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Native Spanish speakers sought for language study

Posted: Sep 01, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 40 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 1 Hour

Seeking native Spanish speakers who are very proficient in English for language study

Adult Language Acquisition Studies: looking for upper level Spanish students

Posted: Aug 28, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 24 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 28, 2015  •  Study Length: 60 Minutes

Researchers need volunteers ages 30-64 for a study involving moderate exercise

Posted: Aug 24, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 30 - 64 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Hours

Purpose of the study: To collect physiological data during exercise to support a method for calculating exercise metabolism.

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

Posted: Aug 23, 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 Mandarin-English volunteers who either play an instrument (or sing) OR have minimal to no musical training.

Healthy listeners aged 18-40 needed for motor speech disorder study

Posted: Aug 20, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 40 Years  •  Start Date: Aug 24, 2015 or by appointment  •  Study Length: 45 Minutes

Participate in brief listening tasks for a research study on the speech intelligibility of people with motor speech disorders.

Researchers seek men and women age 60-90 years

Posted: Aug 18, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 60 - 90 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 10 Hours

Purpose of the study: To investigate reductions in nerve activity and blood flow in the skin due to age

Right-handed cigarette smokers needed for MRI study

Posted: Aug 17, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 45 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 6 Hours

The Mood, Odor, and Cognition Study at Penn State is recruiting research volunteers for a study examining nicotine addiction in adults with and without ADHD symptoms. Participants will complete questionnaires and, if eligible, complete cognitive tasks in an MRI scanner.

Researchers seek 18-25 year olds for study on ADHD

Posted: Aug 17, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 25 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 2 Hours

Do you have or think you may have high blood pressure?

Posted: Aug 14, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 40 - 75 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 5 Hours

Researchers need men and women who have or think they may have high blood pressure for a study that is investigating the effects of blood pressure on changes in skin blood flow caused by high blood pressure.

Researchers seeking Daily Smokers for MRI Study

Posted: Jul 30, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 45 Years  •  Study Length: 15 Hours

Research opportunity at Penn State! Compensation available!

Posted: Jul 30, 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 looking for participants ages 18-30 who get muscle cramps while exercising!

Posted: Jul 27, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 30 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 27 Hours

Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of consuming particular spices upon exercise-induced muscle cramps.

Participants 18+ Needed for a Study of Pubertal Development and Psychology

Posted: Jul 27, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 +  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 55 Minutes

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

Posted: Jul 22, 2015
Gender: Male  •  Age: 50 - 69 Years  •  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 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 new moms for NICU study

Posted: Jul 21, 2015
Gender: Female  •  Age: 18 - 70 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 60 Minutes

We are asking mothers to be in this research study if they recently gave birth to a child who has been admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) so we can better understand the challenges faced by mothers in this situation. We hope the information will improve future research and policies that can help families with babies in the NICU.

Healthy Aging and the Brain: A Memory Study

Posted: Jul 17, 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.

Researchers seek participants for eye gaze study.

Posted: Jul 13, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 18 - 99 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 15 Minutes

Males and females above the age of 18 are sought to take part in a brief study that looks at eye gaze patterns while viewing a 5 – 6 minute video of a conversation partner. The study should take maximum of 15 minutes to complete, and participants will be compensated $5 for their time. An initial, 5-minute, online screening form will be emailed to potential participants before coming to the lab.

Fun food study for 3-5 year-olds and their parents!

Posted: Jul 06, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 3 - 5 Years  •  Study Length: 2 Weeks

Help us learn what kids think about food! You and your child may be eligible for a fun food study. We will ask your child to taste foods and eat meals in our lab.

How do you make decisions about food you eat? Study looking for 12-17 year olds!

Posted: Jun 30, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 12 - 17 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 3 Weeks

The purpose of this 18-month project is to examine the relationship between decision-making and weight status and how different components of decision-making influence food choice and consumption in adolescents.

Fun Food Research Study for 4-6 year-olds and their parents

Posted: Jun 22, 2015
Gender: Male / Female  •  Age: 4 - 6 Years  •  Start Date: Available by appointment •  Study Length: 15 Hours

Help us teach children to eat in response to their body’s hunger and fullness signals!

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