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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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Altoona, PA ,
State College, PA ,

My Character is...Myself? Exploring Attachment Styles, View of Self, Virtual Self-Discrepancy, &amp; Character Attachment

The goal of this research is to confirm the relationships between virtual self-discrepancy, character attachment, view of self, attachment styles, and the potential for a moderating variable within the relationships as a starting point for future research tying in player/character relationship and gaming addiction.

No
 

Jessica Smith
Jessica Cornelius Smith - at jjc6618@psu.edu or 870-403-7817
Behavioral Sciences and Education (HARRISBURG)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00016362
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Must be 18 years of age or older.
Players that engage in role-play gaming using a character they have spent a significant amount of time creating.
Participants that can understand English

Exclusion Criteria:
Participants younger than 18 years of age.
Players that do not engage in role-play gaming using a character they have spent a significant amount of time creating.
People who do not speak and read English.
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Women and Infants' Stress and Health

The goal of this study is to understand how babies and their mothers learn to respond to stress during the early years of the baby's life. Participating women complete questionnaires and do a mildly stressful task alone (during pregnancy) or with their babies (at four different times over the first two years of the baby's life) and collect saliva samples that tell us about stress responses, either at home or at one of our lab sites. We aim to use what we learn to better support expecting parents who may be at risk for stress-related health problems and improve their children's resilience to stress throughout life.

Women are asked to participate in six sessions over Zoom and/or at the PACT Center between their 28th week of pregnancy and when their child is 2 years old. During these sessions, which last up to 2 hours each, mothers and babies will1.participate in mildly stressful tasks (like having the mother leave the room for up to 3 minutes and then return) and games to assess the baby’s emotional and cognitive development2.provide saliva samples by drooling into a tube (for the mother) or holding a cotton swab in their baby’s mouth to get it wet3.fill out questionnaires about themselves and their baby4.take part in clinical interviews that ask about mood and other markers of psychological ill-being

$220

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Heidemarie Laurent
Sandra Rosario - at PRISMlab@psu.edu or 814-867-6482
Human Development and Family Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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STUDY00019133
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Pregnant (up to 32 weeks gestation)
18 or older
English speaking

Exclusion Criteria:
Unable to participate in either Harrisburg or State College study site at 15-24 months postnatal
Pregnancy & Infertility, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Harrisburg, PA ,
State College, PA ,

Slips of Action in Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescence is a critical period during which many important healthhttps://irb.psu.edu/IRB/sd/ResourceAdministration/Project/ProjectEditor?Project=com.webridge.entity.Entity[OID[058ACDEB3E43384D816C7E390C2B83F6]]&amp;Mode=smartform&amp;WizardPageOID=com.webridge.entity.Entity[OID[E4552FC57E491543A6B7FD8268E23FD7]] habits form in humans. However, animal models provide mixed information about habit formation across development and there are relatively few human studies that address differences between habit formation in adolescents and adults. To address this gap, the proposed study will assess differences in habit formation in adolescents and adults as measured by the "Slips of Action" task, which seeks to discriminate between habitual and goal-directed learning of visual stimuli pairings.

There will be one in-person visit lasting about one hour. Visits will begin with informed consent. Participants will complete a computer task where they are asked to learn associations between pictures and then will be tested on the associated pairings. They will also complete questionnaires and cognitive tasks.

$20

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Charles Geier
Katie Meeks - at kxm5964@psu.edu or 814-867-6472
Non-PSU Site
 

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STUDY00020521
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Healthy adolescents between the ages of 13 to 17; (health based on parental report)
Healthy adults between the ages of 25 to 40
No learning disabilities (e.g., ADHD) or diagnosed psychological conditions (e.g. anxiety)
Right handed
Not on any medications known to influence behavior

Exclusion Criteria:
Outside of age ranges specified at baseline
Diagnosed neurological or psychological condition including severe anxiety and/or depression, schizophrenia, learning disability, ADD/ADHD, or autism
Significant family history of neurological or psychological disorders
Left handed
Participant is on any medication that may influence behavior
Addiction & Substance Abuse, Food & Nutrition, Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA ,

