Facebook and schizotypal personality traits
This study is aimed at connections between the attitudes of people toward the social networking platform Facebook, their views and beliefs regarding common conspiracy theories and their scores on measures of schizotypy. Based on previous research by Lankton and McKnight (2011) attitudes and beliefs with regard to the interaction with a social networking platform will be assessed in terms of how much participants trust this form of technology. This will then be integrated into the schizotypy assessment, linking the attitudes toward conspiracy theories and perceptions of surveillance with scores on common personality measures.
Who is in charge of this project?
The study has been approved by the University of Westminster Psychology Department Ethics Committee (Chair: Dr John Colwell, firstname.lastname@example.org). It is based at the University of Westminster in the UK. The lead researcher is Boris Altemeyer, who should be the first point of contact if you have questions or problems: Boris Altemeyer, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2UW, London. Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5000. Email: email@example.com. Feel free to contact him or David Barron by Email: D.Barron@westminster.ac.uk. The supervising researcher is Dr. Tom Buchanan, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2UW, London. Tel: +44 (0)20 7911 5000. Email: T.Buchanan@westminster.ac.uk.