For information about participation in a paid personality study, contact:
email@example.com or alternatively at firstname.lastname@example.org
of our current studies is a nationwide longitudinal study of
personality development, with participation done online.
If you are already a
participant in our study and have a question about any aspect of
participation, it is recommended that you contact Judith Kenner ( at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org ) -- or Gerard Saucier ( email@example.com ). *
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why obtain an e-mail address as part of a research study?
order to enable invitations
targeted only to those who are eligible for the study, we do obtain an
email address for the prospective participant. In this study,
information (in the form of an e-mail address) is also sought for at
least three individuals who know the participant well and can
extremely short questionnaire regarding the participant. We
ensure that e-mail addresses used in our
studies are NOT used for any other purpose but participation in the study.
Why is it that many other research studies do not obtain e-mail addresses?
addresses make it possible to stay in contact with the same participant over time, as is
needed in a longitudinal study that tracks aspects of people's lives across time. Also, when a study seeks a broad
cross-section of the population, it is helpful to screen those signing
up so that various parts of the population are all well-represented.
Many research studies are not longitudinal, and do not put a priority
on involving a broad cross-section of the population.
Why ask that "a very short survey" be filled out by some people who know the participant?
are a good way to assess personality attributes, but they are not perfect: They are best supplemented with additional input from
people who know the person being assessed. This additional input can be
provided in a survey that requires only a few (as little as one or two) minutes to complete.
contact Gerard Saucier ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you have questions
about these or any other features of contemporary studies of