Paid Research Opportunities

The following studies are recruiting participants and pay for your time. Read the descriptions and requirements. If you are interested, email the researcher asking to participate. Information on some studies is also posted on bulletin boards in Swift Hall.

Social Interactions Study

Posted 5/20/2015

The Social Self Lab at Northwestern University is looking for participants for a research study on how people process information about others in social interactions. Participation involves completing multiple tasks including: (1) interacting with one to three interaction partners in a get-to-know-you task, and (2) answering several questions about yourself, your personality, and your social relationships.  

In order to participate, (a) you must be at least 18 years old and (b) you must have lived in the US for at least 5 years.

The study takes place in a laboratory at Swift Hall Room 411. The study takes thirty minutes and you will receive $8 for your participation.

If you're interested in taking part in the study, please email Elaine at socialselflab@gmail.com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

IRB Study Code: STU00058466 / Principal Investigator: Wendi Gardner 

SISL Learning Study

Posted 5/19/2015

The Reberlab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a research study on skill learning. You will be performing simple skill learning tasks, such as making responses while sitting at a computer. Each study session lasts no more than one hour. For your time and effort, you will be compensated $15.

You must be over 18 years of age to participate. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kelsey Thompson at reberlab@gmail.com.

IRB study code: STU00037108 / Principal Investigator: Paul Reber

Finger Painting Study

Posted 5/19/2015 

We are currently recruiting undergraduate college women to participate in a research study. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. You will be asked to come complete a brief online survey when you sign up. Then you will be asked to come to a room in Swift Hall and spend four minutes painting with finger paints, then complete several surveys about your thoughts and feelings about yourself and your relationships. The study will take less than 20 minutes to complete.

You will be paid $5 for completing the study.

Please email margaretshavlik2016@u.northwestern.edu for more information or to participate.

IRB study code: STU00104669/ Principal Investigator: Renee Engeln

Reber Lab Study

5/12/2015

Participants of age 18 and over areinvited to take part in a learning skill study conducted at the Reber laboratory at Northwestern University! You will be performing simple skill learning tasks such as making responses while sitting at a computer. Each study session lasts no more than one hour.

For your time and effort, you will be compensated $10 AND a chance to participate in a raffle for $50.

If interested, please contact Danbee Chon at: reberlabcp@northwestern.edu.

IRB Study Code: STU00095589 / Principal investigator: Paul J. Reber

Experiences in Romantic Relationships Study

Posted 4/28/15

The Northwestern Relationships and Motivation Lab invites you to participate in a research study on long-term romantic relationships in which you can earn up to $60.

The study involves a total time commitment of approximately 4.5 hours over the course of 9 months plus 90 minutes on the part of your partner. This includes one 90 minute initial online session, two 45-minute online follow-up sessions, and one final 90 minute lab session with your romantic partner in Swift Hall. These sessions will be spaced approximately 3 months apart.

To participate, you must be at least 18 years old, you must be currently dating someone for at least a year, you must be a native English speaker, and you must be able to bring your partner with you to our lab in Swift Hall in 9 months (except in the event you break-up).

If you are interested in being part of the study, click on the link below, which will take you to a short eligibility questionnaire and provide you with all the information you need to enroll in the study.

http://nwpsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2bhlpI0STo0kMa9

If you have any questions, please email Katie at RelationshipStudyNU@gmail.com

IRB study code: STU00200286 / Principal Investigator: Dr. Eli Finkel

Dynamics of Interpersonal Interactions

Posted 3/6/15

This study examines interpersonal interactions among unacquainted Northwestern University undergraduates. It involves filling out surveys and working on a computer task with another person in a Swift Hall psychology lab.

You will receive $15 compensation for participating in a 30-minute psychology study in the lab (plus prescreen questionnaires).

Please contact Michelle at nuspcl@gmail.com to determine your eligibility.

IRB study code: STU00000446 / Principal Investigators: Dr. Jennifer Richeson and Dr. Dan Molden

Study on Life Roles and Experiences

Posted 2/10/15

The Northwestern Status, Cognition & Motivation Lab is looking for participants for a 30-minute experiment on life roles and experiences. You will be paid $8 for 30 minutes of your time.

