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Navigating virtual environments

This is a spatial cognition study that will examine how route knowledge can be acquired when exploring a virtual maze. The primary objective is to find the influence of the dynamic change of scale (low vs. high perspective) on the route representation in virtual reality.
Jiayan Zhao at juz64@psu.edu or 814-321-6982
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At least 18 years old
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Younger than 18 years old
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State College, PA

Athletes' Experiences in Sport

In this study, we are interested in learning about how male athletes think about and understand the experience and expression of emotion in competitive sports.
Heather MacArthur at hjm158@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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Male
Competitive athlete
Penn State student
18+ years
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Female
Non-athlete
Non-student
Under 18 years
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Communication preferences related to over screening for cancer among older adults

The overall objective of this study is to explore the perspectives of older adults on incorporating and communicating risks, benefits and life expectancy into cancer screening decisions. The findings from this study will inform development of an intervention to reduce over-screening for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancers among average risk older adults who are not recommended for screening by current guidelines based on age. Average risk, including age, is defined by screening recommendations. A person is at average risk if they have not had cancer (as defined in the exclusion criteria) or colorectal polyp (within 10 years) or breast biopsy (within 10 years) and they are within the age range. Our hypothesis is that subjects will be more willing to discuss cessation of regular cancer screening risks, benefits, and life expectancy are incorporated into an ongoing dialogue between provider and subject.
Sol Rodriguez-Colon at srodriguezcolon@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5190
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18 year(s) or older
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65 years or older
Willing to participate in focus group discussion
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Diagnosed with non-skin cancer within the past 5 years
Prevention, Education, Cancer
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Hershey, PA
State College, PA

Study Driver Characteristics in Autonomous Vehicles with a Driving Simulator

This behavioral study aims to quantify the effect of drivers' characteristics on their behavior and performance during their interaction with autonomous vehicles as either drivers or passengers. The driving simulator will be used to simulate different designs of autonomous vehicles and record driver behavior and performance in the simulated autonomous vehicle environments. You will be asked to drive on a driving simulator and complete questionnaires.
Zheng Ma at ZUM152@psu.edu
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The subjects need to have an valid and unrestricted driver’s license
The subject need to fulfill the questionnaire with the score of the questionnaire fill into certain categories based on the experiment needs.
The subject need to have at least two years of driving experience
Exclusion Criteria:
under the influence of alcohol within 8 hours prior to participating in this study.
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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How Immigration Looks to America: Perspectives of the Photographic Portrayals of Immigrants in News Photographs

This study will involve surveying college students regarding their perceptions about how immigrants are portrayed in news media.
Hans Schmidt at hcs10@psu.edu or 610-892-1251, ext=6108921251
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18 year(s) or older
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Student at Penn State
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Below age 18
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Explaining Preference Elicitation Process in Health Recommendation Systems

Our research explores the possible solutions to explaining preference elicitation processes in health recommendation systems, including a range of advanced intelligent user interfaces (UI) to support exploration, transparency, explainability, and controllability of health recommendations (Chen et al, 2016).
Chun-Hua Tsai at ctsai@psu.edu or 814-865-4558
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18 year(s) or older
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1. The proposed study will involve adults no less than 18 years old.
2. Efforts will be made to include both men and women.
3. Participants need to speak English.
4. No vulnerable populations will be included.
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1. Vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, cognitively impaired adults, and prisoners.
2. People who have never used recommendation systems.
3. People who are less than 18 years old.
4. People who do not speak English.
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Better Together: Understanding Family Engagement in Early Childcare Education Centers in Central Pennsylvania

The purpose of this study is to use a short survey to understand family involvement in early childcare education centers throughout central Pennsylvania (Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties). This understanding will help to better engage families and promote child health and wellness.
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18 year(s) or older
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Adult parents/guardians of infants/toddlers that attend an ECEC.
The ECEC is located in either Dauphin, Lebanon, or Lancaster county.
Must have an email account.
Must have access to a mobile phone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer to complete survey.
Parent/guardian must be able to fluently read and understand English.
Exclusion Criteria:
Parents/guardians less than 18 years old.
Children's Health, Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Early Childhood practitioner’s knowledge and attitudes regarding reporting child abuse/neglect: iLookOut- Phase II

