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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 StudyEthics Approval Number:  S1133Researcher: Dr Rumandeep Hayre (r.hayre@bham.ac.uk)Supervisors: Dr Harriet Allen (H.A.Allen@nottingham.ac.uk) & Dr Lucy Cragg (lucy.cragg@nottingham.ac.uk)Recommended Device/ Software: Computer/Laptop, Google Chrome internet browserStudy Description: This research explores how we control attention across the lifespan. Children often find it difficult to plan ahead and ignore distractions. Typically developing 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 & certificate).

How to take part: Please email the researcher (Ruman: r.hayre@bham.ac.uk) who will provide you with the consent form and study links.

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 8 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_80qjIqchdWXJ1Wt

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

Minions’ Mayhem (13 mins): https://run.pavlovia.org/Naima_Nigar/minions_childvr_2022

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

Superstar Sums (10mins):  https://run.pavlovia.org/Naima_Nigar/interferencemathschildvr2022

 

Participate in online research for adults

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

 

 

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