Our research involves a variety of different tasks designed to test different aspects of human psychology (e.g., memory, decision making, communication, etc.) that are usually administered over a computer. You won’t have to do much with the computer itself–think of it more like a television that presents information to you. In general, the studies will usually present some information to remember–words, letters, pictures, and so on. The studies usually take about 1-2 hours, depending on the study. At the end of the study, you will be debriefed about its purpose and have the opportunity to ask questions as well. You will also be compensated for your time; the specific rates may vary but often are £6 per hour.
The research is being completed in conjunction with Christie’s Care, Age Concern Colchester and Essex University Pyschology Department