 If you're interested in taking part in the study, please click here to answer a 5-minute eligibility survey and we will contact you if you are eligible:

https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7OGPU8E8dRGhphb

If you have any questions, please email Alex at scm.lab.northwestern@gmail.com.


IRB study code: STU00068696 / Principal Investigator: Mesmin Destin

Motivations to Cooperate in Social Exchanges

Posted 10/23/2014

This is a one-time, 30 minute long study where participants will make decisions about cooperation and resources. These decisions will have real life impacts on the other participants involved in the experiment. Participants will be compensated $7 with the opportunity to earn up to $10 total.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Danbee and/or Katherine at socialstudynu@gmail.com to set up an experiment.

IRB study code: STU000082486 / Principal Investigator: Mesmin Destin

Brain Development

Posted 9/24/14

The Laboratory for Human Neuroscience at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking participants for research studies on how the brain develops across the lifespan. We are currently enrolling individuals 18-34 years of age in our research studies. Depending on your eligibility, you could take part in studies involving cognitive testing or studies involving noninvasive recording of brain function (using EEG, TMS, and MRI). Please contact us if you are interested in participating and we can determine your eligibility and provide additional details. All studies take place in downtown Chicago on the Northwestern University campus. Individuals will receive monetary compensation for participating, ranging from $10-$40 per hour depending on the experiment.

Please contact us if you are interested at lhn@northwestern.edu or 312-503-5613.

IRB Study Code: STU00060723 / Principal Investigator: Joel Voss

Relationships and Health Survey

Posted 9/22/14

The Family Institute at Northwestern University is conducting an online survey investigating the health of married individuals in different types of relationships (proximal vs. long distance). We are particularly interested in the health of married individuals in long distance relationships, and seek their participation. Participants must be 21 years or older, and be able to understand English.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and each participant will receive a $2.50 Amazon gift card.

The survey can be found here: https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8qe3em3NvpjtC17

For questions, please contact: sdubois@family-institute.org

IRB study code: STU00096201 / Principal Investigator: Steve N. Du Bois, Ph.D

Study on Life Roles and Experiences

Posted 8/8/14

The Northwestern Status, Cognition & Motivation Lab is looking for participants for a 15-minute experiment on life roles and experiences. Participation involves completing surveys and tasks on a computer. You will be paid $5 for 15 minutes of your time.

If you're interested in taking part in the study, please click here to answer a few questions and we will contact you if you are eligible:
https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b8dvdig4Q4BTwQ5

If you have any questions, please email Alex at scm.lab.northwestern@gmail.com.

IRB approval #: STU00068696 / Principal Investigator: Mesmin Destin

Motivations to Cooperate in Social Exchanges

Posted 7/30/14

Are you here for the summer and looking for something interesting to do/learn, and earn a couple of extra bucks in the process?

Northwestern University students are welcome to participate in a study on decision making and social exchanges. This is a one-time, 30 minute study, $7 payment with the chance to earn up to $10 total. You must be 18 years or older and a student at Northwestern to participate.

Participants who are interested may click the following link to be taken directly to a prescreen survey: http://nwpsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ehbxA8rUDJNlzlb

Students may email socialstudynu@gmail.com with any questions.

IRB approval #: STU000082486 / Principal Investigator: Mesmin Destin

Brain and Emotional Well-Being from Adolescence to Adulthood

Posted 7/30/14

The Brain, Motivation and Personality Development (BrainMAPD) Project at Northwestern University is investigating the psychological and neurological changes associated with becoming an adult. Enrolled participants will be compensated up to $1,000 over a three-year period. Participants will be required to complete questionnaires, computerized tasks, and brain scans using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Please note we are seeking participants who are willing to commit to 6 lab visits over 3 years. Participants will be compensated for every phase of the study they complete.

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • 18-19 years old
  • Can speak and read English
  • Will be living in the Chicago area for the next three years

If interested, please contact Joel Villanueva at BrainMAPD@northwestern.edu, 847-491-4373, or visit www.BrainMAPD.org

IRB approval #: STU00086226 / Principal Investigator: Robin Nusslock, Ph.D.

