Current studies

Please find below some of our research projects for our psychology and neuroscience students at universities across Scotland. 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!

We are mainly hosting postgraduate studies over the summer and clearly these are crucial too so please do participate and refer your friends!


We invite participants aged 18-35 to take part in an online experiment investigating associative memory. This experiment involves watching short movie clips and pictures on a home computer screen and memorising the associations of the pictures. Participants must be healthy, with normal/corrected-to-normal vision, with no history of neurological or psychiatric disorders. The experiment should last ~1-1.5 hours and you will be compensated at £6/hour in amazon vouchers. More information can be found via this link: 

If you are interested, please fill out a sign-up form using this link: (and share with your friends!) . Those that meet the criteria will be contacted by email with a link to the experiment and instructions on how to complete it.


Influencers and COVID-19

We invite you to take part in an experiment which investigates how rule-breaking by ingroup and outgroup social media influencers may have impacted adherence to and attitudes towards COVID-19 restrictions. You will be presented with some fictitious scenarios which are not based on real events and will be asked to answer a series of questions based on the information that you have seen. This is estimated to take you between 5 and 10 minutes. If you are interested, please follow the link to the online experiment.


Do you- Play a sport? Play music? Play Chess? Play video games? Dance? Practice Yoga? Practice Meditation? Practice a Martial Art, Run, Cycle, Swim or engage in any other sort of activity where you get “into the zone”?  
If you do, and are over the age of 18, we kindly invite you to take part in our study on how “flow states”– the mental headspace of “being in the zone”– are elicited across different disciplines, as part of our MSc Psychological Studies dissertation research at University of Glasgow. The study consists of an online questionnaire that should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete, that is best filled out after partaking in your “in the zone” activity of choice. 
The research has huge potential in understanding human wellbeing and happiness, positive psychology and sports science. The link to the questionnaire is here:
And if you have any further questions please get in touch at 


Aphantasia and Episodic Memory
We invite you to take part in a series of experiments to investigate the potential effects of aphantasia on episodic memory, as part of MSc dissertation projects. There are 4 experiments, each which will investigate a different aspect of episodic memory. Each experiment will last around 15 minutes. 
Episodic memory is the ability to recall past events in our life, and research suggests that when we do this we almost reimagine the event in our heads. However, we often assume that everyone has the same ability to consciously access mental imagery. We now know from aphantasia research that this ability to mentally image past events is variable, and this has significant consequences for theories of memory. Therefore, it is our hope that by studying aphantasic participants’ episodic memory performance that we can begin to understand how memory may operate when we do not have the capacity to mentally visualise images or past events.  
We are therefore seeking aphantasic participants and healthy controls and would really appreciate if you could follow the link below to get involved. Must be between ages of 18 and 35, and not be taking antidepressants. Full information is given at the link below, along with a short 5 minute survey:


We are looking for people who are aged between 18-35. We invite you to participate in this dissertation project investigating the Unitization instructions on working memory. The experiment takes 19-21 mins to complete and can be done in a laptop or pc and requires wearing headphones. If you wish to participate, please click on the link provided and share with your friends/family/co-workers!


We are currently looking for any English speakers over the age of 16 years. We invite you to take part in a research project investigating individuals opinions and current engagement in sustainable and healthy eating habits and their desire for plant-based and meat-based meals. 
The study has two parts: 
1) a task asking you to read labels of different ready-meals and to rate them on how appealing you find each dish. 
2) a short survey at the end collecting demographic and opinion-based data. 
The study only takes 15 minutes and individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to take part. Thank you so much in advance and please feel free to share the survey link with anyone who may be eligible or interested. 


We are looking for young people aged between 18 and 25 who are currently living in the UK. We invite you participate in a research project investigating attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccines. The survey consists of 10 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. You are permitted to omit any question that you do not wish to answer. If you wish to take part, please follow the link provided for more information and please do share the link with friends!


(1) Students’ Consumer Behaviour 

We are looking for current students at UK Universities aged 18 and over. We invite you to participate in a research project investigating students’ consumer behaviour. The survey consists of 12 questions and we estimate that it will take 10 minutes to complete. You are permitted to omit any question that you do not wish to answer. If you wish to take part, please follow the link provided for more information and please do share the link with friends!


Against the backdrop of recent spread of misinformation on social media, we are interested in researching how information is digested. Our objective is to assess whether the use of Warning Labels influences participants memory for information learnt on social media. Further, we want to assess the illusory truth effect in the context of social media posts. 

Target age: 17-35
Time: 20-25 minutes


We invite you to participate in a research project about the effects of Universal Basic Income (UBI) on task performance. 

