Chief Investigator’s / Supervisor’s Name: Dr Melanie Porter
Email: Melanie.porter@ mq.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9850 6768
Participant Information and Consent Form
Name of Project: The role of anxiety and social behaviour in neurodevelopmental and anxiety disorders: A validation study.
You are invited to participate in a study of emotion recognition and social approach. The purpose of the study is to investigate social behaviour in typically developing individuals and to examine the extent to which measures of social approach behaviour accurately measures the constructs intended so that they may be used in future research individuals with Williams syndrome, social anxiety disorder and Autism. As result, we are looking for typically developing participants with no history of neurological compromise and no history of psychological/psychiatric disorders, developmental delay, intellectual or learning disabilities.
The study is being conducted by Ms Michaela Flynn to meet the requirements of an Honours in Psychology under the supervision of Dr Melanie Porter, (02) 9850-6768, firstname.lastname@example.org of the Department of Psychology.
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire measure asking about social behaviour which will take approximately 15 minutes.
Any information or personal details gathered in the course of the study are confidential, except as required by law. No individual will be identified in any publication of the results. Only investigators involved in the collection of data will have access to your data. A summary of the results of the study can be made available to you on request by contacting Ms Michaela Flynn, email@example.com.
Participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You are not obliged to participate and if you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.