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A Review of the Carbon Labeling Landscape and Consumer Attitudes Towards Comparison Carbon Labeling Designs

A carbon label displays the carbon footprint of the product (a number, e.g., 1.18 kg CO2) and helps consumers understand the impact of the product on the environment. The purpose of this study is to understand Penn State students’ preferred method of carbon labeling for a senior thesis. The study will be conducted via a survey that takes less than 5 minutes and requires no personal identifying information.

The participants will complete one survey that takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The survey can be taken on a personal device or a Penn State computer.

No
 

Jillian Wagner
Jillian Wagner - at jpw5858@psu.edu or 614-937-8172
Division of Undergraduate Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00021525
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18 years or older

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Less than 18 years old
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
Not applicable
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The Effects of Aircraft Seat Width on Passenger Comfort

The objective of this research is to determine the relationship between aircraft seat width and passenger comfort. Airlines are reducing the sizes of seats and improving their ability to fly planes at or near capacity. The combined effect is to decrease the quality of the experience of passengers. This work will help us to understand the degree to which comfort has been reduced.

Yes
 

Matthew Parkinson
Ritwik Biswas - at AirplaneResearch@psu.edu
School of Engineering Design and Innovation (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00012135
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We are particularly interested in small and large participants.
You must be a healthy adult aged 18 years or older.

Exclusion Criteria:
Individuals under 18 years of age are not eligible.
Muscle & Bone, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Women, Opioid Use Disorder, and Criminal Justice: A Qualitative Study

Opioid-related overdose deaths and incarceration rates have skyrocketed and have disproportionately affected women. Despite having a higher burden of substance use disorders and HIV/AIDS than criminal justice-involved (CJI) men, CJI women are less likely to have access to substance use and HIV treatment. This qualitative study will conduct in-depth interviews with CJI women, MAT providers, and criminal justice professionals to identify facilitators and barriers to illicit opioid use cessation and related issues among CJI women.

No
 

Abenaa Jones
Abenaa Jones - at avj5462@psu.edu
Human Development and Family Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00018974
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Inclusion Criteria:
women
substance use
opioid use
criminal justice
drug treatment

Exclusion Criteria:
Younger than 18 years of age
Addiction & Substance Abuse, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Trust in Machine Agents Under Realistic Threat

Measures of actual human-machine interaction are required to generate ecologically valid, translatable discoveries that enhance human-systems integration and performance. Here, the proposed methods center on human-robot decision tasks to assess key determinants of human trust in robot recommendations (e.g., factors such as threat-salience and/or robot appearance), and the concomitant impacts of trust on performance.

There will be one in person visit, you will be asked to interact with a robot in a virtual environment.

10

Yes
 

Alan Wagner
azw78@psu.edu
Aerospace Engineering (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00016538
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An adult over the age of 18
Must not be suffering from anxiety disorders and/or panic attacks.
Must not be suffering from any known heart conditions.
Must not, to your knowledge, be prone to nausea when experiencing VR

Exclusion Criteria:
Anyone under the age of 18 will be excluded.
Suffers from anxiety disorders, suffers from heart conditions, prone to nausea when experiencing VR
Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
Not applicable
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Identification of Emotion in Music in Autism Spectrum Disorders

The purpose of the project is to learn more about reactions to music by adults with and without autism spectrum disorders. Participants will listen to short pieces of music and answer some questions on a computer. They will also complete some formal testing and answer some interview questions.

Yes
 

Diane Williams
Diane Williams - at dlw81@psu.edu or 814-865-3177
Communication Sciences and Disorders (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00009952
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Speak sentence length English as primary language
Normal or corrected to normal vision
Normal hearing
Individuals with and without an autism spectrum disorder or Asperger syndrome
Willing to consent and complete study requirements

Exclusion Criteria:
Cannot speak sentence length English
Vision problems (uncorrected)
Hearing problems
Significant learning problems
Unwilling to consent or complete study requirements
Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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Greater Pittsburgh Area, PA ,
State College, PA ,

Understanding the Well-being of Advanced Counseling Students of Color

The primary objective of this study is to increase our understanding of the ways in which perceived discrimination, coping strategies, competence, stress, social support, and self-efficacy in counselor education programs relate to overall well-being for advanced counseling students of color.

