Volunteers With Current Binge Eating Sought for Sleep and Eating Study

Researchers in the Department of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology are seeking participants for a research study examining sleep and other psychological factors that may contribute to eating disorder symptoms, such as binge eating.

Eligibility Screening: We are recruiting individuals who are at least 18 years old, who were assigned female at birth (including gender-diverse adults), and who are currently experiencing binge eating to participate in this study. If interested, you must complete an online questionnaire to determine your eligibility to participate in this study.

If interested, please complete the online eligibility screening here.

Study Details: If eligible, you will first complete an online questionnaire to gather baseline information. Over the next 14 days, you will use your mobile device to complete daily recordings of your sleep, emotions, stressful events, eating disorder behaviors, and perfectionism thoughts. Participation in this study should take a total of approximately 3.5 hours over a span of 15 days.

Compensation: If you complete the entire study, you will be compensated with up to $25 in the form of an Amazon gift card. In addition, if you complete at least 85% of the daily recordings over the 14 days, you will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win one of ten $25 gift cards (in addition to the base compensation). If you are a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, you can also be compensated with 3.5 Sona course credits.

Contact: Please feel free to email Nicole Johnson, the study’s director, at eatingbehaviorslab@gmail.com for more information.