Be Part of the Fun, and Enter My Giveaway!

This is the first giveaway on my blog, and I am very excited! I am even more excited because this is not a regular giveaway action to make my blog more popular, but has to do with my thesis I am currently working on.

I write my thesis at the department of social psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and it is about how people make decisions in particular situations. To examine this topic, I am doing an online study, and for this study, I need participants – these would be you!

The giveaway itself is 5 Amazon vouchers worth $30 (USD) each. So there will be five winners at the end. You can participate regardless of where you live, and if you are one of the winners, you will receive an email that tells you how to activate the voucher for – and there you can use it to buy whatever you want.

The study itself takes about 15 minutes, and you will do it online, so it is very comfortable. You will read a little scenario about a situation and then answer some questions about it, and that is it.

The study obeys the APA (American Psychological Association) standards of data privacy. This means that you do not have to reveal your name, your data will be treated confidentially and not given to a third party, and the evaluation is completely anonymous.

The study is running from now on, and you can particpate until May 31th, 2011. On June 1st, the winners will be randomly drawn amongst participants.

To get to the study, please click the following link.

Please support me by asking your family members and friends to participate as well, and link this post to your blog if you have one. This study is of high personal relevance for me and my academic career, and you will also contribute to the progress of scientific research by doing so.

If you have further questions, please contact me by leaving a comment or writing an email to

Thank you all for your support!

[Note: I had one reply that the link above did not work, in that case please try this one: (without language labeling). But in most cases the long link will work and lead you to the English version of the study appropriately.]

[Note: Some questions in the study may appear to be quite similar. This is a common thing in psychological questionnaires and has statistical reasons. Please just answer all questions intuitively and spontaneously, and everything will be fine. ]

* This post will stick to the front page as long as the study is running (until May 31th). You will find regular site updates below. *

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79 responses to “Be Part of the Fun, and Enter My Giveaway!

  1. ajh

    I’ve done the study and added a post on my blog asking others to do it too!

  2. Phoenix

    I have also done the study and sent a lot of emails to my friends/family and asked them to participate.

  3. just finished it! It was interesting, and I ALWAYS like that. ;)

  4. I very much enjoyed taking this! *thinking is FUN. :D

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  6. Persephone

    Very interesting. I must be a visual thinker because I kept thinking that I wish I knew what the place looked like ;) Please remember us when you are a famous researcher pianist.

  7. I just did it.I did ponder trying to really feel the situation. I’ll put it on my blog and send the link to friends too, it was interesting.

  8. Just completed mine. GOod luck!

  9. I’m headed over to it next- just wanted to tell you good luck with the study/ thesis!

  10. Hi Kath! I’m a little bit swamp with everything around the house and kids’ stuff…as well as blog…but I’ll try my best to do the survey before deadline. :-)

  11. sassydrcil

    Done it!
    Cilla :)

  12. I participated and wrote on my blog about it. I also told some friends. I hope that helps! Good luck!!! How many partcipants do you need?

  13. Kat

    I just did the survey! so thought-provoking. I love surveys! so fun :)

  14. Just stumbled across your site and am going to tell everyone I know about your survey! Good luck with the research :)

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  16. I love surveys!! especially psychology and sociology ones. I did this and enjoyed it very much. So glad to help you :)

  17. klh

    Hi! I just completed! Very interesting indeed : ) I’m going to email to some friends!

    Katie : )

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  19. I just did the survey, really interesting!

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  22. I completed it! That was interesting. I’d never really considered how I thought before!

  23. Darien

    i did the survey and emailed it to some homies to complete too. im a psych major and these things are important!

  24. Alison

    I’m about to take the survey. I have a psych degree and am in public health so I know how important these things are. Plus, social psych was my FAVORITE class in undergrad!

  25. Okay, I have done the study and also now diagnosed myself with “fear of invalidity.” And it’s so funny, because I am actually in that almost-exact situation right now. Do you have any advice?

  26. just did the study! your work fascinates me :) good luck with everything, I hope it’s going well!
    Heidi xo

    • Thank you, Heidi! Currently, it’s going well, and it’s also very exciting, so I’m on adrenalin all the time! This is just so important for how things will go on with me … I’m happy you’re intrigued by what I’m doing! How differently people think about the world, and what this means for how they behave and feel is really one thing that fascinates me a lot! I’d love to make that one of my research topics later on. :)

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  28. just participated! good luck with the study :)

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  30. I think the experiment is to see how you react to the delay in processing the last page and the fact that there’s no continue button, this way they can gauge if your answers are true to your personality! Good luck!

  31. I filled out the survey :) I also sent it along to some friends and family- hopefully they will do it too! I really enjoyed the survey. I thought it was fascinating!

  32. Hi Kath! My husband has finished the survey and he sent to his friends. I saw the survey but I haven’t had a chance to finish it up. My English reading skill is very slow, so I need a big chunk of time to complete. Just letting you know my status! :-)

  33. Done. :-)
    that was interesting!

  34. i actually loved taking this survey unlike other surveys out there. the topics were pretty neat.

    love ya girl xoxo <3

  35. Filled in the survey! I love stuff like this, I used to love my Psychology class. Hope it helps!

  36. Lyn

    Hi Kath! I’ve just finished the survey! :D
    Quite interesting but need to check the dictionary as my English is not that good… LOL

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