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.

Psychology Symptoms and Life Events in a Community Sample

Posted 7/24/2018

Are you 16-24 years of age? You could participate in ADAPT Program’s  research study at Northwestern and receive a $10 gift card for completing a 1-hour survey online. Afterward, you may be invited to participate in a 5 hour in-person research study compensated $100!

Eligible participants meet the following:

  • 16-24 years of age
  • Proficient in English
  • Normal or corrected vision

The in-person visit at Northwestern can be completed in one or two trips and includes completing interviews and tasks. The purpose of the study is to understand how social life, thoughts, and culture affect emotional and psychological experiences in adolescents and young adults.

To see if you may be eligible to complete the 1-hour survey online, see the links below.

If you are 16-17, please click HERE.

If you are 18-24, please click HERE.

A research team member will contact you to follow up. Please note that if you are a minor, parental approval is needed.

IRB Study Code: STU00205348 / Principal Investigator: Vijay Mittal, PhD

Math and Body Language Study

Posted 7/24/2018

College women are invited to participate in a Northwestern University research study.  You must be between 18-25 years old to participate.  You will be asked to come to a room in Swift Hall, complete several short surveys about your thoughts and feelings, and solve a series of relatively simple mental math problems.  The study will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

You will be paid $10 for your participation. 

Please contact Anne Zola at AnneZola2019@u.northwestern.eduif you would like to participate. 

IRB study code: STU00207314/Principle Investigator: Dr. Renee Engeln

Mock Crime Experiment 

Posted 7/6/2018

The Rosenfeld lab is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18-30 for a study on brainwave signs of deception. Participants will complete a computer-based test while brain waves are collected.

This study will take 60 minutes or less. Volunteers will be compensated $10.00 for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Ella at ellaperrault2020@u.northwestern.edu

Dr. J. Peter Rosenfeld | STU#00028354

Concealed information detection test

Posted 7/6/2018

The Rosenfeld lab is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18-30 for a study on brainwave signs of deception. Participants will complete a computer-based test while brain waves are collected.

This study will take 60 minutes or less. Volunteers will be compensated $10.00 for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Taewoo at taewookim2019@u.northwestern.edu

Dr. J. Peter Rosenfeld | STU#00028354

Study on Learning 

Posted 6/29/2018

The Cognition and Language lab is recruiting fluent English speakers (18 and over) to participate in studies concerning the effects of analogy and similarity on learning. Participation may involve reading passages or viewing pictures and providing descriptions or making judgments about them. Tasks are paper-and-pencil-based and/or are presented on a computer.

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: STU00074435 | Principal Investigator: Dedre Gentner

Brain Development 

Posted 6/29/2018

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: lhn@northwestern.edu

Phone: 312-503-5613

IRB Project Number: STU00203575 | Principal Investigator: Joel Voss

Shape Identification and Creativity Study 

Posted 6/27/2018

The Creative Cognition Lab is currently seeking healthy adults to participate in a research project. The study takes place on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus (Cresap Hall 104). Participants will perform a variety of cognitive tasks including letter and shape identification and creativity tasks. The study will span 2 sessions that are 30 minutes each.

Must be a native English speaker between 18 and 35 years old.

Compensation is $10.

No transportation or parking costs will be covered.

If interested, please contact us via email at: creative.cognition.nu@gmail.com with the subject line: “2-Part Creativity Study”

Project title: Brain bases of insight and creativity 

PI: Dr. Mark Beeman | IRB Project #: STU 00060166

Change the Face of Medicine 

Join the All of Us Research Program at Northwestern 

Posted 6/20/2018

Northwestern Medicine is excited to announce our partnership with the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us is asking one million people to share their health data to build the largest health database of its kind. Researchers can use this data to conduct thousands of studies. This may help them find the next big medical breakthrough.

Volunteers Needed

By joining the All of Us Research Program, you can help shape the future of health for generations to come.

Visit joinallofus.org to sign up and to learn more.

What Are the Benefits of Joining?

  • You may learn more about your health than ever before.
  • You may also learn how to use tools like mobile devices, cell phones and tablets, to encourage healthier habits.
  • Help researchers discover how different factors, like environment, lifestyle, and genes, can impact health. This may help develop new medical treatments that are unique to each person.
  • Participants receive a $25 payment for completing all research components.
  • Complimentary parking is also available for your research visit.

Together let’s create a healthier future for all of us. We hope you’ll join us in this historic research effort.

