The goal of this research protocol is to empirically examine the effects of physical and social distancing on our relation to time. Using a quantitative approach (validated questionnaires and experimental psychology tasks) we aim to characterize the effects of prolonged isolation on temporal perspectives and on the perception of temporalities in adults.
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Please read the general information below before participating by following the link to your country
To assess the short and long term effects of social distancing on our representations of time, we are looking for participants willing to volunteer a few hours of their time in the weeks and months to come. The tests consist in answering questionnaires and performing experimental psychology tasks. All tests will take place online, thus you need to have access to a stable Internet connexion on your computer.
You will be free to stop participating in this study at any time. However, for the benefit of the study, please consider in advance whether you are really able to make a full and long-term commitment. During each session, you will be able to stop and reconnect later to continue the tasks. It is very important and very practical! For example, if a questionnaire seems very long, do not be discouraged! You can log out and log back in later during the day to pick up where you left off! The first round will consist mainly of questionnaires whereas the following tests will mainly consist of relatively short and diverse experimental tasks.
You will be tested several times during the confinement period, then at least 10 days, and at least 3 months after the confinement period. Each session consists of 3 or 4 series of tests distributed, as desired, over 2 weeks. Because we leave you free to manage the scheduling of the tests and questionnaires, it is impossible for us to predict exactly how many sessions you will undertake (you can log out and resume at any time between questionnaires and tasks) or how long they will take you. It will also depend on your motivation and your concentration! Note, however, that it is best to start and end a session on the same day. You will know that you have finished a cycle when you receive the message “You have completed a full cycle, you will be able to login again in a few minutes.” and you will know you have completed a session when you are asked to wait a few weeks before the next round.
At the start of the experiment, you will be asked to enter an identifier called Participant ID or Public ID. This will help us fully preserve the anonymity of your data, while helping us track your progress. It is essential that you choose a unique Participant or Public ID, anonymous (not your name), but one that you will remember easily.
After taking into account the requirements of this study, if you wish to contribute to it, please follow the link below. After choosing your Participant ID, you will be asked to formally consent to this study. If you have any further questions, please contact us at the address below..