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Seeking electronic nicotine device smokers for an electronic hookah study

Posted: Jan 31, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 +  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

The Smoking & Health Behavior Research Laboratory at Penn State is currently seeking healthy regular electronic nicotine device users to participate in a research study evaluating responses to electronic waterpipe/hookah use. This is not a quit smoking study.

Researchers seek healthy adults to participate in speech study

Posted: Jan 29, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 41 - 90 Years  •  Start Date: Feb 01, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 75 Minutes

Participate in this brief study (less than 1.5 hours) which will help the researchers compare tongue movement of speakers with motor speech disorders to healthy speakers.

Participants needed for listening study

Posted: Jan 28, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 40 Years  •  Start Date: Feb 01, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 40 Minutes

Participate in a short study (30-45 minutes) that will help the researchers learn more about motor speech disorders.

Women Needed for Research Study on Hormonal Contraception and Bone Health

Posted: Jan 22, 2016
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Study Length: 1 Year

Women needed for a research study on the effects of contraceptives on bone health Exercising women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition and bone density, hormone levels, and physical fitness, and will take hormonal contraceptives during the study. The study requires regular visits to Noll Laboratory, located on the Penn State University Park campus, over the course of approximately 1 year. Participants will be asked to use two different forms of contraceptives, an oral contraceptive pill and a vaginal ring. If interested in participating, please call The Women’s Health and Exercise Lab at (814) 863-4488 or send an email to whel@psu.edu. In your phone call or email please mention the Contraception and Bone Study.

Researchers seek women interested in trying contraception

Posted: Jan 20, 2016
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 4 Months

Women are needed for a research study investigating the effect of oral vs. non-oral contraceptives on the production of hormones essential for growth and the maintenance of bone health. Participants will receive measures of body composition, hormone levels, and aerobic fitness, and will also be given the option to take one of three types of hormonal contraceptives during the study.

English monolingual speakers needed for language study

Posted: Jan 18, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 20 Years  •  Start Date: Jan 18, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are researchers from the Center for Language Study looking for monolingual English speakers to participate in a language study.

Spanish-English bilinguals needed for language study

Posted: Jan 18, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Jan 15, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Do you sometimes start a sentence in English y terminas en español? O quizás empiezas en español and finish in English? Did you grow up speaking los dos idiomas? Mezclas los dos idiomas depending on who you're talking to, or what you're talking about? ¿Sabías que this type of switching is a very complex skill?! We are researchers at the Center for Language Science, and we study how bilinguals use their languages. Participants will be paid $10/hour. For more information please email: bilingualism.psu@gmail.com

Students of Spanish 001 needed for language study

Posted: Jan 18, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Jan 18, 2016  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are looking at why some language learners appear to have an easier time learning a new language than others. We are specifically targeting students currently enrolled in SPAN 001 for the Spring 2016 term.

Research Opportunity for Young Adults with ADHD!

Posted: Jan 18, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Jan 01, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Hours

The Motor Control, Cognition, and Neuroimaging Lab is recruiting young adults with ADHD for an ongoing study of motor control and brain function. This study is a continuation of an experiment that began in the fall 2015 semester.

Researchers seeking Musicians for concert hall study

Posted: Jan 18, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 50 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

The purpose of this research study is to have a better understanding of preference as it relates to concert hall stimuli.

Researchers seek non-smoking, healthy males 18-30

Posted: Jan 18, 2016
Gender: Male  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Study Length: 2 Days

Are you a male age 18-30? Are you a non-smoker? Are you NOT taking medication on a regular basis? Are you available between the hours of 11:00am-4:15pm (1day/week)? If you answered YES to all of the questions above, you could qualify to participate in our study and receive $150!

Help us understand how kids make decisions about what foods to eat

Posted: Jan 16, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 7 - 11 Years  •  Start Date: Jan 01, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Weeks

Looking for Child Scientists!

Posted: Jan 13, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 4 - 8 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

Get your child involved in science! The Brain Development Lab at Penn State University is looking for children aged 4 to 8 years to participate in a study on visual perception. We are interested in how the brain responds to visual information and how this response develops from infancy to adulthood.

Looking for Baby Scientists!

Posted: Jan 13, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 3 - 8 Months  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

Get your baby involved in science! The Brain Development Lab at Penn State University is looking for infants aged 3 to 8 months for a study on visual perception. We are interested in how the brain responds to visual information and how this response develops from infancy to adulthood. During the study, your child will watch a variety of black and white images on a computer screen while we observe, measure, and record their brain activity.

Mandarin-English musicians needed for a study on language and music processing

Posted: Jan 13, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Sep 01, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 150 Minutes

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for Chinese-English volunteers who are active musicians.

Researchers seeking women who have delivered in the past year for a preeclampsia study

Posted: Jan 06, 2016
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 50 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

Women needed who have delivered in the past year who had preeclampsia as well as those who did not. 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.

Research volunteers needed for a study investigating blood pressure responses to exercise!

Posted: Jan 06, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 80 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 7 Hours

Purpose of the study: To investigate impairments in blood pressure control in hypertension

Young Adult Volunteers Needed

Posted: Jan 05, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Months

For a research study to better understand how genetics and environment may influence healthy vitamin D levels. Volunteers will • Receive a $25 compensation • Fill out an online questionnaire • Attend one visit to the Clinical Research Center to give a blood sample, and have blood pressure, height, weight, and skin pigmentation measurements taken • Possibly entered into a three-month supplementation phase of the study (compensation $25, $50 and $75 for subsequent visits) *Participants entered in VISA gift card drawings.

Sleep, Metabolism, and Cognition Study Seeking Males ages 20-35

Posted: Dec 18, 2015
Gender: Male  •  Age: 20 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 11 Days

The purpose of this study is to see what effects sleep restriction (sleeping less than needed each night for many nights in a row) has on metabolism, cardiovascular regulation, cognitive function, and epigenomic changes in various tissues

CAT Lab seeks 9-12 year old children for participation in our study!

Posted: Nov 03, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 9 - 12 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Months

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.

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