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Thank you for participating in this study. Our goal is to learn more about the relationship between reading and interpersonal relations. You will be asked about your reading habits and knowledge of popular fiction, and to complete assessments about your thoughts and feelings towards others and your ability to interpret social situations. There are no known risks to this study. 

The study takes 30-45 minutes to complete and is entirely anonymous. You will be given a certificate of completion when the study is over, in case you need to turn it in for course credit.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Mary Baldwin University. If you have any questions about participation in this project or your rights as a research participant,  you may contact the Principal Investigator,  Dr. Louise Freeman ( or the Mary Baldwin Institutional Review Board at

To participate, you must be at least 13 years old and a fluent English speaker.  Do you consent to participate in this study?  Indicate your answer, then click the arrow to continue.