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!

3/2/23

Metacognition and Mental Health

Looking for volunteers to participate in my dissertation study on metacognition and mental health. I will be exploring if psychological symptoms influence local confidence and self-efficacy, and in turn showing how mental health influences our confidence in ourselves. Metacognition is the ability to think about and reflect on our own thoughts, actions and decisions.

I am looking for a sample of 150 participants, only requirements being 18+ years and have access to a laptop or desktop [cannot be completed on a mobile device]. The study lasts for approximately 35 minutes, including 3 experiments to assess metacognitive levels, and then a couple questionnaire to assess mental health.

Participant information is anonymous, we ask only for your age and gender.  

Please copy the following link into a new window on your browser to complete the study

https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/91CB9CC5-7159-4DA9-BAB1-7BDBC0D0AD07

2/2/23

(1) Gambling and Scarcity

I am looking for participants for my dissertation study about gambling and scarcity. If you wish to take part please copy and paste the URL URL for study – https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/B30BC5F5-9399-4297-9067-86CCDEEDC9A2 into your browser and complete the consent form which will inform you of the study and your contribution to it. After which you will play a game style task. We request that anyone experiencing or recovering from any form of problem gambling to not participate, for further information on this topic please visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/addiction-support/gambling-addiction/. If you would like any further information relating to the project please contact [email protected] Thank you for taking part, Matthew Raitt – University of Dundee.
 
(2) Investigating the effects of music on stress in the general population with varying levels or no Adverse Childhood Experiences.

I am an undergraduate student in psychology studying at the University of Dundee and I am currently researching if music can be used as a coping mechanism for stress in the general population, as well as considering the effect that music might have on stress for those who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences. By taking part in this study, you will be asked to complete a few questionnaires (one to ask about any adversity you might have in childhood and one to measure your anxiety levels), measure your heart rate, take a short stress test, and listen to an excerpt of music. It should take no more than 30 minutes.

Participants are required to be 18 years or above and reside in the UKThis study will be completely anonymous. It can be completed on a phone, however using a laptop/ PC is easier to complete it on. If you are interested in taking part of this study, I invite you to click on the link. Your participation is greatly appreciated. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at: [email protected].

https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/2814FE88-D682-4DA4-A865-3B5557C32318

 

1/2/23

Exploring male perceptions   – online interview

I am looking for Scottish male volunteers aged over 18 to participate in interviews discussing their childhood experiences of masculine perceptions, as well as their perceptions now of men’s mental health and their own mental health. The interview will take place online over Microsoft Teams and will last around 30 minutes. 

If you are interested in participating or have further questions, please email: 

[email protected] 

31/1/23

Eyewitness Psychology Research

We are looking for volunteers to participate in an eyewitness psychology study, no longer than 45 minutes. You will be asked to view innocuous images and/or videos and then will be asked to make judgments about them. This study will be run online. Anyone can participate as long as a) you are 18+yrs and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (e.g. Glasses) b) you use a laptop or a desktop computer.
 
This voluntary study is completely anonymous and no personally identifiable data is collected. The study has already received approval by the PSE Division Ethics Committee at Queen Margaret University and the School of Applied Sciences Research Integrity Committee of Edinburgh Napier University.
 
If you are interested, the following link will bring you to the questionnaire and give you further details on the study: Eyewitness Psychology Research
 
Thank you for considering my questionnaire. If you have any questions, you can contact me, Dilhan Töredi at [email protected]

30/01/23

(1) You are invited to participate in a research project investigating metacognition. Metacognition is person’s ability to internally assess their own capabilities and skills. 

If you choose to participate in this study, you can expect to complete three tasks and a small battery of questionnaires on mental health symptoms. This study requires participants to be between the ages 18 – 40. It must be done on a pc or laptop. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Participation is voluntary and your data is completely anonymous.

Thank you to everyone who participates. The link: https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/4A07674A-E675-434E-AF24-6A75A61D7D5F

(2) Individual differences in thinking styles and paranormal beliefs

 You have been invited to take part in a study exploring individual differences in thinking styles and paranormal beliefs. The thinking styles focus on in this study are intuitive and rational. A person is thought to favour one of the other when making decisions (Epstein et al., 1996). Paranormal beliefs refer to beliefs in ghosts, witches, amulets, omens, rituals, astrology, psychokinesis, and extrasensory perception (i.e., telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance), as well as religious beliefs, such as life after death, hell, heaven, the devil (Lindeman, 2017). 18 and over only and takes approximately 15 minutes. Individual differences in thinking styles and paranormal beliefs

29/01/23

Experiences in Romantic Relationships
 
You are invited to participate in a research project investigating satisfaction in romantic relationships. It should only take around 15 minutes to complete and just requires answering questions on a Likert scale. Anyone that is 18 years+, has been in a romantic relationship, and has access to an electronic device can complete the survey.
 
