Experiments@Penn
Listed below are opportunities for registered members of the University of Pennsylvania community to earn money by participating in experiments. In order to participate, you must have a University of Pennsylvania affiliation, as this website is for students, staff, and faculty only.
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 II

Payment: Up to $20 (starting with: $10)
Duration: approx. 45-60 minutes
Sessions:
  • Wednesday, Feb 22 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Feb 22 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 24 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Feb 24 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Feb 27 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Feb 27 - 2:00 PM (2 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 1 - 12:00 PM (7 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Mar 1 - 2:00 PM (18 slots) register
  • Friday, Mar 3 - 12:00 PM (15 slots) register
  • Friday, Mar 3 - 2:00 PM (15 slots) register
Description:
In this new study, you will make decisions in an interactive environment.

Eligibility criteria:
- between 18 and 35 years old
- fluent in English
- no history of neurological or psychological disorders
 

African Americans with Anxiety

Payment: up to $75 each
Duration: 3-4 hours
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Oct 25 - 1:30 PM (2 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)
 

Dynamic Network Neuroscience and Cognition

Payment: $80
Duration: 3.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 3 - 9:00 AM (34 slots) register
Description:
***PLEASE disregard the listed session and time. We are currently ONLY recruiting individuals that have participated in an MRI research study and are able to provide us with their previous scan file. If you have participated in an MRI study in the past but do not have the file on hand, we would be happy to provide you with a form that may be sent t ...(full description)
 

NASA Cognition Study

Payment: Up to $235
Duration: (1) 210 min familiarization; (3) 150 min testing sessions
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Dec 31 - 12:00 PM (3 slots) register
Description:
***** DISREGARD AVAILABLE EXPERIMENT SESSIONS - MANY SLOTS STILL AVAILBLE *****
********* CALL 215-898-9951 TO SCHEDULE FAMILIARIZATION SESSION *********

Eligibility Criteria:
1. At least a Masters or Masters Equivalent
2. Proficient in English
3. 25-55 Years of age
4. No history of:
a. Convulsions or seizures
b. Epilepsy
c. ...(full description)
 

Teaching III

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Feb 21 - 12:00 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
Participants primary language must be English

The study examines our everyday conceptions of teaching and learning. It compares teaching to other ways our knowledge can change, including imitation and deception, and looks at the reasoning we use to understand knowledge change. You will be asked to read one-paragraph stories describing various te ...(full description)
 

TMS and 2 Points Discimmination

Payment: session 1: $15 or $10 (if less than 1 hr) sessions 2 & 3: $25/hr
Duration: up to 3 sessions, 1 hour each (enrollment in sessions 2 and 3 will be based on performance in 1)
Sessions:
  • Friday, Mar 31 - 6:00 AM (5 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION AND TIMES. 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!**

In this experiment, you will undergo 3 session. The task will be the same across sessions: the experimenter will touch your lips ...(full description)
 

TMS ST-Stim

Payment: $25 per hour
Duration: 2 sessions for 1.5 hours each
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Feb 23 - 6:00 AM (3 slots) register
Description:
**PLEASE DISREGARD THE LISTED SESSION AND TIMES. 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 study aims to measure changes in spatial awareness and feelings of connection following stimulation. During each session part ...(full description)