Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Participate in our Research

Research labs in the Department of Psychology often need volunteers (sometimes compensated) in order to collect data for their studies. If you are interested in participating, please scroll through the listings below and contact the person specified.

Anxiety and Stress Clinic
Time:
Jan. 5, 9 a.m. Open through Dec. 30, 2018
Admission: Sliding scale fee of $45-$160 for individual appointments; $25 for group sessions 
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 4.106 

Adults w/ Social Anxiety Sought for Paid Study
This study examines the most effective treatments to help people who have Social Anxiety Disorder. The study includes questionnaire completion, a psychological interview, a therapy program to help you with your fear of embarrassment, and three follow-up visits. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please complete this prescreen.
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA), 4.106

A New *Paid* Depression Treatment Study Seeking Participants
Time: Dec. 15, All-day. Open through Dec. 31, 2017 
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) Liberal Arts Building (CLA), IMHR-4th floor of CLA
Compensation: Eligible participants will be paid up to $275

Are You a Smoker Who Experiences Panic Attacks?
Time: Dec. 15, All-day. Open through Dec. 31, 2017 
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 4.106 
Compensation: Up to $200 will be provided throughout the course of treatment

Are you trying to Quit Smoking? Have you also been through a traumatic event?
Time:
 All-day. Open through Mar. 1, 2018
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 

Belief Formation & Knowledge Acquisition in College
UT freshmen only please. Must be 18-years or older. This study is longitudinal and we are looking for students willing to participate once a year for four years. Please only sign up if you are interested in participating for three additional years after this. In this study you will be asked to complete several questionnaires in a survey about your beliefs on a variety of topics. We are looking to see how your beliefs evolve over the course of your college experience.
Time: All-day. Open through May 24, 2018
Location: Online
Compensation: If enrolled in Psychology 301, may receive between 0.5 to 2 hour credit for initial participation

Research Assistant for Study on Children who Translate for English-limited Parents
Time:
 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Open through Dec. 31, 2018
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 2.322G
Compensation: ULN internship, or register to enroll in the HDF 355, HDF 355H, HDF 655, BDP 320, UGS 310, UGS 320, or HDF 392 (for graduate students) to get course credit 

Can't Get Turned On? Women Needed for a Study on Sexual Arousal (the Hekate Study)
Time: Open through March 1, 2018 
Location: UT Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory SEA 3.318
Compensation: Participants may earn as much as $135

Cognitive Enhancement through Transcranial Laser Therapy
Recruiting adults over 45 yrs old, for memory improvement study 
Time:
 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Open through Aug. 31, 2018 
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 4.111 
Compensation: $200

Diagnosed with anxiety or trauma disorder? Participate in a brain imaging study
Time:
 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Open through May. 22, 2018 
Location: Health Discovery Building/ Imaging Research Center 

Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder? Participate in Paid Research Study (UT Austin)
Time: All-day. Open through Apr. 26, 2018 
Location: The University of Texas at Austin Sanchez Building/ Imaging Research Center 
Compensation: Eligible participants will receive as much as $140 for study components completed.

Do you have eating concerns or serious body image issues? Participate in a paid research study
Time: 
8 a.m. Open through Mar. 31, 2018 
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 

Do you want to quit smoking? Participants needed for paid research study
Time: All-day. Open through Mar. 7, 2019 
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 4.106
Compensation: Up to $250; YMCA membership with a Personal Trainer to guide your workouts; 8 weeks of nicotine patches

Fearful of snakes, spiders, enclosed spaces, or germs/contamination?
Seeking participants for study of tDCS brain stimulation for reducing fear and anxiety
Time:
 All-day. Open through May 20, 2018
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 3.112
Compensation: Evaluation and treatment at no cost

Has your child been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Participate in paid research study
Time: All-day. Open through Dec. 20, 2017 
Location: The University of Texas as Austin, Health Discovery Building / Imaging Research Center
Compensation: For study components completed (as much as $218)

Have you been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Participate in paid research study
Time: All-day. Open through Dec. 20, 2017 
Location: The University of Texas as Austin, Health Discovery Building / Imaging Research Center
Compensation: For study components completed (as much as $218)

Interested in How Emotion Shapes Learning and Memory? 
Time: 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open through May. 22, 2018 
Location: George I. Sanchez Building (SZB)

Mood and Brain Study - Paid Participants Needed!
Time: All-day. Open through May 25, 2018
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 
Compensation: $50 at each appointment

No Cost Treatment for Fear of Heights
Time: All-day. Open through May 24, 2018 
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 3.112 

Paid Brain Imaging Research Study: Healthy adolescents/young adults needed
Time:
 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Open through June 7, 2018 
Location: George I. Sanchez Building (SZB) Imaging Research Center
Compensation: For study components completed and up to $140

Paid Research: Volunteers Needed for a Study on Sleep, Activity, and Cognition
Time:
 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Open through Feb. 1, 2018 
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 

Participants Needed for No Cost PTSD Treatment Study
Time: All-day. Open through May 24, 2018 
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 3.112 

Reading Success in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students- Paid Study
Time:
 All-day. Open through May. 31, 2018 
Location: Language and Cognition Lab 5.120 SEA 

Relative Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder? Participate in Paid Research Study (UT Austin)
Time: All-day. Open through Apr. 26, 2018 
Location: George I. Sanchez Building (SZB) Imaging Research Center 
Compensation: Up to $140 for study components completed

Social Anxiety Group Treatment Program
Time:
 9 a.m. Open through May 30, 2018
Location: Anxiety & Stress Clinic CLA 4.106

UT Austin Quit Smoking Study
Time:
 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open through June 1, 2018 
Location: Liberal Arts Building (CLA) 4.106 
Compensation: Individual counselling aimed at smoking cessation, nicotine patches and up to $200

Volunteer: Church Lab Executive Functioning (EF) Paid Study--Ages 8-18 years
Time: All-day. Open through Dec. 31, 2017 
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 

Volunteer: Paid research study on relationships across the lifespan
Time:
 All-day. Open through Dec. 31, 2017 
Location: Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay Building (SEA) 
Compensation: Up to $150

Women Needed for Study on Sexual Health: The Mimosa Study (paid)
Time:
 Noon. Open through Mar. 27, 2018 
Location: UT Sexual Psychophysiology Lab SEA 3.318 


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