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Study #1: Panic Sensations and Smoking

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This study examines how different physiological, anxiety-relevant sensations may influence smoking urges, craving, and puff behavior. Anxiety sensations will be induced in the laboratory. Participants will be given the opportunity to smoke outside during the study using their own cigarettes. Monetary reimbursement for participation.

Investigator: Samantha Farris, M.A.
Email:  HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone:  713-743-8056 (**Mention study #1 when calling**)

Study #2: Smoking Treatment for Anxious Smokers

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This study examines if a transdiagnostic anxiety treatment can improve smoking cessation for anxious/stressed smokers. Participants receive nicotine replacement therapy and specialized psychosocial treatment for smoking cessation that uniquely addresses anxiety/stress. Monetary reimbursement for participation.

Investigator: Samantha Farris, M.A.
Email:  HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone:  713-743-8056 (**Mention study #2 when calling**)

Study #4: Anxiety and Well-Being among HIV/AIDS Individuals

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This study aims to examine how HIV+ individuals interpret and handle distress and the effect distress has upon psychological well-being over time. Participation includes an in-person interview and a series of self-report measures. Participants are compensated for the baseline and follow-up visits.

Investigator: Chad Brandt, M.A.
Email: ahrl.legacy@gmail.com
Phone: 281-636-9037 (**Mention study #4 when calling**)

Study #5: Smoking Topography and Emotional Regulation

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This study involves watching film clips when instructed to engage in specific types of emotional regulation (e.g., suppression). Smoking (tobacco) behavior is examined using cutting-edge ambulatory topography methods, and a variety of non-invasive psychophysiological processes are measured (e.g., respiration rate, vagal tone). Monetary reimbursement for participation.

Investigator: Jafar Bakhshaie, M.D.
Email: jafar.bakhshaie@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #5 when calling**)

Study #9: Smoking Treatment for Anxious and Depressive Smokers

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This study examines if a transdiagnostic anxiety treatment can improve smoking cessation for anxious/depressive smokers. Participants receive nicotine replacement therapy and specialized psychosocial treatment for smoking cessation that uniquely addresses anxiety/depression. Monetary reimbursement for participation.

Investigator: Lorra Garey, B.A.
Email:  HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone:  713-743-8056 (**Mention study #9 when calling**)

Study #12: Prevention of Post-traumatic stress and Panic Psychopathology (Prevención del estrés postraumático y psicopatología del pánico)

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The baseline visit seeks to examine the validity of Spanish translated versions of some measures of emotional symptoms and emotion regulation processes among the Spanish speaking population in the United States. Participation includes an in-person interview and a series of self-report measures. Participants will be compensated for their participation at the baseline appointment.

La visita inicial tiene por objeto examinar la validez de las versiones traducidas en español de algunas medidas de síntomas emocionales y procesos de regulación emocional entre la población Latina en Estados Unidos. La participación incluye una entrevista en persona y una serie de medidas de auto-informe. Los participantes serán compensados por su participación en la cita de inicial.

Investigator: Jafar Bakhshaie, M.D.
Email: jafar.bakhshaie@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #12 when calling**)