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Research Grade eye tracking and psychophysiology equipment

The lab is home to a range of eye tracking and psychophysiology monitoring kit that can be used by staff and dissertation students.

As part of the strategic research development of the School of Applied Social Science, the lab is very interested in making innovative partnerships with other Schools in the University of Brighton using the cutting edge research grade equipment equipment outlined below.

This presentation outlines the equipment in general.

Here is more information on the specific equipment:

Mobile eye tracker (SMI RED250 mobile) This is a screen-based  laptop sized eye tracker capable of measuring eye movements, fixation duration and pupilometry.
Eye tracking glasses (SMI ETG) This is a wearable and totally mobile eye tracker capable of measuring the scene viewed by the participant, the participant’s gaze within the scene and the audio present at the time.
Psychophysiology monitoring equipment (BioPac MP160 with BioNomadix wireless recorders)  This allows static measurement of blood pressure and response monitoring, and wireless monitoring of EEG, ECG, EMG, Pulse Rate and EDA (see presentation above for more info.

If you are a researcher from another School in the University of Brighton and would like to explore using the equipment in a partnership please note that any  partnership must meet the following criteria:

  • Professional level research;
  • Not speculative;
  • Pilot project, with the aim to lead to a research grant application;
  • Health related proposals are particularly welcome.

External partners will be allocated a member of SASS research staff who will work with the external partner to take the work forwards. Please note that the equipment, lab and psychology technician are provided primarily for psychology students and staff, and that equipment and support can only be accessed between May and November (when the lab is not being used for dissertation data collection).

Please speak to Joe the psychology technician if you want to explore using this equipment.

Free measures for dissertations

This page contains information on a range of measures (psychometric tests) freely available to psychology students, and the formats in which they are available. Please note this is a guide only and is not intended to be a definitive list. You are strongly  encouraged to read the academic papers that accompany the tests and read around these to make sure the test is right for your purposes.

Your choice of measure should be discussed with your supervisor. Your supervisor must approve the measures you intend to use before you use them to collect data. If the questionnaire you need is accessible only by contacting the author, you must check with your supervisor before doing so.  At the end of the page are links to other databases that contain many more measures if you can’t find what you are looking for here.

Links will take you direct to online resources. Please remember to reference these correctly if you use them. Please click here to contact a psychology technician, or speak to your supervisor.

Where tests are marked with an asterisk (*) these are paper copies subject to copyright and held in the psychology lab store – if you would like to use any of these you will need to get approval from your supervisor.

If you would like to use a published test not on this list, or would like to add a test to the list, please do contact a psychology technician.

