Participate in a Study

If you’re interested in learning more about participating in our research, please see below!

EMA Study

Interested in participating in a research study through your mobile phone?

The TReADLab in Emory’s Department of Psychology is conducting a research study to learn about how peoples’ mood, thoughts, and experiences change on a day-to-day basis.

Would the study be a good fit for me?

This study might be a good fit for you if:
You have a smart phone
You use your phone daily and have access to internet

What would happen if I took part in the study?

If you decide to take part in the study, you would be asked to:
Complete a short questionnaire online
If eligible, complete additional questionnaires in the lab
If eligible complete short surveys sent to your phone daily

If you participate, you will receive a rate of $10/hour with up to a $15 bonus payment for completing the assessments in the lab. If you complete 2 weeks of surveys you will receive $25. If you are asked to complete another 2 weeks of surveys, you will receive $25 with a $40 bonus if you complete most surveys.

To take part in this research study or for more information, please contact the TReAD Lab at (404) 727-7541 or at

The principal researcher for this study is Dr. Michael Treadway.

Link to Survey:

R00 Study

Would the study be a good fit for me?

The study could be a good fit if:

  • You’re right-handed
  • You’re between the ages of 18 and 65
  • You meet the criteria for major depressive disorder OR you have NO history of mental or neurological illness

What does the study entail?

  • A screening session
  • A scanning session where we will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine brain activity while you complete a computer task
  • If you are eligible to participate, you will receive up to $120 for your time

If you are interested in participating, please complete the the following brief online survey: