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Researchers seek Spanish speakers for language studies

Research Participant Criteria

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Age: 18 - 30 Years
  • Participants must be native English speakers who are proficient in Spanish.

Research Study Details

Cognitive Processes in Bilinguals: Behavioral Studies


Researchers are looking for native English speakers who have learned Spanish as a second language to participate in a study of bilingual language processing.  Participants will be asked to complete a series of tasks in Spanish and in English on a computer.  The tasks will include verbal responses to words on a screen, naming pictures and words presented on a screen into a microphone, solving math equations while memorizing words, and performing a spatial attention task.

Study Dates, Times and Location

Study Available by Appointment?: Yes
Location: Thomas Basement, Room 7 (in the basement)
Approximate Participant Study Length: 90 Minutes

The experiment takes place over 2 sessions and will take approximately 1 hour in the first session and 30 minutes in the second session. Sessions will be scheduled approximately 2 weeks apart. Participants will be paid $10 per hour.

Compensation: $10/hour

Contact Information

Katharine Donnelly Adams

This study has been approved by a Penn State Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB Approval Number 30827