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Project name: Hemispheric lateralisation of word and face processing in dyslexia

Project aim: The main goal of the project is to use eye tracking machinery to investigate the differences in word and face perception skills between typical readers and readers with dyslexia.

Participants: Eligible participants are individuals over 18 years of age, and are either typical readers or readers with a formal diagnosis of dyslexia.  If you are a typical reader or a reader with dyslexia & would like to sign up or would like more information, contact Professor Nuala Brady or Jordan Crupper at (opens in a new window)Nuala.brady@ucd.ie & (opens in a new window)Jordan.crupper@ucdconnect.ie


Project Name: Remote screening assessment of ASD symptomatology and related conditions in control participants

Project Aim: This research is looking at behaviours in typically developing children and young people between the ages of 5-17 years (inclusive). Parents/ guardians are invited to answer a questionnaire and provide an audio recording relating to a variety of behaviours of their child.  The data gathered from parents of the neurotypical children will be used as a comparison for data provided by parents of children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You can read more about the study by clicking on this link: (opens in a new window)http://ucdpsychology.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dg9BylVvumjjNuC

Time: This study will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Participant: Parent/ guardian of a child aged 5-17 years who does not have a diagnosis of a developmental disorder.  You have the opportunity to make a hugely valuable contribution to research to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder AND you could win a €50 One4all voucher!


For students

Are you interested in psychological research and over the age of 18? Why not sign up to the School of Psychology Research Participation System! This is a centralised hub where researchers in the School of Psychology advertise their studies and recruit participants. By signing up, you will have access to a list of studies currently seeking participants. You can choose which studies you wish to take part in, but you're not under any obligation to participate at all if you don't want to. You can access the participation system at (opens in a new window)https://ucd-ie.sona-systems.com/.

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Project Name: Do we all have characteristics related to Autism?

Project Aim: This is a collaborative study between the University of Almería, Spain and UCD, Ireland regarding the development of a new questionnaire, the Broad Autism Phenotype-Integrated Test (BAP-IT). We invite you to fill out a series of statements related to your personality and lifestyle. Please choose the answer that best describes you. Your participation is anonymous. The study was registered at the UCD Human Research Ethics Committee (HS-E-20-54-Santos). For further information, please contact: (opens in a new window)mgj605@ual.es or (opens in a new window)flavia.santos@ucd.ie

Participant: People over the age of 18, mainly young adults. English speakers


Covid-19 Research

In collaboration with UCD in the Community, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Volunteer Centre, including funding under the newly-established national, coordinated research and innovation response to the COVID-19 pandemic grant, below is a list of our School of Psychology's  online Covid-19 research questionnaires. 


Project Name: Young Adults in Times of COVID-19

Project Aim: We are studying the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of young people all over the world. How do they think about, and deal with the regulations intended to prevent the spread of the virus? How do they feel and behave towards others during this time? For further information, please contact:(opens in a new window)laura.taylor@ucd.ie

Participant: People 18-25 years old


Project Name: Understanding COVID-19 worry: Developing a pilot intervention

Project Aim: Understand the effects of COVID-19 over worry and rumination patterns. Recruit participants for an online intervention which aims to decrease the control of repetitive negative thinking over one's life. For further information, please contact:(opens in a new window)caroline.demorais@ucdconnect.ie

Participant: Individuals over 18 years old with a conversational level of english who are currently experiencing COVID-19 related repetitive negative thinking or worry..


Project Name: Public health and media messaging during the COVID-19 outbreak

Project Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate reactions to a range of public health messages and news stories relating to the novel coronavirus outbreak. For further information, please contact:(opens in a new window)ciara.greene@ucd.ie

Participant: Anyone over the age of 18 who is currently resident in Ireland.


Project Name: Couples and Covid-19

Project Aim: We are aiming to look at how people in intimate relationships are coping during restricted social movement during COVID-19. For more information contact (opens in a new window)tom.burke@ucdconnect.ie

Participant: If you are over the age of 18, in a romantic relationship, and living with your partner during COVID-19, we'd love to hear from you. 


Project Name: Coping with Covid

Project Aim: To investigate the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on parents. We are particularly interested in parenta levels of stress, wellbeing, coping and trauma reactions. For more information contact (opens in a new window)anna.ni-bheara@ucdconnect.ie

Participant: Parents or caregivers of children/adolescents (4-18 years).

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