Calculus Problem Solving Process

Posted 7/30/14

The Uttal Lab at Northwestern is seeking STUDENTS who have taken any level of calculus to participate in a 50-minute study on problem solving processes. Participants will complete a brief survey about their calculus background and solve a few math problems relating to some basic calculus concepts. You will receive $10 for the study.

Please contact us if you are interested at CalcStudyNU@gmail.com.

IRB Approval #: STU00095251 / Principal Investigator: Prof. David Uttal

Skill Learning

Posted 5/30/14

The Reber Lab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a research study on skill learning. You will be performing simple skill learning tasks, such as making responses while sitting at a computer. Each study session lasts no more than one hour. For your time and effort, you will be compensated at the rate of $10 an hour. You must be over 18 years of age to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Kelsey Thompson at reberlab@gmail.com.

IRB study code: STU0003710/ Principal Investigator: Paul Reber

Language and Communication

Posted 4/30/14

The Cognition and Communication Laboratory at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in several research studies investigating how people use language in communication with others. These studies typically involve communicating with a partner in order to accomplish some shared goal, such as identifying pictures or arranging simple shapes on a computer screen. These interactions will be recorded for analysis. Study sessions last up to 60 minutes and you will be paid $10 for your participation. The Cognition and Communication Laboratory is located on Northwestern’s Evanston Campus, in Cresap 108. Must be over 18 years of age and a native speaker of English.

If you are interested, please send an email with your name, age, and contact information to: NUcommunication@gmail.com.

IRB study code: STU00049086 / Principal Investigator: William S. Horton

College Experiences

Posted 3/14/14

Would you like to participate in paid Psychology research? NU's Social Self Lab is looking for students across different majors to participate in a study about their experiences. Participation involves completing survey questions and tasks on the computer. You will be paid $10 for approximately 30 minutes of your time.

If you're interested in taking part in the study, please answer a few questions: http://kellogg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2ozBJEbair7EUNn 

If you have any questions, please email Priya at: nuselflab@gmail.com 

IRB Project Number: STU00085013 / Principal Investigator: Wendi Gardner

Brain Development

Posted 9/3/2013

The Laboratory for Human Neuroscience at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking participants for research studies on how the brain develops across the lifespan. We are currently enrolling individuals 18-34 years of age in our research studies. Depending on your eligibility, you could take part in studies involving cognitive testing or studies involving noninvasive recording of brain function (using EEG and MRI). Please contact us if you are interested in and we can determine your eligibility and provide additional details. All studies take place in downtown Chicago on the Northwestern University campus. Individuals will receive monetary compensation for participating, ranging from $10-$40 per hour depending on the experiment.

Please contact us if you are interested:
Email: northwestern.research2012@gmail.com
Phone: 312-503-5613

IRB Project Number: STU00060723 / Principal Investigator: Joel Voss

Visual Adaptation, Selective Attention, and Shape Coding

Posted 7/23/2013

The laboratories of Dr. Satoru Suzuki and Dr. Marcia Grabowecky are currently seeking healthy adults to participate in research on perception. Studies take place on the Northwestern University Evanston campus (Cresap 306). Participants are compensated $10/hour for volunteering. The current study will take 1.5 hours and participants will be compensated $15. 

Note: no transportation or parking costs will be covered.

If interested, please contact us via email at: perception.nu@gmail.com

IRB study code: STU00013229/ Principal Investigator: Satoru Suzuki

Life Experiences

Posted 7/12/2013

Would you like to participate in paid Psychology research? NU's Social Self Lab is looking for adults aged 45 and older to participate in a study on life experiences. Participation involves two lab sessions spaced 2 weeks apart and a journal assignment. During the lab sessions, participants will complete survey questions and tasks on the computer, as well as an interview on life experiences, which will be audio-recorded. You will be paid $20 for the first session, lasting approximately 60 minutes, and $20 for the second session, lasting approximately 30 minutes ($40 total).

