Interested in taking part in a psychology experiment?

November 16, 2016

The Affect and Cognition research cluster at Massey University is looking for participants to take part in an experiment on perception and behaviour. In the experiment, you’ll be asked to complete a series of writing tasks and general knowledge questions, which all up should only take about 20 minutes. The experiment will take place in a computer lab on campus, at a time arranged to suit you.

If you participate, you’ll receive a $10 voucher as a thank-you for participation (this will be an MTA voucher for students in Palmerston North, and a Westfield voucher for students in Albany). We will also send you a summary of our findings when our study is completed (in early to mid 2017).

To participate, you need to be:

  • A current university student
  • Aged between 18 and 24
  • Able to travel to the Massey University campus (either Albany or Manawatu).

This is a great chance to see how real psychological research is conducted, and we’d really like to have you on board!

If you wish to participate or find out more information, please email us at: (if you’re in Auckland); or (if you’re in Palmerston North).


Pakiri pic

Pictured: The Pakiri lab, where students at Auckland will complete the experiment.

Ethics notification:

Concerns about this project may be raised with the primary investigator Dr. Michael Philipp by telephone at 06 951 8086 or email at This project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently, it has not been reviewed by one of the University’s Human Ethics Committees. The researcher named in this document is responsible for the ethical conduct of this research. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you want to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Dr Brian Finch, Director (Research Ethics), email

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