There are several research projects ongoing in the lab that require research volunteers. Many of these are on-line studies that are open to people anywhere in the world, whereas others are specifically for people living in particular countries such as Norway. We have a several studies, such as the experimental studies, that require you to visit the lab and participate in person. Some offer a chance to win gift cards.

Please follow the links below to find out more about current research projects and whether you qualify as a participant. We would appreciate it if you share the links too!


Current Research Projects

Experimental studies

Personality, Decision Making, and Well-Being

How does your personality influence your decisions, and how is this related to your well-being? You are invited to participate in a research study about how your personality is related to your thoughts, feelings and reactions to a decision-making task , and in turn your general health and well-being. The research study is open to students 18 and over, takes only 30 to 45 minutes to complete and your responses will be confidential.

For participating you will be given a chance to win a $50 grocery gift card.

If you are interested in participating and wish to book an apppointment, or for more information, please email: siroisresearch@ubishops.ca


Personality and the Future Self

Your future self is the "you" that will exist at some point in the future. We invite you to participate in a research study about how your self-perceptions are related to how you think about your future self and upcoming important tasks and goals, and in turn your general health and well-being. The research study is open to students 18 and over, takes only 30 to 45 minutes to complete and your responses will be confidential.

For participating you will be given a chance to win a $50 grocery gift card.

If you are interested in participating and wish to book an apppointment, or for more information, please email: siroisresearch@ubishops.ca


Self-Perceptions and Taste Preferences

We are conducting a study on how people's self-perceptions influence their taste preferences! Complete a survey while sampling free food like milkshakes, cookies, bagels or muffins! This study is open to students aged 18 and over. Participate in this study and you could win gift cards (First prize: $100. Second prize: $50).

Please email the Health and Well-Being Lab (siroisresearch@ubishops.ca) to book your appointment.


Online studies

Personality, Volitional Control, and Health

How is your personality related to your willpower? Willpower, or volitional control, is an important quality that can play a key role in behaviours including those related to maintaining health. The aim of this study is to explore how a measure of volitional control relates to different personality characteristics and health-related outcomes. This online survey is open to adults 18 and over, takes only 10-15 minutes to complete and your responses will be anonymous. For participating you will be given a chance to win a $50 gift card to an online bookstore.

If you are interested in participating, or for more information please visit the study site: www.ubishops.ca/VCIStudy


Attitudes Towards Health Care and Health Care Choices Study

Researchers from Bishop's University in Canada and the Arctic University of Norway are looking for participants to complete an online research survey on attitudes towards health and health-care choices

If you are interested in participating, or for more information please visit the study site: Health Care Choices Study

Studie om holdninger til helseomsorg og valg knyttet til helseomsorg

Forskere fra Bishop's universitet i Canada og UiT Norges arktiske universitet søker deltakere for å gjennomføre en online spørreundersøkelse om holdninger til helse og valg knyttet til helseomsorg.


Self-perceptions, Personality and Chronic Illness Study

Do you have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or High Blood Pressure (hypertension)? Has living with your health condition affected how you see yourself? We are looking for people with any of these health conditions to participate in a research survey to help answer these questions. For participating you will be given a chance to win one of six $50 gift cards to an online bookstore.

If you are interested in participating, or for more information please visit the study site: Self and Illness Study


MEN ONLY: Male Body Image and Muscularity

We're looking for men aged 18 plus to participate in this study on perceptions of male body image and muscularity. Your responses will be anonymous. By taking part in the study you can also be entered in a draw for a prize, to win one of the 50$ prepaid visa cards. The study is available in English and French.

If you are interested in participating, or for more information please visit the study site: Male Body Image and Muscularity Study

en francais: Perceptions physiques chez les hommes


WOMEN ONLY: Possible Selves and Health Behaviours

How does thinking about a possible future self affect your health behaviours now? We're looking for women aged 18 to 65 to participate in this study. Your responses will be anonymous and for participating you will be helping out a current Bishop's University honours student with her research.

If you are interested in participating, or for more information please visit the study site: Possible Selves & Health Study


Self-Perceptions and Aging Study

How do you feel about your body and aging? And do these self-perceptions influence your health and well-being? Complete the online survey and you will be given a chance to win one of four gift cards (one $100 and three $75 gift cards) to a spa to enjoy!

L'image de soi et le vieillissement

Comment évaluez-vous votre propre corps? Quelles sont vos attitudes face au vieillissement? Et comment ces perceptions de vous-même influencent votre état de santé et bien-être? Complétez le questionnaire en ligne et vous pouvez gagner l'une des quatre carte-cadeaux (une carte d'une valeur de 100$ et trois cartes d'une valeur de 75$ chacune) à faire tirer pour un spa!


Future Self Study Which self is most important to you when you make your day to day choices? Past, present or future self, or all? Help us answer this question and win one of two $50 gift cards to an online bookstore for your future self to enjoy!


Looking for more online psychology research? There are links to many more studies here: Online Psychology Research


Past Research Projects