  • Activism – The Activism Orientation Scale (AOS) – The questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Anger – The Clinical Anger Scale – Questionnaire is freely available on this website with background info in this article.
  • Anxiety (state and trait) – Spielberger State-Trait anxiety inventory for adults – Copyright: 1 printed manual and 13 “Form Y1” and 12 “Form Y2” held in the psychology lab store*
  • Aspects of Identity – The Aspects of Identity Questionnaire – The questionnaire is freely available on this website.
  • Attitudes Towards Self – The Attitudes Towards Self (ATS) Questionnaire – The questionnaire is freely available on this website.
  • Attraction Tactics – Mate Attraction Tactics – The questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Belief in Good Luck – The Belief in Good Luck Scale – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Belonging – Need to Belong Scale – The questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • “Big 5” Personality traits (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism) – This is freely available for research purposes from the author’s website, here.
  • Body Anxiety – Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) – The questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Body Attitudes (men) – Male Body Attitudes Scale (MBAS) – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Body Awareness – The Body Awareness Questionnaire – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Body Esteem (women and men) – The Body Esteem Scale – Information on the scale and relevant publications is available here, you will need to email the authors (details in the link) to use the scale.
  • Body Shape (women and men) – The Body Shape Questionnaire – The questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Coping style – The Coping Styles Questionnaire for Social Situations – The questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Curiosity – Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI) – The questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Depression – University Students’ Depression Inventory (USDI) – This article contains the factor analysis of the USDI – use the Methods section and the table with final 30 factors to re-build the questionnaire.
  • Depression, Anxiety and Stress – Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale (DASS) – long version (42 items) of the questionnaire can be found here with background info in this article. Short version (21 items) is freely available here with background discussed in this article. Use this source to cite both versions of DASS.
  • Dieting – The Dieting Beliefs Scale – The questionnaire and background is available here, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Disagreement – Tolerance for Disagreement Scale (TFD) – Questionnaire is freely available here.
  • Eating – Eating Attitudes Test (EAT26) – The questionnaire is freely available here with background information in this article.
  • Emotional Intelligence – The Emotional Intelligence Scale – The questionnaire and background is available here, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Empathy – Toronto Empathy Questionnaire (TEQ) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Empathy – Empathy Quotient for Adults – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Environment – ALPHA Measure of Environmental Perceptions – Questionnaire and background info is freely available here.
  • Environment – Environmental Attitudes – Questionnaire and background info can be found in this article.
  • Ethical Position – Ethics Position Questionnaire (EPQ) –  Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Facebook Use – The Facebook Intensity Scale (FBI) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background information in this article.
  • Family Distress – The Brief Family Distress Scale – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Family Life – The Satisfaction with Family Life Scale – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Fear of being found out – Imposterism Scale – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Flourishing – The Flourishing Scale measures an individual’s self-perceived success in areas such as relationships, self-esteem, purpose and optimism – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Friendship – The Friendship Questionnaire – The questionnaire and background is available here, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Friendship (costs and benefits) – Costs and Benefits of Friendship Questionnaire – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Friendship – McGill Friendship Questionnaire – Respondent’s Affection (MFQ-RA) – questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Future Consequences – Consideration of Future Consequences Scale (CFC14) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Food preoccupation – Food Preoccupation Questionnaire – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Gratitude – The Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ-6) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Happiness – The Subjective Happiness Scale – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Homophobia – The Homophobia Scale (HS) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Identity – Aspects of Identity Questionnaire (AIQ-IV) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Jealousy (infidelity) – Jealousy Instrument – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Job Satisfaction – The Work Locus of Control Scale – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Lesbian and Gay Human Rights support – Support for Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Scale (SLGHR) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual identity – The Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale (LGBIS) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Likability – Reysen Likability Scale – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Love and breaking up – Love Schemas Scale – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Love attitudes – Love Attitudes Scale: Short Form – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Meaning of Life – The Meaning of Life Questionnaire – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Mood – Brief Mood Introspection Scale – the questionnaire and background info is freely available here.
  • Music Preferences – Short Test of Music Preference (STOMP) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Nature – The Connectedness to Nature Scale, a measure of individuals’ feeling in community with nature – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Narcissism – Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale – Questionnaire and is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Optimism – The Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Pain – This journal article provides full details and assessments of 7 measures to assess pain, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Panic Attacks – The Panic Attack Questionnaire – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Passionate Love – The Passionate Love Scale (PLS) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Personal Development – Personal Growth Initiative Scale (PGIS-II) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Physical Activity and Sport Anxiety – Physical Activity and Sport Anxiety Scale (PASAS) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Pregnancy Experience – Pregnancy Experience Scale – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • PTSD – Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ) – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Purpose in life – Life Engagement Test (LET) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Quality of Life – The Global Quality of Life Scale (GQOL) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Racism – This journal article provides full details and assessments of 34 measures to assess racism/discrimination, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Relationships – Friendship and Relationship Quotient – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Religious Commitment – The Religious Commitment Inventory (RCI-10) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Repetitive Thinking – Repetitive Thinking Questionnaire – Assesses repetitive thinking and rumination such as cognitive avoidance, thought suppression, metacognitions and thought control strategies – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Rorschach Inkblot Test – The lab has an original copy of the Rorschach Inkblot test and interpretation manual which is available from the psychology lab store*
  • Satisfaction with life – The Satisfaction with Life Scale – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Self-Consciousness – Self-Consciousness Scale (SCS-R) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Self-Criticism – Attitudes to Self (ATS) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Self-esteem – The Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (SES) – The questionnaire is freely available on this website.
  • Self-esteem – Collective Self-Esteem Scale – Questionnaire with background information in freely available here.
  • Self-portrayal – Negative Self-Portrayal Scale – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Separation Anxiety – Adult Separation Anxiety Tool (ASA-27) – questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Sexual Attitudes – Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Sexual Desire – Sexual Desire Inventory – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Sexual Likes and Dislikes – Sexual Self-Disclosure Questionnaire – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Shyness – Shyness Scale (SS) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Sleep-related worry – The Anxiety and Preoccupation about Sleep Questionnaire (APSQ) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Social Anxiety – Social Anxiety In University Students – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Social Anxiety – Social Anxiety Questionnaire for Adults (SAQ-30) – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Social Phobia – Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN) – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Social Phobia and Anxiety – MHS Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory – Copyright: 1 printed manual and 24 test booklets held in the psychology lab store*
  • Social Support – The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Social Support – Social Support Inventory – this article contains factor analysis of the inventory. Use the Methods section and the table with final factors to re-build the questionnaire.
  • Spiritual Connections – The Spiritual Connection Questionnaire (SCQ48) assesses the experience of a “sense of connection” with the universe, people, nature and places. The questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Sport – Sport Emotion Questionnaire (SEQ) measures pre-competitive anger, anxiety, dejection, excitement, and happiness. Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article.
  • Strength of emotions – The Affect Intensity Measure (AIM)  measures how strongly an individual experiences emotion – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Stress – The Perceived Stress Scale – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article.
  • Stress and PTSD – The Impact of Events Scale – The questionnaire can be freely downloaded from numerous sites, including here.
  • Systematising – Systematising Quotient – Questionnaire is freely available here with background info in this article. 
  • Teasing about physical appearance – The Perception of Teasing Scale (POTS) – The questionnaire and background is available in this journal article, you may need to access this via the library computers.
  • Temptations to drink – Temptations to Drink Instrument – Questionnaire is freely available here with background in this article.
  • Violence – Attitudes towards (male and female) dating violence – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.
  • Worry – Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) – Questionnaire and background is freely available here.

