Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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We are looking for native speakers of English to name pictures in English. After this task, you will have to complete some questionnaires related to your experience with languages. The duration of the session is approx. 1 hour. You will be rewarded monetarily for your participation.
In this study you will perform a set of cognitive and language tests and later you will perform a brain wave session in which you name pictures out loud.
3-4 visits to Noll Laboratory will be required
We are looking for Spanish/English bilinguals that frequently mix both languages in a conversation to be part of a two-session study (2 hours per session). Some examples of mixing both languages are: "El game was super emocionante” “Mis primos están keeping a secret” etc. Esto no tiene por qué darse en todas las circunstancias, a menudo we only code-switch with some friends that, like us, hablan two languages. The study will involve reading sentences in English and Spanish and testing your memory on those sentences while your brain activity is recorded. After this task, you will have to complete some questionnaires and computer-based tasks related to your experience with languages. You will be rewarded for your participation.
This study is designed to help manage prenatal weight gain in pregnant women ages 18-35. The study's duration is 6 weeks and will include physical activity and healthy eating. Weekly measures of weight, thoughts and behaviors will be completed.
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.
Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of soy protein on cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Help us learn how children respond to food advertising!
This study is investigating the effects of low-medium-high intake of dairy on blood pressure. This is NOT a controlled feeding study.
This study investigates how language is processed by people who know two languages. We seek participants who know Spanish as a native language and who learned English as a second language. Specifically, we seek habitual codeswitchers, people who switch between Spanish and English within the course of a conversation on a daily basis.
Female volunteers are needed for a research study investigating estimated bone strength.
Women are being recruited who have had a female friendship that was as emotionally intense as a romantic relationship.
The BioQUAL lab seeks parents of children with asthma ages 3-18 years old to participate in the AsThMA (online) Survey Study. The study aims to understand the needs of parents of children with asthma and their preferences. Participation will take approximately 20 minutes, responses are anonymous and the survey is completed entirely online. Each person who participates will be entered into a raffle for a cash prize of $50 (5 prizes) and $100 (3 prizes) for completing the survey.
Blood pressure regulation study
This study examines the way attention over time may be linked to social behavior and brain processes. Children ages 9 to 12 with a variety of temperaments will be included in the study to observe different patterns of social behavior.
The Murray-Kolb lab is seeking 100 female participants for a study examining relations between iron status, fitness, and cognitive function. Participation will take approximately 2 hours and you will be compensated $40.
The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State is currently recruiting typically developing children to take part in a study on face processing.