Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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Participants will discuss policies relevant to undergraduates in small groups.
Participants will read English sentences on a computer screen and answer comprehension questions. Other tasks include general cognitive tasks on the computer. The experiment lasts approximately 90 minutes and participants receive $15 as compensation.
Exercise intervention to evaluate the effect of strength training group fitness classes on bone density and fitness.
The study consists of eating lunch in our lab in 226 Henderson Building on 4 separate days. On a fifth day, you will complete computerized questionnaires in our lab. Appointments will be scheduled Monday through Thursday. All sessions will take 20 to 30 minutes. Participants in our study can earn up to $40.
The purpose of this research is to test the effectiveness of 3 different dietary and lifestyle programs for weight loss and weight maintenance.
In this study, participants will be asked to read sentences in English for understanding and name words out loud.
The Culture, Health, and Emotion Laboratory, at The Pennsylvania State University, is recruiting research participants for a study on emotional experience and alcohol use. You must be 18-40 years of age and an undergraduate student at Penn State to participate. The experiment involves filling out a series of questionnaires during an initial session in our laboratory and the completion of brief questionnaires daily for a period of two weeks. The experiment typically requires up to 3 hours. You will be paid up to $30 for your time, or receive 3 hours credit if you are an eligible subject pool participant. If you are interested, please go to the following website: http://tinyurl.com/psuASD. You may also contact Arezou Mortazavi at email@example.com for more information.
Researchers at Penn State are conducting a study to learn about physical activity, psychosocial factors, and the health and well-being of women at midlife.
In the Dutch Learning Study, participants are asked to learn Dutch words and then be tested on their memory of these words.
Researchers are seeking native and non-native German speaking volunteers for a study on German and English speech production. Participants will be paid $10 to read and speak in German and English for approximately 1 hour.
We are interested in understanding more about the information children use when they make decisions. Children between the ages of 8-12 years old can participate in a computerized card game. Children will be asked to play the game on two separate occasions approximately one week apart. Each session is expected to last 30 minutes. Children will receive a prize during each session.
The ubiquity of mobile devices and the rapid growth in the use of social media to communicate and share information is providing health care decision makers new opportunities to track and predict health, and to optimize utilization of health care facilities.
Do you use Facebook or Twitter? Researchers seek participation by members of the Penn State community to help track the spread of flu using social media
The goal of this study is to understand how bilinguals process language, and which parts of the brain are responsible for it! In order to do that we use fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), a totally noninvasive technique that allows to look at brain activity during language processing. During the study, you will read sentences in Spanish on a computer screen while being scanned. Additionally, you will perform several other tasks during a behavioral session involving filling in a language history questionnaire, naming pictures and recognizing words.
The CAT Lab studies how children respond to social and emotional situations in their lives. In addition, we look to see what tools (like attention) children use to deal with these events. We are interested in how this happens at the level of the body (behavior), brain (biological markers), and mind (cognition).
The purpose of this research is to examine parents’ media use, specifically blogging and social networking, and their personal and relational adjustment.