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

Biology + Decisions

Payment: $15 + $1 to $23
Duration: 75 minutes
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Apr 28 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 28 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 28 - 5:00 PM (8 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 29 - 11:00 AM (13 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 29 - 3:00 PM (5 slots) register
Description:
We would like to invite you to participate in a voluntary research study on the role biology takes in decision-making.

This behavioral experiment involves providing saliva samples, doing a short, strength based competition, and making multiple economic decisions. The experiment is estimated to take 75 minutes of your time, and you will be compe ...(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:
  • Friday, May 15 - 10:00 AM (85 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)
 

Face Perception Study

Payment: $20.00
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Jun 28 - 6:00 AM (44 slots) register
Description:
To sign up for this study, you must complete this survey and a member of the research team will contact you if you qualify. The Epstein Lab is recruiting Penn undergraduate and graduate students for an fMRI experiment on human perception of faces. Th ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 29 - 10:00 AM (388 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)
 

fMRI & Decision Making

Payment: Eligible participants will be compensated for time and travel.
Duration: 15 weeks
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, May 6 - 10:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Wednesday, May 6 - 2:00 PM (5 slots) register
  • Wednesday, May 13 - 10:00 AM (5 slots) register
  • Wednesday, May 13 - 2:00 PM (5 slots) register
Description:
This experiment involves completing a 10 week brain training program by playing computer games from home. You will also be asked to attend several in-person sessions and make choices about money to receive while inside a brain scanner at HUP.

Before you can enroll in this study you will need to undergo an initial phone screening call and attend ...(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, May 24 - 10:30 AM (12 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)
 

Online Recommendations

Payment: $40
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 1 - 10:00 AM (31 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)