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Healthy Aging and the Brain: A Memory Study

Posted: May 26, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 60 - 85 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are seeking healthy older adults between the ages of 60-85 for a study of the brain during healthy aging.

Help your child learn to eat candy in moderation -- Join the ‘Parenting Around Candy’ Project!

Posted: May 22, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 6 - 9 Years  •  Start Date: May 31, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Weeks

Are you interested in learning strategies that help you manage how much candy your child eats?

Musicians needed for study on language and music

Posted: May 19, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Mar 09, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for musician volunteers whose native language is English and who have minimal to no experience with a second language.

Mandarin-English bilingual musicians and non-musicians needed for study on language and music

Posted: May 18, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Mar 09, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for Chinese-English volunteers who either play an instrument (or sing) OR have minimal to no musical training.

Native English speakers aged 40-80 years needed for fMRI language study

Posted: May 18, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 80 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Months

Researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Development are currently recruiting persons between the ages of 40-80 to participate in research exploring brain activation in the language network across time.

Researchers seek healthy women for blood pressure study

Posted: May 14, 2015
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Study Length: 6 Hours

Healthy premenopausal women needed for study investigating the effect of age and estrogen on blood pressure.

Researchers seek native Spanish speakers for bilingual language processing study

Posted: May 14, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 99 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

Researchers seek participants ages 20-65 with psoriasis

Posted: May 13, 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 participants ages 40-75 with known or suspected high blood pressure

Posted: May 13, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

How does blood pressure influence cardiovascular health? Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of hydrogen sulfide on blood vessel function

Researchers seek native Korean speakers for bilingual language processing study

Posted: May 13, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 99 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is looking for volunteers to participate in a study of bilingual language processing. You will be asked to complete a few language tasks in Korean that should last approximately 30 minutes.

Research opportunity at Penn State! Compensation available!

Posted: May 11, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 74 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Researchers at Penn State are conducting a large, multi-site study to develop test norms for a commonly used measure to assess thinking speed, the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT). Prior to being enrolled in the study, you will be required to go through a telephone screen to see if you are eligible for our study. If you are eligible, we will schedule you to come in for a session during which you will be asked to complete a number of questionnaires and paper and pencil tests.

Researchers seek highly proficent Spanish/English bilinguals

Posted: May 10, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: May 11, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are looking for Spanish/English bilinguals that are highly proficient in both languages and that used them in a daily basis. They will participate in a 2 hours study in which they will silently read sentences in Spanish and English. Neurophysiological data will be recorded during the task. There will be a monetary compensation. Those interested should contact Maya (mdw5322@psu.edu) or Patricia (per3@psu.edu)

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

Posted: May 05, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

Seeking Advanced Spanish Learners

Posted: May 04, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: May 04, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 210 Minutes

The Center for Language Science in the Psychology Department at Penn State is looking for English native speakers who are advanced speakers/learners of Spanish as their second language for an Event Related Potential (ERP) study. Students who have studied abroad or lived in a Spanish speaking country are particularly encouraged to participate. However, this is not necessary.

Looking for Child Scientists!

Posted: May 01, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 4 - 8 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

The Brain Development Lab at Penn State University is looking for subjects aged 4 to 8 years for a study on visual perception.

Looking for Baby Scientists!

Posted: May 01, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 3 - 8 Months  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

The Brain Development Lab at Penn State University is looking for subjects aged 3 to 8 months for a study on visual perception.

Children (7-10), adolescents (11-16), and adults (25-40) sought for research study on the brain and decision making

Posted: Apr 28, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 7 - 40 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

The purpose of this research is to understand how our brains perform certain tasks (such as making decisions or paying attention to certain information while ignoring other information). Specifically, we are interested in how people of different age groups respond when doing computer tasks in which they try to stop a behavior (such as looking away from a light when you have an urge to look at it) under different environmental contexts (such as when you perform this task alone or with others).

Researchers seek adults for PTSD Smartphone research study

Posted: Apr 27, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 89 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Days

Researchers in the Laboratory for Anxiety & Depression Research at Penn State University are seeking individuals who have experienced traumatic life events for a research study that uses Smartphone technology to assess posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in people’s everyday lives.

Seeking Undergrad Subjects for Online Surveys about Parenting Style and Children’s Personality

Posted: Apr 17, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 +  •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

We are interested in looking at the relationship between parenting style and children’s personality. Your participation will help us understand how differences in children's upbringing can lead to differences in personality development.

CAT Lab seeks 5-7 year old children for participation in our study!

Posted: Apr 08, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 5 - 7 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Looking for 5-7 year old children to participate in a study about responses to social feedback!

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