Despite their daily interactions with young children, little research has been conducted into early childhood practitioners’ (ECPs’) knowledge of, and attitudes towards, reporting of child abuse/neglect. Researchers have developed an eLearning Module (iLook Out for Child Abuse) created to train and inform early childhood practitioners (ECPs). Study plans to recruit ECPs to take the learning program. The learner will be asked to answer questions before and after the learning program to help the study team evaluate the effectiveness, engagement, and usability of the program. This study is the second phase of a currently approved study- STUDY00000376.
Nicole Verdiglione at nverdiglione@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-4552
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18 year(s) or older
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NCT02225301
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Early Child Care Provider (i.e. working in a Child care center, child care home, or volunteer)
Over 18 Years of Age
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Under 18 years of age
Children's Health, Education
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The development of face processing in children and adolescents

Adolescence is a unique developmental period that prepares individuals for adulthood. We are studying the behavioral basis of this important time, particularly in terms of how adolescents understand and think about other people. To study this important developmental transition, we are inviting typically developing adolescents (15-17 yrs) to help us with this study for a one-time session lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Participants answer questionnaires about their social relationships (including friendships and romantic relationships) and play games of face recognition. Volunteers are compensated $10/hour for their time.
Suzy Scherf at suzyscherf@psu.edu or 814-863-0159
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Native English speaker
Normal vision and hearing (with correction)
Free of neurologic, psychiatric, endocrinology disorders
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Family history of autism spectrum disorders (in parents or full siblings)
Children's Health, Education
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Lexical and sentence processing in novice L2 learners: Psycholinguistic and neurocognitive investigations

We are studying how children and adults learn second languages in the classroom. To do this, we ask children and adults to read words or sentences in English and in Spanish while we record brainwaves using noninvasive sensors. The participant wears a cap that looks like a swimmers cap with the sensors attached to it.
Katharine Donnelly Adams at kda11@psu.edu
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Adults enrolled in third semester (intermediate) Spanish
Middle school students enrolled in first year Spanish
Monolingual English speaker
Right-handed
Normal or corrected-to-normal vision
Exclusion Criteria:
Not fluent in any language other than English
History of neurological disorders
Uncorrected vision
Education, Language & Linguistics
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Human-robot interaction study

We are interested in developing robots that can interact with humans. We hope that to develop robots that can interact with people and be used in a variety of different situations such as schools, offices, and homes. This study investigates human-robot interaction.
Alan Wagner at alan.r.wagner@psu.edu or 814-865-3136
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18 year(s) or older
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Ability to read and see
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Under 18
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Pictorial Influence on Sentence Comprehension

This behavioral study will examine the influence of pictorial primes on general knowledge questions. A participant will be shown a cartoon-type picture prior to the presentation of a question. They will be asked to answer the question verbally. This study aims to determine the influence of pictorial primes on memory recall and retrieval.
Marissa Scotto at mxs2620@psu.edu or 814-867-3033
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Must be over the age of 18
Must be a native English speaker
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Under the age of 18
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Education, Language & Linguistics
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Student Housing Assessment

The primary objectives are to identify why students choose where they live; what is their perception of value for housing; is this value based on their home city/state/country; how are they paying for housing costs; if their parents are paying for the housing, what perception of value do the parents have, what is their economic status, what is their home owning status, etc.
Mallory Meehan at mmm446@psu.edu
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Undergraduate Student
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Non-student
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The Role of Emojis in Generating and Responding to Critiques of Work

An online survey about emojis for text feedback on a short story or design. You categorize emojis for this task, write a critique with emojis, and then answer a survey for an Amazon gift card.
Chulakorn Aritajati at cya5092@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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18 year old or older
Can read and write English
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Under 18 years
Education, Language & Linguistics
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Behind virtual world building: Studying virtual reality environmental characteristics

This is a user study to investigate the environmental characteristics of virtual reality (VR). This study will provide empirical evidence of the essential characteristics based on users’ feedbacks. During your visit, you will receive a brief training about using a VR headset and navigating in the virtual environment. After the training, you will explore the virtual environment, complete tasks in VR, and answer questions regarding your feelings to our VR application.
Jiawei Huang at jzh87@psu.edu or 734-355-5327
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students at Penn State
healthy participants
Exclusion Criteria:
students that are cognitive impaired
students under 18
students with contagious disease
Education, Language & Linguistics
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State College, PA

Multidisciplinary Collaboration as a Bridge to the Ethical Collection of Patient-level Data on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

