UBC’s Interpersonal Lab is investigating different behavioural strategies that people use to manage their worries, as well as what leads people to use each strategy and how effective each strategy is at reducing feelings of anxiety or discomfort.
What’s involved: Participation will involve taking part in three Zoom sessions, completing two questionnaires as part of these sessions, and completing seven brief daily surveys that are sent to you via text. All together, participation should take a maximum of four hours spread across two weeks.
Eligibility: We are recruiting adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Adults with OCD must have distressing intrusive thoughts and/or ritualistic behaviours as their primary mental health concern. All participants must also meet the following criteria:
- Adult between ages 18-65
- Fluency in English (reading, writing, and speaking)
- Use a smartphone with Internet access
- No cognitive impairment (e.g., recent concussion)
- No severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, or difficulties with substance use
- Currently living in BC
Compensation: Participants receive a $60 CAD gift card for completing the entire study.
Contact: If you are interested in participating, send an email to email@example.com with
- Your name
- Your phone number
- Where you saw this ad (e.g., UBC Psychology website, Facebook, Instagram)
- Your availability for a 15-20 minute phone interview. We will use this phone interview to confirm that you are eligible for the study.
Note: One of the questionnaires contains a few questions about how stressed or anxious you have felt about the COVID-19 pandemic. This is so that we can better understand how much of your worries are related vs. unrelated to the pandemic. Your responses to these questions are not mandatory and will not impact your ability to participate in any way.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lynn Alden, Professor, UBC Department of Psychology
Dr. Robert Selles