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You and your Emotions

Thank you for visiting this survey page. 

This survey has been approved by the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences Ethics Committee, University of Surrey (3rd December 2012).



Before deciding whether to participate, please read the following information. You will need to indicate that you have understood this information before you can continue. You must also be aged over 18 to participate. By checking the box at the bottom of this page and clicking ‘Continue’, you are consenting to participate in this survey.

Who is running this study and what is it about? 

My name is Charlotte Goodwin, an undergraduate Psychology student at the University of Surrey, UK. I am completing my final year dissertation under the supervision of Dr Erica Hepper (Lecturer in Psychology). This study aims to investigate emotional responses to different situations and their links to people's personality and emotions. It will take approximately 20-25 minutes in total. 

Do I have to take part?

No, participation is entirely voluntary. There will be no consequences if you decide not to participate. You can also withdraw at any time during the survey by closing the webpage.

What will happen to me if I take part?

If you agree to take part in this research by selecting the box at the bottom of the page, the survey will begin immediately. You will be asked to:
1. Give some demographic information such as age, sex, country of origin
2. Complete a few questionnaires about your personality, emotional responses and relationship style
3. Read a brief scenario and answer some questions regarding how you would respond in this scenario

What are the possible disadvantages or risks of taking part?

We do not expect this research to cause any discomfort or ill-effects on health or well-being. You may withdraw at any time by closing the webpage. The scenario you will be asked to read will reflect experiences that could occur on a daily basis, but it is not uncommon to experience emotions when imagining yourself in such situations, and support is available. If participating in this study raises any issues for you, we recommend that you contact one of the following resources:

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

At the end, you will be told more about the study and where you can read about this topic. You also have the contact details of the researchers in case you have any questions or comments or if you would like to find out about the research results. If you are interested in the findings of the research, you can contact us after 1st May 2013.

Psychology students at the University of Surrey will receive a research token in return for their participation.

What if there is a problem?

Any complaint or concern about any aspect of the way you have been dealt with during the course of the study will be addressed; please contact Dr Erica Hepper, Dissertation Supervisor. Alternatively, you can contact the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences Ethics Committee, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7XH. Tel: (+44) (0)1483 689 445.

Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?

All data collected will be held securely in compliance with Data Protection Act (1998).

University of Surrey students will need to provide their URN to receive a research token, but this will be kept confidential and will be deleted from the data file after all tokens have been awarded. If you wish to withdraw your answers after you have participated, please email me before 28 February 2013.

Responses from participants who are not part of the University of Surrey will be anonymous, meaning that their information and answers given cannot be traced back to them. In addition this means that once a non-University of Surrey participant has completed the research then they cannot withdraw their data as there is no way to identify their answers from other participants.

Contact details

If you have queries regarding this study please contact Charlotte Goodwin ( or Dr Erica Hepper (

Thank you for taking the time to read this Information Sheet.

Please select the box at the bottom of the page if you agree to the following: