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

Biology + Decisions

Payment: $15 + $1 to $23
Duration: 75 minutes
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 5:00 PM (7 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 3:00 PM (13 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 5:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 6 - 2:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 6 - 4:00 PM (14 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)
 

Campus Recall

Payment: $5
Duration: 30 Minutes
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 11:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 11:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 12:30 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
The Epstein lab is running a study designed to test your ability to freely recall a variety of items.
 

Decisions under Uncertainty

Payment: $5 + additional payoffs
Duration: 25 minutes
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 12:00 PM (10 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 5:00 PM (10 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 5:00 PM (9 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 6:00 PM (12 slots) register
Description:
The experiment will consist of several real-money gambles. One of these gambles will be randomly selected to pay off.
 

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 (89 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)
 

Economic Decision-Making 1

Payment: $8 + potential additional earnings
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 3:00 PM (11 slots) register
Description:
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXPERIMENT, YOU MUST ARRANGE TO COME TO THE LAB WITH A FRIEND OR SOMEONE WITH WHOM YOU ARE CLOSELY ACQUAINTED. BOTH YOU AND YOUR FRIEND MUST SIGN UP FOR THE SAME TIMESLOT. You will take part in a variety of economic decision-making tasks which will last approximately 1 hour. You will be guaranteed a base payment of $ ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 29 - 10:00 AM (389 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)
 

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, Apr 12 - 10:30 AM (21 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 Study on Civic Decision-Making

Payment: $30
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 30 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 30 - 12:00 PM (17 slots) register
Description:
IGNORE APPOINTMENT TIMES - Please contact Jason Coronel (jcoronel@asc.upenn.edu) for details and scheduling.

Participants wanted for a brain (fMRI) study on civic decision-making. Compensation is $30 for up to 3 hours. Requirements: You must (1) be at least 18 years of age, (2) have no prior history of major psychiatric or neurological disorders ...(full description)
 

Online Recommendations

Payment: $40
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 1 - 10:00 AM (47 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)
 

Penn Relationship Study

Payment: $15 per person
Duration: 1.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 10:00 AM (394 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_5py8G0KhS8Hn0KF to complete the screening.

This study involves you and your romantic partner coming into our lab for a 1.5 hour visit. At that time, you will be asked to fill out some questionnaires a ...(full description)
 

Shape perception

Payment: 10 dollars
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 2:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 4:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
In this experiment, you will be making discriminations between different shapes in several conditions. In some conditions, you will be shown a sequence of shapes before the actual discrimination task which you will be asked to pay close attention to. You will have the chance to practice the task in the beginning of the session. Breaks will be provi ...(full description)
 

Social network study (w/ possible fMRI component)

Payment: None for 5 minute screener, $60 for full study
Duration: 5 min (with the option of a second 4 hr survey/fMRI session later for those interested and eligible)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 27 - 12:00 PM (44 slots) register
Description:
IGNORE APPOINTMENT TIMES - THIS STUDY CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE WHENEVER YOU LIKE!

bit.ly/social_networks_fmri_study_screen

We would like to invite you to participate in a voluntary online screening survey for a follow-up fMRI study on the UPenn campus. This online screener will take about 5 minutes. After the survey, eligible participants may ...(full description)
 

tDCS during simple visual task

Payment: $20
Duration: 1 hr
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 11:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 2:00 PM (0 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)
 

Tell us how objects are used

Payment: 40$ (10$ for standby)
Duration: 2 hours (1 hour for standby)
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 6:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 7:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 6:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 7:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 6:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 6:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 7:30 AM (0 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in a object perception fMRI study.

During the experiment, you will be shown images of objects and asked to describe them while lying in an fMRI scanner.

You may sign up as either a) a participant, in which you will complete the experim ...(full description)
 

TMS Phosphenes

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: 1 hour, 15 mins
Sessions:
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 7:00 AM (1 slots) register
Description:
The Coslett Lab at the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation is looking for participants interested in an ongoing TMS study. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive technique (i.e. no needles, etc.) that involves the delivery of a brief magnetic pulse to specific areas of the brain before, during, or after cognitive test ...(full description)