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Researchers seek healthy 7-10 year old children for a fun food study!

Posted: Sep 01, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 7 - 10 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 06, 2013 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Weeks

Help us learn how children respond to food advertising!

Researchers seeking undergraduates for study on pain, stress, and emotions

Posted: Sep 01, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

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

Adults with ADHD wanted for research study

Posted: Aug 29, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 29, 2014  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

The Motor Control, Cognition, and Neuroimaging Lab is looking for young adults, ages 18-25, with ADHD persisting into adulthood for a research study involving reaching and gripping movements.

Researchers seek highly proficient Spanish-English bilinguals who codeswitch

Posted: Aug 25, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Jul 31, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

This study investigates how language is processed by people who know two languages. We seek participants who know Spanish as a native language and who learned English as a second language. Specifically, we seek habitual codeswitchers, people who switch between Spanish and English within the course of a conversation on a daily basis.

The effects of rewards on cognition in smokers

Posted: Aug 25, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 10 Hours

We are looking for individuals who smoke cigarettes daily to participate in a study on how reward affects behavior.

Study examining the effects of soy protein on cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Posted: Aug 25, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

Regular smokers needed for PAID fMRI study

Posted: Aug 19, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 45 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Hours

Right-handed adults needed for PAID fMRI olfactory study

Posted: Aug 19, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 45 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 4 Hours

Males between 30-65 needed for nutrition study about spices

Posted: Aug 18, 2014
Gender: Male  •  Age: 30 - 65 Years  •  Study Length: 2 Weeks

Native English speakers with limited foreign language exposure needed for picture naming study

Posted: Aug 15, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 22 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 18, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

In this study you will perform a set of cognitive and language tests and later you will perform a brain wave session in which you name pictures out loud.

Researchers seek men and women 40-75yrs who are on HCTZ or Lisinopril for high blood pressure.

Posted: Aug 12, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 12 Hours

3-4 visits to Noll Laboratory will be required

We are looking for Spanish/English bilinguals who frequently mix both languages in a conversation

Posted: Aug 07, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 07, 2014 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Hours

We are looking for Spanish/English bilinguals that frequently mix both languages in a conversation to be part of a two-session study (2 hours per session). Some examples of mixing both languages are: "El game was super emocionante” “Mis primos están keeping a secret” etc. Esto no tiene por qué darse en todas las circunstancias, a menudo we only code-switch with some friends that, like us, hablan two languages. The study will involve reading sentences in English and Spanish and testing your memory on those sentences while your brain activity is recorded. After this task, you will have to complete some questionnaires and computer-based tasks related to your experience with languages. You will be rewarded for your participation.

Researchers are looking for pregnant women to participate in Healthy Mom Zone.

Posted: Aug 01, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Weeks

This study is designed to help manage prenatal weight gain in pregnant women ages 18-35. 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.

Parent and Child (4-6y/o) Volunteers Sought for Study about Fun, Educational Toys!

Posted: Aug 01, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 4 - 6 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

The Cognitive and Social Development lab at Penn State is recruiting children age 4, 5, and 6-years-old to voluntarily participate with a parent in a study about educational toys.

Researchers seek men and women ages 55-75 for Dairy study

Posted: Jul 08, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 55 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Months

This study is investigating the effects of low-medium-high intake of dairy on blood pressure. This is NOT a controlled feeding study.

Women needed for a research study on bone health, menstrual health, and energy status

Posted: Jul 01, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Weeks

Female volunteers are needed for a research study investigating estimated bone strength.

Researchers seek women for friendship study

Posted: Jun 23, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 25 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Women are being recruited who have had a female friendship that was as emotionally intense as a romantic relationship.

Researchers seek parents of children with asthma ages 3 to 18 years old for (online) survey study

Posted: Jun 19, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 75 Years  •  Study Length: 20 Minutes

The BioQUAL lab seeks parents of children with asthma ages 3-18 years old to participate in the AsThMA (online) Survey Study. The study aims to understand the needs of parents of children with asthma and their preferences. Participation will take approximately 20 minutes, responses are anonymous and the survey is completed entirely online. Each person who participates will be entered into a raffle for a cash prize of $50 (5 prizes) and $100 (3 prizes) for completing the survey.

Researchers seek healthy young women for blood pressure study

Posted: Jun 11, 2014
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 4 Hours

Blood pressure regulation study

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

Posted: May 30, 2014
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 9 - 12 Months  •  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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