Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for Mandarin-English volunteers who play an instrument or sing.
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for students who are currently enrolled in intermediate college-level Spanish class.
Researchers in the Center for Language Science are looking for volunteers to participate in a study of bilingual language processing. In this study, you will be asked to complete a few tasks on the computer.
The purpose of this project is to examine difference components of decision-making and how these different mechanisms may influence food choice and consumption in adolescents.
We are currently seeking electronic nicotine device (ENDS) users to participate in a study evaluating responses to electronic waterpipe use.
The current study is seeking healthy older adult to perform a memory study while lying in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine in an effort to better understand the healthy aging brain.
This is an interview study of 1st time pregnant lower income women (eligible for WIC or Medicaid). It is intended to gather stories about how your spouse/partner, family and/or friends support you during your pregnancy, as you prepare to become a parent. It is also intended to understand how your mobile phone and Internet use is part of your social interactions around your pregnancy.
Help us test a new video game about healthy eating and children in this home visit-based study. We supply you with a tablet containing the game and visit you twice, at the beginning and end of the study period. For your participation in this study, you can earn up to $100 plus two family meals that we will provide during the visits.
The Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Penn State is looking for volunteers to test a mobile application for Android devices. The purpose of this study is to use popular mobile technology to host direct meet-ups among community members and discuss civic interests.
Purpose of the study: To collect physiological data during exercise to support a method for calculating exercise metabolism. Moderate exercise over a 30 minute period will be required.
A two-part study of language production and brain structure/function in healthy adults between 60 and 80 years old.
We are looking for healthy adults between 60 and 85 years of age interested in participating in research that investigates how our brain perceives, processes, and remembers information.
You trade a sequence of stocks. On average you will receive around $50, but individual payment will vary depending on your trading performance.
We study blood pressure differences between people. This research is important because blood pressure affects heart health. You would come to lab up to two times. The first time would be for reading and filling out paper work and a brief screening test. For screening you squeeze for several minutes with your hand and we measure your blood pressure. If you qualify, you would come back to lab a second time. This time you would do several tests that raise your blood pressure like squeezing with your hand and putting your hand in ice water. We would again measure your blood pressure and also other variables like your nerve activity and blood flow. This should take about 4 hours. You can earn up to $80 in compensation for completion of the entire study.
A multi-institutional study of mentoring practices in undergraduate research
Healthy older women are needed for a research study to investigate sex differences and aging effects on vascular control in human.
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.
We are examining nicotine addiction in adults with and without ADHD symptoms. Participants will receive up to $180 for completing questionnaires and, if eligible, cognitive tasks in an MRI scanner. We are recruiting right-handed regular smokers between the ages of 18 and 45.
Do you have a learning disability involving reading, writing, speaking, or listening? If so, we need you for a study of the electrical activity of the brain in response to hearing speech sounds. A cap will be placed on your head that allows us to record this electrical activity. The procedure is safe and painless, and you can play computer games while the cap is adjusted. You will then listen to some sounds and respond to certain ones, and also do a couple of brief memory and reading tests. Visit our lab website at sites.psu.edu/cldl
We are interested in examining the effectiveness of a smartphone app created to track and self-monitor active travel (e.g., walking and bicycling for transportation) over a six (6) week intervention period.