You are invited to participate in a voluntary and anonymous online study conducted by Meghan Fabian, M.A., a doctoral student at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California with her research supervisors Lynn E. O’Connor, Ph.D. and Jack Berry, Ph.D.  In order to participate, you must be 18 years of age or older.  You will not be paid for your participation in this research study.  Your participation will contribute to research on the overlap of physical health and emotions.  This is especially impactful during this unprecedented pandemic.

If you volunteer to participate, we will ask you to fill out a series of questionnaires and surveys.  The total length of time for completion is 20 to 25 minutes.  The surveys will ask you to examine current and past experiences of physical illnesses, including chronic conditions.  It will also ask you to examine current and past experiences of mood and emotions.

This study is voluntary.  If you volunteer to be in this study, you may withdrawal your participation at any time.  You may end your participation by simply closing your web browser, or by directing your web browser to another site.

When the study is completed and the results have been analyzed and written up for presentation, these results will be available at the Emotion, Personality, and Altruism Research Group’s (EPARG’s) web site at

If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact the Meghan Fabian, M.A., Principal Investigator, Doctoral Student, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA at this email:

If you choose to withdraw your consent and discontinue participation, there is no penalty. You are not waiving any legal claims, rights or remedies because of your participation in this research study.  If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, contact Virginia Morgan, The Committee for Human Subjects Research at for The Wright Institute, 2728 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 841-9230.  This project has been approved by The Wright Institute Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.

Thank you for your participation in this study.

Meghan Fabian, M.A.
Doctoral Student
The Wright Institute
Berkeley, CA