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Participants sought for study into creative thinking in older adults


A Leeds Beckett University researcher is seeking participants in a new study to explore creative thinking in healthy older adults.

Leeds Beckett University Portland Building

Halima Ahmed, a Psychology PhD student in the School of Social Sciences at Leeds Beckett, is investigating the impact of memory on creative thinking abilities in healthy ageing. She is inviting healthy adults, aged between 60 and 80, to take part in a series of fun creative thinking tasks to inform the first stage of her study. 

Halima said: “Previous research suggests that there may be a particular pattern of cognitive abilities that aid the maintenance of creative thinking in older adults, particularly memory and memory-related processes. My project aims to investigate the impact of certain types of memory on creative thinking abilities in healthy ageing. 

“At the moment, I am looking for participants to inform the first stage of my study; however, if they are interested, they will also be able to sign up to future studies where aspects of memory will be introduced to the activities.”

Participants will be invited in to the University for a 40-minute, one-on-one, session with Halima. During the session, they will take part in some fun, pen-and-paper, tasks. All participants will receive a £10 high street shopping voucher as a thank you for taking part in the research. 

To take part, please contact Halima on or 0113 812 2404.

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