Applying Novel Technologies and Methods to Self-Regulation: Behavior Change Tools for Smoking and Binge Eating

Trial ID or NCT#



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This study will evaluate the extent to which we can engage and manipulate putative targets within the self-regulation domain within and outside of laboratory settings in samples of smokers and overweight/obese individuals with binge eating disorder. This is the fourth phase of a study that aims to identify putative mechanisms of behavior change to develop an overarching "ontology" of self-regulatory processes.

Official Title

Applying Novel Technologies and Methods to Inform the Ontology of Self-Regulation: Aim 4

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 50 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: ALL
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. * Understand English sufficiently to provide informed consent* Right-handed* Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and no color blindness* Interest in engaging with Laddr to modify self-regulatory behavior
    1. Additional Inclusion Criteria for Smoking sample:
  2. * Smoke 5 or more tobacco cigarettes/day for past year* BMI greater than or equal to 17 and less than 27
    1. Additional Inclusion Criteria for Binge Eating Sample:
  3. * BMI greater than or equal to 27 and less than 45* Weight limit of 350 lbs* Non-smoking (defined as no cigarettes in past 12 months-this includes former and never smokers)
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. * Significant medical illness* History of mental disorder due to a medical condition* Lifetime history of major psychotic disorders (including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)* Current use of any medication for psychiatric reasons (including stimulants and mood stabilizers)
    1. Additional Exclusion criteria for Binge Eating Sample:
  2. * Lost weight in recent past (\>10 pounds in past 6 months)* Currently in a weight-loss program (e.g., Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig)* Currently on a special diet for a serious health condition* Current engagement in psychotherapy for binge eating disorder
    1. Additional Exclusion Criteria for Smoking Sample:
  3. * Binge eating behavior* Current engagement in psychotherapy for smoking behavior


Russell Poldrack
Judith Prochaska
Senior Associate Vice Provost, Clinical Research Governance and Professor of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center)

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Jaime Li