We invite you to participate in a research project investigating the link between understanding what others feel, believe and think, and solving social problems.
The study consists of two sessions. In the first session, you will be asked to fill out a demographic questionnaire, and you will be interviewed using structured clinical interviews during the screening stage to assess your mood state. Individuals who meet the inclusion criteria will be invited to fill in measures of thinking style, communication flexibility and personality. Afterwards you will be asked to complete tests of cognitive and executive functioning, such as the Stroop test. In the second session, you will be invited to complete measures of social functioning, assessing social problem-solving and the ability to understand what others think, believe or feel.
Please note that participation in this study will not result in any formal diagnosis.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for students aged 18 to 35 years, fluent in English, who have never been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder, Psychotic Disorder, a learning or reading disability, disorder or difficulty, or a traumatic brain injury, and who have been experiencing low mood in the past 2 weeks.
To sign up via SONA, follow this link: https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1042
You will be reimbursed for your participation with the standard monetary amount given by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience. You will receive £15 for the full 3h study. If you decide to withdraw or do not meet the inclusion criteria, you will be reimbursed for the time you contributed to the next full 15-minute increment (i.e. if you participate for 35 minutes, you will be paid for 45 minutes).
UTREC approval code: PS13953