Press Release for Friday, January 29, 2016
UNF Recruiting Participants in Heroic Decision-Making Study
Contact: Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
of Public Relations
Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida is currently
recruiting participants for a Web-based heroic decision making study,
investigating why people do or don’t help others in dangerous situations.
purpose of the research is to gain a greater understanding of the
decision-making process during a very difficult, possibly life-threating
situation by learning from the experts who put their own safety at risk and/or
put their ego aside to help another person in a compromising situation.
researchers are seeking study participants to answer questions related to a
situation, such as a medical emergency, accident, crime, disaster or organ
donation. Participants should be aged 18 years and older. Qualified individuals
can complete a 10-minute, confidential survey at
will review the survey results to analyze the decision-making process,
including what factors foster and inhibit helping.
you are interested in learning more about the study, contact Dr. Dominik Guess,
UNF professor of psychology and principal investigator of the study, at
or by phone at (904) 620-1634.
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.