No
 

Kyesha Isadore
Kyesha Isadore - at kmi5@psu.edu or 337-326-3788
Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Service (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00014713
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Currently enrolled as a master’s or doctoral student in a counseling education program
18 years of age or older
Capable of providing informed consent without the assistance of a legal guardian
Identify as a racial or ethnic minority
Able to understand written and spoken English at the time of the survey

Exclusion Criteria:
Adults unable to consent
Individuals who are not yet adults (infants, children, teenagers)
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Healthy Mom Zone: Control Systems Engineering for Optimizing a Prenatal Weight Gain Intervention Study 2.0

The proposed overall research aims to establish feasibility of delivering an individually-tailored, behavioral intervention to manage gestational weight gain [GWG] that adapts to the unique needs and challenges of overweight/obese pregnant women [OW/OB-PW] and will utilize control systems engineering to optimize this intervention; in other words, make this intervention manage GWG in OW/OB-PW as effectively and efficiently as possible.

You will be randomized into an intervention or attention control group from ~8 weeks gestation to ~37 weeks gestation with a BMI of 25-45 (>40 with physician consent).You will have 1 pre-intervention session that explains the study procedures and to get you ready for the study. Here you will also complete various measures of demographics, behavioral surveys, etc.Over the course of the study, you will weigh yourself each day, wear an activity monitor and complete various surveys. If you are randomized to the intervention group, you may have healthy eating demonstrations and/or physical activity sessions each week.You will have 1 post-intervention session where you will return your devices, complete a 30-60 minute interview and complete the last of the surveys.

$175

Yes
 

Danielle Downs
Abigail Pauley - at healthymomzone@psu.edu
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05807594
STUDY00019075
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Pregnant
Women
18-45
English speaking
BMI 25-45 (>40 with provider consent)

Exclusion Criteria:
Non-pregnant
Men
Younger than 18
Non-English speaking
BMI <25
Pregnancy & Infertility, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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State College, PA ,

PLS Natural History Study

This study will provide a strong basis and foundation for future clinical trials that use historical controls. The study will collect clinical data and biological specimens to create a dataset and biorepository to be shared with other researchers as a foundation for future clinical trials.

This is a volunteer study for participants diagnosed with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) or suspected to have PLS by a neurologist. You will be expected to attend scheduled visits in person or by telephone, complete study testing and audio/video recordings. The study includes clinical measurements to assess disease status and motor function, a number of questionnaires, collection of biospecimens including DNA, blood, and urine, and an electromyography (EMG) test. There will be 6 visits over 24 months, of these 6 three will be in-person visits (2-3 hours) and the other three will be telephone calls (lasting about 45 minutes to an hour). Blood and urine samples will be collected during these visits.

$100 per in person visit (three) and $50 for telephone visit (three) completed.

Yes
 

Zachary Simmons
nervemuscle@pennstatehealth.psu.edu 717-531-8257
Neurology (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018274
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Adult participants (≥ 25 years of age)
Symptom onset was no more than 15 years prior to baseline
Ability to independently walk with or without an assistive device (e.g., walker) at the baseline evaluation
In cases where a molecular test has been done prior to enrollment in this study, HSP or HSP-related mutations are negative
Expected to have at least some bulbar symptoms (dysarthria, dysphagia, drooling or pseudobulbar affect); however, the absence of these symptoms will not exclude participants when molecular testing is negative for known HSP

Exclusion Criteria:
Unwilling or unable to give informed consent
UMN symptoms and signs only in the legs
Unwilling or unable to visit the study site asrequired
Clinically obvious cognitive impairment that precludes obtaining informed consent, as determined by the site PI
Participating in clinical treatment trials
Neurology, Muscle & Bone, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Attention and Emotional Development in Children

Children with attention problems often feel anxious or worried, and likewise, children who are anxious or worried often have problems with attention. We are looking for children aged 8-12 who may or may not have problems with attention or anxiety to help us understand what happens in the brain that could explain why. You will receive up to $100 gift card for your participation, and informal clinical feedback on your child.

Two in person visits of 2 hours each to the University Park campus, scheduled at the participant(s) convenience

$100

Yes
 

Cynthia Huang-Pollock
Christina Hlutkowsky - at ChildAttention@psu.edu or 814-863-0250
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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STUDY00005954
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Children aged 8-12

Exclusion Criteria:
Children outside of the 8-12 age range
History of seizures or photosensitive epilepsy
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA ,

Study Driver Characteristics in Mixed Traffic with a Driving Simulator

This is a driving simulator behavioral study. This study aims to investigate drivers' subjective feelings and driving performance in mixed traffic shared by automated vehicles and human-driven vehicles.

