This consent form was created for use at Bates College (Lewiston, Maine). The purpose of the experiment is to study the effects of emotional involvement in imagination. You will randomly be assigned to an “intense emotional involvement” condition where you will be asked to imagine emotionally intense scenarios such as car accidents or romantic infidelity (i.e., when a person cheats on their romantic partner), or a “mild emotional involvement” condition where you will be asked to imagine such scenarios as getting coffee to a coworker or pumping gas. If assigned to the "intense" condition, you will be asked to read material that is graphic in nature that some might find disturbing.
The entire experiment will take less than 5 minutes. Your participation in this experiment is voluntary and anonymous, unless you wish to receive a psychology credit (because you will have to give your name). If you wish to gain a credit, your answers will be kept confidential, to the extent permitted by law. You can withdraw from this experiment at any time with no punishment. At the end of the experiment the intent of the experimenter will be explained to you in more detail. If you have any questions about the experiment, they will be answered by Tina Pruyn (email@example.com) or her thesis adviser Michael Sargent (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I have read the information, and have been informed about the procedure of this experiment. By clicking the button below, I agree to participate in the experiment described above.