Participants needed for a short study at the School of Psychology!

We are looking for volunteers to participate in our study investigating social cognition that involves completing one very brief computer task. The experiment takes 10-15 minutes and you will receive £2 for your participation.

Please contact Natalia Zarzeczna at: zarzecznanj@cardiff.ac.uk, if you are interested!

Do you need to re-submit work? Have a deadline looming?

Get a head start on your next assignment by attending these free study skills classes :

  • 24th May : Critical Reading and Thinking & How to Take Notes Effectively
  • 31st May : How to Structure your Essay & How to Write in an Analytical Academic Style

Classes will be held in the Michael Griffith Building, 13:10 – 15:30.

If you want to attend, you need to book a place.

Participants needed For Paid 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 45 min-1 hour and we will pay you for your time around 8-10 pounds. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Olena Petter – PetterO@cardiff.ac.uk

Participants wanted for paid study: £10 for two short questionnaires

We are looking for staff and student volunteers to take part in a study on people’s views about current topics.

Payment: £10

Time required: 20 mins approx.

When: please contact us (see below) for available timeslots

Who can take part?
You should be aged 18 or above. Important: you should own your own laptop computer (not tablet) and use it on a regular basis (i.e. several times per week).

What does it involve?
You will be asked to complete two short (5-10 min) questionnaires, one week apart. The first part will be completed in our lab in the School of Psychology; and the second part can be completed online at home.

You will also be asked to use a new search engine on your laptop for one week, which means you might be asked make a couple of changes to your internet browser settings. We will assist you with this, and your normal browser settings can be restored at the end of the study. We will not be accessing any of your search history or collecting browsing data, and your privacy will remain intact. Information can be provided on how to switch back to your usual browser if you should wish to do so.

More information about the research will be provided at the end of the week, once you have completed the study. Your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any point without giving a reason.

What happens to all the information?
Data will be anonymised as soon as data collection is completed and stored confidentially between the two questionnaires. No-one outside the research team will have access to your data.

How can you take part?
If you are interested in participating, or have any questions about the study, please contact Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh (whitmarshle@cardiff.ac.uk or 02920 876972).

Participants wanted for paid study: £5 for short online questionnaire

We are looking for staff and student volunteers to take part in a study on people’s decision-making and traits.

Payment: £5

Time required: 10-15 mins.

When: online in your own time (see link below) before Friday 5th May

Who can take part?
Any man or woman, aged 18 or above.

What does it involve?
Completing a short (10-15 min) questionnaire online in your own time.

The questionnaire investigates decision-making in relation to behaviours and traits and involves reading/decision-making and filling in a series of questions. You will receive £5 for taking part.

More information will be provided at the end of the study. Your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw from the study at any point. The study has been approved by the School of Psychology Ethics Committee.

What happens to all the information?
Data will be anonymised as soon as data collection is completed. No-one outside the research team will have access to your data. We only ask for your name and email address in order to send you details of how to claim the £5 payment.

How can you take part?
If you would like to participate, please go to the study website and complete the questionnaire.

You will then be emailed information about how to claim the £5 payment. Please complete the questionnaire by Friday 5th May.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh (whitmarshle@cardiff.ac.uk or 02920 876972).

Talk about food and earn £10!

Be a part of an exciting research project and earn a £10 voucher for a food shop of your choice!

Do you have a small group of friends who meet up because of a joint interest or hobby? Whether it’s for football, music activism, knitting, parenting or your work together, I would love to pick your brains about your views on food.

Drop me an email or call me for your group to be part of interviews and focus groups happening in Cardiff soon!

mariequinney@gmail.com

07729493290

Marie Quinney (Part of the EU project SUSPLACE, on secondment at the Sustainable Places Institute)

Sleep for Science!

We are looking for healthy, native English speakers aged 18 to 30, who sleep regular hours, are not taking any psychoactive medication and have no history of sleep, neurological or psychological disorders to take part in a 3-night sleep research study at CUBRIC, Cardiff University. Please visit http://tiny.cc/6mzmiy , or email us at sleep4science@gmail.com for more info. You will be reimbursed for your time

Healthy Male Participants needed for PAID psychological study

We are looking for healthy male participants to take part in a psychological study which assesses the relationship between certain unusual feelings and experiences and performance on a range of cognitive tasks. You will be paid £30 for your participation of 3 hours at the new CUBRIC Maindy Road site.

You are eligible to participate if you are a male aged between 18-25 years, have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing and possess a high level of fluency in English. You will not be eligible if you have a current or past diagnosis of any psychiatric illness, are taking psychotropic medication, experience current or past alcohol and/or illicit substance abuse or have mobility problems due to the nature of some of the tasks.

Your participation is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any point without any negative consequences. The data collected for this project will be kept strictly confidential. Please be advised that there are limited places available and recruitment will end once the target number of participants meeting inclusion criteria has been reached.

This study has been fully reviewed and approved by the Wales NHS and the School of Psychology Research Ethics Committees (References: 16/WA/0039 and EC.16.05.10.4519); thorough risk assessment and safety precautions are in place so that participants will not be harmed psychologically or physically.

If you wish to take part or would like to find out more, please contact Clara Humpston, PhD Student, School of Psychology for an information sheet at HumpstonCS@cardiff.ac.uk