Exploring new situations and early life experiences

Researcher Alex Lloyd is looking for individuals from the survivor community to take part in a short, paid online study lasting about 25 minutes. You will be asked to play a short game collecting apples.

This study will help us understand the differences in how people explore new scenarios, and how early life experiences relate to these decisions. You can earn between £3-5 depending on your score.

Alex Lloyd is a PhD researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, conducting research under the supervision of Dr Nicholas Furl and Professor Ryan McKay. They are recruiting participants for a project examining the influence of early life stress of decision-making. If you experienced any type of abuse in childhood this is considered an ‘Adverse Childhood Experience’ or ACE. This study aims to improve our understanding of how early experiences influence decision-making across our lives and will inform interventions to support young people and adults.

The study is open to individuals aged 16+. If an individual chooses to take part, they will complete a short computerised game followed by two questionnaires, which should take no longer than 25 minutes. There is no deception in the task and participants are informed that they are free to withdraw at any point during the study without having to provide an explanation.

The task is hosted entirely through an online platform (Gorilla.sc) and therefore the research team has no direct contact with participants. Participants will be reimbursed for their time in the form of an Amazon Gift card or PayPal transfer. This study has been approved by the Royal Holloway Ethics Committee. Alex Lloyd can provide a confirmation of the ethics form if you wish to see a copy. Alex.Lloyd.2018@live.rhul.ac.uk

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