Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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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.
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.
Participate in a short study (30-45 minutes) that will help the researchers learn more about motor speech disorders.
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 email@example.com. In your phone call or email please mention the Contraception and Bone Study.
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.
We are researchers from the Center for Language Study looking for monolingual English speakers to participate in a language study.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The purpose of this research study is to have a better understanding of preference as it relates to concert hall stimuli.
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!
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.
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.
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for Chinese-English volunteers who are active musicians.
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.
Purpose of the study: To investigate impairments in blood pressure control in hypertension
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.
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
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.