Experiments@Penn
Listed below are opportunities for registered members of the University of Pennsylvania community to earn money by participating in experiments. In order to participate, you must have a University of Pennsylvania affiliation, as this website is for students, staff, and faculty only.
To register for an experiment, simply click on the "register" link for a particular session. Please note that you may participate in only one session for any given experiment. You will need your PennKey and password to register.
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Open Experiment Sessions Order By Session Date

Emotional learning and memory study

Payment: $230
Duration: 4 visits totaling 8 hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Feb 28 - 6:00 AM (99 slots) register
Description:
PLEASE DISREGARD DATES AND TIMES. CONTACT RESEARCHER at pjuliana@pennmedicine.upenn.edu of 215-746-3338 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SCHEDULE A TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU.

Do you want to contribute to research on emotional learning and memory?

You may be eligible to participate if you are:
•A right-handed female
•Currently taking oral contr ...(full description)
 

GeoScanning Smoking Study

Payment: up to $315.60 in cash + $60 in gift cards
Duration: 2 months + follow up phone call 3 months later
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Jul 31 - 6:00 AM (15 slots) register
Description:
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED ****

Are you a smoker and own an iPhone or Android smartphone? You may be eligible to participate in a 3-appointment study examining neural and smoking behavior and earn over $300 while getting paid through participation.

Please visit http://bit.ly//geoscanstudy to take our 5 minut ...(full description)
 

Information Sharing fMRI Research Study

Payment: 35
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Feb 28 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Mar 17 - 9:00 AM (34 slots) register
Description:
PLEASE DISREGARD DATES AND TIMES. PLEASE FILL OUT THIS SCREENING SURVEY (1 MIN) https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dhF0SByvVaxN4LH AND A RESEARCHER WILL CONTACT YOU TO SCHEDULE A SLOT THAT WORKS FOR YOU.

Researchers at The University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School of Communication are looking for volunteers to take part in a research ...(full description)
 

Knowledge Networks Across Time (KNOT) Study

Payment: Up to $215 (Amazon Gift Cards)
Duration: 1 1hour lab visit + online surveys
Sessions:
  • Friday, Mar 30 - 9:00 AM (94 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE DISREGARD DATES AND TIMES. CONTACT RESEARCHER at knotstudypenn@gmail.com or 215-573-9108 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SCHEDULE A TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU***

We wish to learn more about the types of information people seek out and how they seek that information out during daily life. Surprisingly, little is known about information-seeking ...(full description)
 

Microbiome/brain research study

Payment: $50 (Amazon gift cards)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, May 30 - 6:00 AM (9 slots) register
Description:
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED ***
*** If you would like to participate please respond to rbetzel@seas.upenn.edu ***

The study involves an MRI and mood assessment component, in which you will undergo an MRI scan and complete a short questionnaire rating your current mood. This part of the study will take ...(full description)
 

Pattern recognition

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Feb 22 - 10:00 AM (2 slots) register
  • Thursday, Feb 22 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 23 - 9:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 23 - 9:30 AM (2 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 23 - 10:00 AM (2 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 23 - 10:30 AM (2 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 23 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 23 - 11:30 AM (1 slots) register
Description:
Please log in to see Study Description.
 

Story Listening Study

Payment: $40
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jan 30 - 6:00 AM (38 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jan 31 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 31 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
Description:
*** PLEASE DISREGARD THE TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED ****

Get paid to listen to stories

You may be eligible to participate in a ~2.5hr study examining neural activity and story telling, and earn $50!

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Communication Department are looking for research study participants. We are interested ...(full description)
 

TMS-EEG Biomarkers

Payment: $25 / hour
Duration: Session 1: 1 hour / Session 2: 2 hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Mar 14 - 9:00 AM (40 slots) register
Description:
*****PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION DATES AND TIMES.*****
***If you would like to participate, please send an email to braintms@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to schedule a session***

In addition to the exclusions below, this experiment requires that you:

(1) are a native English language speaker
(1a) have not learned another language before ...(full description)