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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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Habit Learning in Adolescents and Young Adults

This research seeks to exam behavioral and neural differences in the formation and maintenance of habit behavior in adolescents and adults.
Daniel Petrie at djp67@psu.edu or 814-863-5124
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Healthy adolescents between the ages of 13 to 17
Health adults between the ages of 25 to 40
Not currently taking medications known to influence body weight, task, food intake, behavior, or blood flow
Exclusion Criteria:
Outside of age ranges specified
Left handed
Diagnosed neurological or psychological condition including anxiety or depression
Currently or planning to follow a diet for weight loss
Non-removable body piercings, pacemaker, or other metal implants that would preclude safe completion of an MRI
Addiction & Substance Abuse, Food & Nutrition, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Examining Cortical Lateralization of Motor Learning through High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

The aim of this study is to understand how brain stimulation affects learning of a novel task on a virtual reality system. Participation involves playing virtual reality games during non-invasive brain stimulation.
Brooke Fosaaen at brooke.fosaaen@psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=283146
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right-handed
18-40 years old
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left handed or ambidextrous
neurological disease
movement disorder
major psychiatric diagnosis
orthopedic damage to the arms
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Hershey, PA
State College, PA

Remediation of the Non-Paretic Arm to Improve Functional Independence in Chronic Stroke Survivors

This study will test the hypothesize that the combination of low-moderate to severe paresis (Upper Extremity Fugl-Meyer Score ≤35) and persistent motor deficits in the non-paretic arm limits functional independence in chronic stroke survivors. We, therefore, predict that intense remediation, focused on improving the speed, coordination, and accuracy of the non-paretic arm should improve functional independence. We propose a randomized study design with two tracts, two periods and four assessments.
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> 3 months post unilateral stroke
Age 21-85
Demonstrates cognitive abilities
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hospitalization for substance abuse and/or psychiatric diagnosis
non-stroke neurological diseases
certain peripheral movement restrictions
brainstem/cerebellar damage
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Improving Self-Regulation Among Adopted Children

This is a clinical trial designed to understand the effectiveness of two different treatment programs for adopted children with behavioral and emotional concerns, and their parents.
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Younger than 18 years old
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04061031
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Child age between 4 and 10
Child legally adopted by the caregiver
The same caregiver will participate in each of 2 assessment sessions and 12 treatment sessions
Exclusion Criteria:
Child diagnosed with severe developmental delay and psychiatric concern that necessitates a higher level of care than outpatient treatment.
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Harrisburg, PA

Inflammatory, Behavioral and Neural Markers of Anhedonia in Major Depressive Disorder

The purpose of this study is to investigate the underlying biological causes of the loss of pleasure in individuals diagnosed with depression. This study will examine brain, behavioral, and inflammatory markers of depression. Participants will answer questions, give blood and saliva, undergo fMRI and perform computer tasks. The study is a 1 time appointment lasting 3hrs and participants will be compensated $130. The study is also recruiting healthy controls with no history of major mental illnesses.
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Major Depressive Disorder
Failed two lines of anti depressant treatment
Between 18-65 years of age
Exclusion Criteria:
Any metallic implant
Bipolar Disorder or Psychotic Disorder
Heavy alcohol or recreational drug use
Inflammatory disease like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Infectious Diseases & Immune System, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Food and Mood: Ecological Momentary Assessment of Eating Behaviors in Preadolescent Children

The goal of this study is to determine the feasibility of 8-10 year old children using a smartphone-based survey to measure appetite, mood, and eating behavior "in the moment".
Emily Hohman at foodandmood@psu.edu or 814-865-8078
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Child age 8-10 years old with a parent/guardian
Exclusion Criteria:
Not able to read and answer questions in English
Child has a medical condition impacting eating (e.g. eating disorder, diabetes, extreme food allergy or dietary restriction)
Child does not live with participating parent/guardian
Children's Health, Food & Nutrition, Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA

Respect and Satisfaction in Same-Sex Romantic Relationships

The purpose of this study is to expand on previous research looking at respect and relationship satisfaction among heterosexual relationships and compare it to that of same-sex relationships to find where they are similar or different. Participants will complete self-report measures regarding their romantic relationships, including respect toward partner, satisfaction, and attitudes toward love. 30 minutes will be required for the study.
Michelle Yarwood at mxg925@psu.edu or 814-867-4851
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18 year(s) or older
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age 18 years or older
Exclusion Criteria:
younger than 18 years of age
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Families Being Supportive Together

