Participate in Research Studies

Department of Psychology Research Studies

Study for Dementia Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia? Caregivers are sought for an online study, conducted by the Grief, Loss and Social Stress (GLASS) laboratory at the University of Arizona. For participation, please go to the website: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_00x44x0GVGVAW21 or email jiahyoo [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu

. Thank you for your support!

Couples Research Study

Are you in a romantic relationship? Would you like to earn up to $100 and a picture of your brain by participating in research? If so, keep reading! The NET Lab, directed by Dr. Jessica Andrews-Hanna, is recruiting romantic couples between the ages of 18 and 40 for an IRB-approved study about first impressions. Couples will participate in interaction tasks, undergo an MRI brain scan, and complete questionnaires during the week. Participants will receive up to $100 each upon completing the study and a picture of each of their brains upon completing the MRI scan! If interested, contact us at couplesresearch [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu. View the full research flier here.

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.


Study of Brain and Language

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory at UA is currently seeking healthy older participants for a brain and language research study. Participants will be compensated for participation.

What’s Involved
  • One visit, 2 hours in duration, at the University of Arizona
  • You will be wearing a sensor net that records brainwaves (EEG) while completing a reading task on a computer screen
  • You will be asked to fill out questionnaires on your language background and mental states
Eligibility
  • Native English speakers between 60-75 years of age
  • Right-handed with (corrected-to) normal vision
  • No history of psychiatric or neurological disorders
  • Not depressive or in any psychotherapy / on medication

If you are interested in participating in the study or have any questions, please contact Li-Chuan (Matt) Ku (lchnku [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu).


Study on Daily Social Support and Wellbeing during Bereavement

The Grief Loss and Social Stress Laboratory at the University of Arizona is conducting an online study to investigate bereaved people’s daily wellbeing after the death of their spouse / romantic partner.

During this study you will:

  • Respond to a brief online questionnaire (approximately 10-15 min) on a daily basis for 14 days
  • Fill out online questionnaires at the beginning and end of the study

You can participate from anywhere in the country from the convenience of your own home. No lab visits necessary. Monetary compensation will be provided.

Eligibility

  • Native English speakers between 18-99 years of age
  • Death of a spouse or romantic partner within the last 5 years

If you are interested in participating in the study or have any questions, please contact Eva-Maria Stelzer, stelzeea [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu or call (520) 222-7545 or (520) 626-5383. 


Child Cognition Studies

https://psychology.arizona.edu/child-cognition-studies


The Tweety Language Development Lab 

We are recruiting infants between the ages of 4 and 20 months for single visit studies that last about 30 minutes. We provide free parking and infants receive a certificate, and a book or toy. If you are interesting in participating or learning more about our research, please call (520) 626-5720 or email tweetylanguagedevelopmentlab [at] gmail [dot] com. You can learn more about our labs and current studies by visiting  https://tweety.lab.arizona.edu/


Study for Patients Living with Advanced Cancer

Have you been diagnosed with Stage IV or metastatic cancer? You may be eligible to participate in a survey study to help us learn about the experiences of individuals living with advanced cancer.

Participants will be asked to:
  • Respond to a series of online questionnaires (approximately 25-45 minutes)
  • Share information about their cancer diagnosis, symptoms and experiences living with advanced cancer
Eligible participants:
  • Are native English speakers between 18-99 years of age
  • Have been diagnosed with Stage IV* or metastatic cancer
  • Have access to the internet
 
For every survey completed, $10 will be donated to the Lucy Fund for Metastatic Cancer Research.

For more information, questions, or to enroll, please call 520-626-5383 or contact Mairead McConnell (mhmcconnell [at] email [dot] arizona [dot] edu ()).

*Some patients with Stage III cancer diagnoses may be eligible to participate. Please contact the research team to determine your eligibility.


Study on the Aging Brain and Memory


Department of Psychiatry Research Studies

Awareness Training Study

The SCAN Lab is conducting a study at the University of Arizona to understand the effects of internal and external awareness training on psychological health and emotional functioning.

Are you eligible?
  • Ages 18-40
  • English as primary language
If you would like more information about the study or to find out if you’re eligible, please fill out the interest form at bit.ly/aware_study or call us at (520) 428-4142. 

Light Exposure Study: Bright Light Therapy for Treatment of Sleep Problems Following Mild TBI

The SCAN Lab is conducting a study at the University of Arizona to observe how a six-week course of light exposure influences the brain and sleep pattern in people who have had a recent brain injury or “concussion.” 

Are you Eligible?
  • Ages 18-50
  • History of a head injury in the past 18 months
  • English as primary language 
  • No metal objects in body 
Contact: 520-214-6626, UASCANlab [at] psychiatry [dot] arizona [dot] edu (subject: Light%20Therapy%20Study) or Brittany Forbeck: bforbeck [at] psychiatry [dot] arizona [dot] edu (subject: Light%20Therapy%20Study)

Concussion Study: A Model for Predicting Cognitive and Emotional Health From Structural and Functional Neurocircuitry Following Traumatic Brain Injury. 

The SCAN Lab is conducting a study at the University of Arizona to understand the cognitive and psychological health of people who have experienced brain injury or “concussion.” 
Are you eligible?
  • Ages 18-45
  • History of a head injury in the past 12 months
  • English as primary language 
  • No metal objects in body 

Contact: 520-300-9040, UASCANlab [at] psychiatry [dot] arizona [dot] edu (subject: Concussion%20Study) or Brittany Forbeck: bforbeck [at] psychiatry [dot] arizona [dot] edu (subject: Concussion%20Study)


Traumatic Stress Study

The SCAN Lab is conducting a study at the University of Arizona to observe how a six-week course of morning light exposure influences emotions, cognition, and sleep in people who have experienced stress in response to a traumatic event.

Are you eligible?
  • Ages 18-50
  • Experienced traumatic stress or diagnosed with PTSD in the past 10 years
  • Right-handed
  • English as a primary language
  • No metal objects in body

If you would like more information about the study or to find out if you’re eligible, please visit UASCANLab.com and click on the “Traumatic Stress Study” link, or give us a call at (520) 428-5141.