Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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We're studying the electrical activity of the brain in response to hearing speech sounds, in both children and adults. 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.
Research volunteers needed to investigate the effects of low-medium-high intake of dairy on blood pressure
This study is NOT a controlled feeding study! Participants continue their normal diet at home.
This study examines the role of coworker relationships on experiences at work. Participation will be 30 minutes or less, in the form of an online survey. Individuals will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for one of three $25 gift certificates. In order to participate, please email Paige Deckert at firstname.lastname@example.org for the survey link.
Help us learn what kids think about food! You and your child may be eligible for a fun food study. Parental consent is required for child participation. We will ask your child to taste foods and eat meals in our lab.
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?
The goal of this research study is to examine motor function and cognition in adults with ADHD. The hypothesis is that adults with ADHD will have differences in their motor performance compared to people who do not have ADHD. To test this hypothesis we will ask you to play a computer game in our virtual reality-like environment.
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.
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for monolingual volunteers who have minimal to no experience with a second language and who are musicians.
How does blood pressure influence cardiovascular health? Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of hydrogen sulfide on blood vessel function
Participation entails completing a computer-based psychobehavioral questionnaire and providing two saliva samples.
We are seeking healthy older adults between the ages of 65-85 for a study of the brain during healthy aging.
Complete a short 30-minute survey looking at your personality and academic major, with a chance to win a Amazon gift card.
The Food Lab in 226 Henderson on Penn State’s main campus is looking for overweight female volunteers between the ages of 20 - 65 to participate in a human research study. The study involves having lunch on one day a week for 4 weeks and a questionnaire visit during a fifth week. All study visits will take place in our lab in Henderson Building. In addition to the free meals, there will be monetary compensation of up to $90. To hear more, please call Christine @ 863-8482.
Healthy female daily smokers needed to complete 4 short sessions examining the effects of different levels of nicotine content on smoking behaviors and ratings.
This study is designed to help manage prenatal weight gain in pregnant women ages 18-38. The study's duration is 6 weeks and will include physical activity and healthy eating. Weekly measures of weight, thoughts and behaviors will be completed.
We are looking for parents with children (ages 6-9) to participate in a four-week intervention on weekends, and receive up to $95 in gift cards for participating. You and your child will participate in an intervention session at our laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus, be supplied with candy to keep at home, receive booster messaging via email and text messages, and participate in a follow-up session at our laboratory.
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.