Memory for everyday actions

The purpose of the survey is to understand how people's memory for everyday actions functions and sometimes does not function. We know that while people easily remember that an event happened at all, i.e. “The dog got fed this morning,” they occasionally struggle to pinpoint whether they or someone else completed that action. In the survey, I will ask you if you can recall those types of situations where you or others made those kinds of errors. The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete.

Consent Agreement: Please read the following before continuing:
Your answers will be handled anonymously and your name will not be recorded with your data. All results will be aggregated and reported as totals or averages. Individual responses will not be identifiable. You have the right to decline answering any of the questions or to withdraw from the experiment altogether, without penalty. In which case, your data will be destroyed and will not be included in the analyses of participant data or included in the results.

If you want to stop completing the survey at any point, you can simply close the browser window by selecting the icon on the top-right hand side of your screen labelled ‘Exit this Survey’, with a left-click of your mouse. You will not be penalised in any way for doing so.

This study has been approved by the Plymouth University Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Ethics Review Committee (15/16-533). By taking part you will be contributing to research relating to everyday memory and social cognition. There are no known risks to taking part.

If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please contact the experimenter using the information below:
PI: Nick Lange,
Supervisor: Tim Hollins,

If you have any further concerns about this survey then you can contact the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Ethics Committee: Mrs Sarah Jones, +44 1752 585339,

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