IF YOU WANT CSUF CREDIT toward your class assignment, you will need to follow the instructions
carefully. We will NOT assign credit for cheating. (Some students think that the
best way to complete the assignment is to simply push buttons like a robot
and thereby get credit without learning anything.) In this study, however, NO
CREDIT will be given toward your assignment if you cheat. Do not ask to receive
credit in your psychology class for any form of cheating. Visitors who do not
want CSUF credit are welcome to do as much or as little as you like.
IF YOU WANT CSUF CREDIT: We will need for you to enter your identifying information including
name, ID number, and email address where requested. We do not sell or share this information,
but realize that this information is being sent via the Internet without any more security
than email. You will also be asked to spend the amount of time on the study for which you request
credit. If you want 2 hours of credit, you will be required to work at the task
for 2 hours. If you want credit, you must read the instructions carefully and
carry out the task as if it were a homework assignment or take-home exam in a college course.
If you cannot follow these rules, or don't understand the task, please do NOT do this study and then ask for credit.
If you would like CSUF credit, please enter the following information:
CSUF Student ID number (CWID):
LEVEL OF EDUCATION:
Choose from this list
Less than 12 years
Graduated High School (12 years education)
Some College (13-15 years education)
Graduated from College (Bachelor's degree)
Advanced Grad School beyond Master's degree
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D., M.D., J.D., etc.)
Look at Choice No. 1 below. Imagine two containers, each of which
holds exactly 100 tickets. The tickets are all identical, but they
have different cash prizes printed on them.
You get to choose the container from which a ticket will be drawn
randomly. You win the amount of money printed on the ticket.
The first gamble in Choice No. 1 has 50 tickets that win $100 and 50 that win
$0, so the probability to win $100 is .50 and the probability to get $0 is .50.
If someone chooses the First Gamble, half the time they will draw a ticket
that pays $0 and half the time they will draw a ticket to win $100.
But in this study, you only get to play a gamble once, so the prize will
be either $0 or $100.
The Second Gamble has 100 tickets also, but 50 of these win
$25 and 50 of them win $35. The second gamble thus guarantees at least $25, but the most you
can win is $35.
Some people will prefer the First Gamble and some will prefer the Second Gamble. To mark your
choice, click the button next to First or Second Gamble. Notice that the dot next to No. 1 will
empty and fill in the button next to your choice.
On December 24, 2007, after people have finished their choices, three
people will be selected randomly to play one gamble for real money. One trial
will be selected randomly from all of the trials, and if you were one of these lucky people,
you will get to play the gamble you chose on the trial selected. You might win
as much as $100. Any one of the choices might be the one you get to play, so
IF YOU WANT CREDIT: Please do the entire task in one sitting in a setting in
which you will not be distracted and you can think. Make your choices
carefully. Many of these choices have no "right" answer, but in some choices, there is
a correct answer. We will check if your answers are random on such choices, and we
will also record the time for each choice. If your time is too fast for a person
to make a reasoned decision, the server will NOT warn you, but you will receive no
credit. Because we are studying the time required for each decision, we ask that
you do not leave the study in the middle and come back later, but do it all
in one setting, as you would take a final exam.
If you enter random responses, you will not be warned (except in this warmup),
but you will receive no credit. To get credit you are required to complete all parts
of the experiment and to serve for 2 hours. If you complete all parts of the study
in less than 1 hour and 55 minutes, you should start again with part 1 and work through
the study until you have spent 2 total hours. If you do not understand the task,
you should find another study to do or complete the alternate assignment. Your data
will be checked by both computer and by a human and you will receive credit within
48 hours of the END deadline of the session for which you signed up. You will receive
an automated reminder before the deadline even if you have completed the task.
DECISIONS: do you want to participate? and do you want credit?:
I would like to participate for CREDIT. I will follow the instructions.
I would like to particiate for NO CREDIT.
I do not want to do this study. (Quit now).
Please check to make sure that you have answered all of the Questions.
Scroll up and check that there are no dots next to the numbered questions.
CSUF Students: You will receive no further warnings about skipped items,
random responding or the timing of your decisions (e.g., responding too fast or taking a
break--neither of which you should do). If you do not think you will be able to follow the
instructions for two hours, please do not go on to part 1. No credit will be
given toward your class assignment for mindless button pushing. Your data will
be checked by both computer and a person before credit is assigned.
When you have checked your answers, push this button to send your data: