Study Participation

Are you interested in taking part in scientific research? Please see below for a list of studies that are actively recruiting. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact the study coordinator via phone or email as indicated. All information is kept confidential. Please check back reguarly for new listings or sign up to receive e-mail updates.

Economic Decision Making Study

We are inviting adult volunteers to participate in a series of experiments regarding decision-making, body awareness, and well-being. You will be compensated with pay and/or fun prizes! Each session lasts between 30 minutes and 2.5 hours. Sessions will be held in the Brogden Psychology Building, 1202 W Johnson St. Call 608-262-5178 or email for more info, or to sign up!

Veterans Wellness Study

We are conducting a research study to evaluate the effects of complementary and alternative programs for military veterans returning home from combat. We are recruiting veterans who served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of the study, we are offering a free workshop that may include group discussions, breathing exercises, meditation and gentle stretching. The results of the study will help determine if complementary and alternative programs are beneficial for veterans with PTSD and pinpoint which strategies are most effective for certain types of people. The study's sessions take place at the Waisman Center on the UW-Madison campus. Depending on the level of participation, individuals are paid up to $380. Reimbursement for gas (within 100 miles of Madison) is offered. Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom who are interested in participating in the study are encouraged to call 608-263-0803 or send an email to schedule a screening appointment.

Please note that although our research is showing promising results, our research center does not endorse certain practices over others. We invite you to explore the practices that you find suitable for your needs. Our resources page lists some mindfulness and yoga related resources for veterans.

Participant recruitment is underway – learn more at our study website and project description page.

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