Study of training to reduce social anxiety and worry via iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android-based phones
An experimental form of attentional training has been shown in several previous studies to reduce social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and worry to a greater extent than control/placebo training. This method has a foundation in established theories of attentional processing, social anxiety, and worry.
Researchers at Harvard University are conducting a randomized controlled trial to test the training on handheld devices.
Your commitment will be to perform a simple training task on your handheld for three 2.5-minute sessions per day for 4 weeks.
There is no payment for this study. Your compensation is to receive the active training. You will have the opportunity to use the active training for your benefit after your participation is complete, whether or not you were assigned to the active training during the study.
This study accepts people worldwide.
- You must have your own iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android-based phone (most but not all models will work)
- You must be aged 18 or older
- You must have the English language skills to read and understand the instructions and the online consent form we will provide
- You must be willing to commit to a 4-week flexible training program
- You should have a relatively high level of social anxiety, worry, or generalized anxiety (or any combination of these), with or without any diagnosis