Curiosity, Personality, and Gossip
Please consider the following information before deciding to participate in this research.

PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between personality traits, curiosity and gossip.

WHO IS CONDUCTING THIS STUDY: This study is being conducted by Sampada Karandikar, Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology, Monk Prayogshala ( with Dr. Jordan Litman, Visting Research Scientist and Research Consultant, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition ( )

HAS THIS STUDY BEEN APPROVED? Yes, this study has received Ethical Approval from the IRB at Monk Prayogshala, in August 2014 (#014-003). For queries regarding the same, you may contact

WHAT YOU WILL DO: You will begin by providing some basic information about yourself. Following this, you will be presented with different sections of the research study. Each section will be accompanied by its own instructions at the beginning. Your role is to simply respond to the statements, ensuring that you select and type in (wherever applicable) the answer that you think is correct FOR YOU. There are no right or wrong answers to any of the questions and this test is in no way a test of your intelligence. Sometimes, you might find that you are asked similar questions, please respond honestly to them. The task will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

RISKS: There are minimal risks involved with participating in this study.

BENEFITS: On completion, your email id will be entered into a raffle where you can win a Rs. 500/- 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 for $7].

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.

PARTICIPATION AND WITHDRAWAL: Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time without penalty. However, if you withdraw during the study your response will not be recorded. If at any time during the study you begin to feel uncomfortable, you may exit the study by closing your browser window.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding this study, you can contact us at

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