Get Involved

We are always looking for people interested in helping out with the research and activities being conducted within the Anxiety Research Program. Two primary ways of getting involved, which are described in greater detail below, include participating in research and volunteering as a research assistant.

Participate in Research

There typically are multiple research studies being conducted within the Anxiety Research Program. You may be eligible to participate in one or more of these studies. Listed below are brief descriptions of some of the studies we are currently running, but be sure to contact us to determine if you are eligible for one or more of these studies as they frequently change.

Current Studies

  • We are currently running a study that is focused on mothers and their adolescent children between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. The study takes two sessions (the first is three hours, the second is one and half hours) and parents and adolescents each get $84.00 for completing the study. The study is funded by the National Science Foundation, and it is concerned with learning about adolescent communication. You and your child will also be trained in communication techniques and asked to practice these techniques between sessions. For more information please contact Sarah Bilsky at (479) 575-3523. Reference ArKIDS Study 24.
  • We are currently running a study that examines how adolescents, between the ages of 10 – 17 years, react to stressful events. Your child will be asked to remember and write down specific memories while we take measurements of their heart rate, skin response, and face muscle movements. Overall, the study will take about 3 hours to complete and your child will receive $40.00 for their time. For more information please contact Teah Bynion at (479) 575-3523. Reference ArKIDS Study 12.

    Become a Research Assistant

    There are a lot of opportunities for getting research experience through the Anxiety Research Program. Please fill out the RA Application to obtain more information for getting involved.