TV, Mood, Personality and Character Identification

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 watching television on mood, personality and character identification.  Continue reading

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Appetite and weight research in women

Duration: Attend the laboratory for breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner on 3 days, plus 1 short (30-45 minute) appointment

Number of sessions: Five

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • Normal weight to slightly overweight
  • Non-smokers
  • Age 18- 65
  • Able to eat most everyday foods and fruit
  • Regularly eat breakfast and snacks
  • Able to visit the University for breakfast, lunch, evening meal and a snack on 3 separate occasions

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

  • Male
  • Do not regularly eat breakfast or snacks

Study description:

Female participants needed for a study about how fruit-based snacks affect appetite.  Continue reading

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New weight loss study for smartphone users

Duration: 8 weeks

Number of sessions: Three

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Are aged 18-65 years
  • BMI 25kg/m2 or higher (we will check this for you)
  • Want to lose weight by making changes to your diet
  • Have no history of eating disorders or food allergies
  • Not taking any medication that affects appetite
  • Not already on a structured weight loss programme e.g. Weight Watchers
  • Not pregnant
  • Not scheduled for weight loss surgery over the next few months
  • Own an Apple or Android smartphone

Study description:

We are recruiting men and women to take part in a new weight loss study that involves smart-phone based dietary advice and support.  Continue reading

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Physical activity and appetite study

Duration: 2 sessions (one 8 hours and one 30 minutes) at 3 time points over a period of 28 days

Number of sessions: Six

Location: University of Liverpool (3 visits)/Aintree hospital (3 visits)

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Physically active (>10,000 steps a day)
  • Able to reduce this activity for 14 days
  • Male or female, aged 18-60 years

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

  • Smoker
  • Diabetes or a history of cardiovascular, kidney, respiratory or endocrine disease

Study description:

A research group funded by Diabetes UK inviting individuals with and without a relative who has type 2 diabetes to take part in our research.  Continue reading

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Diet Beverage consumption and behaviour study

Duration: 60 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

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

  • Medication that affects appetite
  • Not fluent in English
  • You don’t drink diet beverages
  • Allergies to food

Study description:

We are looking for participants to take part in a study which aims to explore the relationship between diet beverage intake and behaviour.  Continue reading

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Physical Appearance, Attention & Memory

Duration: 30 minutes per session

Number of sessions: Two

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • Of white ethnicity
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision

You will be sent a pre-screening questionnaire to ensure you are eligible to take part.

Study description:

We are recruiting participants for a 2-session study investigating the effect of physical appearance on memory and attention performance.  Continue reading

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SWITCH Weight Management Trial in Men and Women

Duration: 2 years

Number of sessions: Varies depending on involvement

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Overweight or Obese
  • Aged 18 – 65
  • Otherwise healthy

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

  • Smoker
  • First year undergraduate
  • Not happy to consume sugar free drinks or water for two years

Study description:

Participants will receive free drinks, a free weight management programme and will be reimbursed for taking part.  Continue reading

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Alcohol, social interaction and comedy perception

Duration: 80 minutes (approximately)

Number of sessions: One

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

We are seeking mixed sex pairs of volunteers to take part. If you’re interested you must bring a friend of the opposite sex along with you and share the below information with them.

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Be Aged 18-25.
  • Fluent English speaker.
  • Drink at least 10 units of alcohol per week. For example, there are 10 units of alcohol in three and a half pints of lager OR five 175ml glasses of wine.
  • Provide a breathalyser reading of 0.0mg/l at the beginning of the study
  • Consume a light meal (i.e. not high in fat) approximately 1 hour before the study.

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

  • You have ever received treatment for an alcohol problem (or are currently seeking treatment), or are currently aiming to reduce your drinking.
  • You are taking medication which may be affected by drinking alcohol (e.g. antidepressants, benzodiazepines), this includes cold and flu medicine such as paracetamol.
  • You are currently suffering from or recovering from any illness that may increase your sensitivity to alcohol, e.g. cold, flu.
  • If you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Study description:

We are seeking mixed-sex (one male, one female) pairs of healthy volunteers to take part in a psychology experiment investigating the effect of alcohol and social interaction on comedy perception and expression. Continue reading

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Alcohol’s effect on memory and taste perception of food

Duration: 100 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location:Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Are aged 18- 65
  • Fluent English speakers
  • Enjoy consuming cookies
  • Are not vegan or vegetarian
  • Are regular alcohol drinkers. You should only participate if you a) drink alcohol at least once per week and drink at least 10 alcohol units per week. For example, there are 10 units of alcohol in three and a half pints of lager OR five 175ml glasses of wine. This inclusion is to help ensure you do not feel ill if you are given alcohol to drink during the experiment.
  • Provide an alcohol breathalyser reading of 0.0 mg/l. As you may be given alcohol during the experiment, we will ask you to provide a breathalyser reading before starting the experiment.
  • Are able to consume a light meal (i.e. not high in fat) approx. 1 hour before each session.

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

  • Have ever received treatment for an alcohol problem, or if you are currently seeking such treatment or trying to cut down how much alcohol you drink.
  • If you currently or have previously had an eating disorder.
  • Currently taking any medication which may be affected by drinking alcohol (e.g., antidepressants, benzodiazepine), this includes cold and flu medicine, such as paracetamol.
  • Currently suffering from or recovering from any illness that may increase your sensitivity to alcohol, e.g. cold, flu.
  • FEMALES: Breastfeeding or pregnant. As the experiment may involve giving alcohol to drink, if you are pregnant or there is any possibility of you being pregnant or you have had unprotected sexual intercourse since your last period you will NOT be eligible to take part in this study.
  • Be taking any medication that may influence appetite, with the exception of oral contraceptives.
  • Have any food allergies or intolerances.

Study description:

This study is investigating how varying alcohol dosage can affect memory processes (measured by delayed recall of a word list), and alter taste perception of certain food.  Continue reading

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A study on thoughts about alcohol and alcohol consumption

Duration: 40 minutes

Number of sessions: One

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)
  • Willing to consume beer if offered

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 the effect of thoughts about alcohol on alcohol consumption.  Continue reading

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