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RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS WANTED CALLING INTERESTED PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY INVESTIGATING THOUGHT PATTERNS IN SOCIAL ANXIETY 

Part 1 of the research project involves attending an in-person interview, to be held at the University of Melbourne (Parkville campus), where you will be asked to: Complete several short questionnaires regarding (1) your levels of social anxiety, (2)

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your anxiety, depression and stress symptoms, (3) your beliefs about your thoughts, and (4) strategies you use to control your thoughts; and Participate in a short interview about whether you experience symptoms of certain

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psychological disorders (such as anxiety or depression); and Give an “off-the-cuff� (ie unprepared) 3 minute speech on a topic of your choice to

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the researcher (who will prepare feedback regarding your performance), and provide a self-rating of your performance on the speech. 

Part 2 of the research project involves completing and returning to the researchers (by mail or email) two short questionnaires one week after the research interview.



You will be reimbursed $30 for your participation.



To be eligible to participate in this research project you must: o

be between 18 and 64 years old and have English as your primary language;

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not have social phobia or have experienced any symptoms of psychosis (such as hearing voices or seeing things that others do not hear or see); and

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not currently be a heavy user of drugs or alcohol.

Participation in this research project is entirely voluntary and all information collected will remain confidential.



This project has been approved by the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC No: 0827698.3)



For further information or to arrange an appointment time, please contact Jennifer Preston-Loh (j.preston@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au or 0402 564 757).


Participant Recruitment  

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