Participants wanted for 10 minute psychology survey
Who is the researcher? Hello, my name is Madeleine Pownall and I am a PhD researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds. I am interested in how social mechanisms may account for differences in cognitive functioning, such as the memory task in this experiment. This work is supervised by Dr Russell Hutter and Professor Mark Conner, both at the University of Leeds. If you have any questions about this work or any of my PhD studies, please feel free to contact me on M.V.Pownall@leeds.ac.uk
Am I eligible to participate? This work is interested in investigating memory function and beliefs about gender in women at various stages of motherhood. Please note that to be eligible to participate, you must be above 18 years old. The study is open to first-time pregnant women and women with a child less than 2 years old.
What will I be asked to do? This online experiment, which will take approximately 10-15 minutes, can be completed in a time and place that is convenient to you. In the experiment, you will first answer a few demographic questions and then a personality scale. You will then be asked to complete two different variations of a memory task. This will involve showing you a list of 15 different words that will flash up on the screen. You will then be redirected to a survey page that will ask you to list as many of the items as you can remember. This task will be repeated twice. You will then be invited to complete an additional, more interactive memory task that will involve you viewing and repeating back different sequences of blocks flashing on the screen. Lastly, you will be asked to complete two scales that ask an array of questions related to your attitudes and beliefs.
The research takes around 10-15 minutes to complete in full and all participants will get entered into two £50 prize draws as a thank you.