Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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We are looking for individuals who smoke cigarettes daily to participate in a study on how reward affects behavior.
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for native English speakers who are also fluent in Spanish. In this study, you will be asked to complete a few simple and fun tasks on the computer.
Researchers seek male and female participants who smoke and do not smoke tobacco products for voice study.
We are researching the reliability of computerized measures of the human voice for individuals who do not smoke and individuals who do smoke tobacco products.
Help us learn how children respond to food advertising!
Purpose of the study: To investigate the common underlying mechanisms between psoriasis and cardiovascular disease.
Seeking couples with a young child (under age 5) who would be willing to complete online surveys.
Participants sought for a study looking at the relationship between iron status, cognition and brain physiology in women
The study involves two full testing days at the on-campus clinic during which participants will consume a coconut chicken curry meal on each day and be monitored in the clinic for the next 8 hours. Visits must be separated by at least 1 week. Participants will have their own clinic room for the day where they can read, work on their laptop or watch the in-room cable TV. Blood draws and other tests will be performed periodically throughout the study day. In addition to the meals, results of blood test will be provided at no-cost and there will be monetary compensation of up to $200. To hear more, please email SPICESTUDY@psu.edu or call 814-863-0926
We are currently recruiting participants aged 60-85 to take part in a study that measures brain activity associated with various cognitive processes.
We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a set of language experiments being conducted by Dr. Carrie Jackson for research purposes at Pennsylvania State University. In order to be eligible to participate in this study you must be 18-50 years old, a native speaker of Mandarin and a proficient second language speaker of English.
The Cognitive and Social Development lab at Penn State is recruiting children age 4, 5, and 6-years-old to voluntarily participate with a parent in a study about educational toys. We are interested in what you and your child think about educational toys and how you use them.
Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of walnuts on cardiovascular disease risk factors. We are seeking participants 30 - 65 years of age with a BMI of 26-40 kg/m2. Subjects must be healthy, non-smoking, not allergic to any nuts, and not taking medications for high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, or inflammatory conditions. Participants will be provided with all food and drinks for 20 weeks. There will be one 2-week run-in diet and three 6-week feeding periods with two 2-week compliance breaks in between, for a total time commitment of 24 weeks. At the completion of the study participants will receive lab results and compensation of $300. If you are interested in learning more about the study, please call toll free 1 866-PSU-DIET (1-866-778-3438) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, mention the Walnut Study, and leave your name and a contact number. This study is being conducted by Dr. Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, at Penn State University.
Blood pressure regulation study
3-4 visits to Noll Laboratory will be required
The Food Lab in 226 Henderson on Penn State’s main campus is looking for lean and overweight female volunteers between the ages of 20 - 65 to participate in a human research study. The study involves having lunch on one day a week for 4 weeks and a questionnaire visit during a fifth week. All study visits will take place in our lab in Henderson Building. In addition to the free meals, there will be monetary compensation of up to $90. To hear more, please call Christine @ 863-8482.
Healthy daily smokers needed to complete 4 short sessions examining the effects of different levels of nicotine content on smoking behaviors and ratings.