Physical activity and appetite regulation

Duration: 2 sessions at 3 time points over a period of 28 days

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building/Aintree hospital

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Physically active (>10,000 steps a day)
  • Able to reduce this activity for 14 days

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:

Participants would be required to reduce their physical activity for a period of 14 days and undergo a series of measurements including assessment of physical fitness, body composition (i.e. body fat, muscle mass), blood sugar control and appetite changes.  Continue reading

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Understanding Reading Habits in Adults on the Autistic Spectrum in Comparison to Neuro-Typical Adults

Duration: Online screening: approximately 10 minutes.
Focus Group Interview: Approximately 40-60 minutes (please allow for 90 minutes in case of breaks, but interviews are unlikely to last this long)

Number of sessions: Online screening followed by 1 interview session on campus

Location: Online survey and Interview in the Waterhouse building on campus

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Anyone over 18 with or without autism
  • Speak fluent English (doesn’t have to be your first language)
  • Student or non-student, unless non-student enrolled on a course within the last 12 months

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

  • Learning difficulty/disability (excluding autism and dyslexia, unless dyslexia subjectively impairs your ability to learn significantly)

Study description:

We want to understand what people read and why, as well as introspective cognition when reading due to the benefits for self and other understanding.  Continue reading

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The effect of physical appearance on time and taste perception

Duration: 40 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Female
  • Aged 18 and over
  • Have no history of food allergies

Study description:

We are recruiting for a study investigating the effect of physical appearance on time and taste perception. Continue reading

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The effects of non-alcoholic beverage consumption on cognitive processing

Duration: 70 minutes

Number of sessions: One

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Like lemonade.
  • Normal to corrected-normal vision.
  • Fluency in English.

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

  • You are diabetic.
  • History of eating disorder or food allergies.

Study description:

We are seeking volunteers to take part in a study looking at the effects of a non-alcoholic beverage on cognitive processing.  Continue reading

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Smartphone study: Effects of Dieting on Appetite

Duration: 1 week

Number of sessions: Three 5 minute phone assessments per day

Location: Eleanor Rathbone Building

You can take part if you meet these criteria:

  • Fluent English speaker
  • Aged between 18 – 30
  • Engaged in frequent dieting attempts, and willing to take a 5:2 diet for a week
  • BMI between 25 – 40 (i.e. overweight or obese)
  • No indications of ill health (asthma, digestive problems, diabetes, epilepsy, or are currently suffering from a cold or flu)

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

  • Are taking any prescription medication
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have a history of any eating disorders
  • Suffer from colour blindness

Study description:

We are looking for overweight individuals to participate in a study investigating the effect of a week-long 5:2 diet on appetite-related sensations, which will be measured with a loaned smartphone device.  Continue reading

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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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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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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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