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Volunteers needed for study on tongue movement

Posted: Mar 05, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 40 Years  •  Start Date: Feb 12, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 90 Minutes

Participate in a study to help us understand tongue movement in the speech of healthy adults

Healthy listeners aged 18-40 needed for motor speech disorder study

Posted: Mar 05, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 40 Years  •  Start Date: Feb 12, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 1 Hour

Participate in brief listening tasks for a research study on the speech intelligibility of people with motor speech disorders.

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.

Memory Study

Posted: Feb 24, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Feb 25, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Memory study

Researchers seek 18-25 year olds for study on ADHD

Posted: Feb 18, 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 and without 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.

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 participants ages 20-65 with psoriasis

Posted: Feb 11, 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 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.

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

Posted: Feb 06, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

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.

Researchers seek undergraduate students for study on pain, stress, emotions, and health

Posted: Jan 22, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Jan 15, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 3 Hours

We are currently seeking participants for the PASS2 study, which includes investigation of connections between perceived stress, mood, physical pain, behavior, and health.

Cigarette Smokers Wanted for Research Study

Posted: Jan 19, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 20 Days

Smokers needed for a 17- 20 day study that looks into individuals' who smoke cigarettes response to rewards such as winning money.

We seek Spanish-English bilinguals who frequently mix both languages in a conversation.

Posted: Jan 15, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Jan 15, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Hours

We are looking for Spanish/English bilinguals who frequently mix both languages to participate in a psycholinguistic study. It involves reading sentences in English, Spanish and English and Spanish mixed and testing your memory on those sentences while your brain activity is recorded. This is a two-session study (2 hours per session) and we compensate our participants monetarily ($20 per session approx). If interested, please contact Patricia Román at roman.patricia.e@gmail.com

Researchers seek OIF/OEF Veterans And their Spouses for leisure study

Posted: Jan 13, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 +  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

Penn State University researchers are looking for participants to a help with a study to learn more about leisure in the lives of OIF/OEF Veterans and their spouses. The study consists of one, ~1-hour interview to discuss the role of leisure, marital relations, and military life. Each participant will receive a $20 Walmart gift card ($40 in total) for their time. If you are interested in participating and scheduling an interview, or have questions, please contact Dr. Derrick Taff at bdt3@psu.edu or 814-867-1756.

Women needed for a research study on the effects of contraceptives on hormones and bone health

Posted: Dec 08, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  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 hormonal contraceptives during the study.

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