Investigating the effects of nature-related sounds and images on the mood of adolescents

We are looking for young people aged 13 – 17 years to take part in an online study.

We are looking for young people to take part in an online study. You must be:

    • 13 – 17 years old
    • Understand and speak fluent English
    • Have access to the internet and a digital device

Taking part involves completing a few questionnaires about mood as well as listening to nature-related sounds and/or viewing nature-related images.

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This study has received ethical approval by the University of Reading Research Ethics Committee (2021-073-SC)

Before you decide whether to take part there are a few things you should know:

  • Taking part in this research is completely voluntary;
  • Your photograph(s) may be used in future research and therapies;
  • Copyright to your photograph(s) will remain with you, therefore we can only accept photographs that you hold copyright for;
  • Both your photo and your comments about why you find your photo soothing may be made available for public view. However, please be assured that we will not disclose your name or contact information;
  • We reserve the right to edit comments or not publish any photos deemed unsuitable for general public viewing;
  • We cannot guarantee to display your photo in our online public gallery, but please be assured that your photo will be included in our main database and will make an important contribution to research and psychotherapy in the future;
  • We will ask you for consent when you submit your photo and comments but will not ask you for your consent again in the future for use in relevant therapy and research.
  • If you are under 16 years, you will need to confirm that you have asked your parent or guardian if you can take part.

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Wednesday 27-10-21

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We are grateful to have received funding from the following organisations.