All of Us Research Program

The Precision Medicine Initiative

Northwestern Medicine Galter Pavilion

201 E. Huron St., Suite 12-160

Chicago, Illinois

312-695-6077

joinallofus@nm.org

nm.org/joinallofus


IRB# 20170520 | STU# 00204480

All of Us Research Program | Northwestern Medicine

Memory Systems Interactions During Category Learning 

Posted 5/23/2018

The Reber Lab is seeking participants for a research study involving category learning at the Center for Translational Imaging (CTI) in downtown Chicago. Volunteers will be asked to perform a simple sorting task while being scanned in an MRI.

This study will last no more than two hours. Volunteers will be compensate $50 for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email reberlab@gmail.com.

IRB Study Number: STU00202188 / Principal Investigator: Paul Reber, Ph.D. 

Deception Study

Posted 5/22/2018

The Rosenfeld lab is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18-30 for a study on brainwave signs of deception. Participants will complete a computer-based test while brain waves are collected.

This study will take 60 minutes or less. Volunteers will be compensated $10.00 for their participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Joe at joeolson@u.northwestern.edu

Dr. J. Peter Rosenfeld | STU#00028354

Brainwave Study of Memory of Faces

Posted 5/21/2018

The Rosenfeld Lab is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30 for a study on priming effect's impact on memory. Participants will complete a computer-based test while brain waves are collected.

The study will take 60 minutes or less. Volunteers will be compensated $10 for the participation.

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Ting at ting.sui@northwestern.edu

PI: J. Peter Rosenfeld, Ph.D. | IRB approval #STU00028354

NASA HERA (Human Exploration Research Analog) Team Collaboration Study

Posted 5/2/2018

We are seeking new participants for research to investigate teams, leaders, and multi-team systems (teams of teams) for the purposes of NASA’s 2030s Mars Missions. Participants will complete a 1-hour pre-survey at home and a 3-hour and 50-minute in-lab team task, called “Project RED.” In Project RED, you will collaborate via an online platform with potential astronaut candidates that are being studied in Houston in a NASA spaceship isolation analog on the following dates:

Session 1: Tues 5/15 2:25pm – 6:15pm

Session 2: Mon 5/21 2:00pm – 5:50pm

Session 3: Tue 5/29 2:10pm – 6:00pm

Session 4: Tue 6/12 2:20pm – 6:10pm

You will be compensated $50 for your participation. Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who is enrolled in a degree seeking program or has completed a college degree, and has not completed a Project RED session in the past. 

If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://tinyurl.com/signup4red. If you are interested but not available for any one of these dates, please let us know at ATLASNorthwestern@gmail.com so that we can contact you for upcoming mission research.

This research is conducted by Professors Leslie DeChurch and Noshir Contractor and was approved by Northwestern University’s IRB #: STU00202633.

Psych Registry

Posted 5/2/2018

Life-Span Development and Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment laboratories at Northwestern are looking young people ages 12-24 worried about recent changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and feelings to participate with their parents in a research study.

Youth may be eligible if experiencing with one or more of the following:

·         Unusual thoughts

·         Questioning if things are real or imaginary

·         Suspiciousness or paranoia

·         A sense of having special powers or unrealistic plans for the future

·         Unusual experiences with seeing or hearing things that are not there.

The purpose of this study is to see how such experiences relate to emotional functioning, interactions with parents, and physiological responses to emotional contexts. The study will take place on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus at a time that is convenient for you.

An initial screening will compensate participants $40.00 for a 1.5 hour interview.  Then, if the study is found to be a good fit, youth and their parent will be invited to participate in a 2-visit research study compensated $25 an hour. The study will take place on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus at a time that is convenient for you.

For more information please call 847-467-5907, email adapt@northwestern.edu, or visit our website: http://www.adaptprogram.com/adaptchicago/. If you are younger than 18, please have your parent/guardian call. 

Investigators: Claudia Haase, Ph.D and Vijay A. Mittal, Ph.D | IRB Study Code: STU00205542

tDCS and Problem Solving

Posted 4/25/2018

This study is entitled, "The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on problem solving." The study will be approximately 60-90 minutes long and participants will be compensated $40. The study is located at the SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITYLAB of Chicago (355 E Erie St., Chicago IL 60611) and is accessible by public transportation. Parking is also available for a fee.

Participants must meet the following criteria:
We are looking specifically for participants who are right handed and native English speakers that have not participated in experiments with problems like this:

Find a word that forms a common compound word or phrase with the following words:
wet
law
business

(Answer: suit)


If you’re interested in participating, please email Ryan Conrardy at CognitiveNeuroscienceLaboratory@sralab.org or call (312) 238-1670.

