Request for study participants

Originally posted on 23 May 2018

We’ve been contacted by a researcher from Uclan, who is running a study comparing sceptics and believers in the paranormal. So far, they have many believers and not enough sceptics (which I think we can all relate to). Have a read of the advert below and get in touch of you’re interested in participating:

If you are aged over 18, I would like to invite you to take part in a research project which I am undertaking as part of a Psychology PhD at the University of Central Lancashire.

The study will investigate what people report hearing when listening to sound clips where it is unclear what is being heard. It will look at connections between a number of different personality measures and characteristics, and see if these affect what people report hearing.

The questionnaires used in the study cover a broad range of topics, which include attitudes and belief in the paranormal and life after death, religion, loneliness, mood, drug use, and other possibly sensitive subjects.

You should be aware that this study does focus on themes concerning the paranormal and life after death, and if you think this amy upset you, you may not wish to participate.

If you are interested in taking part, or would just like to know more, please email Ann Winsper (study researcher) on arwinsper@uclan.ac.uk for further information. The study supervisor is Moke Eslea, whi can be contacted at MJEslea@uclan.ac.uk