The purpose of this study is to create a tool that will evaluate a patients social determinants of health, which is the environment in which someone is born, works and lives. This tool could provide information to physicians that could help the patient avoid negative health outcomes.
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Adult 18+
Patient at Penn State Health OR Community Member
Can read and write in English
Exclusion Criteria:
Inability to make their own decisions/consent
prisoner
Brain Injury
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Harrisburg, PA
Hershey, PA

Perception of Brain Injuries: Viewpoints from college students

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the knowledge, thoughts, and experiences of college students regarding brain injuries through a semi-structured interview.
Nicole Etter at nme2@psu.edu or 814-863-2021
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18 year(s) or older
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18 years and older
Current college student
English and Hearing sufficient to complete a semi-structured interview
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Does not meet inclusion criteria
Education, Neurology, Sports Medicine
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Understanding the Media Literacy Competencies of Today’s College Students

This study will involve surveying college students regarding their media literacy competencies and experiences with media literacy education.
Hans Schmidt at hcs10@psu.edu or 610-892-1251
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18 year(s) or older
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College student
18 years of age or older
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Not 18 years of age or older
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Social Values for Bird Conservation in PA

The purpose of this study is to examine public attitudes and willingness to pay for bird conversation activities on private forest lands.
Melissa Kreye at mxk1244@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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lives in Pennsylvania
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Does not live in Pennsylvania
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Sharing healthy activities among family members: A lightweight photo journaling design experiment

We want to develop and deploy alternative design solutions to examine how non-collocated families exchange support and collaborate on healthy living via online platform in their everyday life.
Jomara Sandbulte at jmb89@psu.edu
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Individuals should be 18 years or older, working adults, financially self-reliant
Individuals should have living family members who would be willing to take part on the study
Individuals should have a computer or tablet with internet access
Individuals should have Facebook account
Individuals should be living geographically distant from family members
Exclusion Criteria:
Non-English speakers
Elderly people cognitively impaired
Minors (age under 18)
Adult children who are not financially independent of their parents
Food & Nutrition, Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA

Examining views associated with physical exercise and its connection to diet, social connectivity, and stress reduction: Focus Groups

The primary objective of this study is to examine, via focus groups, the perceptions that are held by potentially-eligible subjects in the PSH DPP program in regard to the importance of physical exercise, particularly within the context of diet, social connectivity, and stress reduction. These perspectives will then be used to help develop, test, and refine additional motivational text messages that can be used in a text messaging intervention.
Selena Ortiz at suo13@psu.edu or 814-863-8041
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Be at least 18 years old and under age 65
Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2 (≥23 kg/m2 if Asian)
Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Fluent in English
Exclusion Criteria:
Under 18 years old and over age 65
Body Mass Index <25 kg/m2 (<23 kg/m2if Asian)
Previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Not fluent in English
Prevention, Education, Diabetes & Hormones
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State College, PA

Understanding the Experiences of College Students of Color with Psychiatric Disabilities

The purpose of this study is to develop a better understanding of the lived experiences of college students of color with psychiatric disabilities, particularly related to the formation of racial identity, disability identity, and the impact of perceived discrimination.
Amber O'Shea at amo5208@psu.edu or 814-867-5721
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Currently enrolled as a college student
18 years of age or older
Capable of providing informed consent
Diagnosis of a psychiatric disability
Identify as a person of color
Exclusion Criteria:
Adults unable to provide legal consent
Individuals who are not yet legal adults
Prisoners
Unable to speak/read English Language at time of interview
Addiction & Substance Abuse, Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Developing a Recommendation System for Local Community Events

In this study, we investigate a recommender system for public, local events in Centre County, PA. Currently, there is no platform that aggregates all the events that take place in a community. The data is fragmented among many platforms and it can be difficult for people to find interesting things to do. Participants will interact with our software system and discuss their experiences through a survey and/or interview.
Tiffany Knearem at tak54@psu.edu
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Must be 18 years or older
Must be a University Park student or local resident of Centre County
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Persons under 18 years of age
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Understanding the Public Opinion about Commute Time in Automated Vehicles

The main research goal of this work is to collect drivers’ opinions on autonomous vehicles and their perceptions of time when they ride with autonomous vehicles comparing with manual-driven vehicles.
Cong Zhang at ckz5120@psu.edu
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Have a valid and unrestricted US driver’s license or is allowed to drive in US
Have at least one year of driving experience
Exclusion Criteria:
Do not have a valid driving license
The age of driver is under 18
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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