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Psychology Research Seeking Participants

The Department of Psychology is recruiting for several research studies exploring the current and prior use of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. The researchers are offering financial compensation to those who complete the study. Specific details related to each of the three studies can be found below.

Non-Tobacco Users Research Study

If you are between 18 and 24 years of age, and are currently a non-tobacco user who has previously tried an electronic cigarette or a vape, then you may be eligible to participate in a research study with two, 2.5-hour sessions. You must attend a twenty minute screening appointment to determine your eligibility to participate. Participants will be compensated at the completion of their two sessions.  

For more information, please email Ilana.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Blank, Department of Psychology, Downtown Campus, (304) 293-8341. West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file. 

Cigarette Smokers Research Study

If you smoke cigarettes and are between the ages of 18 and 55, you may be eligible to participate in a research study with two 2-hour sessions. Participants will view images of electronic cigarettes and people using electronic cigarettes, and answer questionnaires. Following the completion of the two sessions, participants will be compensated.

For more information, please email Nick and Jenny.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Blank, Department of Psychology, Downtown Campus, (304) 293-8341. West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file. 

Electronic Cigarette/Vape Users Research Study 

If you are between 18 and 40 years of age, and currently use an electronic cigarette or vape, then you may be eligible to participate in a research study that will examine the short-term effects of electronic cigarettes. The study requires an in-person screening for eligibility and two 5-hour sessions. Participants will be compensated following their two sessions.

For more information, please email Nick and Jenny.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Blank, Department of Psychology, Downtown Campus, (304) 293-8341. West Virginia University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) has acknowledgment of this study on file. 

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