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ACTIVE STUDY: Testing a Dual Mechanism Model of Adolescent Anxiety Development & Related Sex Differences

Approval Status: Approved
Number: 73
Submission Date October 21, 2022
Is this study IRB-Approved? Yes
Date of NEXT IRB Review: 09/14/2023
Full Study Name: Testing a Dual Mechanism Model of Adolescent Anxiety Development & Related Sex Differences
Short Study Name: Adolescents & Anxiety Development
College / Affiliation College of Arts and Sciences
Relevant Research Categories
Location of Study: University of Delaware Main Campus, Newark, DE 19716
Description of Study:

The purpose of our study is to understand why some kids develop difficulty in controlling their anxiety as they go from being a child to a teenager. We also aim to understand how parent experiences with anxiety might relate to their child’s emotions. Participants will be asked to complete surveys, a short interview, and computer tasks with pictures. Some participants will be asked if they would like to proceed to the MRI portion of our study.

Will participants be compensated for participation?
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria:

We are recruiting parents with their biological child age 11-12 years old if the child was assigned female at birth, or 12-13 years old if the child was assigned male at birth. Children need to feel comfortable lying with their head in an enclosed, small space while wearing a face mask in the MRI scanner. Both the parent and child need to be fluent in English to participate. At this time we are not recruiting children who are left-handed or have been diagnosed with autism or conduct disorder or parents who live with their child less than 50% of the time. You must be driving distance from the University of Delaware’s Main Campus.

“How to Apply” Description:

Parents can either fill out a brief survey linked below or call (302) 709-1570 to complete the screening over the phone. Please leave a voicemail if we do not pick up!

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How to Apply Email:
Contact Name: Leah
Contact Last Spielberg
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Phone: 302-709-1570
PI Name: Jeffrey
PI Last Spielberg
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