Memory competition

University of Lincoln, Social psychology

This study should last around 45 minutes. It requires you to take part in a memory competition and fill in a questionnaire. During this study, you will take part in a memory competition. A series of digits will be shown and you have to remember them. The player who recalls most in the correct order wins. You have the chance to interfere with the performance of your opponent. Your opponent may do the same to you. After taking part in the competition, you are asked to complete a questionnaire about your behaviour in daily life to supply some information. This study only takes basic demographic information (age and gender) and it is totally anonymous. No sensitive information is required in this study. This study does not record any video or audio.

Your Impact

Your participation will help to understand humans’ memory and competitiveness, which is the topic of my PhD in psychology. Since the experiment requires you to compete remotely with other participants and your opponents may affect your chances to win the competition, you may experience some discomfort during the experiment, for example if another participant takes digits from you. We expect such discomfort to be very mild, but you can leave the experiment at any time if you feel too uncomfortable.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 16 years old

Study Tasks



This study has been approved by Human Ethics Committee (PR) at 25th August 2020 (reference 2020_3614)


Social psychology

Activity and Time



Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

45 minutes total, 1 session



Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Sep 28, 2020

Earn $2