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Welcome!

Welcome! Researchers at the School of Psychology have developed some online research activities for children to take part in from home! Children are invited to take part in some fun research games which explore a range of cognitive processes such as attention, perception, memory, maths, sensory motor development and more. Most of the online tasks have been made into fun games to make sure the whole experience is enjoyable!

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Participate in online research for children

Welcome! Researchers at the School of Psychology have developed some online research activities for children to take part in from home! Children are invited to take part in some fun research games which explore a range of cognitive processes such as attention, perception, memory, maths, sensory motor development and more. Most of the online tasks have been made into fun games to make sure the whole experience is enjoyable!

How to get involved

If you would like your child(ren) to take part, please read the details of each study and click the URLs to start each game. For some studies, children will be provided with an inconvenience allowance (e-voucher). Feel free to email the researcher if you have any issues or queries.


Study Title: The Development of Cognitive Control Across the Lifespan: An Online Study
Ethics Approval Number:  S1133
Researcher: Rumandeep Hayre (rumandeep.hayre@nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisors: Harriet Allen (H.A.Allen@nottingham.ac.uk) & Lucy Cragg (lucy.cragg@nottingham.ac.uk)
Recommended Device/ Software: Computer/Laptop, Google Chrome internet browser
Study Description: This research explores how we control attention across the lifespan.  Children often find it difficult to plan ahead and ignore distractions. Children aged 5 to 11 years old are invited to complete four short games, where they will be asked to pay attention to some clues to help them to plan ahead, in order to find Dory the fish and spot the animals in the race. Instructions will be provided throughout. In return for your time in taking part in all of the games, children will receive an inconvenience allowance (Amazon voucher).

To take part, a parent/carer needs to FIRST read and complete a short (5min) online form: https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Meref0oJMS4OUt

After this, children can play the games using the links below. If you would like, please see the instructions sheet here: https://tinyurl.com/AttentionInstructions

  1. First, Dory’s Bubble Sort (5mins): https://run.pavlovia.org/Ruman/dory-bubble-sort/html
  2. Next, please complete each of the following games in any order:

 

Study title: The Role of Metacognition in Mathematics Achievement: An Online Study
Ethics approval number:S1255
Researcher: Naima Nigar (Naima.Nigar1@nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisors: Lucy Cragg (lucy.cragg@nottingham.ac.uk) & Claudia Danielmeier (claudia.danielmeier@nottingham.ac.uk)
Recommended Device/Software: Computer/Laptop, Google Chrome internet browser
Study description: This research explores the role of monitoring for mistakes in learning and doing maths. Children (aged 7 to 15 years old) will either see images of ‘minion’ cartoon characters from the movie ‘Despicable Me’. They will be asked to press a specific button for each of the characters as fast as possible. Alternatively, they will see a times table question and asked to choose the correct answer. They will also be asked to answer some simple math questions. Instructions will be provided throughout. In return for your time in taking part in all the games, children will receive an inconvenience allowance (Amazon voucher).

To take part, a parent/carer needs to FIRST read and complete a short (5min) online form: 

https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8G7fS2mPpKhXASW

After this, children can play the games: please complete each of the following games in any order:

Minions’ Mayhem (13 mins): https://pavlovia.org/run/Naima_Nigar/simon_online_gchildren/html/

Maths Challenge (3mins): https://run.pavlovia.org/Naima_Nigar/mathschallenge_c_online_updated/html

Superstar Sums (10mins): https://run.pavlovia.org/Naima_Nigar/mathinterference_children_online/html

 

Participate in online research for adults

Study Title: Lived Experiences During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Ethics Approval Number:  F1290
Researchers: Lucy Partington (lpxlp1@nottingham.ac.uk) & Aksa Ghaffar (avyag1@nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisors: Laura Blackie (laura.blackie@nottingham.ac.uk) & Stephanie McDonald (stephanie.mcdonald@nottingham.ac.uk)
Recommended Device/ Software: Computer/Laptop, Google Chrome internet browser
Study Description: In this online survey, you will be invited to answer some questions about you (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity, your well-being) and your experiences with Covid-19 (e.g., whether you have had Covid-19 and/or had to self-isolate). Afterwards, you will be asked to write about your experiences during two separate time points during the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, we will ask you to write about and reflect on the impact of your experiences during the first UK national lockdown in the pandemic and about your current experiences during the present circumstances.  The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
For more information on the study or to complete the survey, please go to this URL: 
https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afTHs0ob0CoWEF8

Study Title: Factors associated with disordered eating attitudes and behaviours in the Trans community.