This study aims to investigate the effects of drivers’ driving style and automated vehicle penetration rate on drivers’ subjective feelings and driving performance in mixed traffic shared by automated vehicles and human-driven vehicles. There will be one in-person visit for the experiment. This experiment involves driving on a driving simulator and filling out several questionnaires.

$15/hour

Yes
 

Yiqi Zhang
Book Chen - at hbc5417@psu.edu
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00020200
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Inclusion Criteria:
Being fluent in English
Have a valid US driver license for at least one year
Have normal vision or corrected vision only wearing contact lenses

Exclusion Criteria:
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Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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Parent-to-child anxiety transmission in early childhood: Capturing in-the-moment mechanisms through emotion modeling and biological synchrony

Anxiety can emerge as early as pre-school age (4-6) and is often linked to anxiety in the parent. This study will examine patterns of brain and behavioral synchrony in parent-child pairs as they complete puzzles together and other social activities.

This is a longitudinal study examining the role that parent-child synchrony and emotional modeling plays in the transmission of anxiety. Participants will complete yearly laboratory visits and 6-month follow-up visits. The yearly laboratory visits (V1,3,5) will include a battery of tasks and questionnaires, but the six-month follow-up visits(V2,4) will only include online questionnaires. Participants at both Penn State and Washington University, St. Louis will follow the same procedures.

Participating families will be given $100 at each of V1 and V3, $25 for each of the follow-ups at V2 and V4, $100 and a $50 completion bonus at V5, for a total amount of $400.

Yes
 

Koraly Perez-Edgar
Kimberly Labra-Franco - at kml7098@psu.edu or 814-867-2322
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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STUDY00019415
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Families with children between the ages of 4 and 6
Children without serious medical issues or complications
Parents or caregivers aged 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:
Families that cannot communicate in either English, Spanish, or a language with an available translator
Children diagnosed with any neurological disorders and/or diseases
Children unable to communicate at a level similar to their peers
Children that have experienced a head injury with a loss of consciousness
Children 0 to 3 years of age; Children 7 and older
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Designing for Supportive Accountability: Using Conversational Agents to Sustain Patient Engagement in PTSD

The purpose of this study is to better understand the use and acceptance of conversational agents (CAs) aiming to support individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specifically, we will focus on examining CA prototypes that can provide useful information and support individuals with PTSD while sustaining adherence and engagement. This study corresponds to Phase 1 of the NSF grant (e.g., participatory design). The outcomes of the study will be used to advance to Phase 2 of the grant (i.e., system development"). A separate IRB application will be submitted for Phase 2. Toward this goal, we will interview individuals living with PTSD to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and correctness of the prototype of CAs.

1. Individuals who self-report having been diagnosed with PTSD2. Participants are adults, aged 18 years or older.

$30 gift card

No
 

Hee Jeong Han
Hee Jeong Han - at heejeonghan@psu.edu
Information Sciences and Technology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00021763
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Individuals who self-report having been diagnosed with PTSD
Adults, aged 18 years or older.
Participants pass the screening test (the Primary Care PTSD Screen for DSM-5(PC-PTSD-5) and PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)) identifying whether a participant have PTSD based on self-reported scales
English-speaking participants

Exclusion Criteria:
Minors, under the age of 18 at the time of the study.
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Efficacy of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Scripts for Social Phobia

This research is conducted to test if virtual reality technology is effective to help people face their social fears and promote the use of adaptive social skills in various settings. You will be immersed in a range of virtual reality environments and work with a research therapist to learn certain skills, such as managing fears of negative evaluation during job interviews, and interacting with peers in common social settings (e.g., classrooms, cafeterias).

Yes
 

Michelle Newman
Hani Zainal - at nvz5057@psu.edu or 814-863-0115
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04850989
STUDY00010344
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Be at least 18 years old
Experiencing significant social anxiety
Able to read, write, and understand English
Not struggling with ongoing ongoing alcohol or substance use
Not actively suicidal

Exclusion Criteria:
Not interested in engaging in mental health treatment
Not socially anxious
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Perceptions of online learning and well-being of medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic – a multicenter international study

This study will allow us to explore the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as sociodemographic factors on undergraduate and graduate medical students’ mental health measured by stress, anxiety, and resilience, and to study their online learning experience during the pandemic.

