Information and consent

The School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide is conducting a research project examining the relationship between both intelligence and personality, and Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) perception.


ASMR is a phenomenon that has generated much recent interest. The experience is a perceptual sensory condition in which the presentation of specific audio-visual stimuli triggers pleasurable static-like tingles in the head and neck region, which may spread to the periphery of the body. The stimuli usually involve repetition of movements or sounds. There is a divide amongst people on ASMR perception: some individuals report feeling ASMR and others do not. There has been limited research done with respect to intelligence, personality and ASMR perception. Therefore, this research seeks to explore whether individual differences on intelligence and personality play a role in ASMR perception.


Participation in this project involves completing a series of online tasks and questionnaires:

  • Demographic information (age, gender)
  • Personality tests
  • Intelligence tests
  • Watching six short (1:30-2 minutes) videos and then completing an evaluation scaleĀ 


You are invited to participate in this study: completing the study should take no more than 40 minutes. If you would like to participate you must be fluent in English.


The information you provide in this study will remain confidential and anonymous. A report of the study will be submitted as part of an Honours thesis, but your responses will remain anonymous.


This research has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Subcommittee in the School of Psychology. Any ethical concerns should be addressed to Professor Paul Delfabbro, Convenor of the School of Psychology Human Ethics sub-committee:

Email: paul.delfabbro@psychology.adelaide.edu.au
Ph: (08) 8313 4936


For questions about the conduct of the study itself, please contact any of the principal investigators listed below.

Supervisor: Professor Nick Burns
Email: nicholas.burns@adelaide.edu.au

Honours Student: Toloue Askarirad
Email: toloue.askarirad@student.adelaide.edu.au
CONSENT
Please indicate that you have read the above information and freely give your consent to take part in this survey. If, after reading the above, you do not wish to continue, simply close your browser window. By consenting, you are agreeing with the following statements:

1. I agree to take part in the research project: Do intelligence and personality traits influence ASMR perception?
2. I have read and understood the above information regarding this research project.
3. My consent is given freely.
4. I understand that involvement may not be of any benefit to me.
5. I understand that, while information gained during the study may be published, I will not be identified and my individual results and any personal information will not be divulged.
6. I understand that I am free to withdraw from the project at any time.

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