Ethics Approval Number: S1285
Student: Ryan Daniel Clifford (lpxrc8@nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisor: Gemma Fox (gemma.fox@nottingham.ac.uk)
Study Description: This study explores the relationship between disordered eating attitudes and behaviours in the trans community and a number of potentially relevant factors. It is open to Transfeminine, Transmasculine, non-binary and all gender non-conforming people (18+ years). If you participate, you will be asked to provide some basic demographic information (sex assigned at birth, current gender identity and age). You will then be presented with a number of questionnaires which will ask about gender dysphoria, whether you are on a waiting list to see a gender specialist, your gender congruence (how well you feel that your body and appearance reflect your gender identity), how connected you feel to a wider transgender community, your body image, your experiences with stigma on the basis of your gender identity, and your attitudes and behaviours around food. The whole procedure will last approximately fifteen minutes. 
To participate in the study: https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9B7HlnagpF67rCd

Study Title: The Effect of Perceptual and Cognitive Load on the uni-modal and cross-modal Stroop Task.
Ethics Approval Number: 761
Students: Alexandra Bobrowska (lpxab9@nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisor: Harriet Allen (lpzhaa@nottingham.ac.uk)
Study Description: This is an invitation to take part in a research study investigating multisensory attention. In our multisensory world we must often process something in one sense (i.e. written words on a page) while ignoring something in another sense (i.e. people talking in the background); sometimes we may also be undertaking other tasks (multi-tasking). In this study we are hoping to explore the processes underlying such multisensory control and examine how multisensory attention changes with age. Therefore we will ask your age in years, whether you are colour blind and your fluency in English. There are 3 parts to this study, it will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.In each part you will be required to sort 'containers' based upon their colour. However, the containers will be presented with distracting information (spoken or written words) which you must ignore. In one part of the study you will also be required to remember a sequence of numbers presented. You will open the experiment on a Web browser from a laptop or computer, need to have your sound on and use your keyboard to respond.
To participate click the survey URL: https://run.pavlovia.org/alibobrowska/adultunicolour/html

Study Title: Personality Traits in Associative Learning
Ethics Approval Number: S1203
Students: Sue Lynn Mah (lpxslma@nottingham.ac.uk), Kaiqi Zhang (lpxkz1@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisor: Dr Mark Haselgrove (mark.haselgrove@nottingham.ac.uk)
Study Description: This experiment aims to determine whether the effect of learned predictiveness can be modulated by different personality traits. In this online task, participants will be required to assume the role of a food allergist and be asked to predict what kind of allergy a fictitious patient, “X”, will experience after eating certain foods. After that, they will be asked to complete 3 questionnaires: 1) about feelings and experiences (OLIFE); 2) individualistic/collectivistic tendencies (Personal Cultural Orientation); and 3) participant’s Big 5 personality traits. This task lasts about 45 minutes and can only be completed with a desktop or laptop.
To participate click the survey URL: https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qc8QQnE2VAGu4l

Study Title: Passive Navigation Skills 
Ethics Approval Number: 730
Students: Henna Rahim (lpxhr3@nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisor: Dr Luke Holden (luke.holden2@nottingham.ac.uk)
Study Description: This study aims to explore how people mentally encode information about their environment when observing others navigate through a computer-generated space. You will be asked to provide information about your age and gender before commencing the study. The study itself will involve watching a short 90 second video before submitting responses to various test and survey questions. The questions will ask about your current mental state and your spatial and navigational abilities, preferences, and experiences. Completion of the study should take no longer than 10 minutes.
To participate click the survey URL: https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ufaxyNfCHy8npb

 

 Participate in online research for older adults

Study Title: Assessing Age-Related Changes in Perceptual and Cognitive Processes
Ethics Approval Number:  S983
Researcher: Hannah Broadbent (hannah.broadbent@nottingham.ac.uk)
Supervisor: Harriet Allen (H.A.Allen@nottingham.ac.uk)
Recommended Device/ Software: Computer/Laptop, Google Chrome internet browser
Study Description: This study looks at how we perceive the depth of an object and the factors that can affect this, such as age. Adults aged 60+ with corrected to normal vision are invited to take part in this study where you will be asked to complete a series of online computer-based tasks where you will identify the odd-one-out in a series of concave and convex stimuli. In return for your time in taking part in the task, you will be entered into a prize draw for a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher.To take part, please follow the link below to read the information sheet and complete a short (5min) online form. After this you will then be asked to complete a series of computer tasks (15 mins)

To participate click the survey URL: https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d0g1Q0JkJuq45ZI  

 

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