No
 

Philip Ratnasamy
Philip Ratnasamy - at ppr5082@psu.edu or 717-649-6009
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00016639
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Inclusion Criteria:
Medical Student at the Penn State College of Medicine
English Speaking
Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Students
Adult who is 18 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:
Non-medical undergraduate and graduate students and non-traditional university students
Adults unable to provide consent
Individuals who are not yet adults
Pregnant women
Prisoners
COVID-19, Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Improve Psychiatry

This study intends to improve detection of depression and anxiety by examining speech features recorded by a voice app and analyzing the voice data using cutting-edge artificial intelligence approaches. Eligible participants who are interested in this study will speak on various questions related to lifestyle choices, physical health, and mood to the voice app briefly, fill in some questionnaires, and complete a brief clinical interview. All of the procedures for this one-session study will last up to 90 minutes.

Participants who are eligible based on the screening questionnaire will be invited to participate in a single 1.5 hour Zoom session. During this session, you will be prompted to speak about various topics to a voice app for a few minutes, fill in some questionnaires, and complete a brief clinical interview.

Up to $60 can be earned for completing the 1.5 hour Zoom session. No compensation is given for completing the screening survey.

No
 

Michelle Newman
Jiayin Jiang - at jpj5751@psu.edu or 814-863-0115
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00015646
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Inclusion Criteria:
High or low score on measures of anxiety and depression symptoms.
Meets one of the following criteria: 1) Male 2) Black or African American 3) Hispanic, OR 4) Age 23 or older

Exclusion Criteria:
Not applicable
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Caregiver's Perceptions of High-quality Early Education and Care

This is an exploratory study which looks at how caregivers define high-quality early education and care. Participants will fill out a questionnaire containing open-ended and closed-ended questions. It will take participants no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

No
 

Hannah Mudrick
Hannah Mudrick - at hxm99@psu.edu
Behavioral Sciences and Education (HARRISBURG)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00011162
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Inclusion Criteria:
Adults age 18 and older
Adults who are fluent in English
Adults who are regular caregivers of children between birth and age 5
Individuals who can read and respond to written close- and open-ended survey questions electronically
Individuals who live in the United States

Exclusion Criteria:
Individuals under the age of 18
Individuals who are not fluent in English
Individuals who are not regular caregivers of children between birth and age 5
Individuals with poor reading comprehension and are otherwise limited in their ability to read and respond to survey questions
Individuals who do not currently live in the United States of America
Children's Health, Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Advising between middle-aged adults and their parents

This study utilizes interview methods to examine factors that influence the exchange of advice and outcomes of advising between adults aged 40+ and their parents aged 65+.

Participate in a single in-person or Zoom interview of 60-90 minutes focused on the exchange of advice between themselves and their parent or adult child.

50.00

No
 

Erina Farrell
Erina Farrell - at erinafarrell@psu.edu or 814-865-1948
Communication Arts and Sciences (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00021378
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Inclusion Criteria:
Person aged 40+ with parent aged 65+ OR person aged 65+ with child aged 40+
Exchanges advice with parent or adult child
Both parent and child agree to participate
Mental and physical ability to participate in interview
English-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:
Person not 40+ / parent not 65+
No exchange of advice between parent and child
Parent or adult child does not agree to participate
Lacking mental or physical ability to participate in interview
Non-English-speaking
Mental & Behavioral Health
Not applicable
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Understanding the Relationship between Education and Well-being among College Students with Disabilities

The purpose of the study is to gain an understanding of students’ experiences in college and their engagement help-seeking and healthy behaviors. Participation in the study involves completing a brief online-survey on Qualtrics, which we anticipate will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

No
 

Amber O'Shea
Amber O'Shea - at amo5208@psu.edu or 814-867-5721
Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00011286
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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 disability
Able to understand written English

Exclusion Criteria:
Adults unable to provide legal consent
Individuals who are not yet legal adults
Pregnant women
Prisoners
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Examining Cortical Lateralization of Motor Learning through Transcranial 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.

Single visit, subjection to noninvasive brain stimulation during a reaching task.

25

Yes
 

Robert Sainburg
Nick Kitchen - at nkitchen@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=283146
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00012605
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right-handed
18-40 years old (healthy young)
18-80 years old (stroke patient)

Exclusion Criteria:
left handed or ambidextrous
neurological disease
movement disorder
major psychiatric diagnosis
orthopedic damage to the arms
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Testing the effect of ENDS flavors on Neurotransmission

Tobacco users will be randomized to use electronic cigarettes containing varying levels of nicotine and flavor during laboratory protocols to investigate the effects on the brain and behavior. Subjects will complete surveys, functional magnetic resonance imaging scans, and complete computerized tasks. Eligible participants include daily users of inhaled tobacco products who are at least 21 years old, able to read and write in English, and not planning to quit tobacco use within the next month. Exclusion criteria include: current substance use impairing participation, unstable or significant medical conditions, current use of smoking cessation medication, uncontrolled serious mental illness, and MRI safety or neurological contraindications.

Subjects will taste test a variety of e-cigarette flavorings, answer questions and complete a single MRI.

50

Yes
 

Andrea Hobkirk
Kenneth Houser - at abl@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-5473
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT05836051
STUDY00019883
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Inclusion Criteria:
Daily inhaled nicotine user for over 1 year
No plan to quit tobacco use in the next month
Age 21 or older
Able to read and write in English

Exclusion Criteria:
MRI Contraindications
Unstable or Significant Medical Conditions
Uncontrolled serious mental illness
Current substance abuse
Smoking, Vaping, Nicotine and Tobacco, Addiction & Substance Abuse, 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.

No
 

Andrew High
Andy High - at ach208@psu.edu or 814-863-3969
Communication Arts and Sciences (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00013577
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Inclusion Criteria:
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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Self-Help for Stress Related to COVID-19

This is a study on internet-based self-help for stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. College and university students who screen high on perceived stress or measures of risk for anxiety, depression, or eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic will be invited to participate in this study. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive access to an internet-based self-help program for stress resilience and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic or care as usual. Symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, as well as secondary outcomes, will be assessed via questionnaire at baseline (pre-randomization), one month post-randomization, and three months post-randomization.

Participants will be randomly assigned to receive access to an internet-based self-help program for stress resilience and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic or care as usual. Symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, as well as secondary outcomes, will be assessed via questionnaire at baseline (pre-randomization), one month post-randomization, and three months post-randomization.

Up to $50 (raffle-based)

No
 

Gavin Rackoff
Gavin Rackoff - at gnr18@psu.edu
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT04762173
STUDY00015766
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Inclusion Criteria:
Experiencing significant stress related to COVID-19 pandemic
Fluent in English
Current college or university student

Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to provide informed consent
Under 18 years of age
Not a college or university student
Not fluent in English
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Driver Training on the Advanced Driving Assistant System

This research aims to study the training knowledge that is essential for drivers to use Advanced Driving Assistant Systems safely and properly and identify the optimal training approaches.

If you participate in the first experiment, you will receive training of the in-vehicle system via videos and manuals, complete a driving task on the driving simulator, and answer questions from questionnaires. If you participate in the second experiment, there will be two visits. In the first visit, you will receive training via watching and interacting with online videos, watching an experimenter operating ADAS at the test track, or practicing the functions of ADAS in a vehicle at the test track. The functions in the training include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and Highway Driving Assist. In the second visit, you will complete a driving task on the driving simulator and answer questions from questionnaires.

$30 for experiment1 and $60 for experiment 2

Yes
 

Yiqi Zhang
Ruby Kim - at rubykim@psu.edu
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00020300
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Inclusion Criteria:
Being over 18 years old
Being fluent in English
Have a valid driver license for at least one year
have normal vision or corrected vision only wearing contact lenses

Exclusion Criteria:
NA
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
Not applicable
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Daily Thought Monitoring Study for Anxiety and Depression

This study aims to assess the relations among our daily thought patterns, positive emotions, everyday experiences, and cognitive functioning abilities. Eligible participants will complete a series of online questionnaires, a short 15- to 25-minute psychological interview, and brief cognitive functioning tests at Day 1 and Day 16. All visits will occur via Zoom. In between study visits on Day 1 and Day 16, they will be prompted to complete smartphone-delivered assessments of cognitive functioning, symptoms, and experiences for 14 days, 5 times a day. This is important to inform clinicians and researchers on how best to develop effective digital mental health therapies.

