Participate in a Study

IMG_2782Our lab is home to several ongoing studies that investigate emotion regulation, the physiological underpinnings of anxiety and mood disorders, the role of emotion and cognition in alcohol-use disorders, and the potential efficacy of the natural medicinal supplement, or “nutraceutical,” curcumin in reducing anxiety. All of our studies involve neurocognitive, physiological and behavioral methods, including electroencephalography, heart rate, skin conductance, eye movement responses, observational methods. Physiological data are collected by state-of-the-art laboratory equipment in a non-invasive manner, meaning that the collection of data is harmless and has no adverse impact on any of our participants.

You can read about our lab’s current studies on this page. If you are interested in volunteering for a study, you may contact us via phone +1 (212) 650-3878), e-mail (, or by completing an online form below. We encourage you to read about our lab’s studies and volunteer for whichever study is most interesting to you. Please note that while we are grateful for your interest, you may not qualify for your study of choice as all of our studies have eligibility requirements.

All of our study participants will be compensated for their time, usually in the form of cash payments and/or prepaid MetroCards.

Thank you for your interest in participating in a research study at the Emotion Regulation Lab.  Please complete the form below with your personal information, making sure to select which study you’d like to join.  If you have any questions or comments for us, you can type these in the last box of the form.  A research assistant in the lab will review your submission and will contact you shortly by e-mail or phone to see if you qualify for the study.  If you do, we’ll set up an appointment for you to come to the lab.  Please keep in mind that you may not qualify for a certain study because we may only be recruiting participants who match certain criteria (children rather than adults, for example, or people with anxiety but not depression).  If you have any questions, please ask!

Any personal information that you submit to us via this form will be held in confidence and will only be used for study recruitment purposes.