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UCLA Reinterpretation Study for Teens (Online)

The purpose of the Reinterpretation Study is to understand how individuals aged 13-15 process their emotions. In this ~30 minute study, teens complete a computer task, as well as answer brief questions about themselves. While this task can be completed online from home, we will conduct a brief Zoom call to go over the study details with the teen and their parent/guardian before participation. The participant will receive $5 for their participation, and an additional $3 if they refer someone for the study. If interested, please email reinterpretstudy.ucla@gmail.com or call/text us at (323)-989-2557.  You can also fill the form out below with your contact information and a member of our team will reach out to you! 

UCLA Social Behavior Study (Hybrid)

The Social Behavior Study aims to explore how kids’ and teens’ brains and behavior develop, both socially and emotionally. We are looking for adolescents and young adults aged 9-24 adopted from other countries as well as individuals who have been raised by their biological parent(s) since birth to participate in a virtual lab session and in-person MRI session. Participants and their parents will answer questions about themselves and play some computer games. Participants will also provide a hair and blood sample. Participants will receive up to $100 for their participation, and parents will receive $15. If interested, please email socialbehaviorstudy.ucla@gmail.com or call/text us at (323) 989-2557.  You can also fill the form out below with your contact information and a member of our team will reach out to you! 

UCLA Reinterpretation Study for Adults (In-Person)

The purpose of the Reinterpretation Study is to understand how individuals aged 18-39 process their emotions, both with and without help from a friend. In this study, friend pairs come to the lab. One person completes computer tasks in the lab and a brief follow-up task from home, while the other person completes audio recordings in the lab. Both friends complete surveys about themselves. The participant who completes computer tasks will receive $20 in-lab, and $5 for the follow-up, while their friend receives $10. If interested, please email reinterpretstudy.ucla@gmail.com or call us at (310) 794-4953.  You can also fill the form out below with your contact information and a member of our team will reach out to you! 

UCLA Pathways in Adolescence Study for Teens (In-Person)

The purpose of the Pathways in Adolescence Study is to understand how people use their feelings to make choices. In this 1.5 to 2 hour study, participants complete three computer tasks and answer brief questions about themselves.Participants ages 10 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The accompanying parent or guardian will also be invited to answer some survey questions (not required). Participants will receive $20 with the chance to win additional money and the parent or guardian will receive $10 for filling out several questionnaires. If interested, please email sandlab.ucla@gmail.com or call us at 323-989-2557. You can also fill out the form below with your contact information and a member of our team will reach out to you!

UCLA fMRI Reinterpretation Study for Adolescents and Adults (In-Person)

We are looking for same-gendered friend pairs ages 13-15 or 20-25 years of age for an ongoing research project. The goal of the project is to learn about how people think about emotions. You will be asked to come to our lab at UCLA with a close friend to fill out surveys and complete an fMRI scan. Your friend will be asked to fill out surveys, record brief audio clips, and complete some computer tasks. The participant who completes the fMRI scan will spend about 2.5 hours in the study, and will be compensated $50, and the participant who records audio clips will spend about 1.5 hours in the study, and be compensated $30. 

If interested, please email reinterpretstudy.ucla@gmail.com or call us at (310) 794-4953. You can also fill the form out below with your contact information and a member of our team will reach out to you!