Writing Activities and Emotions

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Aug 1, 2021
  • participants needed
    250
  • sponsor
    University of Pittsburgh
Updated on 25 January 2021

Summary

The current study aims to test whether an online two-week positive psychological intervention can increase positive affect in college students. Participants will be recruited from the University of Pittsburgh undergraduate subject pool. Students will be ineligible if they are under the age of 18; currently prescribed medications for cardiac arrythmias; have a history of heart surgery, heart attack, or stroke; are currently pregnant; or currently have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. This study includes an active control arm and an intervention arm. Both arms will be required to complete writing activities every other day for two weeks. Participants in the control arm will list their daily activities, while participants in the intervention arm will complete various positive psychology activities. Questionnaires assessing mood, emotional well-being, social functioning and a few health behaviors will be administered pre- and post-intervention. The investigators aim to recruit 250 undergraduate students with the hope that at least 50 participants per group will complete the entire study.

Details
Condition healthy
Treatment Active Control Condition, positive psychological intervention
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04539756
SponsorUniversity of Pittsburgh
Last Modified on25 January 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
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Do you have any of these conditions: Do you have healthy??
Must be an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh that is currently taking Introduction to Psychology
Must be at least 18 years old
Not currently prescribed medications for cardiac arrythmias
Report no history of heart surgery, heart attack, or stroke
Not currently pregnant
Must deny having current symptoms consistent with COVID-19

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