Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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You trade a sequence of stocks. On average you will receive around $50, but individual payment will vary depending on your trading performance.
We study blood pressure differences between people. This research is important because blood pressure affects heart health. You would come to lab up to two times. The first time would be for reading and filling out paper work and a brief screening test. For screening you squeeze for several minutes with your hand and we measure your blood pressure. If you qualify, you would come back to lab a second time. This time you would do several tests that raise your blood pressure like squeezing with your hand and putting your hand in ice water. We would again measure your blood pressure and also other variables like your nerve activity and blood flow. This should take about 4 hours. You can earn up to $80 in compensation for completion of the entire study.
A multi-institutional study of mentoring practices in undergraduate research
Healthy older women are needed for a research study to investigate sex differences and aging effects on vascular control in human.
Purpose: Preeclampsia, a disorder of pregnancy, causes dangerously high blood pressure. It can increase the chances of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. We are investigating the causes of preeclampsia.
Researchers in the Center for Language Science are looking for volunteers to participate in a study of bilingual language processing. In this study, you will be asked to complete a few tasks on the computer. The study will last about 1.5 hrs. You will be paid $10/hour for your time. We are looking for native English speakers who can communicate in other languages (e.g. Spanish, French, German, etc).
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for Mandarin-English volunteers who either play an instrument (or sing) OR have minimal to no musical training.
We are examining nicotine addiction in adults with and without ADHD symptoms. Participants will receive up to $180 for completing questionnaires and, if eligible, cognitive tasks in an MRI scanner. We are recruiting right-handed regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 45.
Do you have a learning disability involving reading, writing, speaking, or listening? If so, we need you for a study of the electrical activity of the brain in response to hearing speech sounds. A cap will be placed on your head that allows us to record this electrical activity. The procedure is safe and painless, and you can play computer games while the cap is adjusted. You will then listen to some sounds and respond to certain ones, and also do a couple of brief memory and reading tests. Visit our lab website at sites.psu.edu/cldl
We are interested in examining the effectiveness of a smartphone app created to track and self-monitor active travel (e.g., walking and bicycling for transportation) over a six (6) week intervention period.
Researchers need men and women who have or think they may have high blood pressure for a study that is investigating the effects of blood pressure on changes in skin blood flow caused by high blood pressure.
We are currently seeking participants for the PASS2 study, which includes investigation of connections between perceived stress, mood, physical pain, behavior, and health. The purpose of this research study is to examine the extent to which daily changes in pain, emotion, stress, health behaviors (e.g., sleep, alcohol use), and salivary markers of inflammation are associated in undergraduate college students. Also of interest is how demographic factors, personality, and social relationships are associated with inflammation and self-reported health.
Seeking native Spanish speakers who are very proficient in English and Spanish for language study
Participate in brief listening tasks for a research study involving speech intelligibility.
Purpose of the study: To investigate reductions in nerve activity and blood flow in the skin due to age
Researchers at Penn State are conducting a large, multi-site study to develop test norms for a commonly used measure to assess thinking speed, the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT). Prior to being enrolled in the study, you will be required to go through a telephone screen to see if you are eligible for our study. If you are eligible, we will schedule you to come in for a session during which you will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires and paper and pencil tests.
Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of consuming particular spices upon exercise-induced muscle cramps.
Seeking heterosexual men research participants for Penn State University study on men's sexuality. Participants need to be heterosexual men between the ages of 50 and 69 and can be from ANY REGION IN THE U.S. This is an interview study regarding attitudes and experiences, conducted via Skype or phone. Interviews take about 2 hours, are confidential, and participants are paid $25 for their time.
We are asking mothers to be in this research study if they recently gave birth to a child who has been admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) so we can better understand the challenges faced by mothers in this situation. We hope the information will improve future research and policies that can help families with babies in the NICU.