Claustrophobia Study

Ryerson University, Department of Psychology, Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab

ARE YOU AFRAID OF SMALL SPACES? Learn strategies for reducing claustrophobic fear by participating in the Claustrophobia Study! ----------------------------------- WHO • Individuals 17-65 who fear being in enclosed spaces on their own (e.g., small rooms, dark closets, elevators, etc.) WHAT • phone call to determine eligibility • 3.5 hour session including claustrophobia strategies and questionnaires • 1 hour follow-up 1 month later to measure improvement WHERE • Ryerson University You can receive up to $60 for your participation. Visit for more information.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

17 to 65 years old

Fear of enclosed spaces (e.g., elevators, MRI machines, small closets or rooms, tunnels, etc.)

No changes to any mental-health related medication doses in the past 3 months (e.g., antidepressant)

Current weight is less than 250 pounds

Current height is less than 6 feet 5 inches

Able to speak, read, and write in English comfortably

Additional eligibility criteria are assessed through a preliminary phone screen

Study Tasks

Participation in strategies used to reduce claustrophobic fear (e.g., cognitive therapy, exposure therapy)


This study has been reviewed and approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board (2018-161).



Activity and Time

Health and Wellness, Psychology

Clinical Trial, Intervention

Weekdays, Weeknights

3.5 hour(s) per session

1 session(s)


Up to $60 

Ability to learn effective strategies for reducing claustrophobic fear.

Study Address

105 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

Posting date: May 28, 2019