Study of Conditioned Responding

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I participate in Study of Conditioned Responding? o The results of this study will help inform how to best help individuals struggling with fear-based disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, specific phobias and panic disorder. In addition, you have the option of receiving compensation for your time and efforts in completing this study.
How do you use the information provided? Your data included with all others who participate will be analyzed using statistical programs and find trends and patterns in the data. We then report these results in aggregate and use them to better inform the development of treatments for fear-based disorders and our understanding of the processes in the brain that support psychological functioning. Your results will always remain confidential and your name, information and answers will not be published or available to anyone other than the researchers working on the study.
What do I get for participating in this study? o You will have the option of receiving monetary compensation dependent on your completion of each study timepoint. Also, please know that by participating, you are greatly helping psychologists develop more effective treatments for individuals who are struggling with fear-based disorders. In addition, the results of the current study will help improve understanding of what processes in the brain help treatments work.
Who is eligible to participate in this study? Introductory Psychology (PSYC 102) students who are at least 18, fluent in English, who indicate elevated symptoms of a fear-based psychological disorder and have a smartphone.
Can my friends participate? o No, unless they also meet the inclusion criteria (listed in the above question) and reported so during mass testing.