Introduction and Criteria for participating

This study examines cultural influences on emotional display rules. It has been approved by the Brunel University Psychology Research Ethics Committee. It should take about15-20 minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous and confidential. You must meet the following criteria to be included in this study.

1. You must be at least 18 years old.

2. You must be British.

3. You must be currently live in the UK.

4. You must complete this study alone, and in a quiet place without distractions.

There are no potential risks to participating in this study; in fact, you may actually gain some insight into your values and emotional expression. If you have any questions about this study, you may contact myself at, or my supervisor Dr. Tara Marshall at If you have any concerns about the way this research has been conducted, you contact the Ethics Coordinators, Dr. Achim Schuetzwohl (, 01895 266367, or Dr. Bridget Dibb (, 01895 266564)

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please complete the entire survey. We cannot use your data if your survey is largely incomplete. This is not an informed consent sheet; we are simply checking, first and foremost, that you fulfill the criteria for this study. If you indicate “Yes” to the following question, the informed consent sheet will appear after information sheet page.

* 1. I confirm that I am at least 18 years old; I am a British and currently live in the UK. And I will complete this study alone and in a quiet place.