Current Studies

The Development of Social Learning 
Project Status: Starting in May 2018

This study looks at how young people learn about social information and whether we can improve social learning through online training. We hope to use this study to help us design a potential prevention training to help young people regulate their emotions to function well academically and stay mentally healthy.

We are looking to recruit 120 young people aged 11-18 years. The study involves:

  • An assessment session, which will take approximately 1.5 hours. You will be asked to completed some short computer-based tasks and some questionnaires. 
  • Then, you will be asked to train on some tasks online for 14 days. 
  • After the online training, there will be another assessment session, followed with an online follow-up questionnaire one month later. 

If you would like more information and/or are interested in taking part, please email Dr Susanne Schweizer ( or Jovita Leung ( 

MYRIAD: Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence

Project Status: Ongoing

The MYRIAD study, run by research teams at UCL, the Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit at 
Cambridge and the University of Oxford, is a project investigating whether teaching mindfulness and resilience in schools in beneficial to young people's well-being and cognitive control (e.g. planning, multitasking and decision-making).

The study compares the effectiveness of two different school-based SEL curricula - .b (dot-be) and Student Success Skills (SSS). We are looking to partner with schools in and around London that have a group, or several groups, of interested young people (Years 7-11) who would like to participate in our study. 

Further information about the study, click here.

If you would like more information and/or are interested in joining our school database to be contacted in the future, please email at