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Seeking Black or African American individuals for research participation

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted through the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University (WVU). The purpose of this project is to assess social and physiological factors that may be related to anxiety outcomes by race. Participants will be asked to think of personal worrisome topics and complete a questionnaire about life experiences and attitudes toward mental illness. Participants will also be asked to provide a saliva sample and to wear a heart rate monitor while thinking of personal worrisome topics.  The session should take no more than two hours.  Participants will receive $20 compensation or 2 hours of extra credit in participating psychology courses for their time and participation. Approval of this research is on file with the WVU Institutional Review Board.

** All information collected from this study is completely confidential **

 Participants will receive $20 or 2 hours of research credit for completing the study

To be eligible to participate, you must: 

 ·     Be between 18 and 58 years of age

·      Be fluent in English

·      Identify as Black/African American

  For more information, or to sign up for the study, please contact Patricia Hopkins: shooklab@gmail.com or see the SONA advertisement titled “Attitudes and Experiences of Anxiety”.


Research Study–Medical Decision-Making Study in Older Adults.

You are invited to participate in a research study examining medical decision-making in older adults. This study will entail one session either in your home or on WVU campus lasting about 60 minutes minutes. You will be asked to view an educational video containing information about medical treatments and fill-out several questionnaires. You will receive $10 to compensate your time.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

·         Be at least 65 years old

·         Be fluent in Englis

·         Have no terminal diagnosis/illness

For more information, or to sign up for the study, please contact Jarred V. Gallegos at (304) 276-0482 or email WVUMedicalDecisionMaking@gmail.com

Electronic Cigarette Users Needed for Research Study

Are you between the ages of 18 and 55? Do you currently use an electronic cigarette? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that will examine methods of measuring electronic cigarette use. Individuals who complete all 3 visits lasting 3 hours each will be compensated.

For more information, please call the laboratory at (304) 293-0551 or email Nick (njfelicione@mix.wvu.edu) or Jenny (jeozga@mix.wvu.edu).

Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Blank, Department of Psychology, Life Science Building, Downtown Campus, (304) 293-8341

West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file.

Cigarette Smokers Needed for Research Study

Are you between the ages of 18 and 55? Do you currently smoke cigarettes? Are you interested in using an electronic cigarette? You may be eligible to participate in a research study that will examine methods of measuring electronic cigarette use. Individuals who complete all 3 visits lasting 3 hours each will be compensated.
For more information, please call the laboratory at (304) 293-0551 or email Nick (njfelicione@mix.wvu.edu), or Jenny (jeozga@mix.wvu.edu).
Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Blank, Department of Psychology, Life Science Building, Downtown Campus, (304) 293-8341
West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file.


25-35 years old?

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted through the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University (WVU) to examine how well people of varying ages can learn that different objects are associated with different outcomes. During the study, you will play a computer game, BeanFest, which requires learning whether objects are good or bad in order to increase your points in an imaginary world. You will also be asked to complete several questionnaires about your mental abilities, mood, personality, beliefs, and demographic information. The study takes no more than 2.5 hours. You will receive $50 for your participation. Sessions will be held on the WVU main campus in the Life Sciences Building or at participant’s residence. Approval of this research is on file with the WVU Institutional Review Board.

All information collected from this study is completely confidential

Participants will receive $50 for completing the study

To be eligible to participate, you must:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Natalie Shook, Department of Psychology, Life Science Building, Downtown Campus, (681) 443-4192 West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file.

60 years or older?

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted through the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University (WVU) to examine how well people of varying ages can learn that different objects are associated with different outcomes. During the study, you will play a computer game, BeanFest, which requires learning whether objects are good or bad in order to increase your points in an imaginary world. You will also be asked to complete several questionnaires about your mental abilities, mood, personality, beliefs, and demographic information. The study takes no more than 2.5 hours. You will receive $50 for your participation. Sessions will be held on the WVU main campus in the Life Sciences Building or at participant’s residence. Approval of this research is on file with the WVU Institutional Review Board.

All information collected from this study is completely confidential

Participants will receive $50 for completing the study

To be eligible to participate, you must:

For more information, or to sign up for the study, please contact Dr. Natalie Shook:  shooklab20@gmail.comor (681)443-4192

Principal Investigator: Dr. Natalie Shook, Department of Psychology, Life Science Building, Downtown Campus, (681)443-4192 West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file.