Participants wanted

Participants wanted

The CIDER Study

Contextual Influences on Daily Emotion Regulation

Who can participate in this research study?

  • Adults aged 50-65
  • Working at least part time (20 hours/week)
  • Proficient in English
  • Interested in participating in research


What are we studying?

  • The goal of The CIDER Study is to learn how working adults manage emotions they experience at work and with their family daily.
  • The CIDER Study uses a "daily diary" approach.


What is a daily diary study?

  • A daily diary study involves completing short surveys at the end of the day for multiple days to learn how people's experiences and well-being change from day to day.


What would I be expected to do?

  • You will complete 8 surveys.
  • First, you will complete one "baseline" survey to collect information about your typical behaviors and emotions and demographic information (e.g., race, gender, and marital status).
  • Then you will complete 7 brief daily diary surveys for the next 7 days that will be available starting at 7 pm each night during the study.
  • You will reflect on the emotions you experienced at work and with family and how you influenced your emotions that day.


What's in it for me?

  • Participants will receive $30 for participating in the CIDER Study.
  • Your participation may help improve our understanding of how adults control their emotions in different situations.
  • These findings could inform interventions to improve emotion regulation and well-being in adulthood in order to increase the number of people living happier and healthier lives. 
  • You may also benefit from reflecting on the emotions you experience and how you influence them throughout the week.


Interested in participating?

Contact the study personnel at [email protected]

Principal Investigator: Kelly D. Chandler, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

This research was supported in part by the Center for Healthy Aging Research LIFE Scholars Summer Research Program.