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INFORMED CONSENT FORM
This research is being conducted to is to determine how mood affects physical activity and behavior. Your participation will help us further understand the psychological processes that underlie emotions. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete some surveys about your mood and physical activity levels.
There are no foreseeable risks for participating in this research.
There are no direct benefits to participants.
The data in this study will be confidential. Through the use of your worker id, the researcher will be able to pay you for participation. No personally identifiable information will be linked to your responses. Following data collection, all worker ids will be removed from the data and replaced by an alphanumeric code. While it is understood that no computer transmission can be perfectly secure, reasonable efforts will be made to protect the confidentiality of your transmission.
This study will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you may withdraw from the study at any time and for any reason. If you decide not to participate or if you withdraw from the study, there is no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. There are no costs to you or any other party. Upon completion of both the survey measures, you will receive cash in the amount listed on the Mechanical Turk site; payment will be dispensed through Amazon.
This research is being conducted by Simone Erchov under the guidance of Patrick McKnight, Ph.D., Psychology Department at George Mason University. The researchers may be reached at
for questions or to report a research-related problem. You may contact the George Mason University Office of Integrity & Assurance at
if you have questions or comments regarding your rights as a participant.
If any of the questions cause any psychological distress, please immediately contact your local healthcare provider. If at any time you feel severe emotional distress and are considering harm to yourself or others, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800- 271-8255.
This research has been reviewed according to George Mason University procedures governing your participation in this research.
The George Mason University Institutional Review Board has waived the requirement for a signature on this consent form.
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