This project studies the different ways that caregivers respond to their teens when teens ask for support. The study focuses on youth with and without a risk of developing depression and anxiety. We study how youth ask for help from their caregivers and how caregivers respond in their daily lives by observing family interactions at home. The ultimate goal of this study is to reveal how modern families support their teens and how communication among immediate family members can impact stress, mood, and mental health.
Sunny Bai at sub1164@psu.edu or 814-867-6488
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Family has youth between ages 12-15 yo
Parent and youth live together at least 5 days/week
Parent has an active driver's license
Family has car that they use regularly
Primary language spoken at home is English
Exclusion Criteria:
Youth or parent has current diagnosis of severe mental illness (ex: Bipolar, OCD, Alcohol/Substance use disorder, Eating disorder, Psychotic disorder)
Youth has developmental disability (Autism spectrum disorders)
Youth or parent has had a suicide attempt, or intensive care (inpatient, partial hospitalization, daily outpatient) care for emotional or behavior problems in the past 12-months
Other social (ex: homelessness) or medical conditions that make participation difficult
Children's Health, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Harrisburg, PA
State College, PA

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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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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Social Distancing Well-Being Study

We are seeking volunteers to help us learn more about the implications of social-distancing and staying home during a pandemic.
Natasha DeMeo at nnd7@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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18 years or older
Living in the United States
Able to read/write in English
Social distancing for at least the past week
Exclusion Criteria:
Working more than 40 hours per week (i.e., overtime) outside of the home over the past week
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Psychopathy and Affective Priming

This is a study which examines whether priming for fear can influence affective empathy in persons high in psychopathic traits.
Daniel Komar at dzk231@psu.edu
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Adults over the age of 18
Able to read and write in English
Exclusion Criteria:
Persons unable to read and write in English
Persons under the age of 18
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Raising a Child with T1D and Autism: Qualitative Thematic Analysis

We have utilized a previously completed forum and blog analysis conducted as STUDY00007977 to begin to identify to successes and challenges families raising a child with both T1D and autism experience. This study seeks to expand our knowledge through conducting interviews with families recruited both online and through the clinic. By using an Interview Guide created with our themes identified thus far, we will have a chance to expand on these themes through interviews, as well as hear from families that may not use the online community. We will recruit and interview families through the diabetes online community and through Penn State Hershey--6-8 of these families will have a child with optimal glycemic control and 6-8 of these families will have a child with suboptimal glycemic control. In addition to refining themes, this effort will help us assess the reliability, credibility, and validity of what was found via forum and blog analysis.
Jessica Wright at jwright3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
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Able to read, write and communicate effectively in English
Caregiver (parent, grandparent, adult sibling, guardian) to a child age 5-18 years with both T1D and Autism
Telephone and internet access
Willing to consent and complete study requirements
Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to read, write and communicate effectively in English
Not a caregiver (parent, grandparent, adult sibling, guardian) to a child age 5-18 years with both T1D and Autism
No access to phone or internet
Unwilling to consent or complete study requirements
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Diabetes & Hormones
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Perceptional evaluation of concert halls with different properties

The overall goal of the project is to better understand how people subjectively perceive differences in concert hall acoustics. Subjects will listening to musical passages, side-by-side, in aural simulations of being in different concert halls or rooms. Subjects will then be asked to provide perceptual ratings on reverberance about the different rooms in which they are listening to. The results from this research will help to better understand how concert-goers perceive different room, and will help acoustic consultants to better design concert hall in the future to produce more pleasing acoustic environments.
Fernando del Solar Dorrego at fmd117@psu.edu or 814-441-7154
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18 years of age
5 years of formal musical training
Hearing thresholds below 15 dB (will be checked during testing)
Exclusion Criteria:
Less than 18 years of age
No musical training or less than 5 years
Hearing thresholds above 15 dB
Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA

Childhood Adverse Experiences: Impacts in Young Adulthood

The purpose of the study is to examine how individuals change over time and what impacts their development. In particular, we are interested in mental health outcomes in young adulthood. Participants will be required to complete a survey one time that will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Participants will be eligible to win a $10.00 amazon gift card.
Aubrey Daniels at aubreyd@psu.edu
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Between the age of 18-35
Exclusion Criteria:
Not between the age of 18-35
Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Verbal Encoding and Visuospatial Recall in Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this study, we ask adults with autism spectrum disorder to view short animated clips and then provide verbal narratives and visuospatial reenactments of the animations. Our goal is to better understand the ways verbal and visuospatial working memory each contribute to memory formation and expression in autism.
Diane Williams at dlw81@psu.edu or 814-865-3177
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age range 18 to 50 years
sentence-length English as primary language
normal or corrected to normal vision
have an autism spectrum disorder
willing to consent and complete study requirements
Exclusion Criteria:
cannot communicate in sentence-length English
uncorrected vision problems
significant learning problems
unwilling to consent or complete study requirements
Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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Assessment of Endothelial Function in Post-Menopausal Women with Depression

The goal of this project is to understand the contribution of depression on blood vessel function in post-menopausal women, a population at heightened risk for cardiovascular disease. Currently, little is known about the combined impact of depressive symptoms and the effects of reproductive aging on blood vessel function. As such, there is a greater need to characterize blood vessel function in post-menopausal women with depressive symptoms. Participants depressive symptoms will be assessed and non-invasive vascular measures will be performed.
Jigar Gosalia at jzg691@psu.edu or 814-863-3182
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Post-menopausal women who are at least 1 year removed from their final menstrual period and between the ages of 50 and 80
Individuals with moderate to severe depression as reflected by Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) score of 10 or greater for the depressed post-menopausal women group
We also need non-depressed healthy post-menopausal women are needed as well for control group comparisons
Free from blood-pressure lowering medication and lipid lowering medication
Exclusion Criteria:
Individuals with any overt cardiovascular, metabolic, hematologic, pulmonary, renal, musculoskeletal, and/or neurological disease(s).
Users of any tobacco and/or nicotine products (smokers, chewing tobacco, nicotine-containing patches/gum, smokeless cigarettes)
Individuals taking hormone therapy
Individuals with a BMI > 35
Heart & Vascular, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Epigenetics and Bipolar Disorder: The Role of Reelin in Bipolar Disorder

This study is designed to compare biological markers of mood in participants with bipolar disorder to individuals without bipolar disorder. Participants will answer questions, give blood, and undergo a clinical interview. This study is a 1 time appointment lasting no longer than 1.5 hours and participants will be compensated $50.
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Healthy Control
18 Years or Older
No diagnosis of psychiatric disorder
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Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, substance use disorders, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder
Pregnancy
Investigator discretion regarding ability to participate in the study
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Seeking support from romantic partners

The purpose of this study is to determine whether and how people's perceptions of the power in their romantic relationships shape the messages they use to seek support from their romantic partners.
Andy High at ach208@psu.edu or 814-863-3969
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Are you currently in a romantic relationship?
Have you sought comfort, advice, information, esteem boosts, or emotional support from your romantic partner within the last 4 weeks?
Exclusion Criteria:
People who are under 18 years old
People who are not in a romantic relationship
People who did not seek support from their romantic partner in the last 4 weeks.
People who do not have access to technology to compete the survey.
Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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Learning about Girls’ Emotions Study

In this study, we hope to better understand whether certain behaviors, reactions and feelings associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are found in girls, and how these things may or may not be related to ADHD and brain activity patterns. BPD is a condition that usually is found in adults, and is linked to emotional and behavior problems in children. In doing so, we are asking girls between the ages of 8-12 years and their parents to participate in our research.
Attention and Behavior Clinic Research Group at abc@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=285966
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Younger than 18 years old
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Ages 8-12 years
Female
With or without ADHD Diagnosis
Speak fluent English
Exclusion Criteria:
Younger than 8 years old
Older than 12 years old
Male
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health
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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

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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Inclusion Criteria:
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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NSF Proposal 2000047: Understanding the contribution of individual differences to domain-general and domain-specific components of false memories in both young and older adults

This research study investigates the neural processes underlying how people process, store, and remember visual or auditory information.
Nancy Dennis at nad12@psu.edu
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Ages 18-30
Ages 60-80
High school education
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Neurological Disorders
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health
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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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