This study is now closed

This study aims to better understand the relationship between naturally occurring testosterone levels and social cognition.

We are looking for people aged between 18-35 years to take part in a single testing session at The University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

If you decide to participate, you will be required to provide a sample of saliva, and complete some tasks that assess your ability to understand social and emotional information. You will also be asked to provide some basic demographic information and complete some brief questionnaires.

The testing session will take no more than 1 hour to complete. Because hormone levels change throughout the day, all testing sessions are scheduled between the hours of 11am and 3pm.

Please note that to ensure your safety, we will be following strict health and safety guidelines that have been put in place by the School of Psychology. This includes disinfecting all surfaces before each testing session, maintaining good hand hygiene, and ensuring appropriate physical distancing.

Participant benefits:

All participants will receive a $20 Coles Myer Gift Card on completion of the testing session.  


  • English must be your first language
  • You cannot be currently taking any oral contraceptives or steroids
  • You cannot be currently pregnant
  • You cannot be a current smoker
  • You cannot be undergoing hormone replacement therapy
  • Cannot have a neurological or psychiatric disorder
  • Cannot have an immune, cardiovascular, metabolic or kidney disorder
  • Cannot have any signs or symptoms of a cold or infection.

Register your interest:

Please email Jess Mead to register your interest for this study.

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019000500]