Past studies have shown that changing the way we think can affect our mood, improve our relationships, and make it easier to achieve our goals. For instance, many studies have shown that practice thinking about things in new ways can reduce anxiety symptoms. In the studies below, you can complete a computer program that will describe different situations and encourage you to think about them in particular ways.
We have people trying different versions of the computer program for these studies to see which version works best – we think some of these computer programs can improve mental health by changing the way people interpret situations.
We are currently running two different studies: one to reduce anxiety for people who frequently become anxious or scared, and one to encourage healthier thinking about the future for people who tend to expect things will not turn out well. Select the study that seems the most beneficial to you.