Teen Decision-making Study (TEDS)

Principal Investigator: Sarah Thomas, Ph.D.

Who: We are recruiting teens ages 14-17 with a range of marijuana use—from none to a lot. To be eligible, teens must have a parent or guardian willing to participate (we do not share substance use information with parents), and must not have braces, permanent retainer, or implanted metal.

About: The goal of this study is to understand behavior and brain activity related to how teens make decisions and respond to rewards because we want to understand how decision-making may differ based on teens’ amount of marijuana use.

Time involved: Participants will fill out questionnaires, play special computer games, & complete an MRI brain scan. The study requires 6 hours in 2-3 visits. Participants will receive a brief mental health assessment at no cost and will be compensated for their time.

Contact: For more information about the Teen Decision-making Study, call us at 401-365-4320, email us at [email protected]

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