INFORMED CONSENT FORM
Consent for Participation in Research Project
Title: Disgust and human mating
Laith Al-Shawaf, Ph.D. [E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Department of Psychology
You are hereby invited to be a participant in a research study on disgust.
This study has been approved by the Bilkent University ethics committee.
Approval #: 2015_10_19_04
Hitay Özbay, Ph.D.
Chair, Bilkent University Ethics Committee
Background Information and Purpose of this Study: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between disgust and reactions to specific sets of images.
Procedures: If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey about your disgust sensitivity, your mating preferences, and a few other key variables. You will also be asked to view a series of images, none of which will be upsetting. Typically, this kind of experiment lasts about 15 minutes.
Risks and Benefits: There are no known risks involved in participating in this study. There are no direct benefits to participating, though you may gain some insight into your emotions.
Compensation: There will be no monetary compensation for participating in this study. If you are a student at Bilkent University enrolled in GE 250/251, you will get credit for your participation. Please note that you cannot participate in this experiment if you are a student in one of Dr. Al-Shawaf’s classes.
Confidentiality: The records of this study will be kept strictly confidential. It will be impossible to link your answers to your person, and all data will be stored on password-protected servers behind locked doors accessible only to the researchers associated with this study.
Voluntary Nature of the Study: This study is completely voluntary. Declining to participate will have no negative consequences. If you choose to take part in this study, you are free to quit at any time with no penalty whatsoever.
Contacts and Questions: If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study, please contact one of the researchers listed above.
Statement of Consent: If you understand the above information and choose to participate in this study, please click the arrow button at the bottom right of this page. Please note that by consenting to participate in this experiment, you are agreeing to the following statement: "I am at least 18 years old and not enrolled in any courses taught by Dr. Al-Shawaf".
Laith Al-Shawaf, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology