A new study led by PhD candidate Tessa Clarkson from UQ's School of Psychology is exploring how we engage with our immediate surroundings and everyday objects, and how our relationship with our surroundings may change as we age.

Participants will interact with objects that are used in everyday life and make decisions about them.

Participants will be required to attend UQ's St Lucia campus for 45-60 minutes to complete three questionnaires followed by a computerised shopping game.

Participant benefits:

All participants will receive a $20 Myer gift card.

Onsite parking will be free.


  • 65-85 years of age
  • English speaking
  • No history of neurological disorders, psychiatric or cerebrovascular conditions
  • Good movement
  • Good/corrected vision
  • Good physical health.

Register your interest:

Interested participants should get in touch with Tessa Clarkson via email t.clarkson@uq.edu.au or +61 478 156 595.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019001659]