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 + $1 to $23
Duration: 75 minutes
Sessions:
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 2:00 PM (11 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 4:00 PM (10 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 5:00 PM (9 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 3:00 PM (13 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)
 

Brain Stimulation and Learning

Payment: $20
Duration: 1hr
Sessions:
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 1:30 PM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 2:30 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 11:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 3:00 PM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 9:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 10:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 9:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 10:30 AM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 11:30 AM (0 slots) register
Description:
The Thompson-Schill lab is interested in how non-invasive brain stimulation affects learning.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive method in which weak electric current is passed through parts of the brain. In the experiment, you will complete a computerized learning task during 20 minutes of tDCS. We will also colle ...(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 (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)
 

Economic Decision-Making 1

Payment: $8 + potential additional earnings
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 1:00 PM (17 slots) register
  • Tuesday, Mar 31 - 3:00 PM (13 slots) register
Description:
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXPERIMENT, YOU MUST ARRANGE TO COME TO THE LAB WITH A FRIEND OR SOMEONE WITH WHOM YOU ARE CLOSELY ACQUAINTED. BOTH YOU AND YOUR FRIEND MUST SIGN UP FOR THE SAME TIMESLOT. You will take part in a variety of economic decision-making tasks which will last approximately 1 hour. You will be guaranteed a base payment of $ ...(full description)
 

Economic Decision-Making 2

Payment: $8 + potential additional earnings
Duration: 1 hour
Sessions:
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 12:00 PM (6 slots) register
Description:
You will take part in a variety of economic decision-making tasks which will last approximately 1 hour. You will be guaranteed a base payment of $8 and may be given extra money depending on decisions made throughout the experiment. We estimate that each person’s final payment will be roughly $17.50. (Please note this is the average, and cannot be ...(full description)
 

Family Relationships Study

Payment: $50 per person
Duration: 1-2 hours
Sessions:
  • Monday, Jun 29 - 10:00 AM (390 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 (21 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 (17 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 interaction 4

Payment: $20 on average
Duration: About 20 minutes online + about 1 hour in the lab
Sessions:
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 9:30 AM (5 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 11:00 AM (6 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 1:30 PM (5 slots) register
  • Thursday, Apr 2 - 3:00 PM (5 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: $10 Amazon gift card (and additional $50 for those participating in the additional fMRI session)
Duration: 45 min (with the option of a second 3 hr fMRI session later for those interested and eligible)
Sessions:
  • Monday, Apr 27 - 12:00 PM (45 slots) register
Description:
IGNORE APPOINTMENT TIMES - THIS STUDY CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE WHENEVER YOU LIKE!

bitly.com/social_networks_study

We would like to invite you to participate in a voluntary online screening survey for a follow-up fMRI study on the UPenn campus. The online portion of this study on online behaviors pays a $10 Amazon gift card for a 45 min-long o ...(full description)
 

tDCS during simple visual task

Payment: $20
Duration: 1 hr
Sessions:
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 9:00 AM (0 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Monday, Mar 30 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 9:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Wednesday, Apr 1 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 10:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 11:00 AM (1 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 1:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 2:00 PM (0 slots) register
  • Friday, Apr 3 - 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)