Hello, I'm Dr Lucy Foulkes, an academic psychologist.
Thanks for your interest in this project. I'm looking for people aged 18+ who are happy to share a memory about something specific that happened in their adolescent years (roughly between ages 10 and 20). I want to hear stories about anything and everything – friendship, nights out, peer pressure, taking risks, school, holidays, romantic relationships, bullying, loss, or anything else that comes to mind.
I'll ask you to share your memory here, and then I may ask if you're happy to be interviewed about it in more detail, either via email or phone.
These stories will help shape a book I’m writing about adolescent behaviour, which will be published by Penguin Random House in 2024. I'd like to feature some of them in the final book (anonymously, and only with your permission) so I can bring to life the psychological research with lots of real-life examples.
Before you share your memory, I want to run through a quick consent form with you. Please read the information on the next page carefully.