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Illuminating the neurocognitive contributors to nicotine addiction and relapse among adults with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This study aims to better understand how mood, thinking and brain processes change when cigarette smokers stop smoking, and use this information to find out why adults with ADHD are at a higher risk for smoking relapse during quit attempts.
Alexander Weigard at asw5097@psu.edu or 7173816873
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
Must be a regular cigarette smoker, ages 18-45
Must be right handed
Must have no contraindications to MRI examinations
Must be willing to go without smoking for 12 hours (overnight)
Exclusion Criteria:
Failure to meet any inclusion criteria
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Physical activity, Sleep and Smoking Study

This is a 14-day observational study, using research grade activity monitors and daily diaries to collect data on real-life sleep, physical activity, and smoking in smokers.
Russell Nye at rtn111@psu.edu or 814-865-7793
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18 year(s) or older
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20-45 years of age
Smoke +5 cigarettes per day
Over 100 cigarettes smoked in lifetime
Provide an expired air carbon monoxide ≥8 ppm at the baseline visit
Exclusion Criteria:
Cannot ambulate regularly
Have been told by a doctor not to exercise
Current use of nicotine replacement products
Current or planning to quit smoking in the next month
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Examining responses to rewards in the laboratory and during daily life in individuals who smoke cigarettes

The goal of this study is to learn more about how people who smoke cigarettes respond to rewards, such as winning money, under different conditions. The study uses a method called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, which is a research method for measuring activity in the brain. In this study, we are using fMRI to measure how brain activity changes in people who smoke when they receive rewards. The fMRI measures are collected during two separate visits. Participants are also asked to fill out questionnaires and complete computer tasks while in the lab. In total, participants are required to visit the research lab on the University Park campus a total of five times. In addition, the study involves measuring thoughts and behaviors in people who smoke in real life by asking them to fill out surveys on a smartphone. Participants are asked to carry a smartphone for a total of 10 days and answer several surveys throughout each day. In order to be eligible for the study, individuals must be between 18 and 55 years old and you must smoke on a daily basis.
Julian Peck at jnp5021@psu.edu or 8148672333
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18 year(s) or older
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18-55 years of age
Right Handed
Smokes cigarettes
Exclusion Criteria:
under 18 years of age or over 55 years of age
Left Handed
non-smokers
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Altoona, PA
State College, PA

Traditional and Electronic Waterpipe Use

We will compare the effects of traditional waterpipe and electronic waterpipe smoking. The research will be conducted over two days, one day to smoke each waterpipe. The research will collect data on 36 young adults, age 18-24. The research will examine differences in smoking behaviors and physiological effects of traditional and electronic smoking. After smoking each device, opinions of each device and the likelihood of using each device in the future will be collected.
Andrea Stroup at ams5818@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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Smoked hookah/waterpipe in the past year
Have ever used an electronic smoking device (e.g., e-cigarettes)
Aged 18-24
Exclusion Criteria:
Have an illness that may be adversely affected by smoking (e.g., thyroid, lung, heart, and kidney problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma)
Are pregnant and/or breastfeeding
Have psychological or medical problems that could interfere with attending or completing the two experimental sessions
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Reward function as a mechanism linking personality and intermittent smoking

The goal of this study is to learn more about how people who smoke cigarettes respond to rewards, such as winning money. The study uses a method called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, which is a research method for measuring activity in the brain. In this study, we are using fMRI to measure how brain activity changes in people who smoke when they receive rewards. Participants are also asked to fill out questionnaires and complete computer tasks while in the lab. The study requires one visit to the lab that lasts approximately three hours. In order to be eligible for the study, individuals must be between 18 and 25 years and must smoke on some (but not all) days.
Melinda Ashe at mla233@psu.edu or (814) 867-2333
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18 year(s) or older
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18-25 years of age
Right handed
Native English speaker
Smoke cigarettes on some (but not all) days
Exclusion Criteria:
Attempting to quit smoking
Serious cardiovascular or respiratory disease
MRI conraindications
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State College, PA

Alcohol habits in daily life

This study examines alcohol-related triggers, behaviors, and habits for 5 consecutive days in the daily lives of young adults using mobile phone surveys and alcohol monitoring wearable devices.
Michael Russell at mar60@psu.edu or 814-863-0190
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18 year(s) or older
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Participants who are between 21 and 29 years of age.
Regular drinkers who typically consume alcohol (a) at least once a week over the past calendar year or (b) at least once a week over the past academic year (August through May).
Sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to allow understanding and completion of study procedures.
Exclusion Criteria:
Under 21 years of age.
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