Shooter Task

Consent Form

Introduction and Description

You are invited to participate in a research project on implicit associations and the demographic variables. The study will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. In this experiment, you will be asked to complete a 5-minute computer task and a brief questionnaire. The computer task will require speeded reactions to stimuli. Questionnaires will ask you to provide demographic information and to indicate your attitudes. At the end of the study, you will be debriefed by the experimenter. This research is unfunded and is being supervised by Debbie Ma PhD, a researcher at California State University at Northridge.

Voluntary Participation

Although your participation is greatly valued, you have the right to withdraw your consent and leave the study at any time without penalty or judgment. If you wish to withdraw from the study, simply close the browser window to end the study.

Participant Information and Payment

You will receive 1 credit.

Possible Risks and Withdrawing Consent

There are no anticipated risks or benefits of participating in the project. If, however, you feel uncomfortable with participating at any time, you can withdraw consent without penalty.

Release and Use

Your responses will remain anonymous and will not be traceable to you. All data will be maintained in a locked file cabinet in a locked room and only be accessible to the principal investigator and her collaborators on this project. Data will be kept for 10 years, after which they will be shredded, deleted, or otherwise destroyed.

Questions and Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, you may contact the principal investigator, Debbie Ma, California State University – Northridge, Department of Psychology, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8255. You may also contact the principal investigator by phone or email at (818) 677-2901 or If you have any questions about research subjects’ rights, or in the event of a research-related injury or concern, you may contact the office of Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8255. You can also call the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects at (818) 677-2901. Please tell the experimenter if you wish to proceed to the study and give your consent.