Other databases of measures by subject:

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the list above, these websites also contain a wealth of free, validated measures:

  • Autism – The Autism Research Centre has a wide range of freely available tests related to autism and aspergers syndrome in children and adults.
  • Drug/alcohol related – The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction maintains the Evaluation Instruments Bank (EIB) which is an online archive of freely available instruments for evaluating drug-related interventions. This also includes wellbeing/self esteem instruments.
  • Health psychology -The Falmer library has a paper copy of “Measures in health psychology: a user’s portfolio” which contains a number of measures under the following themes: pain and pain behaviours, stress, emotion and life events, coping, social support, health status and health related quality of life, illness, symptoms, disability and recovery, expectations and experience of healthcare, individual and demographic differences, causal and control beliefs, beliefs and knowledge about health and illness and health-related behaviour.
  • More Social Science – Many of the measures in the list above come from the Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS). This contains over 500 free tests for collecting data from across the social sciences on a wide range of topics (e.g. autism, health, pain). If you can’t see what you would like in the list above you would do well to search the MIDSS more fully.
  • Psychological tests for student use – York University has a selection of free measures here.
  • Psychotherapy – A good website for free psychotherapy worksheets can be found here, with many free worksheets on depression, anxiety, anger management, stress reduction, self-esteem, groups, individuals, couples, adults, teens, children, CBT, DBT, ACT, PTSD, OCD, BPD.

Looking to do a perception or cognition experiment? The lab can offer software PsyCog, which contains a number of freely available, ready built psychology experiments. See the Table of Content on this website to get an overview of what’s available.

If you find any of the measures on these or other sites useful please let a psychology technician know, so they can add them to the list.

Want to produce an academic poster?

PosterThe psychology lab and the computers in the Falmer Library all have Microsoft Publisher, which is an easy way to quickly create professional looking academic posters like the one above, which was created by one of our Level 6 students for the 2016 BUDS conference. If you would like a demo of Microsoft Publisher, please ask Joe the psychology technician. The lab has produced a short guide which can be used to set up Microsoft Publisher for producing an academic poster and helps you understand some of the key features. The guide also contains links to more information. The guide can be downloaded by clicking here.

Further support on Microsoft Publisher can be found on Microsoft’s website, here.

Software for QUALITATIVE analysis – Nvivo.

Nvivo is qualitative analysis software developed by QSR International. All of the lab’s computers have Nvivo installed on them, and it is also available on the library computers. If you would like a demo of Nvivo please speak to Joe the Psychology Technician.

A short presentation introducing Nvivo can be found here. If you’d like a step by step guide to help you explore some of Nvivo’s basic features in your own time, please find a computer with Nvivo installed, and download the worksheet here.

Full details of Nvivo can be found on the manufacturer’s website, here.

Supporting the Transforming Sexuality and Gender Research Cluster

The Transforming Sexuality and Gender Research cluster brings together a cross-college group of researchers who are conducting research related to LGBTQ lives; sex, sexuality and health; gender and sexuality in childhood; promoting transformative research the use of participatory and creative methods.

The research cluster has funded the Creative Methods Lab and also a range of creative and visual methods resources, which include Lego and a wide range of craft materials. The cluster has funded GoPro cameras, wearable cameras, movable cameras, a BlackMagic Cinema camera, and a suite of image and movie editing software and hardware. Details of some of the equipment can be found here. Members of the cluster can obtain further information about exactly what is available and book the equipment by contacting Joe the psychology technician.

PhD students and researchers – Creative Methods in Sexuality and Gender Workshop

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The lab is purchasing some new cinema-quality camcorders and accessories that can be booked by psychology staff and students. If they arrive in time, I’ll be using these to record this workshop here at the Falmer campus, on 3 July. If you are  a PhD student or researcher in the field you might like to attend, it looks really interesting! If you would like to sign up or obtain more details please click here. Here is the description of the workshop:

“Want to explore beyond well-used methods that reproduce well-established stories about sex, gender, sexuality and relating? Fancy yourself doing modelling, bad sex writing or as a deep thinker, visual artist or ‘craftivist’?  Read on!

Creative research methods can yield narratives different from and phenomenologically richer than interviews, focus groups and surveys. When doing public engagement and dissemination, creative methods can help people think differently about sex, gender, sexuality and relations/relating to challenge popular/media representations.

Having been successfully hosted by the Open University, University of Manchester and Coventry University this half-day FREE event is hosted by the University of Brighton.”