IRB Study Code: STU00202210 | Principal Investigator(s): Mark Beeman and Jordan Grafman

Neural correlates of Problem Solving

Posted 4/25/2018

The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and the Creative Brain lab at Northwestern are seeking participants for a research study that examines how brain function is related to problem solving in healthy people. 

The study will take place in downtown Chicago on the Northwestern University campus. There will be one study session that lasts approximately 2 hours. You will receive two MRI scans that lasts about 30 minutes each total and a session of tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation). Afterwards, you will complete some computer tasks and fill out some questionnaires outside the scanner. 

You will receive $60 for your participation.

Participants must meet the following criteria:
We are looking specifically for participants who are right handed and native English speakers that have not participated in experiments with problems like this:

Find a word that forms a common compound word or phrase with the following words:
wet
law
business

(Answer: suit)


If you’re interested in participating, please email Ryan Conrardy at CognitiveNeuroscienceLaboratory@sralab.org or call (312) 238-1670.

IRB Study Code: STU00202210 | Principal Investigator(s): Mark Beeman and Jordan Grafman

Formal Function in Music

Posted 3/19/2018

The Music Cognition Lab invites your participation!

You will hear musical excerpts and answer questions about them (no musical training is required).  We are studying what helps listeners hear bits of music as having formal functions like "beginning/middle/end" or "verse/chorus/bridge." 

The study takes place in the Music Cognition Laboratory in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts; a session lasts 20-30 minutes and you will be compensated $7.00.

Email NUMusicCognition@gmail.com if you are interested.

PI:  Prof. Richard Ashley |  IRB approval # STU00206348

Neural Markers of Decision Making

Posted 3/13/2018

The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is seeking participants for a research study that examines how brain function is related to decision making in healthy people.

The study will take place in downtown Chicago on the Northwestern University campus. There will be 1 study session that lasts approximately 3.5 hours. You will receive an MRI scan that lasts about 30 minutes. Afterwards, you will complete some computer tasks and fill out some questionnaires outside the scanner. These tasks and questionnaires will take about 3 hours to complete.

You will receive at least $55 for your participation.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you meet all of the following criteria:

·         Between 20-45 years old

·         Right-handed

·         Fluent in English

If you are interested in learning more about this study or would like to find out if you are eligible, please contact Wanting Zhong at wzhong@sralab.org.

PI: Jordan Grafman | IRB Study Code: STU00206501

Emotion in Interaction with Youth and Parents

Posted 2/14/2018

Life-Span Development and Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment Laboratories at Northwestern are looking for individuals ages 12-24 and their parents to participate in a 2-visit research study.

The purpose of this study is to see how different experiences relate to emotional functioning, interactions with parents, and physiological responses to emotional contexts. All participants and their parents are each compensated $25 per hour of their time. The study will take place on Northwestern University's Evanston campus at a time that is convenient for you.

For more information please call 847-467-5907, email adapt@northwestern.edu, or visit our website: http://www.adaptprogram.com/adaptchicago/. If you are younger than 18, please have your parent/guardian call. 

Investigators: Claudia Haase, Ph.D and Vijay A. Mittal, Ph.D | IRB# STU00205542

Cognition and Emotion in Late Life

Posted 2/08/2018

The Life-Span Development Lab at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy is looking for participants between the ages of 65 - 80 to participate in our study "Cognition and Emotion in Late Life." 

The study is aimed to investigate links between emotion and mental functioning in late life, with the goal of gaining a better understanding of how we can live happy and healthy lives as we get older. 

The study will last 3 hours and will involve watching film clips and completing brief number and word exercises.

All participants will receive a compensation of $60. 

To learn more and to see if you are eligible, please contact us.

Phone: 847-467-7404 | Secondary Phone: 847-467-3013 Email: ldl@northwestern.edu  | Website: http://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu

PI: Dr. Claudia Haase | IRB# STU00205547

 

Associated Learning 

Posted 1/24/2018

The Kahnt Lab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a study investigating discrimination and generalization in associative learning.

The study will consist of a behavioral task, fMRI, and TMS. There will be a total of 3 visits: the first being 30 minutes and the second two will be consecutive and lasting up to 2 hours each. Each participant will be compensated $100 for completing all 3 visits.

Please contact rewardlab@gmail.com if interested in participating or call 312-503-4223.

