Dear participant,

thank you for your willingness to take part in this research on the interplay of skin and mind. The survey is conducted by the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the University of Wuppertal, Germany.

Subsequently, you will be asked questions on a variety of topics to help us get relevant information for the investigation. The survey is expected to take 20 minutes. Some questions could seem similar but be reassured that they are all are necessary and reasonable. Please note that you should answer all questions thoroughly.

All data you enter will be stored anonymously and cannot be traced back or associated with you. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you can cancel it at any time without declaring any reason and without incurring disadvantages or costs.

After the survey, you have the opportunity to participate in a raffle. If you want to take part, provide an e-mail address and go in a draw to win one of ten Amazon gift cards worth 15 euros (or the equivalent in your currency) each. The e-mail address will only be saved for the raffle, it will not be linked to your answers and will be deleted after the survey has been completed.

Please note that every person is allowed to take part only once because repeated participation will lead to distorted data. Also, please conduct the survey in a concentrated state, alone, and without any help.

If you want to comment on the questionnaire, you have the option to do so at the end. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in this questionnaire!

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt & Julian Voehringer
(University of Wuppertal, Germany)