Children's Assent Form
We are doing a study to try to learn about people who tell the truth and
people who lie. We are asking you to help because we don't know very much
about whether kids your age expect people to lie or tell the truth.
If you agree to be in our study, we are going to ask you some questions
about people. We will want to know if you think they usually tell the
truth or if they usually lie. For example, you will be asked if a
politician, teacher, parent, or other people usually lie or tell the
You can ask questions at any time that you might have about this study.
Also, if you decide at any time not to finish, you may stop whenever you
want. Remember, these questions are only about what you think. There
are no right or wrong answers because this is not a test.
Signing this paper means that you have read this or had it read to you and
that you want to be in the study. If you don't want to be in the study,
don't sign the paper. Remember, being in the study is up to you, and no
one will be mad if you don't sign this paper or even if you change your
Signature of Participant ____________________ Date _____________
HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH.
ADDITIONAL CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS, OR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS AS A
RESEARCH PARTICIPANT, SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
ADMINISTRATION (Phone number: 323-343-5366).