Behavior Changes
Self-Reflection Study
Join a University of Miami research program helping people struggling with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
$200 Compensation Provided
Diagnosed with: Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, OR Schizo-Affective Disorder
Visits Completed Remote OR In-Person
18 to 60 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study
The University of Miami is conducting a research study about everyday functioning in people with schizophrenia, schizo-affective or bipolar disorder. Introspective accuracy and bias are important for your everyday functioning.

Researchers are using remote or in-person assessments to examine people's daily activities as well as their ability to evaluate their memory performance.

In this study, we want to understand how both introspective accuracy and bias play a part in our self-awareness and our behaviors.
Additional Information
What is Introspective Accuracy & Bias?
Introspective Accuracy is your ability to estimate your abilities to accomplish a task.

Bias is a mental short-cut that allows us to make decisions about something or our behavior. It can be positive and helpful or can be based on stereotypes or is based on our previous experiences.

In this study, we want to understand how both introspective accuracy and bias play a part in our self-awareness and our behaviors.
Am I eligible for participation?
You may be eligible to participate if you meet all of these main criteria:
  1. Age (years) is between 18 and 60
  2. Currently has any of the following:
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
3. Previously had any of the following:
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
Study team will discuss additional inclusion criteria with you.
What will happen if I participate in the study?
We are interested in knowing more about your mental health challenges and everyday functioning: 2 study visits in-person or remote (approx. 3 hrs each) involve cognitive and memory tests, questions about your mood and symptoms. There will also be daily questionnaires via your phone for 30 days. 

Due to COVID and in the spirit of social-distancing on campus, we are encouraging remote visits done over Zoom. However, we also offer in-person visits by request.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $200 for your time.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in the study.