Informed Consent Form: Faith Development

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The Faith Development Project Informed Consent Form
Study 1: Faith Development
Dr. Kevin A. Harris (supervisor), Dr. Ann Marie Smith, Evelena McCutcheon, Maribel Benitez
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Departments of Psychology and Education
Dr. Harris’s phone: (432) 552-2346
Emails: Dr. Harris:, Dr. Smith:, Evelena:, Maribel:
This study is part of the Faith Development Project. The purpose of the Faith Development Project is to identify how faith development is related to personality, academic performance, motivation to read, psychosocial development, and radicalization in adolescence, and to see how these relationships are affected by cognitive development, religiousness, and spirituality. In this study, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire on faith development, personality, academic performance, motivation to read, cognitive development, psychosocial development, religiousness, and spirituality. You will also have the opportunity to participate in future studies on psychosocial development, further cognitive development, and radicalization. This study will require approximately 25-35 minutes of your time. 
You must be at least 18 years of age or older. 
You will be asked to answer personal questions about yourself, which could make you a little uncomfortable. These questions are similar to many psychological surveys and will expose you to no greater risks than you face in normal, everyday living.
You will be helping contribute to psychological science by participating in this survey. More specifically, you will be contributing to never-before-conducted research on faith, academic performance, motivation to read, and psychological variables that have not previously been investigated in these combinations. You will have the opportunity to learn more about this research. You may learn more about yourself by reflecting on the questions you will be asked. You will also receive research participation credit in exchange for the time you spend participating, which your instructor may or may not count as extra credit.
If you have any questions about this research, please contact Dr. Harris at If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at (432) 552-2530.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may stop participating at any time. If you stop participating, you may still receive some of the benefits of participating, and you will still receive research participation credit for any time you do spend participating.
Your survey responses will be completely anonymous. This consent form will be kept separate from your other responses. No one will know which responses are yours. In fact, we are not interested in individual responses; we are only interested in studying people in general. All data will be kept in secure files, in accordance with the standards of the University, Federal regulations, and the American Psychological Association. The data collected in this study could be used in conference presentations and publications. You will never be identified individually.

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By clicking “Agree” below, you are indicating that you freely agree to participate in this research study. You should consent only if you have read this form (or it has been read to you) and you understand it. You may print a copy of this consent form now.

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