Experiments@Penn
Opportunities to earn money by participating in experiments are listed below.
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Behavioral Learning Experiment

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 6 - 9:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 6 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 6 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
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  • Friday, Jul 10 - 3:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jul 10 - 4:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill lab is looking for participants for a new behavioral experiment. It will take about an hour to complete and will consist of a series of learning tasks that take place on a computer. Eligibility criteria are the following: Between 18 and 30 years old, right-handed, native English speaker, no known learning impairments, no history ...(full description)
 

Brain Stimulation and Learning

Payment: $20
Duration: 1hr
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 9 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 9 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 9 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 9 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 9 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill lab is interested in how non-invasive brain stimulation affects learning.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive method in which weak electric current is passed through parts of the brain. In the experiment, you will complete a computerized learning task during 20 minutes of tDCS. We will also colle ...(full description)
 

Do you spend most of the day sitting?

Payment:
Duration: 3 visits. Visit 1 (2.5 hours), Visit 2 (3.5 hours), Visit 3 (2 hours)
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 15 - 1:00 PM (87 slots) register
Description:
***NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED.***

If you wish to participate, please go to:

https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MRsNtKp9RcNPkV?Session=exatpenn

to complete the screening (You WILL NOT get paid for completing the screening but we will contact you if you're eligible)

Do you walk less than half ...(full description)
 

Have you lost a loved-one?

Payment: Ranges from $55-$145 in gift cards
Duration: 1-2 days of in-person activities + online surveys
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Jul 19 - 10:30 AM (22 slots) register
Description:
NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED. If you wish to participate, please contact us at pospsych-research@sas.upenn.edu to complete the screening.

Study Description: Have you lost a loved one? Do you want to raise your well being? Take part in our voluntary intervention study.

We are seeking adults of all backgrounds ...(full description)
 

Neuroimaging of Cognitive Control

Payment: 50
Duration: 2 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 6 - 8:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 7 - 8:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Jul 10 - 8:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Jul 16 - 8:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Jul 17 - 8:00 AM (0 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE DO NOT ABIDE BY THE POSTED TIME SLOTS!*** Contact the research coordinator, Dustin Luchmee to schedule a prescreening. We cannot register participants before ensuring safety and eligibility of participation. Please email dustin.luchmee@richmond.edu if you are interested with a telephone number and convenient time to schedule a <10 minute ...(full description)
 

Online Recommendations

Payment: $40
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Jul 31 - 10:00 AM (5 slots) register
Description:
***NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED.***

If you wish to participate, please go to the following link to complete a brief screening form. (You WILL NOT get paid for completing the screening but we will contact you if you're eligible)

https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9MsEWOalreSBhWZ

Must be between 18-6 ...(full description)
 

Sounds and Objects

Payment: $10/hour
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Jul 7 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 7 - 11:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 7 - 1:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 7 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Jul 7 - 4:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 2:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 4:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in a object learning behavioral study.

You will complete a number of computer based tasks involving judgments of sounds and objects.

Overall, the experiment will take between 1.00-1.5 hours. We will compensate 10$ an hour.

Require ...(full description)
 

tDCS Counterarguing

Payment: $40
Duration: 1st Appt: 2 Hr, 2nd Appt: 1.5Hr
Sessions:
  • Friday, Jul 24 - 12:00 PM (96 slots) register
Description:
***NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED***

Description: The Annenberg School for Communication is examining arguing behavior in regards to health and policy related stimuli presented on a laptop during tDCS. Participants will come in for a total of 2 sessions 1-2 days apart to Goddard Hall, located on 3710 Hamilton Walk ...(full description)
 

tDCS during simple visual task

Payment: $20
Duration: 1 hr
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill lab is recruiting right-handed English speakers (fluent from an early age) for a simple visual task. Participants should be between the ages of 18-30 and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision. This experiment involves 20 minutes of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS). Read below for eligibility criteria.

**You ...(full description)
 

tDCSCognition

Payment: $20 per hour
Duration: 30-60 minutes (Contact adamsflake@gmail.com to schedule times)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jul 6 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 13 - 6:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 20 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Monday, Jul 27 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 3 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
Description:
The Hamilton Lab at the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation is looking for participants interested in an ongoing Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) study. tDCS is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique (i.e. no needles) that involves the administration of a small amount of current through brain structures before, during, ...(full description)
 

TMS Biomarkers Study

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: 3 sessions, 2 hours for the 1st session and 1 hour for the last 2 sessions
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 10:00 AM (20 slots) register
Description:
For this study, you need to have had an MRI scan. If you have had one for research purposes at Penn or Temple, etc we can arrange getting your scan and making sure it is usable - and subsequently schedule you for this study. If you have not had an MRI scan, you can participate in one of the imaging (fMRI) studies on this site (Experiments@Penn) and ...(full description)
 

TV News Programming and Decision-Making

Payment: $15
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Jul 8 - 6:30 PM (6 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jul 15 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Saturday, Aug 1 - 12:00 PM (50 slots) register
Description:
IGNORE APPOINTMENT TIMES - Please contact Mark Toubman (NewsStoryStudy@gmail.com) for details and scheduling.

Participants wanted for a study on TV News Programming and decision-making at the Annenberg Communication Neuroscience Lab. Compensation is $15 for up to 1.5 hours. Requirements: You must (1) be at least 18 to 25 years old. Please contac ...(full description)