The Impact of Menstrual Cup Distribution Programming on College Student Perpetuation of Period Stigma

This is a social sciences study to analyze the effect of menstrual cup introduction through the "CampusCup" free menstrual cup distribution program on the tendency of college students to perpetuate period stigma. A survey will be conducted across samples of students who participated in the CampusCup program, students who use menstrual cups independent of the CampusCup program, and students who have never used menstrual cups. The survey will address motivations behind menstrual cup usage and personal attitudes towards periods. The study seeks to investigate relationships between menstrual cup usage &amp; CampusCup participation and impacts on community attitudes towards menstruation.

No
 

Jessica Strait
Jessica Strait - at jls7571@psu.edu
Information Sciences and Technology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

Female
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00018450
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Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a US-based university
At least 18 years of age
Has experienced a menstrual period in the last calendar year

Exclusion Criteria:
Not currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in a US-based university
Less than 18 year of age
Has not experienced a menstrual period in the last calendar year
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Penn State Hershey Sitting and Health Study

This study aims to examine the effect of pedaling a compact elliptical device at the desk on employees' work productivity. This study also aims to evaluate the effect of different types of incentives on promoting desk-based pedaling.

Yes
 

Liza Rovniak
Liza Rovniak - at activitystudy@psu.edu
Medicine: General Internal Medicine (HERSHEY)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03274635
STUDY00008174
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Inclusion Criteria:
Penn State Hershey full time employee
Overweight or obese
Spend at least 5 hours per day sitting at a desk
Have eligible overweight/obese coworker who can do study together with you
18-70 years old

Exclusion Criteria:
Currently pregnant
Planned surgical or medical treatment that will prevent ability to complete study
Heart condition, or chest pain during physical activity
Planned travel or relocation during study period
Already have desk cycling device or treadmill at desk
Heart & Vascular, Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Hershey, PA ,

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)
 

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

Exclusion Criteria:
Less than 18 years old
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
Not applicable
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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.

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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
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
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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Mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic: a study of essential workers and social media use

Through in-depth interviews, we examine how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the daily lives and mental well-being of essential workers, as well as their use of social media.

No
 

Saeed Abdullah
Johnna Blair - at jlb883@psu.edu
Information Sciences and Technology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00015851
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Considered an “essential worker”---working outside of their homes during the Covid-19 pandemic (e.g. front line medical professionals, paramedics, hospital workers, grocery store employees, delivery drivers, factory workers, etc.)
Social media users (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
Adults 18 or older
Social media users

Exclusion Criteria:
Considered "non-essential" workers during the Covid-19 pandemic
those working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic
minors (those under 18)
those who do NOT use social media
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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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
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00012135
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Inclusion Criteria:
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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State College, PA ,

Psychopathy and Affective Priming

This is a study which examines whether priming for fear can influence affective empathy in persons high in psychopathic traits.

No
 

Daniel Komar
Daniel Komar - at dzk231@psu.edu
Behavioral Sciences and Education (HARRISBURG)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00015164
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Inclusion Criteria:
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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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
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
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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Hershey, PA ,

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)
 

All
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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Emotion in Motion: Behavior and Mental State Analysis on Human Visual Data

The main purpose of the proposed study is to examine the relationship between emotional body expression and internal emotional and psychophysiological processes among individuals with mental disorders in social interaction situations.

In this study, participants will be asked to answer structured questions. After this, participants will be asked to engage in emotional induction tasks, communicate with another person, and walk. During the interview and experimental procedures, your motion will be video recorded. 

