Take part in a research study investigating depression

We're investigating how people process information about themselves and whether this is linked to depression symptoms. Sign up to take part in this research.

Differences in how people process information about the self have been associated with low mood. We are interested in investigating these differences to understand whether they are important in the maintenance and development of depression.

Take part

We are looking for participants:

  • aged 18 to 65
  • fluent in written and spoken English

People with and without depression can take part.

The deadline for signing up to the study is 2 September 2019.

What’s involved in the study

We will ask you to attend two testing sessions, that will last between 60 to 90 minutes.

You will complete some tasks on the computer to measure self-referential processing, and some questionnaires to measure your mood.

Benefits of taking part

You will receive £20 for taking part, plus some additional money depending on task performance (a maximum of an additional £13).


All personal information will be stored separately to any information collected as part of this study. Data will be anonymised through the use of unique participant IDs. Any personal information will be destroyed 1 year after the end of the study.

The study has received ethics approval 1.

Contact us

Contact us if you would like to be involved in this study.

1 This research project has been approved by the Department of Psychology Ethics Committee (number 18-167).