Current Studies

Social Information Processing and Decision Making in Adolescence

We are recruiting young people aged 11-16 to take part in this study investigating the ways that different kinds of information influence decision-making and behaviour in young people. The study will involve listening to a short audio recording (walking her through a thinking exercise), completing a simple cognitive task on a computer, and filling out some questionnaires. We expect it will take about an hour, and will pay participants £10 for their time. 

If you would like more information and/or are interested in taking part, please email Cait Griffin at

MYRIAD: Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence

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 Jovita Leung at

Study start date: September, 2016