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Research opportunity for mums with teens aged 16 to 17 years!

Receive up to $250 in gift cards!


Pearson Clinical is conducting a study about cognition, memory, and daily living skills. They are inviting young people aged 16-17 years from anywhere in Australia to participate. To take part, the parents of the young person must not have completed a university degree.

What is this study about?

The aim of this study is to develop three new tests called the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-5), Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-5), and the Texas Functional Living Scale (TFLS-2).

The WAIS-5 is a test of cognitive skills, such as problem solving. The WMS-5 is a test of memory and learning. The TFLS-2 is a test of practical skills, such as communicating and telling time.

Because these tests were first developed in the United States, the Pearson Team needs to ensure they give accurate results for Australians. To do this, the researchers invite people aged 16 to 90 from across the country to take the tests so they can understand how people typically perform.

What’s involved in the study?

Participation involves three sessions. Session 1 takes 2 to 3.5 hours, session 2 takes 1 to 2 hours, and session 3 takes 30 minutes. Participants will do problem solving tasks, memory tasks, puzzles, answer knowledge questions, and practical tasks, such as telling time and counting money.

As a thank you, each participant receives a $100 gift card for session 1, a $100 gift card for session 2, and a $50 gift card for session 3!
The gift card is provided through Gift Pay and is a flexible card that can be spent at a range of different stores. Click here to see the options.

To find out more and apply, visit

If invited to take part, Pearson will connect you with a psychologist in your area to complete the study sessions.

The study has been open to participants whose parents have completed different qualifications. However, as the study is close to the end, there are now only spots available for participants whose parents have not completed a university degree. This study is open to participants aged 16 to 90 years, however, at this stage there are now only limited spots available for people aged 18+ years

This study has been approved by the St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC Reference Number: HREC A 252/21).

For further questions, you can contact the Pearson Team at


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