UCLA Social Learning Study


This study investigates different types of learning to pictures, sounds, and sensations. You will first be asked to complete a brief interview that you will later receive feedback and to fill out some questionnaires about thoughts and feelings you may have had. You will then have your heart rate, breathing rate, and skin conductance (sweat on your hands) measured while you watch a series of pictures on a screen, hear a series of sounds over headphones, and receive stimulations to your bicep muscle.

Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the study you must be within a certain range on a questionnaire that you will fill out online in order to determine your eligibility. Participants must also be at least 18 years old, fluent in English, and not currently pregnant or experiencing major problems with cognitive, cardiovascular, hearing, or respiratory functioning.

Screening Procedures

Interested participants should email their contact information (i.e., name, phone number, best times to call) to sociallearningstudy@gmail.com Participants will then be emailed a link to complete some screening questions. If eligible, you will be informed and a research assistant will contact you to schedule a session.

Study Procedures

There are no fees for any part of the study, however participants may need to pay for parking. Participants will be paid $10 for each hour they participate, for a total of $20 for study completion.

Payment and Fees

There are no fees for any part of the study, however participants may need to pay for parking. Participants will be paid $10 for each session attended, for a total of $20 for study completion.

Study Personnel Contact

For further information about this project, contact the study team at sociallearningstudy@gmail.com.

Principal Investigator: Richard T. LeBeau, M.A., C.Phil.

Faculty Sponsor: Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D.