Cutting-edge citizen science

BBC Lab UK was launched in 2009 and invited members of the public to take part in science experiments investigating different aspects of psychology, sociology and health.

All the experiments have been concluded and Lab UK is now closed. If you took part in an experiment, you are no longer able to see your individual feedback.

Use the links below to find out more about each experiment and what the scientists have discovered so far.

Brain Test Britain

Brain Test Britain results

Can doing puzzles increase our IQ?

The Big Personality Test

Big Personality Test

How does our personality shape our lives and what impact does it have?

The Great British Class Survey

Brain Test Britain results

How is society in Britain really structured?

How Musical Are You?

How Musical Are You?

What does it mean to be musical?

The Big Risk Test

The Big Risk Test

How do people make judgements about risk?

The Big Money Test

The Big Money Test

How do our emotions affect the way we manage money?

The Stress Test

The Stress Test

How should we cope with stress in our lives?

The Get Yourself Hired Test

The Get Yourself Hired Test

What are the psychological skills needed for job-hunting?

Test Your Morality

Test Your Morality

What drives our sense of right and wrong?

Can You Compete Under Pressure?

Can you compete under pressure?

Do sports psychology techniques help you perform under pressure?

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