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Seeking 4th and 5th graders and their parents for stress and coping study

Research Participant Criteria

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

  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Age: 10 - 11 Years
  • 4th and 5th grade students
  • 10 or 11 years old

Research Study Details

Physiologic Correlates of Pre-Adolescent Stress and Coping

The CARES Lab is looking for 4th and 5th graders and parents who wish to help understand the skills and processes that can buffer against the effects of stress. Interested parents will be asked to fill out an online questionnaire (around 20-minutes long) and provide transportation to and from the Moore Building on Penn State's University Park Campus. Participating students will receive $25 in compensation. Parents will also receive $25.

The CARES lab is investigating the physiologic effects of stress and coping processes in adolescents. Participation includes completion of a short online survey by a parent and a 95-minute experimentation session with the student on Penn State's campus. A small hair sample and several spit samples will be collected during the experiment. 4th and 5th graders who are 10 or 11 years old may be eligible.  A compensation of $25.00 each for the participating student and parent will be provided. This study is being conducted by Dr. Martha Wadsworth in the Department of Psychology. Please contact Patrick Clark via phone (814 867 4936) or email (, or visit our website at for more information. 

Study Dates, Times and Location

Start Date: Dec 02, 2013 12:00 AM
Study Available by Appointment?: Yes
Location: Moore Building, Penn State University Park Campus
Approximate Participant Study Length: 95 Minutes

Parent Portion: Approx. 20 minutes of online survey

Student Portion: Approx. 95 minutes of experimentation, performed in our facilities at Penn State

Parents must provide transportation to the Moore Building at University Park

Compensation: $50.00

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Contact Information

Patrick Clark

This study has been approved by a Penn State Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB Approval Number 41467