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 + Additional Earnings
Duration: 75 minutes
Sessions:
  • Monday, Mar 16 - 2:00 PM (10 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 16 - 4:00 PM (13 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 18 - 11:00 AM (14 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 18 - 3:00 PM (13 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 23 - 2:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 23 - 4:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 25 - 11:00 AM (14 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 25 - 3:00 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)
 

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 (98 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)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 29 - 10:00 AM (393 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, Mar 29 - 10:30 AM (19 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)
 

Penn Relationship Study

Payment: $15 per person
Duration: 1.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 10:00 AM (395 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)
 

tDCS during simple visual task

Payment: $20
Duration: 1 hr
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 3:00 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)
 

TMS Phosphene

Payment: $25
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 1:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Mar 5 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED: If you are eligible for this study as per the criteria below, email Cait at braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu with email subject "TMS Phosphene Subject".

The Coslett Lab at the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation is looking for participants interested in an ongoing TMS study. ...(full description)