Informed Consent Form

This research is being conducted by Sarah Helms and Lyndsey Holzinger, students in the Psychology department at Hanover College. The experiment in which you are asked to participate is designed to examine the perceptions we have of various people. You will listen to a brief audio clip which is a recording of a student being interviewed for admission to a college. After the clip, you will answer some questions about the student you listened to. After you finish answering questions about the student in the audio clip, you will answer a few demographic questions. After you have finished answering all the questions, you will be debriefed.

The entire experiment will not take more than 50 minutes. There are no known risks involved in being in this study, beyond those of everyday life. The information you provide during the experiment is completely anonymous; at no time will your name be associated with the responses you give. If you have any questions about what you will be doing in the study or about the study itself, feel free to email Sarah Helms at or Lyndsey Holzinger at before participating.

If you have any questions after the study, please contact:
• For questions about the research itself, you may contact the researchers: Sarah Helms at and Lyndsey Holzinger at

• For questions about your rights as a participant in this research, you may contact the faculty member supervising the research, Dr. Alexis Green, at, or the chair of Hanover College’s Institutional Review Board, Dr. Bill Altermatt, at

Participation in this study is voluntary. Refusing to participate or ceasing to participate at any time will involve no penalty. By clicking continue, you confirm you are over the age of 18.