The purpose of this study is to examine problem-solving and the different beliefs people hold.

To take part in this study you must be aged between 18 and 70 years.

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to respond to a series of online questions or do a decision making task (making judgments about stimuli that are presented). This study will take about 5 minutes.

There are no direct risks or benefits associated with this study. It will, however, deepen our understanding of human cognition.

Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw from the study at any time without giving a reason. All data gathered is strictly confidential. The data are held in a secure area and accessible only to the project's researchers and research assistants. No participant will be identified in any publication or presentation of results.

The research is being conducted by Dr Mariia Kaliuzhna (tel: 02 98501464; email: mariia.kaliuzhna@mq.edu.au) from the ARC Centre of Cognition and its Disorders Macquarie University.

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aspect of your participation in this research, you may contact the Human Research Ethics Committee through the Director, Research Ethics (telephone 9850 7854; email ethics@mq.edu.au). Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome. If you decide to proceed, this indicates your consent to take part in this online study.

Hello there!

Thank you so much for your time!

You are going to help me test an apparatus I am using for an experiment.
It requires one special skill: clicking! And it will take about 5 minutes.
Okay, here is what you have to do. You will see two rows of squares. The upper row are buttons,
if you click on them, something happens.
You are going to test what each button does.
You will do this in order: starting with the left-most button and proceeding to the right.
Exciting, isn't it? ;) You will click on each button 10 times, before you can pass to the next button (a counter will help you keep track).
After you have clicked on a button 10 times it will not do anything anymore.
Please, pay attention to what each button does, I will ask you a couple of questions after you are done with the clicking!

Please, follow the on-screen instructions, and do not be too fast with the clicking

Have fun!

Your age:


Your sex:

Start by clicking on the upper leftmost button

AA

BB

0
0
0

AA

0
0

BB



Suppose that someone clicks on AA,
according to you, what is the probability
that BB will light up?
(enter a number between 0 and 100)

0
0
0

AA

0
0

BB

Mike used this program last night. He got the same instructions you did. He clicked on AA,
but he says that BB did not light up. And he says the counter for AA was still between 10 and 1. According to you,
which of these two statements is the more believable?
(Click on the button of your choice)




It is not true that Mike clicked on AA.

It is not always true that if one clicks on AA
then BB will light up.

Merci !

For more fun experiments please visit the following websites

http://psych.hanover.edu/research/exponnet.html
www.onlinepsychresearch.co.uk

Here is your code: