The influence of psychological factors on subjective appraisal of memory performance: an experimental study

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
1 hour
State of study
All States

This study aims to improve our understanding of how psychological factors affect memory in older adults. We are looking at a number of psychological variables which may influence a persons objective and perceived memory performance. This study sits within the wider body of literature which seeks to build knowledge of factors which indicate possible future cognitive decline and may be useful in development of early interventions.

This study is suitable for you if you are above the age of 65, are comfortable with the everyday use of a computer and have access to a computer with an internet connection.

Participation in this study will involve a brief phone call, which will take no more than 5 minutes. If you are eligible for this study you will then be sent a link through which you can complete the experiment on your computer at home. Participation should take no more than an hour in total.

Further information

If you wish to participate, or would like to find out further information, please contact researcher Hilary Farmer at [email protected] We are very excited about this project and really look forward to hearing from you!

The study has been approved by the Psychology, Health and Applied Sciences Human Ethics Sub-Committe (The University of Melbourne), approval number 2056780.

Study Address
Full Name
Hilary Farmer
The University of Melbourne
Phone Number
0431 374 129