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Chinese adoptees are needed for a cross-cultural study

Posted: Jun 19, 2016
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Jul 01, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 1 Hour

The project is about cultural differences in terms of skin tone/color preferences for women (e.g., tanned or lighter skin color) and women’s sun-related behaviors (e.g., sunscreen usage, indoor vs outdoor leisure activity).

Researchers seek Spanish-English code-switchers for reading study

Posted: Jun 18, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Do you sometimes start a sentence in English y después terminas en español? ¿O quizás empiezas en español and then finish in English? If so, you might be a code-switcher eligible to participate in our reading study! We're looking for Spanish-English bilinguals (individuals who learned both Spanish and English during childhood) to participate in a study on reading comprehension. Unsure if you qualify? Email the researcher and we will discuss your participation in this study!

Researchers seek learners of Spanish for a language study

Posted: Jun 15, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 26 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

Language learning study for people who have studied Spanish as a second language.

Volunteers needed ages 20-65 who have psoriasis

Posted: Jun 14, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 20 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 5 Hours

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? Purpose of the study: To investigate the common underlying mechanisms between psoriasis and cardiovascular disease

Participants needed for an EEG experiment

Posted: Jun 13, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 24 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

We are looking for subjects to participant in an EEG experiment that studies the brain's responses to specific images. You are eligible to participate in this study if you are between the ages of 18 and 24.

Participants Needed: Voice Rating Study

Posted: Jun 13, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 45 Years  •  Start Date: Jun 13, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

Penn State’s Anthropology research lab, Puts Lab, is currently recruiting participants (age 18+) for a short study (<30 minutes) on voice perception.

Researchers are seeking people over the age of 18 for an online research study

Posted: Jun 10, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 +  •  Start Date: Jun 10, 2016  •  Study Length: 30 Minutes

Researchers seeking young adults for brief face perception study!

Posted: Jun 07, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Jun 07, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 45 Minutes

The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State is currently recruiting adults ages 18-25 to take part in a study on face processing.

Heterosexual Men aged 30-39 OR 50-69 needed for Interview study on men's sexuality

Posted: Jun 04, 2016
Gender: Male  •  Age: 30 - 69 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Seeking heterosexual men research participants for Penn State University study on men's sexuality. Participants need to be heterosexual men between the ages of 30 and 39 (men in their 30s must be married or previously married) or between the ages of 50 and 69 and can be from ANY REGION IN THE U.S. This is an interview study regarding attitudes and experiences, conducted via Skype or phone. Interviews take about 2 hours, are confidential, and participants are paid $25 for their time.

Researchers seek Native English speakers for a language study

Posted: Jun 01, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 35 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 60 Minutes

We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a set of language experiments being conducted by Dr. Carrie Jackson for research purposes at Pennsylvania State University. Participants must be 18-35 years old, and a native speaker of English who grew up in Pennsylvania or Ohio. In this experiment you will be asked to complete a sentence reading task in which you read sentences on a computer screen and answer comprehension questions or decide if the sentence is grammatical or ungrammatical.

Seeking individuals for a 17-day study exploring change in taste response

Posted: May 27, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 21 - 45 Years  •  Start Date: Jun 20, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 5 Hours

This study involves 3 visits to the Clinical Research Center in Noll Labs. The goal of this study is to explore the change in taste response and expression of a receptor due to dietary exposure to capsaicin, a compound from chili peppers. These three visits occur over the course of 17 days. All three visits include sensory evaluation of samples, and during visits 2 and 3 include the collection of fungiform papillae (small tissue holding taste buds) from the tip of your tongue. For 14 days, we ask that you rinse with a "mouthwash" twice per day.

Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of a freeze dried strawberry powder on LDL cholesterol and other cardiovascular disease risk factors

Posted: May 24, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 35 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 22 Weeks

Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of a freeze dried strawberry powder on LDL cholesterol and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of a cranberry juice beverage on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Posted: May 24, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 30 - 65 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 32 Weeks

Healthy, non-smoking men and women are needed for a research study examining the effects of a cranberry juice beverage on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Researchers seek adults to complete a brief survey on Employment Communication

Posted: May 11, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 99 Years  •  Study Length: 10 Minutes

Researchers at Penn State University are seeking adults to complete a 10-minute survey. The purpose of this study is to determine how Service Members can best communicate with their employers about deployments.

Come play games and watch movies! (Bilingual only)

Posted: May 04, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: May 05, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 60 Minutes

We are seeking participants to come play games and watch movies as part of a research study. You will be compensated $10 for your participation and the study will last about an hour.

Healthy older women are needed for study on cardiovascular effects of beetroot juice

Posted: May 02, 2016
Gender: Female  •  Age: 55 - 80 Years  •  Start Date: May 01, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 4 Weeks

This study will look at how well a nitrate-rich dietary supplement (beetroot juice) lowers resting blood pressure as well as blood pressure responses to physical stress, including exercise, in postmenopausal women.

Seeking 7 and 8 year olds to join Nittany Lion Inner Space Science Club!

Posted: Apr 27, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 7 - 8 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Months

The Child Study Center is looking for new Nittany Lion Inner Space Science Club members to help us learn about what happens inside kids' brains when they hear people speaking!

Do you have high blood pressure?

Posted: Apr 26, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 60 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 9 Hours

Volunteer participants are needed for a research study investigating blood pressure responses to stress.

Did you have Preeclampsia?

Posted: Apr 26, 2016
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 50 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 17 Hours

We are studying the effects of preeclampsia on blood vessel function.

Researchers Seeks 3 - 5 year old Children for Language Study

Posted: Apr 20, 2016
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 3 - 5 Years  •  Start Date: Apr 20, 2016 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 1 Hour

Do you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5? Do you speak English at home? If so, the Language Acquisition Lab at Penn State invites you and your child to participate in our research!

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