Research Studies at Penn State Seeking Volunteers
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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.
The Sensory Evaluation Center at Penn State is conducing a study to determine if the burn from spicy foods like chili peppers can be modified through repeated exposure to capsaicin, the compound responsible for these sensations.
Help us teach children to eat in response to their body’s hunger and fullness signals!
Healthy postmenopausal women needed for study investigating the effect of age and estrogen on blood pressure. We are investigating the effects of age and estrogen on blood pressure and the ability of beetroot juice to lower blood pressure in postmenopausal women. This study will help us to better understand the mechanisms responsible for elevated blood pressure responses in postmenopausal women. You will be provided $80 upon completion of 4 visits to the lab.
Purpose of the study: To investigate reductions in nerve activity and blood flow in the skin due to age
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.
Volunteers are needed to participate in a study of bilingual language processing. Participants will be asked to complete computer-based tasks while wearing an EEG cap.
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?
We are seeking healthy older adults between the ages of 60-85 for a study of the brain during healthy aging.
Are you interested in learning strategies that help you manage how much candy your child eats?
Researchers in the Department of Psychology are looking for musician volunteers whose native language is English and who have minimal to no experience with a second language.
Researchers in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Human Development are currently recruiting persons between the ages of 40-80 to participate in research exploring brain activation in the language network across time.
Healthy premenopausal women needed for study investigating the effect of age and estrogen on blood pressure.
How does blood pressure influence cardiovascular health? Purpose of the study: To investigate the effects of hydrogen sulfide on blood vessel function
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is looking for volunteers to participate in a study of bilingual language processing. You will be asked to complete a few language tasks in Korean that should last approximately 30 minutes.
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.
We are looking for Spanish/English bilinguals that are highly proficient in both languages and that used them in a daily basis. They will participate in a 2 hours study in which they will silently read sentences in Spanish and English. Neurophysiological data will be recorded during the task. There will be a monetary compensation. Those interested should contact Maya (email@example.com) or Patricia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Center for Language Science in the Psychology Department at Penn State is looking for English native speakers who are advanced speakers/learners of Spanish as their second language for an Event Related Potential (ERP) study. Students who have studied abroad or lived in a Spanish speaking country are particularly encouraged to participate. However, this is not necessary.