Description of the Study and Your Part in It

Dr. David Frank along with Clinton Dennard are inviting you to take part in a research study.
Dr. Frank is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Clinton Dennard is a graduate student at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
The purpose of this research is to understand decision making during a poker simulation task.

Your part in the study will be to complete a computerized task.

It will take you about 30-45 minutes, for a total of 1 to 1.5 hours, to be in this study.

Choosing to Be in the Study

You do not have to be in this study. Participation is voluntary.
You may choose not to take part and you may choose to stop taking part at any time without penalty.
You will not be punished in any way if you decide not to be in the study, or to stop taking part in the study.
If you decide not to take part, or to stop taking part in this study, it will not affect your grade in any way.

Risks and Discomforts

There will be minimal risks, no more than that expected in daily life.

Possible Benefits

You have an opportunity to win 100, 50, or 35 dollars contingent on your decision making in the poker
simulation task.

Incentives

You will receive the following reimbursement: 0.5 Psych credits for each half hour completed for a total of 1
credit. Note that the same course/extra credit is available for a non-research activity that involves the same
effort and time investment. Please, see your instructor for a description of the alternative assignment.
Also, as mentioned above, you have an opportunity to win 100, 50, or 35 dollars contingent on your

decision making in the poker simulation task.

Protection of Privacy and Confidentiality

We will do everything we can to protect your privacy and confidentiality.
We will not tell anybody outside of the research team that you were in this study or what information we
collected about you in particular.

We might be required to share the information we collect from you with the Texas A&M University-
Commerce Office of Sponsored Programs and the federal Office for Human Research Protections.
If this happens, the information would only be used to find out if we ran this study properly and
protected your rights in the study. The data will be retained for three years.

The de-identified data will be stored on a password-protected hard drive, in a locked office.

You may choose to stop taking part in this study after today.
If you do, we will not collect any more information from you.
However, we would keep and use the information we had already collected from you.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this study or if any problems arise, please contact the researcher at

Dr. David J. Frank
Department of Psychology and Special Education
Texas A&M University-Commerce
330-257-5393
David.frank@tamuc.edu
If you have any questions or concerns about your rights in this research study, please contact the IRB Chair at
Dr. Lucy Pickering
Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Department of Literature and Languages
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX 75429-3011
IRB@tamuc.edu

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Turn Card Poker


Game Instructions:

The game is "Turn Card Poker.”
You will decide with one card left to come and it is the only decision you will make.
You will not have an option to do anything else after this one decision.
Your only three options are to 1) call, 2) fold, or 3) or raise double the amount.
Next, the fifth card known as the River Card will be presented and the winner of the hand will be determined at this point based solely on the cards.
The pot size at the time of the Turn card (4th community card) is predetermined and each player will have put in half the pot.
In other words, if the pot size is 2000 then you will have already put in 1000 as well as your opponent.
You must complete the entirety of the experiment to be eligible for the prize.

Turn Card Poker




Opponent
$0

Bet: $1000

Total Pot :  0.00


John Dae
$0.00

Bet: $1,000.00


Hand of

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Royal Flush

Nothing beats a royal flush. This is the best hand in poker and it's very rare. This is straight flush from 10 to Ace.


Straight Flush

This second best hand. Just like a straight, but the cards are all the same suit. Like in this example, all consecutives spades.


Four of a Kind

As the sames says, this is four of the same cards. The hand is completed with the highest card on the table or in your hand.


Full House

A combination of three of a kind with a pair, the full house hand that has the highest three of a kind cards win from other full houses.


Flush

Five cards that are all the same suit. These don't need to be in any order. If two players have a flush, the player with the highest card in the flush wins.


Straight

A series of five cards that follow each other, but that are not of the same suite. Aces can follow a king, or start a straight followed by a two.


Three of kind

Three cards of the same kind, for example three aces. The hand is completed with the two highest cards that are avaiable.


Two pair

Two sets of two cards of the same kind. For example two kings and two queens, the last card to complete the hand is the highest card that is left avaiable.


Pair

Two cards of the same kind for example two aces. The hand is filled up with the three highest cards that are left avaiable.


High card

You have none of the above and only a single card, like the ace in this example. Maybe it's time to fold?.


Scroll Down for game instructions

The game is "Turn Card Poker.”
You will decide with one card left to come and it is the only decision you will make.
You will not have an option to do anything else after this one decision.
Your only three options are to 1) call, 2) fold, or 3) or raise double the amount.
Next, the fifth card known as the River Card will be presented and the winner of the hand
will be determined at this point based solely on the cards.
The pot size at the time of the Turn card (4th community card) is predetermined and each player
will have put in half the pot.
In other words, if the pot size is 2000 then you will have already put in 1000 as well as your
opponent. You must complete the entirety of the experiment to be eligible for the prize.