If you're interested in taking part in the study, please answer a few questions: http://kellogg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a3sxFtnKcImyPD7 

If you have any questions, please email us at nuselflab@gmail.com

IRB study code: STU00079813/ Principal Investigator: Wendi Gardner

The Thinking Brain

Posted 6/27/2013

HELP US LEARN MORE ABOUT THE THINKING BRAIN!

The psychology laboratory of Dr. Mark Beeman is currently seeking healthy adults to participate in an electroencephalography (EEG) research project. The study takes place on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus (Cresap Hall). Participants will perform a variety of cognitive tasks including identifying letters, words, and pictures, and problem solving. Study takes from 1 to 4 hours, depending on what version(s) you participate in.

Must be right-handed native English speaker, over age 18.

Participants are compensated $10/hour for volunteering. Note: no transportation or parking costs will be covered.

If interested, please contact us via email at: creative.cognition.nu@gmail.com
or call: 847-491-2189

IRB study code: STU00060166/ Principal Investigator: Mark Beeman

 

Perception and Creative Cognition

Posted 6/27/2013

HELP US LEARN MORE ABOUT COGNITION!

The psychology laboratory of Dr. Mark Beeman is currently seeking healthy adults to participate in an electroencephalography (EEG) research project. The study takes place on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus (Cresap Hall). Participants are compensated $20. Must be Caucasian, Right-Handed, and a native English speaker.

If interested, please contact us via email at: creative.cognition.nu@gmail.com
or call: 847-491-5847

IRB study code: STU00056446/ Principal Investigator: Mark Beeman

Understanding Map Experiences

Posted 5/13/2013

We are conducting a research study that investigates map comprehension.  If you decide to participate, you will be asked to view maps and answer some questions about them.  The experimental session will last approximately 60 minutes, and you will be paid $12 for your participation.  Interested individuals should send an email to NUMapResearch@gmail.com

Restrictions:
Participants must be Northwestern undergraduates with normal or corrected-to-normal vision.

IRB study code: STU00005673/ Principal Investigator: David N. Rapp

Experiences and Cognition

Posted 5/13/2013

The Northwestern Social Self Lab is looking for students to participate in a 30 minute experiment on experiences and cognition. Participation involves completing survey questions and tasks on the computer. You will be paid $8 for 30 minutes of your time.

If you're interested in taking part in the study, please click here to answer a few questions and we will contact you thereafter: http://nwpsych.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2lPIBUEfHpCSWXj   If you have any questions, please email Alex at scm.lab.northwestern@gmail.com

IRB study code: STU00067962/ Principal Investigators: Mesmin Destin & Wendi Gardner

Brain-Based Lie Detection

Posted 5/13/2013

We are seeking participants to take part in a study examining our brain-based lie detector test between May 13 and May 22. The experiment takes 1.5 hours, pays $15, and takes place in Cresap Hall. Participants should be undergraduate Northwestern students without a history of anxiety, depression, head injury, or epilepsy. To sign up, please contact deceptionstudy@gmail.com. Students who participated in either the WINO or LULZ experiments as part of the Intro to Psychology course in the Winter or Fall of 2013 are ineligible for this study.

IRB study code: STU00028354/ Principal Investigator: Joel Rosenfeld

Social Judgment Task

Posted 4/29/2013

We are looking for participants over age of 18. The study involves two sessions, which takes 1 hour and 15 mins in total. Participation will be paid at $12/hr, plus a second-time show up fee. So the total payment will be $20. In the study, there will be questionnaires and coumputer-based categorization tasks. Please email your time availability and demographical information (age, gender, race, major, etc) to huxqing03@gmail.com for schedules. Please use CEP PAID STUDY  as your email subject.

IRB study code: STU00028354/ Principal Investigator: Joel Rosenfeld

Spatial and Information Processing

Posted 12/12/2012

The Cognition and Language lab is recruiting fluent English speakers (18 and over) to participate in studies concerning spatial and information processing. Participation may involve tablet-based sketching, story reading tasks, and computer response tasks. Studies last up to an hour and participants are compensated with $12 for their time.

If you are interested in participating please contact cognitiveresearch@gmail.com. Thank you.


IRB: STU00000176 and STU00001972/ Principal Investigator: Dedre Gentner