Department of Psychology

Participate

The Department of Psychology is always looking for volunteers to take part in our research studies as your help is invaluable for the successful completion of these studies. You can take part in online studies from the comfort of your own home, or come into the department and participate in research studies.

Database

The Department of Psychology is always looking for volunteers to take part in our research studies as your help is invaluable for the successful completion of these studies. Our experience over the years shows us that people enjoy participating in research as much as we do.

Our studies cover a wide range of psychological topics and we are always looking for participants to undertake research studies in the areas of general psychology and dog cognition. Please register your details on our database and we will contact you direct when studies are running.

If you are interested in registering for general research studies, please click here.

If you are interested in registering for dog cognition studies, please click here.

Call for Participants

What did you say?

Researchers: Louise Jupe
Department: Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
Time Requirement: approx. 60 minutes.
Dates: January – April 2018
Location: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are interested in the differences between liars and truth tellers when they are interviewed about a specific event. In this study, you will be allocated to one of two possible missions. Depending on which task you are allocated to, you may be required to lie when later interviewed about your mission.

The study will take approximately 60 minutes, and will include a mission and an interview. You will receive £10 for taking part in the study. In addition, if you are able to tell a convincing story to the interviewer, you will be entered into a draw to win £150. The study will take part in King Henry Building.

​​This study has been given a favourable opinion by SFEC Ethics Committee – Ref. No SFEC 2017-104

If you are interested in taking part in this study please email the researcher direct: louise.jupe@port.ac.uk

You want to know how it was done? Completion of daily tasks under different instructions

​​Researcher: Shiri Portnoy
Department: Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
​​Duration: 60 minutes (please allow an extra 10 minutes just in case)
​​Dates: November 2017 to March 2018
​​Location: King Henry Building, King Henry Ist Street, Portsmouth

This is a one-session study. It is for native English speakers only (English must be the first language that you acquired and the main one you use).

​Participants must be 18-35 years old. Participants could not have participated in the study "Do you really think it was me? Detecting differences in completion of daily tasks".

In this study, we are interested in your personal impressions following the completion of different simple tasks inside King Henry Building.

You will be asked to wear a body(chest)-worn camera while completing those tasks (you will not be captured in the footage).

Participants will receive £6 for their time. If you are a 1st year Psychology student, you can receive 1 participant pool credit instead.

All participants will also have a chance of winning an additional £50​.​

This study has been given a favourable opinion by SFEC Ethics Committee - Ref. No SFEC 2017-101

If you are interested in taking part in this study please contact the Researcher, Shiri Portnoy: shiri.portnoy@port.ac.uk​

Secrets and Lies

Title of Study: Secrets and Lies
Researcher(s):  Mr Adam Harvey, Ms Louise Jupe
Department: Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
Duration: 45 minutes
Dates:  February 2017 - December 2017
Location: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth are interested in the verbal differences between truth tellers and liars. In this study you will be allocated to one of two possible missions. Depending on which task you are allocated to, you may be required to lie when later interviewed about your mission. The study will take place in a single session (approximately 45 minutes in total) broken into two phases. The first phase is comprised of the mission and the second phase is the interview.

All participants will be paid £10 for their participation. If you are able to tell a convincing story to the interviewer (either telling the truth or lying), you will be entered into a draw to win one of three possible prizes; £150, £100 and £50! The study will take part in King Henry Building.

If you have previously taken part in ‘Fading Lies’, unfortunately you will be unable to take part in ‘Secrets and Lies’.

This study has been given a favourable opinion by SFEC Ethics Committee - Ref. SFEC 2016-009


If you are interested in taking part in this study please contact either of the Researchers: Adam Harvey, adam.harvey@port.ac.uk or Louise Jupe:  louise.jupe@port.ac.uk

Be an Undercover Agent

Title of Study: Be an undercover agent
Researchers: Feni Kontogianni
Department: Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
Duration: 1 hour
Dates: November 2017 to March 2018
Location: King Henry Building, King Henry Ist Street, Portsmouth

This study involves viewing a video of a crime event and providing an account about the event in the role of an undercover agent. The experiment will take place on one occasion (about 60 minutes). Participants must be at least 18 years old, fluent or native English speakers and have normal or corrected to normal vision. You will be paid with £7 for your time.

​​This study has been given a favourable opinion by SFEC Ethics Committee - Ref. No SFEC 2017-074

If you are interested in taking part in this study please contact the Researcher direct, Feni Kontogianni: feni.kontogianni@port.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Online Studies

Modern Psychology increasingly uses online technology for data collection, which makes it also possible to access a wider population than would be possible through face-to face research in the lab. Currently a number of online studies are being conducted by our staff and PhD students, click on the links below to explore what these studies are about, who can participate and what is involved in taking part.

Can you fool a lie detection expert online?

Researchers: Haneen Deeb, Aldert Vrij, Sharon Leal, Brianna Verigin
Department: Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth
Time Requirement: 30 minutes
Dates: January 2018 to March 2018
Location: Online study

The International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, would like to invite you to participate in an online study on lie detection. You will be asked to recall three events that happened to you in the past six months and to lie about a separate event. You will be interviewed by an expert who will ask you about these events. For more information, please follow the link to the online study

​​This study has been given a favourable opinion by SFEC Ethics Committee – Ref. No SFEC 2017-126

Any questions about this study please email the researcher direct: haneen.deeb@port.ac.uk

 

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