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1. You are being asked to participate in a research project conducted by Name the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University (CGU). You are being asked because you are an American citizen over the age of 18.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to understand people’s immediate reactions to blogs (“web-logs”) and their subsequent opinions regarding foreign policy and related issues.

PARTICIPATION: You will be asked to read a short blog and answer a questionnaire about your views and opinions foreign policy and related topics. We expect your participation to take about ten to fifteen minutes of your time.

RISKS & BENEFITS: There may be minor discomfort associated with answering questions related to foreign policy. We expect this research to benefit the field of psychology by advancing knowledge.

COMPENSATION: Upon completion of the survey you will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle for a $50.00 gift card. Participation in the raffle is completely voluntary. If you would like to participate in the raffle please provide us with your email in the space provided at the end of the survey, so that we may notify the raffle winner. We estimate that approximately 180 individuals will participate in this survey, thus your odds of winning can be estimated at 1/180.

VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION: Please understand that participation in this study is completely voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate will in no way affect your current or future relationship with CGU or its faculty, students, or staff. You have the right to withdraw from the research at any time without penalty. You also have the right to refuse to answer any question(s) for any reason, without penalty.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Your individual privacy will be maintained in all publications or presentations resulting form this study. No identifying information will be collected during the study and all information collected will be used for the sole purpose of data analysis and not shared with anyone outside of the research team. In order to preserve the confidentiality of your responses, we have not asked for your name or any other possible identifying information about yourself on the survey to ensure confidentiality.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about this research, please contact the primary investigator at Zachary.hohman@cgu.edu or the co-primary investigator at Robert.blagg@cgu.edu. You can also contact the research collaborator/advisor at Michael.hogg@cgu.edu. The CGU Institutional Review Board, which is administered through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), has approved this project. You may also contact ORSP at (909) 607-9406 with any questions.

Please indicate your consent to participate in this research by checking the appropriate box below.