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* 1. Thank you for your interest in our study, the Emotional Predictors of Performance on a Point-Subtraction Lab Task

In order to determine if you are eligible to participate in this study, you may complete this online survey. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The information that you provide will be used to determine whether or not you qualify for the full study. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and you can choose not to answer any question that you are uncomfortable answering. If at any time you decide not to participate, you may discontinue the study by closing your browser window and we will erase all data that you provided. At the end of the survey, we will ask for your name and contact information so that we may contact you to let you know if you are eligible for the full study. If you are not interested in participating at that time, you may decline to enter your name and contact information and your data will be erased.

There is no compensation for completing this online survey, however, if you qualify for the study and decide to participate, you will receive one hour of research credit.

If you qualify for the full study, we will ask you to come in to our lab at American University for approximately one hour. Participation in the full study involves a mood induction task that is intended to evoke mild feelings of sadness. During this task, we will be monitoring your heart rate, which is a physiological sign of emotional experience. Finally, you will participate in a “point-subtraction” task, which is similar to a game in which you will have to acquire as many points as you can.

By clicking on the 'CONTINUE TO SURVEY' button, below, you are confirming that you are 18 years or older and that you consent to taking part in this online survey.

If you have any further questions, you may contact the study coordinator, Kaitlin, at