PI: Thorsten Kahnt | IRB#STU00202875

Exploring the Role of Feedback in the Remediation of Poor-Pitch Singing.

Posted 1/22/2018

We are seeking participants who self-identify as "bad" singers for research to investigate whether a 20-minute self-directed practice session can affect participants' ability to sing accurately.

Participants will complete a 15-minute measure of their singing accuracy and, depending on their results, might qualify to continue onto a 20-minute practice session, followed by a post-test.

Participants will be compensated $5 for completing the initial singing measure, regardless of outcome. Qualified participants who complete the practice session and post-test will receive an additional $20.

Individuals interested in participating should e-mail us at nusingingstudy@gmail.com to schedule a brief 5-minute screening phone call.

PI: Dr. Steven Demorest | IRB #: STU00202683: Exploring the Role of Feedback in the Remediation of Poor-Pitch Singing

Brainwave Study

Posted 1/10/2018

Interested in taking a test to detect information you know?

We are looking for individuals to participate in a 60 min study.  You will run on a computer-based test while your brain waves are collected.

Compensation is $10

If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, please email Anne at

anneward2013@u.northwestern.edu

PI: J. Peter Rosenfeld, Ph.D. / IRB approval #: STU00028354

Intuitive Decision Making

Posted 1/10/2018

We are seeking participants for a research study on cognitive mechanisms of intuitive decision making through the Northwestern University Psychology Department.  The study will consit of two sessions occuring approximately 24 hours apart.  Each session may last up to 1 hour.  You will receive $15 per hour as compensation for your time.

Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 and speak English fluently.

If you are interested in participating or for more information, please E-mail us at reberlab@gmail.com, and be sure to mention Intuitive Decision Making in the subject line.

IRB Study Code: STU00201782 / Principal Investigator: Paul Reber, Ph.D.

 

tDCS on Problem Solving

Posted 6/5/2017

This study is entitled, "The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on problem solving." The study will be approximately 60-90 minutes long and participants will be compensated $30 for the first hour and $20 for every hour after that. The study is located at the SHIRLEY RYAN ABILITYLAB of Chicago (355 E Erie St., Chicago IL 60611) and is accessible by public transportation. Parking is also available for a fee.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

We are looking specifically for participants who are right handed and native English speakers that did not have you participated in experiments with problems like this:

Find a word that forms a common compound word or phrase with the following words:

wet

law

business

(Answer: suit)

If you’re interested in participating, please email Ryan Conrardy at CognitiveNeuroscienceLaboratory@sralab.org or call (312) 238-1670.

IRB Study Code: STU00202210 / Principal Investigator(s): Mark Beeman and Jordan Grafman

NASA HERA (Human Exploration Research Analog) Team Collaboration Study

Posted 5/8/2017

We are seeking participants for research to investigate teams, leaders, and multi-team systems (teams of teams) for NASA’s 2033 Mars Mission.

Participants will complete a 1-hour pre-survey at home and a 3-hour and 40-minute in-lab team task, called “Project RED”. In Project RED, you will be collaborating via an online platform with potential astronaut candidates that are being studied in Houston in a NASA spaceship isolation analog on the following dates:

  • Tuesday May 16th from 2:25-6:05pm
  • Monday May 22nd from 2:05-5:45pm
  • Tuesday May 30th from 2:10-5:50pm
  • Tuesday June 13th from 2:20-6:00pm

You will be compensated $50 for your participation.

If you are interested in participating in one of our sessions, please contact us at ATLASNorthwestern@gmail.com. If you are interested but not available for any one of these dates, please let us know so that we may contact you for upcoming mission research.

PIs: Noshir Contractor and Leslie DeChurch | IRB #: STU00202633

Eye Tracking Study

Posted 5/3/2017

The Collaborative Technology lab is recruiting pairs to participant in a collaborative Eye Tracking Study! You will be searching for objects in an image together using a computer. This is a partner study so we ask that you bring a friend to participate with you.

The experiment will take approximately 30 minutes and you with both be compensated $10. Participants must be over 18 years of age.

If you are interested in more information please contact Sarah D’Angelo at CollabLabNU@gmail.com

Principal Investigator: Darren Gergle / IRB# STU00200391

Relationships Study

Posted 5/2/2017

Are you in a relationship? We are conducting a research study at Northwestern University on people’s thoughts and experiences in romantic relationships, and it takes place in centrally located Swift Hall.

Each couple will earn $20 for 60 minutes of their time ($10 for each partner). Both you and your partner must be willing to come into the lab to participate.

