Music and Stress
You are being asked to participate in a project conducted
through Maryville University by Macy Thomas, Maryville senior seminar student
and Dr. Peter Green, Associate Professor of Psychology. This project is being
conducted in partial fulfillment of the course requirements for Senior Seminar
at Maryville University and will be presented. Student candidates are learning
to collect and assess data, so the results of the study may not be valid, but
may be presented beyond this class. This course is in compliance with the
Maryville University Institutional Review Board.
The purpose of this research is to see the correlation
between stress levels and music listening in college students. If you agree to
participate you will listen to a piece of music for 5 minutes then take a quick
survey. The research will take twenty minutes to complete. This project is not
expected to involve risks of harm any greater than those ordinarily encountered
in daily life. The benefits of this study include learning how music listening
can reduce stress levels.
All of your responses will be anonymous and will be kept confidential.
In addition, no individual data from this project will be shared. Group results
and data will be shared with members of the senior seminar course, and faculty
of the arts and science at a professional conference.
Your participation is voluntary and that there is no penalty
for your refusal to participate. You
need not answer all questions and you are free to withdraw your consent and to
discontinue your participation at any time. In the event of your early withdrawal, any
information that you have provided up to that time will be destroyed.
If you have any questions regarding this study, or if any
problems arise, you may contact the researcher, Macy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or
the supervising faculty member, Dr. Peter Green at (314) 529-9428. You may also
ask questions, state concerns regarding your rights as a research subject, or
express any feelings of pressure to participate by contacting: Dr. Robert
Bertolino, Chair of the Institutional Review Board at Maryville University,
Maryville University investigators and their colleagues who
are conducting research recognize the importance of your contribution to the
research studies, which are designed to improve educational learning
environments. Maryville University
investigators and their staffs will make every effort to minimize, control, and
treat any complication that may arise as a result of this research.
Maryville University recognizes its federally mandated
responsibility to ensure that research be conducted in an ethical and scholarly
manner, respecting the rights and welfare of all the human participants. Any
research misconduct, including but not limited to fabrication, falsification,
or plagiarism in proposing, performing and reviewing research, or in reporting
research results; should be reported to Dr. Tammy Gocial, the Research
Integrity Officer at (314) 529-6893.
Advancing to the survey will signify your implied consent to
participate. You are agreeing to participate in this study based on the
information presented to you. You may
choose to withdraw without prejudice or penalty. Please print a copy of this form which
includes the name and phone number of the researcher and the IRB at Maryville
University, should you have any questions.
The date approval stamp on this consent form indicates that
the project has been reviewed and approved by the Maryville University Institutional
Macy Thomas Sep.
Dr. Peter Green October
Faculty Member Date
Maryville University Institutional Review Board
Protocol Number: 15FA PSYC 480-02-11
Initiation Date: 10/21/16
Termination Date: 12/06/16