LETTER OF INFORMATION & CONSENT TO ACT AS A HUMAN
PARTICIPANT: I understand that I have been asked to
participate in a study wherein I will first be asked to retype a paragraph and then answer some questions about what I wrote. Next, I will read and rate literary
passages. Then I will be asked to reflect and write about
some memories regarding various experiences.
In the last study, I will be asked to make an economic decision
involving an anonymous partner. I will
also complete some personality measures in each session. This experiment will take approximately one
(1) hour in total.
RISKS: No risks
are anticipated, however some questions may seem personal in nature or may make
me feel uncomfortable. If there is
something that makes me uncomfortable, I understand that I have the right to
refuse to answer any questions or withdraw from the study by letting the
experimenter know I do not wish to continue at any time and without
penalty. I also understand that the
questionnaires included in this study are for research purposes only. They are
not meant to diagnose a psychological disorder or be in any way meant to
determine whether or not I need psychological treatment. If answering any of the questions in this
packet raises concerns for me or makes me uncomfortable, and/or if I would like
to speak to a psychologist about a psychological or emotional issue, I may
contact Health, Counseling, and Disability Services at 613-533-2506.
BENEFITS: For those currently registered in Psychology 100 at Queen's University, I will receive 1.0 credit for my Psychology 100 course
through the Queen’s University Psychology subject pool for
participation. For those registered with Mechanical Turk, I will receive the agreed upon compensation listed in the worker request upon successful completion of this study. For those not registered in Psychology 100 at Queen's University or with Mechanical Turk, I understand that this study is completely voluntary. I will
also have the opportunity to learn
more about social psychology and research in general.
I understand that any information that I provide will remain entirely
confidential and will be stored in a locked cabinet in a secured building. I
hereby authorize the use of all records and personal data derived from this
experiment for research purposes. I understand that any information derived
from this research project that personally identifies me will not be
voluntarily released or disclosed by the researchers without my separate
consent, except as specifically required by law.
IF I HAVE
QUESTIONS: If I have any comments or questions regarding the conduct of this
research or my rights as a research participant, I may contact Dr. Jill
Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org); and/or Dr. Joan Stevenson,
Chair of the General Research Ethics Board for Queen's University, c/o Research