Personality and Environmental Attitudes Survey

Investigators: Andrey Barsky, David Clarke
School of Psychology, University of Nottingham

Study Information

You are invited to take part in a study to investigate differences between people in attitudes toward energy and the environment. The experiment involves you filling in a simple questionnaire to tell us about yourself, your views and your personality. Toward the end you may be asked to read an article and answer some brief attitude questions on that. At the end we’ll analyse your responses to tell you about your personality scores and the kind of person we think you are. The whole thing should not take longer than 10-15 minutes to complete.

The content of the study should not be sensitive or upsetting, we are just interested in what you think and how you are. To that end, please do your best to answer as honestly as possible. There are no right answers, just your own.

You are not obliged to participate, and if you do, you may withdraw from the study at any time and without a reason (you may simply close the page if you wish). Your personal details are confidential and your answers are anonymous. If you have any questions about the study, you are welcome to email the experimenter at and continue later. Please email also if you find any problems with the experiment; hopefully everything should run fine, but the website is not perfect and may need some tuning.

As an online participant in this research, you should be aware there is always the risk of intrusion by outside agents (hacking), and therefore the possibility of being identified. However, this is unlikely and we have taken preventative measures against this. The study has been approved by the university's School of Psychology ethics committee. This site uses temporary session cookies, which cannot be used to track you or your personal information; your data are kept as safe as possible.

Consent Form

If you would like to participate in this study, please indicate your agreement with all of the following:

I have read and understood the study information above.

I have been given contact details to ask questions and discuss the study.

Any questions have been answered to my satisfaction.

I have received enough information about the study.

I understand that I am free to withdraw from the study at any time...

... and without having to give a reason.

I consent to take part in the study.