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Study #14: Anxiety sensitivity and Avoidance Behavior

Anxiety sensitivity and avoidance behavior

This study seeks to examine a novel measure of anxiety sensitivity (AS) using a motion controlled game prototype among the adult population. Participation includes in-person interview, a series of self-report measures, and a behavioral assessment phase (i.e. the motion controlled game). Participants will be compensated for their participation at the baseline appointment with 4 SONA research credit hours.

Investigator: Jafar Bakhshaie, M.D.
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #14 when calling**)

Study #17: Personalized feedback for smokers with elevated anxiety sensitivity

Personalized Feedback for smoker with elavated anxiety

This study seeks to employ a computer-delivered integrated PFI that directly addresses smoking-anxiety sensitivity in a personalized manner. Participation includes an in-person interview utilizing a multi-method approach, including biological, behavioral, and self-report methods. Monetary reimbursement for participation.

Investigator: Lorra Garey, B.A.
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #17 when calling**)

Study #20: Personalized feedback for young, sexual minority males

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This study seeks to reduce HIV transmission risk among men who have sex with men through the use of a personalized computer-based intervention. Participation includes an in-person interview and a series of self-report measures. Monetary reimbursement for participation, or students from UH may participate for course credit through the SONA system.

Investigator: Charles Jardin, M.A.
Email:  uh.4uproject@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #20 when calling**)

Study #25: An Automated and Tailored Mobile Cannabis Anxiety Treatment

The AHRL seeks to examine the relationship between Anxiety Sensitivity and marijuana use. The study uses the Integrated Cannabis and Anxiety Treatment (ICART) app to help participants abstain from (or reduce their use of) cannabis along with skills training designed to help participants learn to manage their anxiety. Participation involves 2 lab visits as well as use of the app on a phone that we provide. Compensation will be provided for those who participate throughout the study.

Investigator: Michael J. Zvolensky
Email: Houstonahrl@gmail.com
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #25 when calling**)

Study #21: Computerized Personalized Feedback Intervention for Low Income Smokers

This study is designed to help low income smokers in their quest to quit smoking. Participants will take part in a brief electronic treatment that includes a personalized feedback intervention. Smokers between the ages of 18-65 who smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day may be eligible to participate. Compensation will be provided for those who participate throughout the study.

Investigator: Michael J. Zvolensky
Phone: 713-743- 8056 (**Mention study #21 when calling**)
Email: HoustonAHRL@gmail.com

Study #31: Pain Experience and Emotion Regulation

The purpose of this study is to examine the connection between emotion and moderate to severe pain. Specifically, this study aims to observe how choice of emotion regulation strategies following a painful experience. Students from the University of Houston, between the ages of 18-65 may participate for course credit through the SONA system.

Investigator: Andrew Rogers, B.A.
Phone: 713-743-8056 (**Mention study #31 when calling**)
Email: houstonahrl@gmail.com