Experiments@Penn
Opportunities to earn money by participating in experiments are listed below.
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Open Experiment Sessions Order By Session Date

.Behavioral Decision Experiment

Payment: Up to $20 (minimum $10)
Duration: 45 minutes
Sessions:
  • Monday, Oct 10 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Oct 10 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Oct 12 - 10:00 AM (6 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Oct 12 - 12:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Friday, Oct 14 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Oct 14 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
In this study, you will make decisions in an interactive environment.

**We will slightly over-recruit in order to make sure that all slots are filled in the experiment. If you show up on time and the session is already full you will be compensated with $5 for the effort to show-up.**

Eligibility criteria:
- between 18 and 35 years old
- flu ...(full description)
 

African Americans with Anxiety

Payment: up to $75 each
Duration: 3-4 hours
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Oct 25 - 1:30 PM (12 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE IGNORE THE SPECIFIC DATE AND TIME POSTED FOR THE STUDY***
Is any of the following true for you?
• I worry a lot about things that don’t bother other people so much.
• I am afraid of and avoid situations that are not really dangerous, for example,
o Public transportation and crowds.
o Traveling away from home or being home alone ...(full description)
 

Behavioral Learning Experiment

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Monday, Oct 3 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Oct 3 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Oct 3 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Oct 3 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Oct 6 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Oct 6 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Oct 6 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Oct 6 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Oct 7 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Oct 7 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Oct 7 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Oct 7 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
Description:
**** PLEASE only sign up for a slot if you are available for said time slot. We can only test one subject at a time and if you do not show up, it is too late for someone else to sign up and the slot goes to waste. Thank you! *****

The Thompson-Schill lab is looking for participants for a new behavioral experiment. It will take less than an hour ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Feb 7 - 6:00 AM (971 slots) register
Description:
NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED. If you wish to participate, please go to https://sasupenn.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9stabC5MlLxqSs5 to complete the screening.

Study description:

 Are you living with a spouse, committed life partner, parent, or adult child?

 Are you both fluent in written & spoken Englis ...(full description)
 

NASA Cognition Study

Payment: Up to $390
Duration: (1) 90 min familiarization; (15) 45 min testing sessions
Sessions:
  • Saturday, Dec 31 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
***** DISREGARD AVAILABLE EXPERIMENT SESSIONS - MANY SLOTS STILL AVAILBLE *****
********* CALL 215-898-9951 TO SCHEDULE FAMILIARIZATION SESSION *********
***WE HAVE HIT OUR CAP FOR MALES, WE ARE NOW CURRENTLY ENROLLING FEMALES ONLY***

Eligibility Criteria:
1. At least a Masters or Masters Equivalent
2. Proficient in English
3. 25-55 ...(full description)
 

Object learning study

Payment: 10$/hour
Duration: 1.5h X 4 sessions on separate days
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Oct 2 - 6:00 AM (2 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in a object learning study.

You will complete tasks on five separate days.

On the first four days, you will learn about a set of objects and perform some computer tasks in which you make judgements about the objects. Note that the fir ...(full description)
 

tDCS Number Reading Task

Payment:
Duration: 1 2 hour session
Sessions:
  • Monday, Oct 3 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 - 6:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Oct 5 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Sunday, Oct 30 - 6:00 AM (20 slots) register
Description:
***** The time slots are not official sessions. Please register, but email braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu with the title "TDCS-number reading task"
This experiment will involve one 2-hour visit, during which you will perform a number reading task and receive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). tDCS is a non-invasive technique by which sm ...(full description)
 

TMS and 2 Points Discimmination

Payment: session 1: $15 or $10 (if less than 1 hr) sessions 2 & 3: $25/hr
Duration: 3 sessions 1 hour each
Sessions:
  • Monday, Oct 3 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Oct 4 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Oct 31 - 6:00 AM (4 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION AND TIMES. If you wish to participate, SEND AN EMAIL to braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu to schedule a session. You MUST meet all of the eligibility criteria in order to participate!**

In this experiment, you will undergo 3 session. The task will be the same across sessions: the experimenter will touch your lips ...(full description)
 

Visual Grids

Payment: $25
Duration: 1 hour (must be 15 minutes early however)
Sessions:
  • Friday, Oct 7 - 5:00 PM (197 slots) register
Description:
*Disregard date and times listed. We will contact you after filling out our survey.*

The Epstein Lab is recruiting participants for an fMRI experiment on vision. The experiment will consist of one 1 hour fMRI session, during which you will perform a visual search task like "Where's Waldo." To sign up for this study, you ...(full description)