Emotional responses in psychiatric and control participants

June 17, 2016
HS 2016-2945
Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Depression
Elizabeth A. Martin, PhD
UC Irvine main campus, Social Ecology 2 Building, Room 3364
The purpose of this research study is to study how people with and without psychiatric illnesses respond to pleasant and unpleasant stimuli (e.g., social interactions). We will examine different types of emotion measures (e.g., self reports, brain responses) and test how different symptoms might be related to these responses.

For control participants, you are eligible to participate in this study if you are between 18 and 65 years of age, you are fluent in English, and you have not been clinically diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.

For psychiatric patients, you are eligible to participate in this study if you are between 18 and 65 years of age, you are fluent in English, and you have been clinically diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or depression with no recent hospitalization or changes in your psychiatric medications. 

One 3 to 4 hour visit.
There will be no direct benefit to participants, but it is hoped that this research will help us learn more about people who struggle with emotional and social problems, and that this information will help in the treatment of future patients with these problems.
$20 per hour. If all study procedures are completed, participants will earn $60 to $80.
Elizabeth A. Martin, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
949-824-6986