We are a group of researchers from Towson University's Psychology Department conducting a study to learn about language use across sexual orientation. In this study you will be asked to consider different words or terms and make a list of word associations. You will also be asked a series of multiple choice questions regarding different terminology. It is anticipated that it will take approximately 15-20 minutes to participate.

Participation is voluntary. There are no known personal risks associated with participation. Should you become uncomfortable or wish to cease participation for any reason, you may do so by clicking "Exit Survey" in the top right hand corner of your screen. You also have the option skipping questions by marking No Answer and still remaining in the study.

Participants can be assured that the information supplied will be completely anonymous, that is, no one will be able to identify you by your responses. Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research and that you are at least 18 years of age.

The Towson University Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions regarding this research or its purposes, please contact the principal investigator Dr. Paz Galupo, (Professor of Psychology) at pgalupo@towson.edu. If you have any questions pertaining to your rights as a participant, please contact Dr. Debi Gartland, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants, at (410)704-2236.

Thank you!

* 1. I have read the above passage and would like to complete the survey. In continuing I certify that I meet the research criteria for the study:

1. I am 18 years of age or older;
2. I voluntarily consent to participate in this research.

If you would like to discontinue your participation, please choose "Exit Survey" in the right hand corner.

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