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Hoarding Research--would anyone like to help?

Brianna Mann
Posted: 18 July 2012 - 02:10 PM
Hi there,

I am completing my doctoral degree in clinical psychology and am specializing in OCD and hoarding treatment and research. My doctoral dissertation is examining factors in the development and maintenance of hoarding. In order to learn more about these factors in hoarding, I need to recruit a large number of participants (300), which has been a difficult task. Would you be willing to allow me to post some information on my study on your message board, asking individuals if they'd like to help? I have it set up so that no one else in the group would know who is and isn't participating, unless they themselves offer that information to others. Interested parties simply read my inclusion/exclusion criteria, then send an email to me (, which will autogenerate a username, password, and a link to my study. Everything can be completed online within 30-60 minutes. Participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPad in exchange for their participation.

I have included the official study posting and contact information below. Additionally, the study has University of Missouri IRB approval.

Thank you!

Brianna D. Mann, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate
University of Missouri-Saint Louis
Department of Psychology
116b Stadler Hall
Saint Louis, MO 63121


Hoarding/Clutter Online Study

You are invited to participate in a research study about hoarding, conducted by Brianna D. Mann, M.A., a graduate student, and Brian Vandenberg, Ph.D., a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Your answers will be completely confidential. The study will take between 30-60 minutes and will involve completing a series of short questionnaires and computer tasks assessing your demographic information, experiences with hoarding, creativity, and decision making. If you choose to participate, you will be entered into a raffle for an iPad.

You are eligible if you
1. Are 18 or older, AND
2. Can read and write in English, AND
3. Think (or know) you might be a "hoarder", "pack rat", "clutter bug", or "clutterer"

You are NOT eligible if you:
1. Think (or know) you might have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
2. Hear voices or have ever been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder (e.g., schizophrenia).
3. Have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
4. Have dementia or Alzheimer's Disease

If you would like to participate and are eligible, please send an email to, with the word, hoarding, in the subject line. You will receive an automated response with further instructions. Please note that there will be no way for the researcher to connect your email address or name to your responses on this survey.
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