Seeking Individuals with High Social Anxiety or Shyness

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

EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES AND SOCIAL ANXIETY • Do you avoid social situations? • Do you worry about being embarrassed or looking foolish in social situations? • Are you between the ages of 17 and 65? • Do you have access to a computer, reliable internet connection, and a smartphone/tablet? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study looking at the link between people’s emotional experiences and social anxiety. WHAT: • Completion of short online questionnaire to determine your eligibility • 1.5-hour video call during which you will complete questionnaires and watch several short film clips • Completion of short daily questionnaires for 2 weeks on your smartphone or tablet

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

17 to 65 years old

Study Tasks

1.5-hour Zoom sesison
completion of a short daily diary questionnaire over 2 weeks
completion of a short eligibility questionnaire (non-remunerated)


This study has been approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board (Research Ethics Board REB file number 2019-330).


social anxiety
emotion experiences
psychology study
paid study

Activity and Time




2 weeks total, 1 session

Participants will complete one 1.5-hour Zoom session, and answer a short questionnaire over 2 weeks.


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Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in Canada, North America to join this study

Posting date: Nov 13, 2020

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