School of Psychology

Female participants needed - 'The effect of consuming a mid-morning snack on mood throughout the day'. £30 for participation.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to take part in a study examining the effect of consuming a mid-morning snack on mood throughout the day.

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • ?Female
  • Aged between 18-55 years
  • Body Mass Index 18.5-30kg/m2

Volunteers will be required to:

  • Attend the research unit for a morning measurement session during which height, weight, waist circumference, body composition (fat mass, fat free mass and percentage body fat) and resting metabolic rate will be measured. This session will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • ??Attend the research unit across three days to consume your breakfast, lunch and dinner- all food will be provided. You will however be free to leave the research unit in between meals. You will also be asked to complete ratings of mood and appetite throughout the day.

All sessions will take place in the Human Appetite Research Unit in the School of Psychology.

Volunteers will be compensated £30 on completion of all study procedures.

If you would like more information please contact Sophie Hollingworth to request a participant information sheet with further details about the project. If you are interested in taking part, please complete a brief online screening questionnaire to determine eligibility.  A researcher will contact you shortly.

This research is subject to ethical guidelines set out by the British Psychological Society and has received ethical approval (Ref: 15-0122, date approved: 23-April-2015). This research is funded by A.B.California. The Principle Investigator of this research is Dr. Graham Finlayson.

  • Contact: Sophie Hollingworth - Email:
  • Ethical approval reference number: 15-0122
  • Closing date for participants: 31 July 2015