Participation is voluntary and your data is completely anonymous. To learn more about the study and how your data will be used please follow this link by copying and pasting it into a new browser window: https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/experiences-in-relationships

28/01/23

Exploring Sexuality and Gender Role Attitudes  

I invite you to participate in a research project investigating people’s attitudes towards sexuality and gender roles. Anyone can take part in this study. Participants will be asked to take part in an online questionnaire via Gorilla and will also take part in a couple of implicit association tests. These are tests that measure how quickly you can pair words that belong to specific categories together, such as pairing career/family-oriented words with male/female oriented words and are designed to explore any unconscious biases you may have. This will run in January and February ‘23, and your participation should only take around 20 minutes. This must be completed on a laptop/computer. If there are any issues, please email me at [email protected]

Link to study – https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/D7B4082A-AFA1-46B2-8DF7-59A4E1520C0E

27/01/23

Emotion Recognition Study   

I am looking for volunteers to participate in an Emotion Recognition study, which will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and will be exclusively online. You will be asked to view videos and audio clips of people displaying an emotion and then will be asked to decide which emotion it is after completing a personality test. Anyone can participate as long as you are 18 or older, it is recommended that you use a laptop or a desktop computer. Participation in this study is voluntary and completely anonymous. To participate, please copy and paste the link into a new window. https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/D4296FD3-95E8-44F5-81B2-DD0BB7D08852

Thank you for taking time to read/take part in my study. For any queries, my contact information email is [email protected].  

26/01/23

You are invited to take part in an online study that aims to understand to what extent the Big Five Personality Traits facilitate student adjustment to hybrid learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. To take part in this study you need to be aged 18 and abovecurrently enrolled in a course which is taking a hybrid-learning approach, and have at least one previous years’ experience of home-learning. The survey takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
 

25/01/23

Parasocial relationships and mental health in young adults:
 
You are invited to take part in an online study that aims to understand the relationship between parasocial relationships one-sided relationships with celebrities and media figures and symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents and young adults. The survey takes approximately 20-25 minutes to complete and can be completed remotely by following an online link. Participants need to be aged 16 to 23, currently live in the UK and be frequently using social media.

Please copy and paste the link below into your browser to find out more and to take part: https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/parasocial-relationships-and-mental-health-in-young-adults-v1 

Please contact me, Saphia Traoré, at [email protected] if you have any questions about this study

21/01/23

Differences in Coping Strategies

We invite you to participate in a Senior Honours research study investigating the coping strategies that people use when feeling worried or down. You need to be between 18 and 25 years of age to participate. You will complete a set of online questionnaires that ask how often you engage in particular thoughts and behaviours when feeling worried or down. You will be also be asked questions about your willingness to express negative emotions or to seek help from others.

The study should take about 15 minutes to complete. If you participate you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a £20 Amazon voucher – one voucher is available for every 20 participants taking part. Your participation is voluntary, and the data collection will be anonymous. You have the right to withdraw at any point during the study for any reason.

Link to study: https://standrews.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dmppAba9iQubXCe

17/01/23

Hi there! I am an undergraduate studying Psychology at the University of Dundee, and I am currently working on my dissertation project on the impact of chronic physical activity on executive functioning. I would really appreciate if you could fill out two online questionnaires and complete two tasks which will take a maximum of 15 minutes in total. The questionnaires ask questions about recent engagement in physical activity and mood. Please find attached the link which can be copied and pasted into your preferred browser. This study must be completed on a computer. https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/960EC4E1-17C5-48B3-BBEB-7588B6A8D080

To note, your data is completely anonymous so I will not be aware who each answer belongs to.  Anyone aged between 18-40 is welcomed to participate. Thank you in advance for your time! 

If there are any enquiries on the project, please send an email to [email protected].

16/01/23

How do we process information? Investigating the role of elementary discourse units in language processing and recall.

I am currently recruiting participants for my dissertation project about how language influences how we process information. There are two different experiments – completely independent of each other, although there are some similarities between them. If you’re interested, here are the links:

Experiment 1: https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/D5D024F6-FEDA-4C42-A3FB-160A13416A22 (This is more about memory recall – probably a bit more interesting, but also slightly more difficult than experiment 2)Experiment 2: https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/938A1A5D-8D99-42E0-B098-5755A4C5C0A5 (This is more about information processing – fairly straightforward and probably a bit quicker than experiment 1).

