Lying Behaviors

Angelo State University
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Consent to Participate in an IRB-Approved Research Event

Project Title: Lying Behaviors
Investigator Name/Department: Drew Curtis, Ph.D./Department of Psychology and Sociology
Investigator Phone: 325-486-6932

You are being asked to participate in a research event conducted with the approval of the Angelo State University Institutional Review Board (and if applicable, other relevant IRB committees). In order to participate, you are required to give your consent after reading this document.

An explanation of the project is written below, which includes information about the purpose of the project, the procedures to be used, and the potential benefits and possible risks of participation. Please read, and should you decide to participate, indicate your agreement on this form. Upon request, you will be given and unsigned copy of this form for your records.

Refusal to participate in this study will have no effect on any future services you may be entitled to from this University. Anyone who agrees to participate in this study is free to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. I understand that is not possible to identify all potential risks in a study, and I believe that reasonable safeguards have been taken to minimize both the known and potential but unknown risks.

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate

1. Nature and Purpose of the Project

You are being asked to participate in a research study for Dr. Drew Curtis at Angelo State University. The purpose of this study is to assess lying behaviors. You are only permitted to participate once in the current study.

2. Explanation of Procedures

The study consists of participants completing various questionnaires that ask about lying behaviors of yourself and/others, questions about your distress, and demographic questions. Completing these questionnaires will take approximately 10 minutes. There is no compensation for participation.

3. Discomfort and Risks

The risks of participating in this study are minimal and not expected to be greater than experienced in daily life. If questions cause you to feel uncomfortable, you have the right to omit any answers to any questions without penalty. Your involvement in this study is completely voluntary, and you may discontinue your participation in this study at any time without penalty.

4. Benefits

The benefit from this study is that the study has the potential to add to existing knowledge in the area of psychology and deception.

5. Confidentiality
Your confidentiality is important. Data will be accessible only to the researcher through a secure password-protected online data collection host, Psychdata, which uses secure protocols and data encryption. This data will be saved on an encrypted USB jump drive and locked within Dr. Curtis’s office (Academic Building 204D) at Angelo State University. The file will only be accessed within a password-protected ASU computer. The data will be retained for at least 3 years after completion of the study. You may risk a loss of confidentiality if you choose to email the researchers to ask for results of the study. If you choose to email the researchers, then the researchers will immediately delete such emails after responding to them. There is a potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading, and internet transactions.

Agreement: By clicking continue you are indicating that you have read the above procedures and that you are consenting to voluntarily participate in this study.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the Angelo State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the protection of human subjects in research and research related activities. IRB # CUR-011119; Approved January 11, 2019

Any questions regarding the conduct of the project, questions pertaining to your rights as a research subject, or research-related injury should be brought to the attention of the IRB administrator, Dr. Tay Hack ( TEL: (325) 942-2068, ext. 6121.

Any questions about this specific research project should be brought to the attention of the investigators listed at the top of this form.


Continue ONLY when finished. You will be unable to return or change your answers.