Researchers from the UQ School of Psychology are seeking older adults to help them better understand how the ability to interpret specific types of social information, as well as some aspects of memory, are affected by a range of clinical disorders.

To understand if these abilities are affected, they need to assess a non-clinical comparison group. Participation in this study will involve completing a single testing session of approximately three to four hours duration. During the session, you will be asked to complete paper based and computerised measures that tap into these and related abilities.

You'll receive:

You will receive $80 to cover travel expenses and for participation in the study.

Eligibility:

  1. Aged 45 years or older;
  2. A native English speaker, or have a high level of English proficiency;
  3. No current/previous diagnosis of a psychiatric illness (e.g. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, on-going issues that have required recent hospitalization or continuing treatment by a psychologist/psychiatrist);
  4. No neurological disease or neurological development disorder (e.g. Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease);
  5. No current or past brain trauma (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury);
  6. No substance abuse (e.g. alcoholism); and
  7. No other illness that may impact day-to-day functioning and engagement with activities (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome).

Register your interest:

For more information or to participate please contact Sarah Coundouris via s.coundouris@uq.edu.au or 0448 833 569.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2018001920]