Friday, February 18, 2011

Juror judgment study

Study title:
The Effect of Childhood Trauma on a Juror’s Ruling for an Adult Defendant (Approval # 03-2011-24-0)

Projected dates:
Feb-Mar 2011 (OPEN)

Who may participate: This study is open to students, faculty, staff, and outside community members. You must be 18 or older to participate.

This study requires online participation. Click here to enter the study. Sessions will take approximately 30 minutes.

Project description:

The purpose of this research is to better understand how a childhood trauma in an adult defendant’s life would affect a juror’s ruling on that adult defendant. Participants will read a series of webpages and respond to questions regarding the reading.

Wesleyan students may be able to earn extra credit in psychology department classes for their participation. Participants who opt not to receive extra credit but provide their email address will be part of a drawing for a $15 gift card at the end of the semester.