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INFORMED CONSENT
 
The study in which you are being asked to participate is designed to investigate mate preferences among siblings. This study is being conducted by Dr. Kelly Campbell, Associate Professor at the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and Elisha Barron, graduate student at California State University, San Bernardino. This study has been approved by the Department of Psychology subcommittee of the Institutional Review Board, California State University, San Bernardino and a copy of the approval stamp should appear somewhere on this form.
 
PURPOSE: This study is designed to assess mate interests among siblings.
 
DESCRIPTION: In this study you will be asked to complete survey questions about yourself and a sibling. You will also be asked to identify demographic characteristics such as your gender and age.
 
PARTICIPATION: Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You are free to withdraw your participation or choose to not answer a question at any time during the study without penalty. You are also free to remove any data at any time.
 
CONFIDENTIALITY: All of your responses will remain anonymous.  Presentation of the study results will be reported in a group format only (Elisha Barron's thesis and possible publication in professional journals) and your name will not be identified in any publication.  All data will be destroyed seven years after publication.  All data will be stored in password protected computers in Dr. Campbell's locked lab.    
 
DURATION: The survey should take no more than 45 minutes to complete. For California State University, San Bernardino students, the survey is worth 2 units of extra credit in a Psychology class of your choice, at your instructor's discretion.
 
RISKS: This study entails no risks beyond those routinely encountered in daily life.
 
BENEFITS: This study does not provide any direct benefits to individual participants.
 
CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this survey, the results, or your participation in this research please feel free to contact Dr. Kelly Campbell at (909) 537-7687, Kelly@csusb.edu. or the Department of Psychology subcommittee of the Institutional Review Board, California State University, San Bernardino at psych.irb@csusb.edu 
  
CONFIRMATION STATEMENT
 
I understand that I must be 18 years of age or older to participate in your study, have read and understand the consent document and agree to participate in your study.
 
 
SIGNATURE:
 
ONLINE AGREEMENT BY SELECTING THE 'I AGREE' OPTION ON THE WEBPAGE INDICATES CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY.

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