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Well-Being and Stress Study

Be a part of discovering what responses to stress can support well-being.

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WHAT DOES THE STUDY INVOLVE?

  • Two in-person study visits, each about 3 hours long.
  • We try to space the visits exactly 4 weeks apart.
  • An at-home activity that takes about 15 minutes a day for 4 weeks, either:
    • Recording your screen time, or
    • Listening to brief recordings through an app

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • You may provide valuable information that helps others better cope with stress in the future
  • Learn more about psychology research
  • Participants will receive up to $75 for their time

SEE IF YOU QUALIFY!

Participants must be between 18-65 years old and have limited to no experience with meditation or mind-body practices such as yoga.


CONTACT

WellBeingStressStudy@chm.wisc.edu

608-890-4430

  • The in-person visits involve:
    • ~1 hour of questionnaires on a computer, on things like demographics, well-being, & stress
    • A few computerized tasks:
      • Look at faces and make ratings
      • Listen to tones and watch a light blink on a box
    • A stress test
    • Non-invasive recordings of heart activity, hand sweat, and breathing for about 1 hour.
      • Heart activity: we’ll walk you through placing 3 sticker sensors across your torso and clipping some wires to the sensors
      • Hand sweat: 2 sticky sensors on your hand
      • Breathing: a stretchy belt around your waist (over your clothing)