Testing a novel smart-phone app designed to predict alcohol consumption

Duration: 30 min-session 1 / 10min – session 2

Number of sessions: Two

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Aged 18-50
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Regular social drinker (consuming alcohol on at least one occasion in an average week)

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

  • Ever been diagnosed with, or treated for, alcohol use disorders
  • Being pregnant or currently breastfeeding
  • Having colour-blindness

Study description:

We are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a study that evaluates a smartphone ‘app’ that assess unconscious cognitive processes and alcohol use. We are seeking healthy volunteers to take part in a study that evaluates a smartphone ‘app’ that assess unconscious cognitive processes and alcohol use. The study lasts one week and requires you to attend the department of psychological sciences to complete some questionnaires about alcohol use. You will then be given a smartphone containing an app that contains a simple 5 min task that you must complete up to five times per day for one week. You will also be required to state how many units of alcohol you consumed on each day. Participants who complete the study will receive financial compensation upon return of the smartphone.

We are seeking participants who are aged between 18 and 50, fluent English speakers, regular social drinkers (consume alcohol on at least one occasion in an average week). Participants who have ever been diagnosed with, or treated for, alcohol use disorders, are pregnant or currently breastfeeding, or have colour-blindness are not eligible to take part. For further information about the study, please contact Mr. Panos Spanakis.

Researcher: Panagiotis Spanakis, panagiotis.spanakis@liverpool.ac.uk

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