Life Experience and Impression Formation

An experiment on how people form impressions of others.

The study will take about 10 minutes. You will be asked to answer to answer some questions about your life experiences, and then to read some information about 4 people. You will be asked some questions about them after completing a brief distractor task.

Consent Agreement: Please read the following before continuing:

Your participation is entirely voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any time without any penalty. All your answers are entirely anonymous and will be collated with answers from hundreds of other volunteers. This will make it absolutely impossible to reconstruct the identity of any single individual. Should you decide not to complete the study, all your answers will be deleted from our record.

Taking part in this study does not entail any compensation nor it involves any risk beyond the ordinary risks encountered in daily life activities (for example, reading a newspaper or surfing the internet). This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee at the Faculty of Science and Technology and complies with the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society ( and the Regulations for Human Research set out by the University of Plymouth (

For further information about this study, you may contact the Social Cognition Lab at the University of Plymouth (, the project supervisor Dr. N. Wyer (, or the Research Ethics Committee at the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences (

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