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The Influence of Mood on Cognitive Functioning

I am Dahlia Raz, a third year psychology undergraduate. I am requesting your participation in a study regarding thinking habits and your current mood, specifically looking at depressive symptoms. This will involve completion of a series of questionnaires. Personal information will not be released to or viewed by anyone other than researchers involved in this project.  Results of this study will not include your name or any other identifying characteristics. Your participation is voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at any time.

We have tried to ensure that the questions in this study do not cause any distress. However, it is not uncommon to experience some anxieties or concerns when completing questionnaires of a personal nature. If participating in this study raises any issues for you, we recommend that you contact one of the following resources. 

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Further information for students:

If you have any further questions before completing the study please contact me, Dahlia Raz, at


You will need to indicate that you have understood this information before you can continue. You must also be aged over 16 to participate. By ticking the box at the bottom of this page, you are consenting to participate in this survey.

Statement of Consent

I have read and understood the information about this study.  In consenting, I understand that my legal rights are not affected. I also understand that data collected as part of this research will be kept confidential and that published results will maintain that confidentiality. I finally understand that if I have any questions about my rights as a participant in this research, or if I feel that I have been placed at risk, I may contact the chair of the Ethics Committee, Psychology, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK. Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 4663, email