UBI is an interesting concept for our society and might constitute a valuable alternative to traditional welfare systems. There is, however, controversy about the effects of UBI on labour participation and motivation that has been investigated in some laboratory studies. This study aims to build on existing findings by modifying economic experiments to assess the effects of UBI and an economic reference point on task performance in a simple real effort, real leisure online experiment. 

You will be asked to fill out a short demographic questionnaire followed 7 rounds of simple tasks such as solving simple mathematical questions, anagrams or descrambling sentences. Each round takes up to 3 minutes but you are free to terminate each round as you please and move on to the next. Depending on your choices the experiment will last between 20 to 30 minutes

You can enter a prize draw at the end of the experiment if you wish to. You will have the chance of winning one of four £25 Amazon UK vouchers. Your chances of winning are directly linked to your task performance in the experiment.


There is lots of information about the best way to teach online but we are interested in the best way(s) to study online. Scottish/UK University students needed for a 10 minute study looking at note-taking strategies and your module performance in your online/blended degree programme. Many thanks (and please pass on to others!).


Orchestrating Emotions

We invite you to take part in a research project into the emotions heard in music.

Music is used to express emotions and to induce emotions in listeners. We are interested in what emotions are heard in certain music clips. Our study involves listening to short music clips, less than a minute long, and after each one giving a rating on 10 categories of emotions. Completing the study takes around 25 minutes.

As you will need to listen to sound clips, you may not be able to take part if you do not have normal or corrected-to-normal hearing. The study can be accessed here:

Please contact if you have further questions.



This study aims to investigate the role of social cues in moral judgment and moral decision-making.  We invite you to take part in two interesting experiments that involve moral judgment and decision-making in different situations. Each experiment ONLY takes 5 -10 mins. There are two versions for each experiment.
If you are native Chinese bilingual, please follow these links:
If you are a native English speaker, please follow these links:
If you would like further information, please contact us at I’d extremely appreciate your participation!


Predicting Burnout

We invite you to take part in a study investigating how perfectionism is influenced by resilience in predicting burnout and whether these effects vary by culture.

Evidence shows perfectionism increases, and resilience reduces, the likelihood of burnout. We have found no studies which investigate how these factors interact, or any cross cultural differences in their effects. Our study is therefore unique in investigating whether resilience counteracts any harmful aspects of perfectionism which predict higher burnout. As burnout also involves a reduction in group belonging we are also investigating whether cultures that prioritise group harmony present burnout differently.

We are interested in responses from anyone studying or working full time and particularly across east and western cultures. Surveys are available in English and simplified Chinese from the link below. The study consists of a demographic questions but responses are entirely anonymous and should take 20 minutes maximum.–gH_A/view?utm_content=DAEeuN5KfvI&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton


Effects of Individual Differences on Memory Performance: We invite you to take part in an exciting new study which explores the relationships between neurotransmitter levels and memory performance. We aim to have a varied participant pool, so all are welcome. Our study consists of a short medical history questionnaire and a memory recall task. The study ranges from 30 minutes to 1 Hour in length and will be conducted in an interview format over Zoom. We are offering compensation for participation in £5 Amazon vouchers. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at:


(1) Are you affected by the seasons? We invite you to take part in a questionnaire about how the seasons might affect mood, sleep patterns and eating patterns. You will be asked about your seasonal habits plus some information about yourself. The questions should take around 20 minutes to complete, and you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win one of three £10 vouchers. To take part in the study, click here:

(2) Investigating the Wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ PGR:
We are inviting postgraduate researchers who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community to take part in our study on mental health and wellbeing. The study consists of a survey and should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Content warning: some of the questions cover potentially sensitive topics including anxiety, depression and suicide.
If you have any further questions about the study please email


Research seems to suggest that white noise can boost concentration in individuals experiencing attentional difficulties. The current study aims to explore whether there is a relationship between sensory sensitivities in student’s remote learning environment and attentional difficulties. In addition, it aims to explore whether ‘study with me’ videos can act as a white-noise concentration boost in those experiencing attentional difficulties. Participants will first be asked to complete a demographics form, then a sustained attention task four times whilst listening to different sounds. They will then be asked to complete a total of 70 questions comprising the adult ADHD Self-Report Scale, the Glasgow Sensory Questionnaire (GSQ), and the remote learning environment sensory questionnaire.
The study should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Participants must have access to headphones or earphones and complete this experiment on a laptop or computer as the experiment requires a keyboard.


Effects of Mental Health on Emotional Voice Perception: We invite you to take part in a project exploring the effects of depression, anxiety, and self/other context on emotional voice perception. We are hoping to get a varied participant sample, so all are welcome. The study consists of a voice discrimination task and a short questionnaire. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. If you are interested in taking part, please find the link here: If you would like further information, please contact us at: 

Paul Gardner
Senior Lecturer
University of St. Andrews