Study on Social Anxiety

Do you experience intense anxiety in social situations in which you believe you may be scrutinized?

Do you avoid social situations or endure them with intense anxiety?

Does your social anxiety cause you significant distress?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may qualify to participate in a study being conducted in the Emotion and Anxiety Research Lab at Vanderbilt University.

Purpose: to understand how the brain processes emotional associations among anxious individuals.

Description: The study will take about 2.5 hours to complete and pays $60 for full participation. Tasks include a brief interview, questionnaires, and scan of your brain will be taken using an MRI.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Do not have any of the following conditions

-traumatic brain injury (TBI)

-bipolar disorder

-attention-related disorders (e.g., ADHD)

-substance abuse

-pervasive developmental disorder

-psychotic disorder

If you are interested in participating, please call us at (615) 343-5476 or email us at

Eligibility will be further determined upon contact