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The purpose of the study is to test truth tellers’ and lie tellers’ memory of a witnessed event over time

  • 15 October 2020
  • 3 min read

This is a three-part study that will take place over three weeks. Each section of the study will take approximately 40 minutes. In each session, you will be asked to fill out a pre-interview questionnaire and then will either truthfully or falsely recall a videotaped event. In the third session, you will complete a post-interview questionnaire and then be debriefed about the study.

After the third session, you will be paid £30 or given 2 course credits for your time.

Additionally, if you are convincing during the interviews you will be entered into a draw to win one of three prizes up to £150. The first prize is £150, the second prize is £75, and the third prize is £50.

Required age range of participants
above the age of 18

What gender should the participants be?
Female, Male

Who should be able to apply to participate?
Students, General public, Staff

What ethics codes does the research project comply with?
British Psychological Society Code of Ethics and Conduct (2009) and Code of Human Research Ethics (2014)

Who reviewed the research project?
Science and Health Faculty Ethics Committee

Project start date
2020-10-15

Project end date
2021-06-30

What will participants be doing?
In each session, you will be asked to fill out a pre-interview questionnaire and then will either truthfully or falsely recall a videotaped event. In the third session, you will complete a post-interview questionnaire and then be debriefed about the study.

Please describe the time-commitment required (e.g. 2 hours every afternoon, etc.)
Approximately 40 minutes per session

Where will participants be going? Please include the full address including postcode, or if they participate remotely/online please describe how.
This is an online study. Participants will be sent relevant links to view the stimulus, and the interview will be done via Zoom software.

How do applicants apply?
Please contact the Principal Investigator, Haneen Deeb, at haneen.deeb@port.ac.uk

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