Examining the effect of environment and motivation on inhibitory control

Duration: 50 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Speak fluent English
  • Drink alcohol at least 14 units of alcohol per week
  • Eat chocolate at least once per week
  • Have a desire to reduce your alcohol consumption

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • No current or previous diagnosis of substance use disorder, ADHD or psychiatric disorder

Study description:

We are interested in the effect of self-control on the palatability of a beverage of choice.  Continue reading

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Object Perception & Motivation 2

Duration: 1.5 hours

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Aged 18-40
  • Fluent English speaker
  • You have normal/corrected to normal vision

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • You are currently taking medication which affects vision, attention or appetite
  • You took part in the study; ‘object perception and cognition’ or ‘object perception and hunger’.

Study description:

We are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a psychological experiment to investigate the relationship between motivational processes and object perception.  Continue reading

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Can you help us with our research about gambling?

Duration: 60 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Date: Thursday 7 December at 18:00

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • You think you spend too much time gambling
  • Aged 18-65

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • If you are happy with the amount of time you spend gambling
  • Aged under 18 or over 65

Study description:

The University of Liverpool are looking for people who think they spend too much time gambling to take part in an informal discussion group to help us to develop future research projects.  Continue reading

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Can you help us with our research about social media?

Duration: 60 minutes

Number of sessions: One (Tuesday 5 December at 2pm)

Location: Waterhouse Building, Block B

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • You think you spend too much time on social media
  • You find it difficult to resist checking Facebook, Instagram etc.
  • Aged 18-65

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • If you are happy with the amount of time you spend on social media
  • Aged under 18 or over 65

Study description:

The University of Liverpool are looking for people who think they spend too much time on social media to take part in an informal discussion group to help us to develop future research projects.  Continue reading

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Portion sizes and dog eating behaviour

Duration: 30 minutes per session

Number of sessions: Three

Location: At home

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • You own one dog
  • You typically feed your dog one or two meals a day, at roughly the same time of day
  • You have an adult dog that does not suffer from any condition that might affect his/her appetite
  • You live in Liverpool/Wirral

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • Your dog is known to be nervous/fearful/aggressive around strangers or food

Before you sign up, we will ask you to complete a screening questionnaire to check if your dog is eligible to take part. You can complete the screening questionnaire here: https://livpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5w4ugEIkdk91ZKR.

Study description:

In the present study, we will investigate the effect of portion size on energy intake among domestic dogs.  Continue reading

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Men needed for mood, food and taste study

Duration: 30-40 minutes per session

Number of sessions: Four (2 sessions on 2 days)

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • 18-60
  • Male
  • English is your first language
  • BMI of between 18.5 – 29.9 (we will check this for you)

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • You are allergic or intolerant to any foods
  • You have a history of eating disorders
  • You are vegetarian or vegan

Study description:

We are recruiting participants for a research study which will involve two short visits to the University of Liverpool campus, Eleanor Rathbone building.  Continue reading

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Personality and Consumer Choices

Duration: 10 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Online survey

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Aged 18 years or above

Study description:

We are looking for participants for an online study examining how personality affects consumer choice.  Continue reading

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Health Behaviour and Cognitive Performance

Duration: 30-35 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • 18 years and over
  • BMI between 18.5-24.9.

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • You are not able to understand written English
  • You are currently receiving treatment for an eating-related problem or have in the past.

Study description:

Participants are required to complete some questionnaires and a computer task relating to health behaviour and cognitive performance.  Continue reading

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Eating and Memory

Duration: 50 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Are aged 18 years or over.
  • Have no history of food allergies.
  • Have not taken part in a previous study titled ‘TV, Mood, Personality and Character Identification”.

You cannot take part if any of the below is true:

  • You suffer from food allergies.
  • You have taken part in a previous study titled ‘TV, Mood, Personality and Character Identification”.

Study description:

We are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a psychology experiment which investigates the effects of eating on memory performance.  Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted for online study on self-harm

Duration: 30-40 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Online survey

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Have experienced two or more instances of self-harm. One of these instances must have been in the past year (but the other instance could be at any time in your life).
  • Aged 18 years or above
  • English speaking

Study description:

Researcher’s Rosie and Kate are considering the role of relationships for those who have used self-harm in the past or use self-harm today. Continue reading

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