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

.Decision Experiment

Payment: Up to $25
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Sessions:
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 2:00 PM (18 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 5:30 PM (16 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 2:00 PM (19 slots) register
Description:
In this study, you will make decisions in an interactive environment.

**We will slightly over-recruit in order to make sure that all slots are filled in the experiment. If you show up on time and the session is already full you will be compensated with $5 for the effort to show-up.**

Eligibility criteria:
- between 18 and 35 years old
- flu ...(full description)
 

2 Point Discrimination TMS Study

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: 1.5 hrs/session (2 sessions)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 8 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 15 - 6:00 AM (2 slots) register
Description:
This study consists of 2 TMS sessions. You will be asked to discriminate between 2 stimuli applied to your lips.

** The time slots are not official. Register but email braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu with title "2PD" to schedule the sessions.
 

African Americans with Anxiety

Payment: up to $75 each
Duration: 3-4 hours
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Oct 25 - 1:30 PM (25 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE IGNORE THE SPECIFIC DATE AND TIME POSTED FOR THE STUDY***
Is any of the following true for you?
• I worry a lot about things that don’t bother other people so much.
• I am afraid of and avoid situations that are not really dangerous, for example,
o Public transportation and crowds.
o Traveling away from home or being home alone ...(full description)
 

Behavioral Learning Experiment

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 10:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 2:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 3:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 3:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 4:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Aug 5 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Aug 5 - 2:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Aug 5 - 3:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Aug 5 - 3:30 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
**** PLEASE only sign up for a slot if you are available for said time slot. We can only test one subject at a time and if you do not show up, it is too late for someone else to sign up and the slot goes to waste. Thank you! *****

The Thompson-Schill lab is looking for participants for a new behavioral experiment. It will take less than an hour ...(full description)
 

Daily activity and fMRI

Payment: $160
Duration: 3 visits. Visit 1 (2.5 hours), Visit 2 (3.5 hours), Visit 3 (2 hours)
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Jul 31 - 1:30 PM (62 slots) register
Description:
***NOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE AND TIME OF THE SESSION LISTED.***

If you wish to participate, please click the link below to complete the 5-min screening (We will contact you if you're eligible):

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


Earn up to $160 for participation in an fMRI study

Must be ...(full description)
 

Dynamic Network Neuroscience of Task Adaptation

Payment: $20 per hour
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Aug 31 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Jan 18 - 6:00 AM (991 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION TIME**

In this study, you will be scanned in a functional MRI.

If you would like to participate in this study, email jsoffer@seas.upenn.edu to set up a date and time.

Criteria for Participation:
-Age: 20-30
-No history of significant medical, neurologic, or psychiatric disorder
-Native English s ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Friday, Feb 7 - 6:00 AM (979 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)
 

Phrase Interpretation

Payment: $5
Duration: 30 minutes
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 12:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 1:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
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  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 11:00 AM (0 slots) register
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  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 1:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 2:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 3:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 4:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 4:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
$5 cash for less than 30 minutes of your time! In this short experiment, you will describe what you think phrases mean.

Eligibility Criteria: must be between ages 18-30 and a native English speaker
 

Smell and Sexual Behavior

Payment: $10
Duration: 45 minutes
Sessions:
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 10:30 AM (2 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 2:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Aug 2 - 4:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 9:30 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 10:30 AM (3 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 2:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 3:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 4:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 9:30 AM (2 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 10:30 AM (3 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 2:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 3:00 PM (3 slots) register
  • Thursday, Aug 4 - 4:00 PM (3 slots) register
Description:
We would like to invite MEN to participate in a voluntary research study on the role a potential female pheromone plays in affecting men’s behaviors and physiology. In this study, you will be exposed to a harmless odor, asked to provide two saliva samples, fill out a short questionnaire about your sexual history, rate the attractiveness of variou ...(full description)
 

tACS Temporal Bisection

Payment: $20 per hour
Duration: Two sessions (1.5 hours, 1 hour)
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 6:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Aug 5 - 6:00 AM (2 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION TIME. If you wish to participate, SEND AN EMAIL to braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu to schedule a session. You MUST meet all of the eligibility criteria in order to participate!**

The Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation is looking for participants to study the effects of Transcranial Alternating Curre ...(full description)
 

TMS ST Stim

Payment: $25/hour
Duration: 1.5 hrs/session (2 sessions)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Aug 1 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 8 - 6:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Aug 15 - 6:00 AM (2 slots) register
Description:
This study consists of 2 TMS sessions. The study aims to measure changes in spatial awareness and feelings of connection following stimulation. During each session participants will receive stimulation and then complete some questionnaires.

** The time slots are not official sessions. Register but email braintms@mail.med.upenn.edu with title " ...(full description)