During Day 1, participants will undergo a brief 15- to 25-minute clinical interview over Zoom. After the clinical interview, if participants meet the study eligibility criteria, we will continue with the procedures outlined below. Otherwise, if they are ineligible for the study, we will mention that this study is not suitable for them and provide the contact of mental health treatment services. Eligible participants will then conduct a series of self-report questionnaires and performance-based cognitive functioning tests for the next 35 minutes. Participants will then complete a series of 14-day brief ecological momentary assessments administered on their smartphone five times a day, for 14 days. Last, participants will return for a 35- to 45-minute visit on Day 15 to complete a series of self-report questionnaires and performance-based cognitive functioning tests.

15

No
 

Michelle Newman
Nur Hani Zainal - at nvz5057@psu.edu
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00018534
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Inclusion Criteria:
Over 18 years of age
Owns an Android or iPhone
Fluent in the English language
Scores on self-report questionnaires suggest person does or does not struggle with depression and/or anxiety
Pregnant women will be allowed to participate

Exclusion Criteria:
Owns a Life’s Good Android phone brand that does not support the app
Unable to consent
Younger than 18 years of age
Reports struggling with suicidal thoughts
Judged to have alcohol, substance use, and/or eating disorder
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Abstract Reasoning, Decision Making and Social Judgment as Markers of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) in Midlife in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME)

This study will look for emerging patterns of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), an early onset dementia, in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME). JME is a type of epilepsy that usually begins in adolescence and is known to be associated with disturbances of higher-level reasoning, mood and personality. JME patients are often managed by family physicians, rather than epilepsy specialists; with little known about aging with JME. We think that JME patients will demonstrate a pattern of executive dysfunction that is consistent with consensus criteria for FTLD, characterized by declines in abstract reasoning, judgment, and verbal problem solving, as well as behavior. We also think that there will be an inverse relationship between apathy and conscientiousness. We plan to obtain this information by formal cognitive testing of non-demented JME patients over a period of 2 years, at 6-month intervals, to look for progression of symptoms. Loved ones/caregivers will complete informant questionnaires about patient's mood and personality at the beginning of the study and at 6 month intervals throughout the duration of the 24 month study. We will also include loved one/caregiver cognitive testing at the beginning of the study to obtain healthy information for comparison to patient's findings. Our objectives are to characterize the executive functioning profiles of JME in midlife, taking into account cognition, mood, personality, nutritional status and lifestyle. The information obtained may contribute to better care of JME patients prior to midlife and throughout the course of aging.

Visit 1 for both patient and healthy caregiver participants will involve administration of the JME Virtual Visit Protocol via PSH Zoom. Participants will have completed their REDCap questionnaires prior to the visit to the research coordinator, who will be conducting the assessment. Visit 2-5 for patient participants will involve administration of the JME Virtual Visit Protocol via PSH Zoom. JME participation consists of 5 virtual visits with the study’s research coordinator, lasting approximately two hours each, for completion of standardized tests of problem-solving, thinking, and concentration, as defined above. Caregiver healthy control participation consists of 1 virtual visit with the study’s research coordinator, lasting approximately two hours, for completion of standardized tests of problem-solving, thinking, and concentration, as defined above. Remaining participation involves completion of objective inventories providing a caregiver perspective of the patient participant’s mood and behavior at 6-month intervals, within the 24 month time frame of the study.

No
 

Claire Flaherty
Meghan Grubb - at mgrubb1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-1804
Neurology (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00016306
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Inclusion Criteria:
JME in the absence of any other neurological condition
Primary language English
age 35 - 65
Mainstream Education
Loved one or caregiver to complete questionnaires

Exclusion Criteria:
Neurological conditions other than JME, including history of head trauma
Cardiac conditions affecting cognition
Other medical conditions affecting cognition,e.g.,hypoglycemia
Hospitalization for major depressive disorder within the past year
No available loved one or caregiver to complete questionnaires
Neurology, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
Not applicable
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Examining contextual factors associated with food-related reward and eating restraint

Rates of obesity have risen sharply throughout the world over the past several decades. The increase in the availability of highly palatable, high-calorie foods may be one factor that has contributed to this trend. That is, the availability of such foods may lead to their over-consumption and corresponding weight gain. Currently, relatively little is known about how the availability of foods, per se, affects things such as the motivation to eat and the ability to resist doing so. The current study is designed to help address this knowledge gap by examining the effects of food availability in people with high levels of dietary restraint. Dietary restraint, which refers to the intention to restrict food intake deliberately in order to prevent weight gain or to promote weight, is linked to problematic patterns of eating. This project uses laboratory tasks and brain imaging to study the effects of food availability on various outcomes, including food choices, food craving, and responses in brain areas linked to motivation.

