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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.

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Form in Popular Music

7/19/2019

My name is Richard Ashley, professor in the School of Music.  I am conducting an experiment on form in popular music and ask that you consider participating in this study.  The study is carried out online and should take about 30-35  minutes to complete.  You will be compensated $10 for your participation.  

You will be asked to look at possible forms for songs (such as “Intro-verse-chorus-verse-chorus-outro”) and rate their “goodness” as song forms;  you’ll also rate a few specific songs.  You will be asked to complete a questionnaire with a few questions about demographics,  your musical background, and your listening habits.

To participate, you must be a Northwestern student, 18 years of age or older, and have what you consider to be normal hearing.

Please contact me at r-ashley@northwestern.edu if you are interested in being a subject or if you have any questions. Thank you for your help.

This study has been approved by Northwestern's Institutional Review Board.

 IRB#STU00093686.

Game Changers Study

Posted 7/9/2019

The Personality Across Development Lab (PADlab) at Northwestern University is conducting a research study on personality development in adolescence and how that affects decision-making and leadership skills. We are looking for participants between the ages of 13 and 17 for a study that will be completed in our lab on Northwestern's Evanston campus. The study will involve filling out questionnaires about your personality, providing physical measurements, providing saliva samples for hormonal and genetic testing, and completing interactive tasks. The study will take 3.5 hours to complete and participants will receive a $60 Amazon gift card upon completion. 

 If you are interested, please contact us and mention GAME CHANGERS: gamechangersnu@gmail.com OR 847-467-1348.

 Dr. Jennifer L. Tackett - STU# 00203160.​"

Brain wave lie detection

Posted 7/9/2019

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

Deception Study

Posted 7/9/2019

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

Play a Sound Game!

6/26/19

The Reber Lab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a research study on auditory skill learning. You will be performing simple skill learning tasks, such as listening to sounds and making responses while sitting at a computer.

 

The study will last no more than 1.5 hours. For your time and effort, you will be compensated $15.

 

You must be over 18 years of age to participate and have normal or corrected to normal vision and hearing. If you are interested in participating, please contact reberlab@gmail.com.

People in Relationships Needed for a Research Study!

4/4/2019

Professor Eli Finkel in the Northwestern University Psychology Department is conducting a 2-year research study about people’s life experiences and romantic relationships. Couples can earn $250 ($125 per person) for completing a series of online surveys and an interview session. In order to be eligible, you must have been in a relationship for at least 6 months, be at least 25 years old, be located within a 30-minute drive or train ride of Evanston, have regular internet access, and have a romantic partner who is willing to participate. Contact Lydia at learstudy@gmail.comfor more information!

IRB Study Number: STU00209700

Long distance relationships and health

1/22/2019

IRB study number:  STU00207627

NU primary investigator:  Tamara Sher, Ph.D., t-sher@northwestern.edu

 Participants Needed for Online Research Study of Long-Distance Relationships

 The Health and Couples lab, under the direction of Dr. Tamara Sher at The Family Institute at Northwestern, seeks research volunteers: adult couples (age 18+) in long-distance relationship arrangements.  Each member of a participating couple will take an online survey (20-30 minutes) about their relationship experiences and well-being; they will then complete a similar survey 6 months later.  Both members of a couple must agree to participate in order to join the study.

 Participants will be compensated via online gift card credit for completing study activities; a bonus is available to couples in which both individuals complete these activities within one week of each other.  If you decide to participate, your identifying information (e.g., name, e-mail address) will be password-protected and stored separately from survey responses to maintain your confidentiality.  Participation is completely voluntary.

 Those interested in the study can access the screener at the following link:  https://weinberg.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mGl4ltDe5g7kxL

or contact the study team by emailing longdistancecouplesproject@gmail.com (preferred) or t-sher@northwestern.edu .

Symbol and Odor Learning Task

11/16/18

The Kahnt Lab at Northwestern is currently seeking paid volunteers to participate in a study investigating orbitofrontal cortex function in outcome-guided behavior.

The study will consist of a behavioral task, fMRI, and TMS. There will be a total of 3 visits: the first being 20 minutes, the second lasting ~1 hour, and the third lasting 2 hours. The days do not need to be consecutive. Each participant will be compensated $80 for completing all 3 visits.

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

PI: Thorsten Kahnt | IRB#STU00205069

 

Take a nap in our lab!

11/16/18

We are seeking participants for a research study on electroencephalogram (EEG brainwaves), sleep, and cognition through the Northwestern University Psychology Department.  The study will consist of one session scheduled for 2-4 hours.  You will receive $10 per hour as compensation for your time.  Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35 who can nap in the afternoon.  If you are interested in participating or for more information, please see http://www.northwestern.edu/people/kap/apply or email Bruce at bruce.caughran@northwestern.edu

IRB Study Code: STU00034353/Principal Investigator: Ken Paller, Ph.D.

Visual Adaptation, Selective Attention, and Shape Coding: An Integrative Investigation of Visual Attention; Understanding the Mechanisms that Control the Dynamics of Perceptual Switches

Posted 10/15/2018

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

If you are interested in participating, please contact our laboratory by email for more information: perception.nu@gmail.com

Once you contact the laboratory, you will be informed of studies in progress and their specific requirements (for example, handedness, age range, gender) and procedures. Typically, studies involve responding to images or sounds presented by a computer and last from 1-2 hours. Some studies also require responding to personality or mood questionnaires, or having physiological responses recorded (for example, brain waves or eye movements). The details of the particular study will be provided when you contact the laboratory. If you are interested in volunteering and you qualify to participate in any ongoing studies, an appointment will be scheduled.

IRB #: STU00013229-MODCR0001 Approved by NU IRB for use on or after 6/15/2018 through 6/14/2019

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

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

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

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.eduor 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

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

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

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