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What is involved?

We are looking for:

  • Female and male children and adolescents aged between 9-18 years
  • If possible, we would like to meet with and interview their parents or carers
  • We are recruiting young people across the spectrum of disruptive behaviour, from those who never get into trouble to those who are repeatedly excluded from school


The research normally involves:

  • 2-4 visits to the University lasting about 2-4 hours each (6 hours in total is the norm)
  • Completing IQ tests
  • Interviews and questionnaires with children and their parents or carers
  • Computerised tasks assessing facial recognition and learning
  • Brain imaging scans and tasks (optional)
  • Completing a task looking at how young people handle stressful situations (optional)


Why take part in the study?


  • Will be reimbursed for their time
  • Will be reimbursed for their travel and parking costs
  • Will receive a picture of their brain if taking part in the brain imaging study
  • Will receive the results of their IQ tests if they want this information
  • Will gain an insight into how scientific research happens
  • Will help us to help other children and adolescents in the future



  • Will be offered the opportunity to meet with the research team at their local site to discuss the project and its aims, and potentially organise public talks
  • Will get the chance to talk with their pupils about scientific research and mental health issues
  • Will help us to help children and adolescents in the future





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