Welcome to the "Imagining New Roles" Study

* 1. Name of Principal Investigator: Jaysan Charlesford

Name of Project Supervisor: Dr Becky Choma
Title of Research: Imagining New Roles
Brief statement of purpose of work

The purpose of this study is to explore whether people are able to put themselves into a different role, using an 'elaborated perspective-taking' exercise. Participants will be asked to read some information about the duties of a police officer, and will do some short exercises to help them imagine themselves in the role. Participants will then complete some questionnaires.

Participation should take less than ten minutes.

There are no known risks from participating in this study. However, should you experience any discomfort, you may contact the researcher (Jaysan Charlesford - jaysan.charlesford@plymouth.ac.uk). Participants have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty, and the right to not submit their responses at the end of the study. No data will be collected about you that could identify you. Please note that because data are anonymous it cannot be deleted.

This study has been approved by the Human Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Plymouth (contactable at SciTechHumanEthics@plymouth.ac.uk).

Please now read the following declaration, and click to continue if you agree to it. If you do not agree to the declaration, then please do not continue with the study.

The objectives of this research have been explained to me.

I understand that I am free to withdraw from the research at any stage.

I understand that my anonymity is guaranteed, unless I expressly state otherwise.

I understand that the Principal Investigator of this work will have attempted, as far
as possible, to avoid any risks, and that safety and health risks will have been
separately assessed by appropriate authorities (e.g. under COSHH regulations)