"Mindprobe" Account Request
Dear Team members of JATOS,
We - Amélie, Clara, Elena, Jasmin, Laura, Lennart and Lina- are writing to you on behalf of a study that
we designed as part of our psychology major. Under the direction of Lars Rogenmoser, member of the department of Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences (BPCN) in Jena, we would like to conduct a study about how parasocial interactions can alter one´s attitude towards seeking professional mental health support.
Our study is divided into several parts which will need about 20-30 minutes all together. At first, the
participants are asked to respond to some mental health-related questions and afterwards, they are
going to complete an IAT, also about mental health stigma. Doing this, we seek to measure the
participants attitudes, both explicitly and implicitly.
Next, they will see one of two different videos (experimental vs control group). The person shown in
the two videos is the same, but in one video, she will talk about a person who struggled with
depression, whereas in the other video, she is talking about how she herself struggled with
depression. Like this, we will create two different conditions, one with high and one with low self-
Since prior research has shown that parasocial interaction is stronger when one is doing
self-disclosure, we hypothesize that participants in the group with high self-disclosure will experience
a stronger parasocial interaction, and also, have more positive attitude towards seeking mental
health support afterwards. To test this, we will ask the participants to complete the same IAT and the
questions from the beginning once again and then we will compare the reaction times against each
We strongly believe in the importance of reducing negative stigma on mental health issues and
therefore, we are really looking forward to conducting our study. For this, we need a server to publish the study and analyze our data afterwards and we would be pleased to use “MindProbe”.
We would like to request MindProbe accounts.
For more information regarding our study or other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The team of “From Taboo To Talk”