Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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Seeking native Spanish speakers who are very proficient in English for language study
Purpose of the study: To collect physiological data during exercise to support a method for calculating exercise metabolism.
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.
Participate in brief listening tasks for a research study on the speech intelligibility of people with motor speech disorders.
Purpose of the study: To investigate reductions in nerve activity and blood flow in the skin due to age
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 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 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.
Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of consuming particular spices upon exercise-induced muscle cramps.
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.
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.
We are seeking healthy older adults between the ages of 60-85 for a study of the brain during healthy aging.
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.
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.
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.
Help us teach children to eat in response to their body’s hunger and fullness signals!