15/01/23

(1) The Relationship between Depression, Relationship Satisfaction and Perceived Social Support

I invite you to participate in this study exploring the connection between relationship satisfaction, perceived social support, and depression. The survey will take about 15 minutes and requires you to complete a set of questionnaires. This study is part of my dissertation project for my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. It has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of Dundee This study is completely voluntary and anonymous. Participants should be over the age of 18, be either in a romantic relationship or single, not married, never have been married, and do not have children.   If you are interested, please copy and paste the following link into a new browser: https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/the-relationship-between-depression-relationship-satisfac. This will display the survey and give you further information about the study.  

Thank you for considering my questionnaire. If you have any questions, you can contact me, Andreya Fatuh at [email protected] 

(2) The study is investigating the efficacy of expressing emotions of a stressful experience.  

If you’re available for two (15-20 minute) online sessions and fulfil the below criteria, copy paste the link into your browser window and find out more about the study! 

  • You are fluent in English 
  • You are 18 or above  
  • Available to do two Teams sessions 2 days apart (which days are largely up to you and will be scheduled according to mutual agreement) 
  • Capable of talking, typing or writing by hand for 5 minutes without difficulties 
     

Link: https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pis 

14/01/2023

I am currently working on my dissertation which will investigate how conflicts in moral judgement can predict attitudes towards sexual violence. I need your help to complete two online questionnaires which will take approximately twenty minutes to complete. Please be aware that within the second questionnaire you will be asked to read statements surrounding and including the topic of sexual violence. If you have any questions before or during the study, please don’t hesitate to contact me (Email: [email protected])If you are aged 18 or older you are encouraged to participate in this study. https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/an-investigation-of-moral-judgement-and-attitudes-towards

12/01/2023

The effects of engagement with short social media videos and attention span.
The study must be completed on a laptop/ computer and is on a platform called Gorilla and can be completed by anyone 18 years old and older. This study should take around 20 minutes to complete and I have attached the link to the study below. Please can you copy and paste the link into your browser. I really appreciate your participation in my study, which will assist in looking at the effects of social media on attention span. Thank you!
 

11/01/2023

The research project aims to observe if sleep quality and quantity alone can predict academic performance of if additional factors (work hours & stress) are needed.

I’m a psychology undergraduate (at University of the West of Scotland) looking for UK resident students studying any undergraduate degree to complete my questionnaire. There is a short series of questionnaires including; Sleep Quality Index & The Perceived Stress scale as well as some questions regarding academic performance and work life. This should take approximately 10 minutes, however may take less or more dependent on individual differences.

Participant criteria
Undergraduate student  
UK resident
 
I would greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time to do my questionnaires.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the following email; [[email protected]] Link to questionnaires: https://uws.questionpro.com/t/AWaTCZu6HJ

09/01/2023

Attitudes to naturally occurring compounds for clinical applications

Psilocybin and cannabis are naturally occurring compounds that are often used in clinical applications however in some regions legislation prevents or limits this usage. We are interested in the attitudes of the general population over the age of 18 to this topic. This online study will take approximately 11 minutes to complete. Attitudes to naturally occurring compounds for clinical applications

04/01/2023

Flow and personality traits: Investigating the influence of personality traits on internal and external flow experiences.

This study investigates the influence of personality traits on flow (state of complete absorption and enjoyment of an activity) while doing an internal (e.g., thinking or meditating) or external (e.g., playing piano) activity. Findings from the study will contribute insights into ways through which flow can be used to enhance well-being.  Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to complete the study and participation is entirely voluntary. You will be asked to provide some demographic information that include your age, gender, and ethnicity.  The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Study closed, data collection complete

21/12/2022

Study: Appearance-Related Social Media Consciousness in Men

We invite men aged 18-25 years old to participate in a research project that investigates the impact of social media on male physical representations.

You will be asked to answer a set of questions regarding Your Instagram use, perceptions of your actual and desired somatotype images, as well as answering questions to analyse your appearance-related comparisons within a social-media context.  

Study closed, data collection complete

20/12/2022

I’m currently collecting data for my dissertation looking at student’s anxiety about returning to university after COVID-19. Participants will have to fill out an online questionnaire which will take about 15 minutes. If you are a Scottish university student who experienced online learning last year and are now studying in person then I would be grateful if you could take the time to fill it out.

Please copy this link into your web browser to complete the questionnaire Post-Covid anxiety in face-to-face teaching

 

12/12/2022

Investigating the relationships between self-reported narcissism, impulsivity, metacognition and adverse childhood experiences 

Hello, I am conducting research for my Psychology BSc Hons undergraduate dissertation that seeks to investigate the relationships between self-reported narcissism, impulsivity, metacognition, and adverse childhood experiences. This is an online study, created through Gorilla (https://gorilla.sc) experiment platform, and is available for anyone aged 16+ to complete. The study requires a laptop or PC for completion and cannot be completed using a mobile phone. The study should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete and I have attached a link below to allow access to the study. Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

I would really appreciate your time and effort and the completion of my study will assist me with my dissertation and provide further insight into psychological traits and metacognition. Thank you!

