Spot The Fake Smile

This survey is designed to test whether you can spot the difference between a fake smile and a real one.
It has 20 questions and should take you 10 minutes.

Each question will show you a video of a person smiling. You'll have to determine if the person is smiling because they genuinely saw something amusing, or if they are smiling simply because they were told to smile. Next, you'll be shown the correct answer. Keep track of your score on a piece of paper if you want to grade yourself at the end! You'll see the correct answers at the end, but not your answers. The videos come from original work done by psychologist Dr Paul Ekman.

It's also interesting to see what kinds of characteristics may affect one's ability to do well at this task. For this reason, some basic demographic questions such as gender, age, and work experience are asked. You do not need to answer these questions if you don't want to. No individually identifiable information will be collected, and there will be no way to associate data collected with a particular individual.

This information is being gathered to create some real data that students can practice data analysis with. Students find this test interesting and they enjoy posing hypotheses and testing those hypotheses. It's not anticipated that the data will be used in published research. Questions about this survey can be directed toward Dr. James Kajdasz at (719) 333-3978.