You are invited to participate in an online survey about the perceptions of malevolent creativity and how individual differences can influence this.

Please note: participation in the survey should take approximately 25 minutes 

This study is being completed as part of a psychology honours degree. Through participating you will contribute to the development of a measure which assesses perception of malevolent creativity to help inform current theretical frameworks.  

Participation in the survey is strictly voluntary and you are free to withdraw from the study at any point while completing the survey, without affecting your position now or in the future. Once you submit your survey, however, we are unable to remove your response as it will be impossible to identify your individual data. 

Your individual survey results will be strictly confidential and the survey is designed to be anonymous. The researcher will take every care to remove any identifying material from the responses you provide as early as possible. Likewise, individuals' responses will be kept confidential by the researcher and participants will not be identified in the reporting of the research. No information which could lead to the identification of any individual will be released, unless as required by law. However, the researcher cannot guarantee the confidentiality or anonymity of material transferred by email or the internet. 

In recognition of your contribution to this research, the researcher would like to offer you the opportunity to enter the prize draw to win one of two $50 E-Gift Cards. Once you submit your survey, a message will appear thanking you for completing the survey. If you wish to be in the draw, please click done and the survey will take you to a page where you will be able to submit your contact details. Please note that this is not compulsory and that the submission of these details is entirely separate from your survey responses; this information will not be linked. 

Taking part in this survey may be confronting or distressing, due to the nature of some survey items (e.g., questions about hurting yourself or others). If you experience any distress, there are several support services available to you, including, but not limited to:

Ph: 13 11 14
University of South Australia Psychology Clinic
Ph: (08) 8302 4875

If you have any questions regarding this survey and/or you wish to receive a copy of the results of this study, you can contact the researchers through email, as addressed below. 

Claire Coleman ( Psychology Honours Candidate

David Cropley ( Primary Supervisor

This project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant, or if you wish to lodge a complaint about either the study or the way it is being conducted, please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee, Tel: +61 8 8302 3118; Email:

Question Title

1. I acknowledge that by selecting agree:
(1) I have read and understand the participant information sheet and the nature/purpose of the research project has been explained to me. I agree to take part.
(2) I understand that although information gained may be published, I will remain anonymous and my personal results will not be disclosed.
(3) I am 18 years or older.