Experiment 1: Status, inequality and cultutal shift

Consent for Participation in Experiments, Data Use, and Data Storage

Study title: Social and Cognitive biases in communicative cultural evolution
Researcher collecting current data: José Segovia Martín
Ethical approval: Granted on 28 Jun 2019 by Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Ref: CEEAH 4785)

What is this document? This online document explains what kind of study we’re doing, what your rights are, and what will be done with your data. If there are any special benefits or risks, they will be explained here. By filling in, signing and dating this document, you will be agreeing to participate and to let us use your data in specific ways. Please read the information below, then turn to the next page, tick all boxes that apply, and, if you are happy to proceed, sign and date where indicated at the end of the form.

Nature of the study. You are about to participate in a study which involves playing an evolutionary game. The session will take place online. You will use a computer terminal. Input will be made via a standard mouse and/or keyboard. Once you finish, we may have some questions about your experience. Your session should last for up to 30 min. You will be given full instructions shortly and will be able to ask any questions you may have.

Compensation. You are not paid for your time as a volunteer in this study. Our volunteers gain a useful understanding of how psychology research takes place, and learn some interesting and encouraging facts about themselves and how the human mind works.

Risks and benefits. There are no known risks to participation in this study. The only benefits to you personally are those you draw from making a contribution to our knowledge about language and its use.

Confidentiality. The data we collect will not be associated with your name or with any other personal details that might identify you.

Voluntary participation and right to withdraw. Your participation is voluntary, and you may withdraw from the study at any time and for any reason. If you withdraw from the study during or after data gathering, we will delete your data and there is no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.

Criteria for participating: being at least 18 years old with normal or corrected-to-normal vision.

Contact information. This research is being conducted by the above-listed researchers at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The researchers can be contacted through this form for questions or to report a research-related problem. If you have any questions about what you’ve just read, please feel free to contact the researchers now.

Thank you for your help!

Now, if you want to proceed with the experiment, you have to give us consent for every statements below:

Consent for participation
I consent to having my responses recorded for the specific research project identified above. I
have been given the opportunity to contact the researchers or ask questions
I understand that I have the right to terminate this session at any point and without any
consequences. My data will be deleted at that time
Researcher use of data
I agree that the data I produce may be kept permanently by the researchers and
used for the specific research project which made them
I agree that the data I produce may be used by the above-named researchers, as well as
by other qualified researchers, for teaching or research purposes, and in
professional presentations and publications
General public use
I agree that that the anonymized data I produce may be made publicly available for general
, e.g. used in radio or television broadcasts, or put on the world-wide web

By accepting these terms and continuing to participate in the experiment, you agree that this consent for
participation applies in full.

Accept & proceed with the experiment