A consent form tells you what is involved in participation and allows you to make an informed decision about whether you want to participate or not. Consent forms also list any potential negative consequences and they provide contact information in case you have any questions or concerns after completing the study or in case you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by the researcher.
The present study is being conducted by Chantal Hermann (Ph.D. student, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, 613-520-2600 ext. 2261; chermann@connect.carleton.ca) under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Nunes (Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, 613-520-2600, ext 1545; kevin_nunes@carleton.ca). If you have any questions or concerns about this study please contact Chantal Hermann or Kevin Nunes. If you are concerned about ethics or have any other concerns about this study, please contact Dr. Monique Sénéchal, at monique_senechal@carleton.ca (613-520-2600 ext. 1155). For any other concerns, please contact, Dr. Anne Bowker (Chair, Department of Psychology, 613-520-2600, ext. 8218, psychchair@carleton.ca).

The purpose of this study is to survey individuals who have clinical experience working with sexually aggressive men to develop a pool of items that assess rape-supportive cognition. Participation in this study consists of one session of approximately 30 minutes. You will be asked to answer some demographic and professional background questions. From your clinical experience working with sexually aggressive populations, you will be asked to complete some item stems about rape (e.g., Forcing a woman to have sex can be good because...) based on the beliefs you typically hear expressed by sexually aggressive men. The questions may be embarrassing or offensive because of their explicit detail, the words used, and the topics covered. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time, not participate, and refuse to answer any of the questions without penalty.

The information you provide will be used only for research purposes. Your participation and your responses will be anonymous and you will not be asked to reveal any identifying information about your clients. In the publication or presentation of study results, you will NOT be identified as a participant. The information collected will be kept in a secure manner at Carleton University for a period of 10 years in a locked filing cabinet and password-protected computer and will be accessible only to the researchers working on this research.

This study has been approved by the Carleton University Ethics Committee for Psychological Research (Reference #11-127).

Click “I Agree” to indicate that you understand the information above and would like to participate in this study.
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