Research Study for 7-9 year-olds and their Parents

Do you have children between the ages of 7-9 years old? Are you curious how watching TV affects what they eat? Help us learn about how kids make decisions about what foods to eat!

Participants are compensated $200 for their time.

If you are interested, please contact Travis Masterson at or call our laboratory at 814-865-4404 and mention the commercial study.

Your child will eat meals in our laboratory and watch a few cartoons. We will also use fMRI to take pictures of your child's brain. This procedure is not harmful.

This study will be conducted in 5 visits that occur 1 week apart.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at The Pennsylvania State University.


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Participant Inclusion Criteria

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No Gender Requirements
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Study Dates, Times and Location

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311 Chandlee Laboratory
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This study will be conducted in 5 visits that occur 1 week apart.

Contact Information

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Travis Masterson
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