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UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Welcome to this study!

In this study, we are interested in how people perceive different kinds of things, including objects, animals and people. 
During the course of the study, we will ask you some questions about your attitudes toward different animals and objects, and other general questions, such as your age, gender, and educational level. The duration of the study is approximately 10 minutes. 


This study has been approved by the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom (Code of Ethics: CPB_2014_002). There are no foreseeable risks or discomforts to participants. By taking part in the study, you are contributing to a better understanding of how people build relationships with many different social objects.

All data will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The data will be stored anonymously and it will only be accessed by the researchers involved in the study. The data collected will not contain any identifying information and it will only be used internally by UCL.

Please remember that you have the right to withdraw from the experiment at any time and you can request via email that the data you have supplied are not used in the study and there is no penalty at all. This study is run by Dr. Eva Krumhuber and Xijing Wang from University College London. Please feel free to contact us via or for any questions you may have regarding this study. Alternatively, you can also contact to make a complaint about this study.