Be a Participant in a Research Study

Are you a worrier?

We are currently recruiting participants who describe themselves as worriers. Do you spend a lot of time worrying about many different things? Does worrying make it hard to enjoy your life? Do other people say you worry too much? Do you find it difficult to control your worrying? Are you between 18 and 65 years old?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in the following studies:

Worry and Writing Study: We are examining the relationship between worry and writing. This study involves multiple visits to the lab and you will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires about your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours as well as a series of writing tasks.
Study Contact: Melina (416) 979-5000 ext. 2188

Track your Worry Study: This study is investigating the ways in which learning to recognize and track your worry patterns may affect your experience of worry and anxiety. The study involves making three visits to the lab and completing at home worry tracking for two weeks.
Study Contact: Kathleen (416) 979-5000 ext. 2188

Tune Out From Worry Study: This study is investigating the effects of listening to a brief recording of sounds on worry. The study involves making three visits to the lab, each a week apart, and completing some home activities for two weeks in between the visits.
Study Contact: Katie (416) 979-5000 ext. 2188

Training Mental Habits Study: In this study, we are examining the immediate and very short term effects of training more helpful “mental habits” on worry and anxiety. The study involves making four visits to the lab and completing a series of “at-home” activities for 7 days between visits 1 and 2.
Study Contact: Shreya (416)979-5000 ext. 2182



All study appointments will take place at 105 Bond Street at Ryerson University. If you would like more information about any of these studies, please call the contact person listed next to the study you’re interested in, or email with the name of the study in the subject line.

All queries are confidential. A phone screen (which participants will not be compensated for) is required for all studies to determine eligibility.

All studies have been approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board.