Training Mental Habits Study

Study Information

Thank you for your interest in our Training Mental Habits Study! This psychology study provides an exciting opportunity to get involved in new research on worry. Here are answers to some FAQs:

What are we studying?

We are examining the immediate and short-term effects of training “mental habits” on worry and anxiety.

Who are we looking for?

People who have a longtime habit of worrying excessively about many things.

What is involved?

– Participation involves 4 visits to Ryerson University over the course of 6 weeks and an “at-home” component lasting 7 days.

  • Visit 1: A 3.5 hour in-lab visit followed by one week of “at-home” activities (up to 30 mins/day)
  • Visit 2: 1 hour (8-9 days after visit 1)
  • Visit 3: 1 hour (1 week after visit 2)
  • Visit 4: 1 hour (3 weeks after visit 3)

– During the study visits participants are asked to complete activities like questionnaires, computer tasks, and a training task.

When can I come in?

We have flexible availability on weekdays. We should be able to accommodate you coming in as late as 4:30 for your first visit and as late as around 5:30/6:00pm for subsequent visits.

What’s in it for me?

You would be taking part in an exciting research opportunity and helping researchers better understand how to help individuals who worry

Is participation compensated?

You would receive up to $95 for taking part in this study

How can I sign up?

If you are interested in potentially participating, the next step would be to schedule a time for a 30-40 minute (unpaid) phone screen to determine eligibility. We can also answer any detailed questions you may have/provide you with some information about the study at this point. Please let us know of sometimes you may be available during the week. We are generally available between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm.

If you are interested in scheduling a time for the phone screen, please contact:

416-979-5000 ext. 2182