Digital Diaries Study

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We invite you to take part in the Digital Diaries study. The study is run by the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) Group based at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Ilina Singh. It is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

1. What is the study about?
This is a study about what young people consider to be ‘good/right’ and ‘bad/wrong’ in their daily lives. We are also interested in how these situations make young people feel.

2. Why am I invited?
You are invited to participate because you are aged between 12 and 18. We are inviting about 300 young people to take part.

3. What will I be asked to do? 
You will receive mobile texts for 5 days with questions about your personality and emotions (Day 1) and good or bad everyday experiences (Days 2-5). Each survey takes less than 5 min!

4. What are the benefits?
As a thank you for taking part, you will receive a Amazon book voucher at the end of the last survey.

Participants generally find it interesting to reflect on their personal experiences. The study also gives you the chance to learn about and contribute to psychological research.


To be involved, enter your details in the online form below, or contact Please note, if you are between 12-15, you will also need to provide a parent/guardian consent form.