Personality and Emotion Recognition

Please consider the following information before deciding to participate in this research.

PURPOSE: To study the relationship between personality and emotion recognition.

WHO IS CONDUCTING THIS STUDY: This study is being conducted by Ahuti Das, Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology, Monk Prayogshala (ad@monkprayogshala.in), under the supervision of Hansika Kapoor, Research Author at Monk Prayogshala (hk@monkprayogshala.in).

HAS THIS STUDY BEEN APPROVED? Yes, this study has received Ethical Approval from the IRB at Monk Prayogshala, in January 2016 (#016-016). For queries regarding the same, you may contact ad@monkprayogshala.in

WHAT YOU WILL DO: You will begin by providing some demographic information about yourself. Following this, you will be asked to fill in three short personality questionnaires (10-15 minutes). Once this is done, you will be displayed a number of short videos (2-3 seconds), where actors will enact a range of emotions, while speaking gibberish. Your task would be to accurately identify each emotion from the options provided (10-15 minutes), without trying to understand the actors’ speech. Participation will require approximately 30-35 minutes. Please note: The emotion recognition test only works on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, preferably on Windows desktops/laptops. Also, this survey will not work on mobile devices (i.e. mobile phones and tablets). Please do not continue if these requirements are not met by your device.

RISKS: There are NO anticipated risks with participating in this study.

BENEFITS: On completion, your email id will be entered into a raffle where you can win a Rs. 750/- Flipkart voucher! Your email id will only be used to enter you into the raffle and will not be associated with your identity in any way. [If you are not a resident of India, and if your email id is selected, you will be eligible for an Amazon gift card of the equivalent amount.]

CONFIDENTIALITY: Your participation will remain strictly confidential and your responses will not be associated with your identity. The results may be published in a research paper, and you may request to have a copy of the same once it is published. Please note that the researchers cannot provide you with your individual data, since all analyses will be conducted at the group-level.

PARTICIPATION AND WITHDRAWAL: Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time without penalty. If at any time during the study you begin to feel uncomfortable, you may exit the study by closing your browser window. However, once you’ve submitted your responses, you will have a two-week window, should you choose to withdraw your data. This is because once data analyses begins, it will be difficult to extract individual data from the pool.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding this study, you can contact us at ad@monkprayogshala.in

By clicking on the continue button, you are stating that you are over 18 years of age, and that you understand the provided information and consent to participate in the study being conducted.

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