Research Participants Needed for UBC Study

The Anxiety Stress Autism Program Research Laboratory at the University of British Columbia has recently launched a research study – the SCHEMA study – to better understand the relationship between social emotional processing and wellbeing in young adulthood. The research team is hoping to invite both autistic and non-autistic (allistic) individuals to our study.

SCHEMA is a three-part study that includes one in-person visit at UBC (1-2 hours) involving eye tracking and two online sessions (45 minutes each). The study takes approximately 2.5 hours (for non-autistic participants) to 4 hours total (for autistic participants). Participants receive $15 per hour in the form of an Amazon gift card.

Eligibility: To participate, participants must be:

  • 18-30 yrs old
  • Fluent in English
  • Have no history of colour blindness, intellectual disability, psychosis, seizure, epilepsy, eye surgeries, head injury (last 6 months), eye movement abnormalities, glasses with more than one power

We would greatly appreciate it if you could spread the word about our study to your community through your communication channels, such as newsletters, websites, social media platforms, and any other means available to you.  I have attached posters that you can send to any potential attendees or post online. Interested individuals can sign up for the study by clicking on this link directly: They can also learn more about our lab on our website.

For more information, contact the study organizers at [email protected].