Participants required to either truthfully, or falsely, recall a memorable event

In each session, participants will be asked to fill out a pre-interview questionnaire and then will either be asked to truthfully recall a memorable event or to lie and pretend that they experienced an event they did not. In the third session, they will complete a post-interview questionnaire and then be debriefed about the study. Participants do not need to prepare anything in advance.  

Students requiring participant pool credits will receive 2 course credits. Other participants will be paid £30.

Additionally, if participants are convincing, they will be entered into a draw to win one of three prizes up to £150. The first prize is £150, the second prize is £75, and the third prize is £50. An entry will be given at each time a participant is convincing, thus they potentially have three entries into the draw.

Volunteers must be

  • Age: Above the age of 18
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

More information

Dates: 01 October 2019 - 31 March 2020

Duration: Three sessions; each session will be one week apart and will take 40 minutes

Location: King Henry building - Department of Psychology

If you would like more information, contact Haneen Deeb at


This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: SFEC 2019-063