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

Betting with urns

Payment: $ 10 + bonus ($0~ $15) = $10~$25
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, May 4 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, May 4 - 8:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, May 5 - 8:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, May 7 - 8:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, May 8 - 8:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, May 18 - 8:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, May 19 - 8:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, May 22 - 8:30 PM (1 slots) register
Description:
Note:
The slot you are signing up for is an MRI scan slot.
You must not have any non-removable metalic object in your body.
Once you sign up for MRI scan slot, we will schedule a practice session with you before the scan. Both the practice session and the MRI scan session will last 1 hour long. However please be prepared to come 15 minutes earli ...(full description)
 

Biology + Decisions

Payment: $15 + $1 to $23
Duration: 75 minutes
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 2:00 PM (12 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 4:00 PM (14 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 5:00 PM (12 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 22 - 11:00 AM (13 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 22 - 3:00 PM (12 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 (86 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)
 

Face Perception Study

Payment: $20.00
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Sunday, Jun 28 - 6:00 AM (48 slots) register
Description:
To sign up for this study, you must complete this survey and a member of the research team will contact you if you qualify. The Epstein Lab is recruiting Penn undergraduate and graduate students for an fMRI experiment on human perception of faces. Th ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 29 - 10:00 AM (387 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, May 24 - 10:30 AM (15 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)
 

Museum Tour Memory Experiment

Payment: $10
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 3:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Apr 20 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 11:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 1:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 22 - 4:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 22 - 5:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
Description:
The Epstein Lab is recruiting Penn students for a behavioral study of spatial memory. Participants will be exposed to a virtual museum environment and then tested on their memory for certain aspects of that environment.

The experiment should take about 1 hour and you will be compensated at a rate of $10 an hour.

Eligibility: You must be betwe ...(full description)
 

Online Recommendations

Payment: $40
Duration: 2.5 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 1 - 10:00 AM (34 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)
 

Social interaction 7

Payment: $20 on average
Duration: About 20 minutes online + about 1h 10min in the lab
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 11:00 AM (8 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 1:00 PM (8 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 23 - 2:30 PM (8 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 24 - 11:00 AM (7 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 24 - 1:00 PM (8 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 24 - 2:30 PM (7 slots) register
Description:
In this study, we try to understand how people interact in various scenarios with implications for their earnings. First, there is an online part, which consists of a survey, which you will complete a few days before coming to the lab and it will take about 20 minutes. Second, there is a lab part, which will take place in the Solomon Labs and lasts ...(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 (29 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:
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 12:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 1:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Apr 21 - 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)