IRB Study #2001686712
You are being asked to participate in a research study. Scientists do research to answer important questions which might help change or improve the way we do things in the future.
This form will give you information about the study to help you decide whether you want to participate. Please read this form, and ask any questions you have, before agreeing to be in the study.
You may choose not to take part or may leave the study at any time. Leaving the study will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled. Your decision whether or not to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relations with Indiana University.
This research is intended for individual 18 years of age or older. If you are under age 18, do not complete the experiment.
The purpose of this study is to examine how what people have learned can influence how they think, perceive, act, and make decisions. This study is basic research in the area of cognitive psychology that focuses on learning and cognition.
You were selected as a possible participant because you are a member of the Indiana University Psychology Department Subject Pool.
The study is being conducted by Robert Goldstone, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.
If you agree to be in the study, you will do the following things:
You will be seated at a computer. You will be presented with several straightforward tasks to complete. These tasks will include responding with key strokes to stimuli (e.g., images, videos, words, or sounds) presented on the computer and may involve learning what categories objects (including sound objects) belong in, determining if objects are identical or related, or remembering or transferring what you learn about objects in one training task to a related task. If the experiment lasts for 30 minutes to 60 minutes, then this single session is the entire participation duration. If the experiments lasts for 120 minutes, then this session will last for a maximum of 60 minutes, and a single follow-up session will also last for a maximum of 60 minutes. If you are participating in the experiment in our laboratory, then you will participate in the experiment within a private cubicle in the Geology Building of Indiana University. If you are participating in the experiment online, then you can participate wherever you wish.
The risks of participating in this research are a potential risk of loss of confidentiality. This risk is minimized by the investigator, as outlined in the section below.
We don’t expect you to receive any benefit from taking part in this study, but we hope to learn things which will help scientists in the future.
All research includes at least a small risk of loss of confidentiality. Efforts will be made to keep your personal information confidential. We cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality. Your personal information may be disclosed if required by law. Your identity will be held in confidence in reports in which the study may be published and databases in which results may be stored.
Organizations that may inspect and/or copy your research records for quality assurance and data analysis include groups such as the study investigator and his/her research associates, the Indiana University Institutional Review Board or its designees, and any state or federal agencies who may need to access your research records (as allowed by law).
For participating in this study, you will receive 0.5 credits for each 30 minutes you participate for Psychology 101, 102, or 155. Withdrawal prior to the completion of the study will result in no penalty or loss of benefits.. Instead of participating in this study, you can participate in another study advertised on the SONA website for the subject pool, or you can arrange an alternative assignment that takes a comparable amount of time, such as writing a short essay on a specific experiment.
For questions about the study, contact the researcher, Robert Goldstone at 812-855-4853.
For questions about your rights as a research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input, please contact the IU Human Subjects Office at 800-696-2949 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.