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Hoarding Research--would anyone like to help?

Brianna Mann, MA, PhD Candidate
Posted: 13 August 2012 - 03:07 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 decision making and association (ability to find many uses for commonplace items), which are hypothesized to be key players 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 post my study on your forum? 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.

In case it is okay to post, I have included the official study posting and contact information at the bottom of the post. (If it is not okay, it looks like it will be deleted by someone.) 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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