Consent Form

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Human Sciences
Phone: +61 (0)2 9850 6740
Fax: +61 (0)2 9850 8062

Information and Consent Form

You have been invited to participate in a study investigating the relationship between various types of expertise (e.g., wine-tasting, music) and personality. This research is being conducted by Matthew Lukjanenko to meet the requirements for a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) under the supervision of by Dr Mem Mahmut, Department of Psychology, Macquarie University (Phone 9850 6740, email:

This is an online study that you can complete anonymously. If you decide to participate, it will take approximately 10 minutes and you will be asked to answer questions about your expertise in various areas, your current and past health, your feelings and reactions to people and events. You can also enter a draw to win a AUD 50.00 prepaid Visa card, drawn every week starting Friday 08 November until 27 December 2013. Upon completion of the study, a summary of the results will be posted on this site and on the noticeboard in the foyer of building C4A on Macquarie University campus.

Any information or personal details gathered in the study will remain confidential. Only the investigators named above will have access to the information obtained and no individual will be identified in any publication of the results. Participants are free to withdraw from the study at any time, without consequence.

If you have read and understood the information above and would like to complete this study, please click “Next” to acknowledge your consent. Otherwise, please navigate away from the page by either closing your browser or removing the URL address.

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aspect of your participation in this research, you may contact the Committee through the Director, Research Ethics (telephone (02) 9850 7854; email Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.