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Free-living study on soy protein's effects on cardiovascular disease risk factors

Posted: Mar 24, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

Participants needed for study of brain response to tones

Posted: Mar 19, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We're studying the electrical activity of the brain in response to hearing speech sounds, in both children and adults. 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.

Research volunteers needed to investigate the effects of low-medium-high intake of dairy on blood pressure

Posted: Mar 19, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 55 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 21 Hours

This study is NOT a controlled feeding study! Participants continue their normal diet at home.

Overweight men aged 30-65 needed for research study

Posted: Mar 19, 2015
Gender: Male  •  Age: 30 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Weeks

Researchers seek employed individuals for study on coworker relationships

Posted: Mar 17, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 65 Years  •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

This study examines the role of coworker relationships on experiences at work. Participation will be 30 minutes or less, in the form of an online survey. Individuals will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of three $25 gift certificates. In order to participate, please email Paige Deckert at pjd186@psu.edu for the survey link.

Fun food research study for 3-5 year-olds and their parents!

Posted: Mar 17, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 3 - 5 Years  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Help us learn what kids think about food! You and your child may be eligible for a fun food study. Parental consent is required for child participation. We will ask your child to taste foods and eat meals in our lab.

Researchers seek participants ages 20-65 with psoriasis

Posted: Mar 16, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 20 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

How does psoriasis influence cardiovascular health? Did you know that people who have psoriasis have an 86% greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than do people who do not have psoriasis?

Researchers seek 18-25 year olds with ADHD for research study

Posted: Mar 16, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

The goal of this research study is to examine motor function and cognition in adults with ADHD. The hypothesis is that adults with ADHD will have differences in their motor performance compared to people who do not have ADHD. To test this hypothesis we will ask you to play a computer game in our virtual reality-like environment.

Mandarin-English bilingual musicians and non-musicians needed for study on language and music

Posted: Mar 09, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Mar 09, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for Chinese-English volunteers who either play an instrument (or sing) OR have minimal to no musical training.

Monolingual musicians needed for study on language and music

Posted: Mar 09, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Mar 09, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for monolingual volunteers who have minimal to no experience with a second language and who are musicians.

Researchers seek participants ages 40-75 with known or suspected high blood pressure

Posted: Mar 06, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

How does blood pressure influence cardiovascular health? Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of hydrogen sulfide on blood vessel function

Participants 18+ Needed for a Study of Pubertal Development and Psychology

Posted: Mar 04, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 +  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 55 Minutes

Participation entails completing a computer-based psychobehavioral questionnaire and providing two saliva samples.

Healthy Aging and the Brain: A Memory Study

Posted: Mar 02, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 65 - 85 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are seeking healthy older adults between the ages of 65-85 for a study of the brain during healthy aging.

Researchers seeking all undergraduate students

Posted: Feb 25, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 50 Years  •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

Complete a short 30-minute survey looking at your personality and academic major, with a chance to win a Amazon gift card.

Volunteers needed for nutrition study

Posted: Feb 24, 2015
Gender: Female  •  Age: 20 - 65 Years  •  Study Length: 5 Weeks

The Food Lab in 226 Henderson on Penn State’s main campus is looking for 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.

Female cigarette smokers needed for research study

Posted: Feb 24, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

Healthy female daily smokers needed to complete 4 short sessions examining the effects of different levels of nicotine content on smoking behaviors and ratings.

Researchers are looking for pregnant women to participate in Healthy Mom Zone.

Posted: Feb 12, 2015
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 38 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Weeks

This study is designed to help manage prenatal weight gain in pregnant women ages 18-38. 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.

Researchers seek women for weight loss study

Posted: Feb 10, 2015
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Months

Looking for parents and children age 6-9 for study about candy

Posted: Feb 09, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 6 - 9 Years  •  Start Date: Feb 28, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Months

We are looking for parents with children (ages 6-9) to participate in a four-week intervention on weekends, and receive up to $95 in gift cards for participating. You and your child will participate in an intervention session at our laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus, be supplied with candy to keep at home, receive booster messaging via email and text messages, and participate in a follow-up session at our laboratory.

Researchers seek women who had preeclampsia while pregnant and have delivered in the past year.

Posted: Feb 02, 2015
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 50 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

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.

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