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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

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 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.  

UCLA Reinterpretation Study for Adults (In-Person)

The purpose of the Reinterpretation Study is to understand how individuals aged 20-25 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.