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Research Project Number  1305013584


Personality and Individual Characteristics

Dr. Kipling D. Williams, Purdue University

Department of Psychological Sciences


Purpose of Research: You are invited to participate in a research study to explore individual experiences, behavioral characteristics and personality. 


Specific Procedures to be Used: You will be asked to complete a brief survey online.


Duration of Participation: Participation should not take longer than 15 minutes.


Risks to the Individual: The possible risks from participating in this study are minimal. The risks are not greater than those ordinarily encountered in daily life. One risk to be aware of is breach of confidentiality.  Safeguards are in place to minimize such a breach. All information will be stored on password protected computers in locked labs.  In additional, stored data will be de-identified and only reported at the aggregate level.


Benefits to the Individual or Others: By participating in this study, you will have the opportunity to learn about research and how it is conducted.  By taking part in this study you may help society as a whole to better understand this research topic.


Confidentiality: All the information you provide will be kept confidential, as well as your participation in this study. Your data will be combined with that of other participants and will be reported at the group level. Data file is restricted to research team. The project's research records may be reviewed by departments at Purdue University responsible for regulatory and research oversight.


Voluntary Nature of Participation: You do not have to participate in this research project. If you agree to participate you can withdraw your participation at any time without penalty.


Contact Information: This study has been approved by Purdue University Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions about this research project, you can contact Dr. Kipling D. Williams at (765) 494-0845. If you have concerns about the treatment of research participants, you can contact the Committee on the Use of Human Research Subjects at Purdue University, 155 S. Grant St, Young Hall, Room 1032, West Lafayette, IN 47906. The phone number for the Committee's secretary is (765) 494-5942.  The email address is


I have had the opportunity to read this consent form and have the research study explained. I am prepared to participate in the research project described above.


Would you like to continue to the study? By clicking "I agree" below, you indicate that you have read, understood, and agree to the information provided on this page.

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