Informed Consent

Adelphi University Informed Consent

IRB Protocol Title: Perceptions of Video Games

Principal Investigator: Ayaralisy Marte

Faculty Advisor: Carolyn M. Springer, Ph.D.

Research Purpose:

This present study aims to learn more about people’s behavior, their thoughts, and personality traits when playing violent video games. The purpose of this study would be for participants to rate their level of anger and personality trait when they are constantly playing violent video games.

Description of the Research:

You will be asked to fill out a 15-20 minute online survey where you will be asked for basic information about yourself,

Potential Risks:

There are little to no potential risks for this research study. The survey is anonymous so the information will not be linked to you in any way. You do not have to answer any question that makes you feel uncomfortable.

Potential Benefits:

Information from this study can help college students conduct research to make decisions about whether anger and personality traits are influenced by violent video games. From previous research, it is known that violent video games may contain certain effects on students. With this study, the researchers hope to limit the negative effects video games may have on students.

Costs/Compensation:

There will be no compensation for participation in this study. It is possible that you may get extra credit if you are enrolled in a psychology course.

Contact Persons:

If you have any questions, at any time, about this research, or want to discuss any possible study-related injuries, please contact our Faculty Advisor, Carolyn M. Springer, Ph.D. at (516) 877-4753.

Confidentiality:

All responses to the survey will be anonymous; IP addresses will not be tracked. There is a limit to the confidentiality that can be guaranteed due to the technology itself. Specifically, although the risk is small, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties. In order to maintain your confidentiality, please try to complete the survey in a place that is private.

Your identity as a participant in this research study will be kept confidential in any publication of the results of this study. The information obtained during this research (research records) will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law. However, this research record may be reviewed by government agencies (such as the Department of Health and Human Services), the agency sponsoring this research, individuals who are authorized to monitor or audit the research, or the Institutional Review Board (the committee that oversees all research in human subjects at Adelphi University) if required by applicable laws or regulations. The material will be maintained for up to 7 years.

Only the researchers will have access to the data and data will be stored on a password protected computer.

Voluntary Participation:

Participation in this study is voluntary. If you decide not to participate, this will not affect you in any way.

* 1. I have read the description of the study and I would like to participate.

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