university and would consider themselves as staying away from home and caretakers. If you believe you match the criteria and are interested in sharing your experiences on the said topics, contact me at [email protected]. Thanks in advance!


Factors associated with common-pool resource game

Hello! I am a postgraduate student studying Psychology at the University of Dundee, and I am seeking participants for my dissertation study on behaviour in a  common-pool resource game. This game will ask you and three other players to play seasons of an online fishing game, which will take a maximum of 20 minutes in total. If you’re aged 18 or over and would like to participate, please find attached the link which can be copied and pasted into your preferred browser. Thank you in advance for your time!


Do puzzles for science!

We are testing a new system for giving hints in logic-based puzzles. We’re looking for people to complete a few Binairo puzzles and ask for hints whenever they get stuck. Binairo is a bit like sudoku but it only has 1s and 0s. You don’t need to be experienced with this kind of puzzle to take part. For more information and to take part, please visit

Thank you!


The relationship between resilience, psychological wellbeing and achievement motivation of adults in daily life tasks

Participation in this study is voluntary. Participants will first be asked questions about resilience and psychological wellbeing. After this, a vignette (scenario) with daily life tasks will be presented to read and consider. Following this, participants will then be asked to answer questions on achievement motivation and demographic information. Participation in this study is not expected to take longer than 15 minutes, but there is no time limit. Who can complete the study: You must be over 18 years of age.


(1) Hello everyone! We are looking for people over 16 years old to take part in our study on relationship styles, thinking patterns and positive emotions. In this study, we will ask you to complete a short series of questionnaires about your relationship styles, your thinking patterns, and your responses to positive emotions. This survey is based online and it will take around 15 minutes to finish. This study will require the use of smartphone or personal computer to open the survey link. Please feel free to share the study with anyone who might wish to take part! Thank you very for your interest and time!

Please click the link below to take part:

(2) Positive Emotion and Negative Childhood Experiences 
Our study examines how childhood experiences affect mental health and the regulation of positive emotion in adulthood. If you are aged 18 or older, fluent in English and currently resident in the UK, you are eligible to take part. The study, which is anonymous, consists of online questionnaires and open-ended questions, and will take 15-20 minutes to complete. As part of the survey, you would be asked about childhood experiences, some of which could be deemed to be emotional abuse. 


An investigation into whether early spoken-word recognition processes are sensitive to dialectal information.  

I am looking for people to participate in a psycholinguistics study for my final year dissertation project and would be so grateful for any volunteers. You are welcome to participate if you are a Scottish national (defined as having been born and raised in Scotland) and are aged between 18-40 years. There is no obligation to participate in this study, but if you do choose to, all responses will be completely anonymous. There will be more details on the study and what it entails presented before the actual experiment starts, with additional information on consent and withdrawal. This study must be completed on a computer with a keyboard; you may also wish to wear headphones as the experiment will involve listening to audio clips. It is strongly recommended that you copy and paste the link below into your browser search bar to ensure full anonymity. 

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions regarding the study, please contact the principal researcher Georgia Delargy at [email protected]   


What Would You Do? An Exploration of Responses to Moral Dilemmas
How would you solve a moral dilemma? In this study, you will be asked to respond to a variation of the original trolley dilemma. You must be 18 or older to participate, and the study will take about 5-10 minutes to complete. If you would like to take part, please click the following link:


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