If you want to try out the (FREE!) scavenger hunt game mentioned on NPR and the BBC (summer 2019):

  • Download the free GooseChase app (from your usual app store)
  • Create an account
  • Search for a game called “Talking2Strangers” and join the game
  • To help with our research, do the “1-FIRST” mission first (by clicking the “Attached Link” button), and click “Attached Link” again after completing each mission (i.e., after each conversation)
  • Start talking!

For more detailed instructions click here

Contact Me

Department of Psychology
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, U.K.

Email: gsands (at) essex.ac.uk
Twitter: @GillianSocial
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Educational Affiliations

University of Essex (Current affiliation)
> My profile at Essex

University of Cambridge (Post-doc)
Jason Rentfrow
Cecilia Mascolo

University of British Columbia (PhD)
Social Cognition and Emotion Lab (Dr. Elizabeth Dunn)
> Social Identity Lab (Dr. Toni Schmader)

Ryerson University (Masters)
SMART Lab (Dr. Frank Russo)