Smartphone study looking for participants (£50 reward)

Dear all,

Would you be interested in participating in a smartphone study which will allow you to earn £50 and learn more about yourself?

Participants of this study will be expected to participate in the following activities:
– Briefing session (at Cardiff University) in which informed consent will be asked, further information will be given, and a few surveys will be completed (estimated duration: 1h30)
– Using an app a few times throughout the day to answer very short surveys, for a period of 8 weeks (estimated duration per day: 30 sec to 3 mins)
– Debriefing session (at Cardiff University) in which the participant will complete the initial surveys again, will be given the chance to ask questions and will be given the monetary compensation (£50) for their participation (estimated duration: 30 mins).

Note: Only participants who own a smartphone running Android 4.4 (KitKat) or above and have no history of psychological illnesses may participate in this study.

For more information and to sign-up, follow the following link: Smartphone study sign-up

Many thanks,

Beryl Noë
PhD candidate
School of Computer Science
Cardiff University

Participants Needed For Smell Study

We are looking for female participants for an EEG study investigating the effects of perfume. So if you

  • Are female
  • Aged 18-49 years
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not have asthma, eczema, sinusitis, anosmia (loss of smell) or respiratory problems
  • Are not currently experiencing hayfever
  • Are not pregnant or nursing a baby

We need you!

The test takes around 60 min and we will pay you for your time 8 pounds. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Bozena Grochowalska

British volunteers needed for social psychology study

This study consists of two parts. Part 1 is a 5-minute online survey consisting of questionnaires about your opinion and your perception of current issues. Part 2 will take 10 minutes and it will take place 1-2 weeks later at the School of Psychology. In the second part you will be asked to describe an event that happened to you and to fill in questionnaires about your perception of current issues.

Eligibility criteria: British nationality

Time required: 15 mins

Payment: £2

Place: online, School of Psychology

If you would like to take part, or want further information, please contact Dr. Lukas Wolf at wolflj@cardiff.ac.uk

Two £40 cash prize

Two cash prizes of £40 each: Online study!

We are looking for participants to take part in an online study about cross-cultural differences in decision making and attitudes. The study take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You will be entered into a draw for two cash prizes of £40, if you provide your email address at the end of the questionnaire!

Link to the questionnaire: https://cardiffunipsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5dUZ5ueqbYjoCOh

Many thanks in advance for your consideration.

Student volunteers needed for social psychology study

This study consists of two parts. Part 1 is a 5-minute online survey consisting of questionnaires about your personality and your perception of current issues. Part 2 will take 10 minutes and it will take place 1-2 weeks later at the School of Psychology. In the second part you will be asked to describe an event that happened to you and to fill in questionnaires about your personality and your perception of current issues.

Time required: 15 mins

Payment: £2

Place: online, School of Psychology

If you would like to take part, or want further information, please contact Lukas Wolf

Cardiff Business School students wanted for an online study about decision making

Do you want to receive a £3 Amazon voucher plus a chance of winning a further Amazon voucher for £30?

We are looking for Cardiff University Business School students willing to take part in an online questionnaire that takes 20-30 minutes to complete.

The questionnaire explores decision making and the emotions involved in the decision making process. You will be rewarded for your time with £3 in Amazon voucher. On top of that, you will have a chance to win a lucky draw worth up to £30 in Amazon vouchers! If you are interested, please click on the link below to complete the questionnaire:

https://cardiffunipsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BNsKv912rEYUuh

For further information, please contact Suzanna Bono at awangbonoS@cardiff.ac.uk

Earn a £5 Amazon Voucher (and a Welsh Cake). Participants wanted for academic research study

Compostable food packaging, does it matter to you? We are interested in your attitudes and thoughts towards food packaging, healthy food, your environmental concerns/beliefs, sustainable consumption behaviour and intentions.

TIME REQUIRED: Simple computer task which takes 25 minutes only

WHEN: Between 9th May and 27th May 2016; whenever you are free (several days/times/venues available)

WHO CAN TAKE PART?  Undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff, visitors (any man or woman, aged 18 or above)

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? You will be asked to read a short paragraph, conduct two quick categorisation tasks using the computer keyboard, and complete a questionnaire about your attitudes towards food packaging, healthy food and more general your environmental concerns/beliefs, sustainable consumption behaviour and intentions.

HOW CAN YOU TAKE PART? Simply send an e-mail to Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis at koenig-lewisn@cardiff.ac.uk and our research team will send you details on how and when to take part.

We are looking to recruit 120 participants for this study only. So be quick and contact me today. First come, first serve.

Volunteers needed for research into midlife risk of dementia

We are currently looking for volunteers willing to take part in two research studies on healthy ageing and midlife risk for dementia: 1) Ageing, stress, brain structure and cognitive health; and 2) How do individual differences in adiposity and APOE genotype as risk factor for dementia affect brain and cognition? These studies are highly inter-related, therefore we would like to invite you to participate in and complete both of these studies. You will receive a payment of £2.50 for the screening part and £17.50 for the rest of study ‘Ageing, stress, brain structure and cognitive health’; £10 for the screening part and £30 for the rest of study ‘How do individual differences in body fat and APOE genotype as risk factors for dementia affect brain health and cognition? If you are interested, please read the information below.

What do these studies involve?

  1. Completing a short screening session in the afternoon  (30min);

If you meet the inclusion criteria for this study, then also:

  1. Providing three saliva samples in the same screening session. One of the saliva samples will be used to measure biological indicators of elevated stress (the stress hormone cortisol and measures of the body’s immune system function). The other two samples will be used to analyse your DNA;
  2. Completing an online survey (up to 1h 10min);
  3. Arriving at Cardiff University, School of Psychology to complete two sessions of cognitive testing consisting of several tasks of general cognition, memory, learning, problem solving, attention and the ability to regulate emotions (up to 2h each)
  4. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of your brain and abdomen (90min)
  5. Fasting blood draw (15min);

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us (healthyageing@cardiff.ac.uk)

Am I eligible to take part?

You are eligible to take part if you are a man aged 40-70 years or a woman aged 50-70 years, a native English speaker and in good health (no history of psychiatric, neurological, chronic immune system conditions; head injury, alcohol or drug abuse; metal in your body; have normal or corrected-to-normal vision). However, we will ask you to complete the screening session to make sure that you meet these criteria.

Do I have to take part?

Your participation is completely voluntary. You will be able to withdraw at any time.

What will happen to all the information?

All of the data will be held confidentially. A participant number will be assigned to you and only this number will be used to store and analyse the data. The link between this participant number and your name will be safely held in a separate document. We would like to keep all the information obtained indefinitely. We would also like to keep your saliva samples and DNA material for future research. However, you will be able to ask for all the information to be deleted and all the samples disposed of at any time, if you wish to withdraw from the study.