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:
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 3:00 PM (13 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 5:00 PM (13 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 11:00 AM (2 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 6 - 2:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 6 - 4:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 7 - 5:00 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)
 

Decisions under Uncertainty

Payment: $5 + additional payoffs
Duration: 25 minutes
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 5:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 6:00 PM (9 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)
 

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 (20 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 (16 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)
 

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 (42 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)
 

TMS Biomarkers Study

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: 3 sessions, 2 hours for the 1st session and 1 hour for the last 2 sessions
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 6:30 AM (18 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)