Participant Consent Form Working Title: Need for Cognition as a predictor for Working Memory Capacity and Belief

Bias Thank you for taking the time to participate in this study. Please take a moment to read the information below, if you agree to take part please sign the consent below. This research is being conducted by Charlotte Kinloch as part of a BSc (Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience degree course at the University of Westminster. The project is being supervised by Carol Pearson in the Psychology Department and has been approved by the Departmental Ethics Committee. The research is concerned with individual differences in thinking and reasoning. You will be asked to complete a series of syllogisms (logic puzzles), complete a questionnaire on thinking styles and take a short computerised working memory test. You will also be asked to provide demographic data. The whole procedure should take about 30 minutes to complete. Anonymity and Right to Withdraw All information gathered in the current research will remain completely anonymous. Your results will not be associated with your name and no individual will be identifiable in the report of the research or any publications arising from it. You are under no obligation to take part in this study and you may stop at any time without having to provide a reason. You have the right to have your results removed from the study at any time. Your participant number is shown at the top of the following sheet, please make a note of it as you will need it if you wish to remove your results from the study at a later date. Further information Further information on the current research can be found on the debrief sheet which will be given for you to take away after the study, if you wish to know more before you begin please ask the researcher. If you wish to contact the researcher after the study please send an email to: c.i.kinloch@gmail.com A copy of this consent form is provided for you to take away. Consent If you agree to participate having read the information given above, please sign or initial below. This consent form will be stored separately from any data you provide, and will not be linked to your results in any way, so that your responses remain anonymous.

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