Participants will be asked to fill out some online questionnaires and complete some computerized behavioral tasks. They will be asked to attend a one-hour virtual screening/baseline session via Zoom, and a 3-hour MRI session in the Penn State campus, University Park. In the MRI session, participants will be performing on a task involving asking them to view a series of colorful food pictures inside an MRI scanner while their brain activity is being scanned.

80

Yes
 

Stephen Wilson
Josie Huang - at suh438@psu.edu or 814-867-2333
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00011432
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Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 45.
Participants must be right handed.
Participants must be fluent English speakers.
Participants must have a body mass index (BMI) >= 25.
Participants must have experienced food eating/weight issues.

Exclusion Criteria:
If participants are currently engaging in active dieting behaviors (e.g., a weight loss program) or they are taking medications that could alter appetite or body weight.
If participant have a lifetime history of diagnosed eating disorders, diabetes, hyperglycemia, high levels of triglycerides, or high cholesterol or other related medical conditions.
If participants have any known risk from exposure to high-field strength magnetic fields (e.g., pace makers), any irremovable metallic foreign objects in their body (e.g., braces), or a questionable history of metallic fragments.
If participants report that they are vegetarian/vegan.
If participants are not willing to refrain from using alcohol for 24 hours or from using nicotine products/recreational drugs for 3 weeks, or unwilling to fast from food for 5 hours prior to two of three lab visits.
Food & Nutrition, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Self and community spiritual resilience in LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming individuals

The goal of this research is an assessment of spirituality as a coping mechanism related to self and community stigmatization faced by gender nonconforming individuals and those in the LGBTQ+ community. Examination of discriminatory events, spiritual coping, and sense of community belonging will also be conducted.

Participants will complete a series of online questionnaires

No
 

Zaine Roberts
Zaine Roberts - at zar5119@psu.edu
Division of Graduate Studies (HARRISBURG)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00021842
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Inclusion Criteria:
LGBTQ+ member
Not straight but don't identify as LGBTQ+

Exclusion Criteria:
Identify sexuality as straight
Mental & Behavioral Health
Not applicable
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The Influences of Performance Expectancy on Cryptocurrency Traders’ Behavior in Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Projects

The study's primary objective is to see how people react to the influences of performance expectancy in Initial Coin Offering (ICO) projects. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to answer 28 questions about your experiences with ICO projects. Then, at the end of the survey, participants will be briefed on the potential correlations between performance expectancy and how this phenomenon influences participants' behaviors toward ICO projects.

The participant will be asked to complete a questionnaire composed of 28 questions about ICO projects during the study. Then, at the end of the survey, participants will be debriefed on the potential correlations between performance expectancy and ICO projects.

No
 

Oscar Orellana
ojo5076@psu.edu
World Campus (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00020482
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Inclusion Criteria:
Participants with a public wallet address.
Active cryptocurrency traders.
18 years of age or more
Residing in The US

Exclusion Criteria:
Participants without a public wallet address
Non active cryptocurrency traders
Less than 18 years of age
Not residing in the US
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Challenging Veteran Stereotypes: An Investigation Around Veteran Status and Its Influence on Aggression, Ostracism, Stress, and Counterproductive Work Behaviors

The purpose of this study is to better understand how civilian stereotypes about veterans impact veterans' feelings about themselves and others, and how that influences veteran behavior in the workplace.

No
 

Bruce Tirrell
Bruce Tirrell - at bkt5174@psu.edu or 201-787-6073
Labor and Employment Relations (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00019166
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Inclusion Criteria:
Current undergraduate or graduate students at PSU
Age 18 or older

Exclusion Criteria:
Not a PSU Student
Under age 18
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Understanding the relationship of financial difficulties and mental health among a sample of American Undergraduate Students.

Aim is to explore how student's financial status and experiences influence their emotional, psychological, and social well being while being in university.

Participants, upon their consent, will be required to fill a Qualtrics survey on their personal laptop or computer.

No
 

Saeed Abdullah
Eleazar Bilewu - at ejb5857@psu.edu or 443-707-6474
Information Sciences and Technology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00022016
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Inclusion Criteria:
U.S Citizen
18 years or older
Penn State Undergraduate Student
Fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:
Under 18 years old
Non U.S Citizen
Non Penn State Undergraduate Student
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
Survey(s)
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