Psychology Workshop - 19 November 2016

Welcome to Psychology at Oxford Brookes University

Today's workshop will introduce you to a range of experimental methods via interactive web-based experiments. You will get to see your own results and the pooled results from the group, but you will not be asked to give your name so all results are anonymous.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Are you: male or female ?

Are you: a prospective student or a parent/guardian ?

Do you write with your right hand ; your left hand ; or either hand ?

Have you studied or are you currently studying Psychology? yes or no ?

Is English your first language? yes or no ?

CHANGE BLINDNESS

In this experiment you will be shown a series of 13 pairs of images. In each pair there will be a difference. Your task is to the spot the difference and click on it with the mouse as quickly as possible. The clickable region is in the centre of the area that is changing, and you will see the mouse pointer change to a hand when you have found it.

Your score will be the number of seconds that it takes you to click on all 13 differences.

This experiment should take around 4 minutes.

Click HERE to start the change blindness experiment.

VISUAL SEARCH

In this experiment you will be shown a series of 100 displays. Your task is to find the target (O) among the distractiors (which will either be the X or C). If there is an O in the display, click on it as quickly as possible. If there is no O in the display, click on the words "not present" as quickly as possible.

This experiment should take around 10 minutes.

Click HERE to start the visual search experiment.

FACIAL ATTRACTIVENESS

In this experiment you will be shown a series of 24 faces. Your task is to rate them on an attractiveness scale of 1 (extremely unattractive) to 10 (extremely attractive). You will not be timed, but do not spend too much time rating each face.

Click HERE to start the facial attractiveness experiment.

STROOP

In this experiment you will be shown words written in different colours. Your task is the name the colours the words are written in aloud as quickly as possible. If you make a mistake then name the colour again.

Your score will be the number of seconds that it takes you to name all the colours. Ignore what the word says.

Click HERE to start the Stroop experiment. The first screen will show you the colours that you will need to name.

PERSONALITY

Click HERE to view your personality results.

SCATTER GRAPHS

Click HERE to look at scatter graphs of your results.