Sticky Thinking and Mental Health in Autistic Adults

Research Study

This research study is being conducted by two autistic researchers. We are recruiting autistic adults for a quantitative online survey study examining the relationships between sticky thinking (repetitive thinking), stimming (repetitive behaviors), and mental health.

Who can participate?

- Individuals age 18+
- People who identify as autistic or as having autism
- Individuals from anywhere in the world can participate as long as they understand English

What do I do as part of this study?

- Individuals will complete two separate 30 minute online surveys two weeks apart, consisting of several sets of multiple choice questions.

Why participate?

We are hoping that results will help us understand the relationships between sticky thinking, stimming, and mental health in autistic people. This could inform therapies for mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression in autistic individuals.

This study has been approved by UCLA North General IRB (IRB#22-000321).

If you are interested in participating in this study or have any questions, contact Elliot Gavin Keenan via email at

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Here's the link to the study flyer:

Here's the link to the study information sheet:

Published on: April 15, 2022 at 11:05

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