UCLA Brain, Motivation and Personality Development Study (BrainMAPD)

Recruitment for this study has closed.

We are conducting a research study of psychological and neurological changes associated with becoming an adult.

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible to participate if you are 18-19 years old and will be living in the Los Angeles area for the next three years.

Study Procedures

Eligible individuals will be asked to complete interviews about feelings, thoughts, moods and life experiences, computer tasks, questionnaires, a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan of your brain, and a blood sample.


All participants will be entered into a payment lottery for the study’s first phase. Chosen participants may earn up to $1000 over the next three year period.

Study Personnel Contact

For further information, please contact:
Annelise Murillo

Principal Investigator: Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D.

Protocol ID:IRB#13-001606 UCLA IRB Approved Approval Date: 10/11/2017 Through: 6/14/2019 Committee: Medical IRB 3