Behavior and Mental Health

Behavior and
Mental Health

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are still recruiting participants and are offering some parts of the study online.

Do you struggle with problems due to your mood or behavior,

or do you have a history of mental health problems?

Our research group in the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley is conducting a study to examine how different thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are related to decision making and psychological symptoms. We are currently seeking folks who have thrown things, hit someone, yelled, or are recovering from prior substance abuse.  

We are looking for people between the ages of 18-55 years old who would be able to come to UC Berkeley campus for up to four 2-3 hour visits. These session will include an interview where we will ask questions about your experiences of psychological symptoms, questionnaires, computer tasks, verbal tasks, and two fMRI scans (during which you will complete computer games where you can win more money).

We pay $30/hour so you can earn around $250-$330 by study completion.

If you are interested in participating, please complete our brief questionnaire to see if our study might be a good fit. If you have any questions, please reach out to

This study involves brain imaging

If you have never seen an MRI before, check out this video to get a sense of what to expect.

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Click the images to see our flyers for the study.