Study link – https://research.sc/participant/login/dynamic/5381FE38-0D10-4496-95B8-049DFD723D7E

10/12/2022

An Investigation into Mental Health and Recall of Events 

I am looking to recruit participants for a study exploring how mental health affects the recall of events from memory. This a voluntary and anonymous study that has had ethical approval from the University of Dundee’s social sciences ethics board.   Anyone can participate as long as you are aged 18+. The study should take no longer than 35 minutes.  

If you are interested in taking part, please copy and paste this link into your browser https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/an-investigation-into-mental-health-and-recall-of-events  where you will be provided with further details.  Thank you in advance, if you have any questions regarding this study do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] 

02/12/22

Hi everyone, here is a copy and paste link for my dissertation research! It contains two questionnaires about relationships and moral opinions that should take no more than ten minutes to complete. I would really appreciate anyone taking part if they have time! You must be over 17 to take part! Thank you in advance! https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/attachment-style-and-moral-foundations-copy

01/10/22

Eyewitness Psychology Research

We are looking for volunteers to participate in an eyewitness psychology study, no longer than 45 minutes. You will be asked to view innocuous images and/or videos and then will be asked to make judgments about them. This study will be run online.
Anyone can participate as long as a) you are 18+yrs and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (e.g. Glasses) b) you use a laptop or a desktop computer.
 
This voluntary study is completely anonymous and no personally identifiable data is collected. The study has already received approval by the PSE Division Ethics Committee at Queen Margaret University and the School of Applied Sciences Research Integrity Committee of Edinburgh Napier University.
 
If you are interested, the following link will bring you to the questionnaire and give you further details on the study: Eyewitness Psychology Research
 
Thank you for considering my questionnaire. If you have any questions, you can contact me, Dilhan Töredi at [email protected]

18/08/22

Dissertation Project: What influences people’s music preferences?
 
Hi there!
I am a postgraduate studying at the University of Glasgow MSc Psychology Studies, and currently I am working on a dissertation project on individuals’ music preferenceI need your help to fill in an online questionnaire that takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. In the questionnaire, you will be asked to listen to several music excerpts, so it would be the best for you to prepare an audio output device (e.g., headphone) beforehand. 
 
Anyone who age 18 or older and without any listening deficiency is welcome to participate by clicking the link below. If the link does not work in one browser, please try to use another one. Please use a Desktop or Laptop with a stable internet connection to complete the questionnaire if possible. 
 

https://uofg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hh8nJM8bXF44pU                                               

If there are any enquiries on the project, please send an email to [email protected]

10/08/2022

Study: Understanding Anxiety and Autism

I am currently running a research study looking for autistic participants fluent in English, who are 18 years old or older. This is part of a Royal Society of Edinburgh funded project ‘Understanding Anxiety and Autism’.

The study involves completing a computer-based task and a battery of questionnaires (including some mental health questionnaires). In total, participation should take approximately 2-2.5 hours (with plenty of opportunities for breaks and refreshments). 

Participants will be reimbursed £30 for their time, in the form of an EGiftPay voucher. We can also reimburse participants up to £10 in travel expenses.

Adults can participate in the study online, or in person in our Stirling Autism Research (STAR) room on campus at the University of Stirling. We have designed this room so that we can easily control the sensory environment, to meet individual need. Currently the room has:

  • Lamps for adjustable lighting
  • A sensory box
  • Fidget toys
  • A quiet fan
  • A height-adjustable desk (which is wheelchair accessible)
  • A weighted blanket
  • Window blinds
  • Facilities for refreshments (hot drinks/cold water)
  • Ear defenders

Data collection for the study will take place over the next few months. Please email [email protected]  if you have any further questions or would like to take part. A full copy of the study information sheet can be downloaded here.

10/08/2022

Understanding the role of causality in human decision making: responsibility attribution in direct causation versus indirect responsibility.

We invite you to participate in a research project investigating whether or how causality plays a role in human decision making by looking at the special case of responsibility judgments  participants will be asked to take part in an online questionnaire study conducted via Qualtrics, taking place between June-August 2022. Participant involvement in the experiment should take approximately 10-15 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw offering the chance to win a gift voucher (one voucher worth £20 is available for every 20 participants taking part). Participants are required to be at or above 18 years of age and either studying at university or holding a university degree.

If you are interested, please find the study questionnaire by clicking on the following

On the above link, you can also find participant information, and indicate your consent and whether you wish to participate in the prize draw. You are welcome to ask any questions at any point related to the study by getting in contact with the researcher on the following e-mail address: [email protected]

 
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