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Psychological study of chess players

posted Apr 20, 2010, 4:09 PM by Alex Steger
Dear Friends,
My name is Alex Steger.  I conducting a psychological study of chess players as a research project, and I would like to invite you to participate.
In this study, you will play a game of chess and write down how you felt during your thinking time. There are 10 feeling words you will rate on a scale of 1 to 5. You will record your response after playing your move. The games will be played online at the Internet Chess Club (unrated) and the time control will be 45 45 (G/45 with a 45 second increment). You will then submit your game and responses to be analyzed as part of the study.

Additionally, you will take a personality test with 325 questions, which we estimate will take about an hour to complete.

For participating you will receive a $10 gift card, the results of your personality test, and an analysis of your game.

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