If you are interested in participating, contact us at finkellab@gmail.com for more details.

Principal Investigator: Eli Finkel | IRB# STU00202888

Cognitive, Emotional, Motor, and Psychophysiological Processes

Posted 5/1/2017

We are seeking participants 16-24 years of age for our study on cognitive, emotional, motor, and psychophysiological processes in adolescents and young adults.

The study will last 7.5 hours, and you will be compensated $10 per hour.

If you are interested, please click HERE to complete a brief survey. You can also email adapt@northwestern.edu or call 847-467-5907.

IRB Study Code: STU00203210 | Principal Investigator: Vijay Mittal, PhD

Music and Strength Study

Posted 4/20/2017

We are recruiting college students to participate in a research study on physical responses to music. The study will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and participants will be compensated $7 upon completion. You must be over 18 to participate.

To sign up or to get more information, please email fredhosken@u.northwestern.edu

IRB Study Code: STU00204596 / Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Ashley

Visual Adaptation, Selective Attention, and Shape Coding

Posted 4/14/2017

The laboratories of Dr. Satoru Suzuki and Dr. Marcia Grabowecky are currently seeking healthy adults to participate in research on perception. We are currently conducting an EEG study (looking at brain waves) that pays $10/hour and lasts 2.5 hours. Our main restrictions are handedness (must be right handed), age (must be between 18-30) and no known history of neurological injury or disorders.

In this study an electro-cap will be placed on your head and each hole of the cap will be filled with gel. Your brain waves will be recorded using this cap while you complete a task on a computer. The entire study will take 2.5 hours (1 hour for prep + 1.5 hours for the actual experiment).

If you are interested in participating, please email us at perception.nu@gmail.com .

PI: Satoru Suzuki  |  IRB #: STU00013229

Influencing Feelings about the Self

Posted 3/29/2017

We are recruiting female college students to participate in a research study on college students’ thoughts and feelings.  The study will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and participants will be compensated $10 upon finishing the study.  You must be between the ages of 18 and 25 to participate. 

To sign up or to get more information, please email meganimundo2018@u.northwestern.edu

IRB Study Code: STU00204387 / Principal Investigator: Dr. Renee Engeln

tDCS for Performance

Posted 3/29/2017

NU’s Anxiety Lab is recruiting right handed fluent English speakers (18 and over) to participate in a study investigating brain activity associated with performance and fear. The study will take approximately 180 minutes over two sessions. Participants will earn $15 an hour for a total of $45 and will have the opportunity to earn an additional $15 for participating in a 15-30 minute optional third follow up session.

If you’re interested in participating, please click here to answer an eligibility survey. We will contact you if you are eligible: http://nwpsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_08IGDGacoj6hGqp

If you have any questions, please email Mia at mcnunez@u.northwestern.edu.

IRB Study Code: STU00203730 / Principal Investigator: Richard Zinbarg

Exercise Study

Posted 12/21/2016

We are seeking participants 16-24 years of age who have experienced one or more of the following: 

  • Unusual thoughts
  • Questioning if things are real or imaginary
  • Suspiciousness or paranoia
  • A sense of having special powers or unrealistic plans for the future
  • Unusual experiences with seeing or hearing things that are not there

The purpose of the study is to see if exercising 2 times a week for 3 months can help improve brain health and worrisome experiences.

All assessments are provided at no cost. An initial screening will compensate participants $45.00 for a 1.5 hour interview. Then, if ADAPT is found to be a good fit for you, you will be invited to participate in a compensated ($30 per hour) 2-year longitudinal study.

If you are interested, please click HERE to complete a brief survey. You can also email adapt@northwestern.edu or call 847-467-5907.

IRB Study Code: STU00202503 / Principal Investigator: Vijay Mittal, PhD

Essay Feedback Study

Posted 11/28/2016

We are recruiting participants for a study looking at collaborative feedback. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35, be able to speak English, have grown up in the United States, and know how to use Google Docs. 

The study will last about 50 minutes and participants will be compensated $20 after the completion of the exercise.

To see if you are eligible, click the following link and we’ll let you know via email within 2-3 days if you are eligible: https://commstudies.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eeSUI0NYi3AAVhz.

If you have any questions, please email Mark at collablabnu@gmail.com

IRB Study Code: STU00202654 / Principal Investigator: Dr. Darren Gergle

Intuitive Decision Making

Posted 10/26/2016

We are seeking participants for a research study on cognitive mechanisms of intuitive decision making through the Northwestern University Psychology Department.  The study may last up to 1 hour, and you will receive $15 per hour as compensation for your time.

Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 and speak English fluently.

If you are interested in participating or for more information, please E-mail us at reberlab@gmail.com, and be sure to mention “Intuitive Decision Making” in the subject line.

IRB Study Code: STU00201782 / Principal Investigator: Paul Reber, Ph.D.

Reward and Problem Solving

Posted 10/24/2016

We are currently recruiting participants for a study entitled, "Reward and problem solving."

The study will be approximately 60-90 minutes long and you will be compensated a minimum of $10 up to $30 according to your performance during the experiment.

We are looking specifically to right hand and native speaker participants. If you are interested in participating, please  email creativecognitionnu@gmail.com with your answers to the following questions:

1) Are you a native English speaker?

2) What is your age?

3) Which is your dominant hand?

4) Do you wear glasses? If so, could you wear contacts for the experiment?

5) Have you ever participated in experiments with problems like this:

Find a word that forms a common compound word or phrase with the following words:

  • wet
  • law
  • business

(Answer: suit)

Recruitment will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Your help will be greatly appreciated!

IRB study code: STU00017701 / Principal Investigator: Steve Franconeri

The study is located at the Visual Cognition Lab CRESAP 112, Northwestern University 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 Department of Psychology, Lab: 847-467-0675.

Applications of Reading

Posted 10/19/2016

The study is titled, “Applications of Reading.” The study will be approximately one hour and participants will be compensated $10 for their participation. The study is located in the Reading Comprehension Lab, in Annenberg 221. 

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, Northwestern undergraduates, native speakers of English, and either U.S. citizens, children of U.S. citizens, or permanent residents of the U.S.

If you’re interested in participating, please email rebeccaadler2018@u.northwestern.edu

IRB Study Code: STU00203616 / Principal Investigator: David N. Rapp

Profiles and Attractiveness

Posted 10/13/2016

Participants will come in person to the Social Media Lab to complete a study lasting ~20 minutes and will be paid $10 cash for their time. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possible relationship between pieces of information about someone and interest in interacting with them. The study uses a custom iPad application with an interface similar to Tinder - participants are shown brief profiles of people and must decide if they would want to interact with him or her by swiping left or right. After the task, participants complete a brief survey. Note: the iPad app requires logging in through Facebook for the study to run. 

Eligibility: Participants must meet each of the following six eligibility requirements:

1.      Male

2.      18 years of age or older

3.      Current Northwestern undergrad students 

4.      Facebook users

5.      Straight/heterosexual 

6.      Currently single/not in a relationship

Scheduling: If you meet all of the eligibility requirements and have no further questions, you may schedule an appointment through the Study Appointment Calendar

Location: Social Media Lab, Frances Searle 2-115 (north side of campus, near SPAC)

Contact Info: Colin Fitzpatrick at sml@u.northwestern.edu

IRB Study Code: STU00203204 / Principal Investigator: Professor Jeremy Birnholtz

Studies on Individual Differences and Situational Factors

Posted 7/20/16

The Northwestern Status, Cognition & Motivation Lab is looking for undergraduate student participants for research studies on individual differences and situational factors. Each study pays $8 for 30 minutes of your time.

If you're interested in taking part our studies, please click here to answer an eligibility survey and we will contact you if you are eligible: https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_czRmFbPFzVBxIdT

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

IRB study code: STU00079528 / Principal Investigator: Mesmin Destin

Mind Control Study

Posted 7/29/15

The Social Cognition Lab is looking for research participants! Receive $8-$10 compensation for participating in a 30-minute psychology study about mental control! The study involves filling out surveys and playing a computer game with another participant in a Swift Hall psychology lab.

In order to participate, you must be at least 18 years old. The study takes place in Swift Hall Room 401. This study takes thirty minutes and you will receive $8 for your participation with a bonus of up to $2.

If you are interested in participating, please email SocialCogLabNU@gmail.com!

IRB Study Code: STU00201031 / Principal Investigator: Dan Molden

Study on Individual Differences and Life Roles

Posted 6/24/2015

The Northwestern Status, Cognition & Motivation Lab is looking for participants for a 30-minute research experiment on individual differences and life roles. You will be paid $8 for 30 minutes of your time. Both students and non-students are welcome to participate.

If you're interested in taking part in the study, please click here to answer an eligibility survey and we will contact you if you are eligible: https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5dTCLnOkeJ0JxGJ

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

IRB Study Code: STU200869 / Principal Investigator: Mesmin Destin

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 

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

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

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

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