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Project Soothe

Main Project Information
Presented By University of Edinburgh
Goal To evaluate the soothing images submitted to our research.
Task Rating sets of images for their soothability.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Project Soothe is a Citizen Science study based at the University of Edinburgh. Since 2015, our team of Clinical Psychologists have received over 600 photographs submitted by members of the public from 23 countries. During this phase of our research, we are inviting anyone aged 12 years or over to help us evaluate these images for their soothability.

We have created a selection of evaluation surveys, each with a unique set of 25 images, for our Citizen Scientists to rate. We also offer everyone who helps us to rate our images the opportunity to enter our prize draw for a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher.

Browse our image collection and join in here:

How to Join

We have over 600 images in our research database submitted by people around the world. Anyone aged 12 years or over is eligible to join our global family of Citizen Scientists to help us rate our photos for their soothability. To join in, visit our website here:

Project Timing This phase of Project Soothe will continue until each of our image sets have been rated by enough Citizen Scientists.
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Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Tags citizen engaged research, citizen science, citizen science project, image, imagery, images, photographs, photography, photos, psychology, psychology studies, psychotherapy, research
Project Updated 05/23/2018