What is the purpose of the study?
What does the study involve?
(a) 30-minute lab visit, where you will learn about the stress reduction program
(b) 14 day stress reduction intervention
(c) 2-hour lab visit with your romantic partner; you will complete a discussion activity together
You will complete one 20-minute lesson per day, along with a short follow-up activity (which takes around 3-10 minutes). The lessons will be completed online. You will first be given instructions about the skill you are learning. Then you will go through a guided practice using that skill. Finally, you will complete self-guided practice. The research team has access to this online intervention, and thus will be able to determine if you have completed the daily activities. If you miss more than 4 lessons, your participation in the study will be terminated by the researchers.
Who can participate?
- Your romantic partner is able to attend the second visit
- Do not regularly smoke cigarettes
- Do not engage in systematic mind/body practice (e.g., yoga or meditation) >2 times/week
- Are betweeen 18-30 years old
The primary benefit of participating is free access to the stress reduction program. Prior participants have indicated that the program is helpful, and we are excited to offer it free of charge.
You will also either receive monetary payment or research credits in introductory psycholoy depending on whether you are enrolled in introductory psychology. Your partner will also be compensated.
You will receive:
- $40 (or 4 credits)
- $10 (or 1 credit) bonus compensation for completing at least 13 of 14 intervention activities
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