Perceptions of Therapists

Study Information
Purpose of Study
This study will help researchers understand how people perceive therapists and why
Associated Lab
Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto
Sari Isenstein, PhD student
Benefits of Participating
This study will not benefit participants directly. However, they may find the experience of participating interesting and fulfilling. There is a possibility for this research to be published in scholarly journals. Therefore, they would be contributing to literature that has the potential to help others.
Participants are entered to win 1 of 5 $20 gift cards

  1. Must be able to read in English.

  1. N/A

What You'll Be Asked to Do:
Participants will watch a brief video (approximately 2 minutes) of a therapist introducing themselves and explaining what they do in their practice. They will then answer a questionnaire about their perceptions of the therapist, and a questionnaire about how willing they would be to self-disclose to this therapist regarding a variety of topics. They will then fill out a brief questionnaire about themselves. This questionnaire will ask them about their age, sex/gender, ethnicity, etc.

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