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James Wang
Adam Calderon - at afc6160@psu.edu or 814-863-0115
Information Sciences and Technology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00006792
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Inclusion Criteria:
You are at least 18 years old
Fluent in English
Able to walk at a leisurely pace on a treadmill without assistance

Exclusion Criteria:
Under 18 years old
Not fluent in English
Unable to walk at a leisurely pace on a treadmill without assistance
Experiencing cognitive impairments
Mental & Behavioral Health
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State College, PA ,

Neurophysiological Markers of Pediatric Irritability and its Response to Intervention

This study uses specific computer tasks to predict irritability in children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as the effect of ADHD medication (stimulants) on irritability symptoms in children with ADHD. Children ages between the ages of 5 and 12 years are eligible and must have an established diagnosis of ADHD or suspected symptoms of ADHD.

Yes
 

Raman Baweja
Vanessa Cao - at vcao@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=285966
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health (HERSHEY)
 

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Younger than 18 years old
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03279952
STUDY00008087
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Inclusion Criteria:
Children between the ages of 5 and 12
Children diagnosed with ADHD or suspected ADHD Symptoms
Children who are able to stop ADHD medication for testing days
Parent/child fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:
Children younger than 5 year or older than 12 years
Children with visual or hearing deficits or sensitivity to loud noise
Neurological conditions such as active seizure disorder
Prominent traits or diagnosis of Autism, marked developmental delay, mania, psychoses, or suicidal ideation.
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Depressive Symptomatology and Inflammation

The purpose of this research is to investigate the associations between depressive symptoms and inflammation. The researchers are studying how specific symptoms of depression (such as fatigue, sadness, impaired concentration, and loss of pleasure) are related to markers of inflammation, which is a key component of our immune system. Volunteers with depressive symptoms, as well as volunteers without depressive symptoms are needed for this research study. This study includes an online survey to determine eligibility and one in-lab visit. Participants who are eligible will be scheduled for one in-lab visit (2.5-3h for participants with depressive symptoms &amp; 1-2h for participants without depressive symptoms), where they will be asked to answer surveys with questions related to depressive symptoms and complete a number of tasks (using an iPad and a touch screen phone) that measure thinking skills including attention, memory and reaction time. Participants will also undergo a single blood draw to assess inflammatory markers.

Participation will require one in person visit at the CRC that takes from 1 to 1.5 hours total where they will have their blood drawn, fill out surveys about their mood, and complete cognitive tests.

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Molly Wright
Molly Wright - at mpw5810@psu.edu
Division of Graduate Studies (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00011171
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Inclusion Criteria:
Fluent in English
No history of depression
Free of chronic inflammatory or autoimmune disorders
If female, not pregnant or nursing

Exclusion Criteria:
Personal or family history (first-degree relatives) of major depressive disorder or major psychiatric illness
Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents or statins everyday within the past month
Taking antipsychotics or mood stabilizers
If female, are post-menopausal or pregnancy/lactation
Infectious Diseases & Immune System, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Exploring the Needs and Challenges of Care Partners to Support Financial Management of Individuals with AD/ADRD

The project focuses on gathering initial evidence about the opportunities and challenges of designing tailored financial technology (fintech) to support the care partners of persons living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementia (ADRD) to help them with collaborative and longitudinal financial management. To accomplish this goal, we will conduct 20 min survey study and optional follow-up interview activities with care partners.

We are recruiting care partners of individuals living with Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias. There will be two phases in the study. The first phase is a 20-min survey that will ask participants about their financial management behavior. The second phase is optional, and it is a 40-min follow-up interview with similar questions.

For the first phase, each participant may choose to enter a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon eGift card. For the second phase, each participant will receive a $30 Amazon eGift card for their time.

No
 

Ling Qiu
Ling Qiu - at lzq5034@psu.edu or 402-416-5975
Information Sciences and Technology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
STUDY00023385
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Inclusion Criteria:
Care partners of individuals living with Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias
Ability to understand or speak English
Age range: over 21 years and less than 89 years.

Exclusion Criteria:
Minors, under age 21
Non-English-speaking respondents
Those who are NOT care partners of individuals living with Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease Related Dementias
Mental & Behavioral Health
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The Blended4Blues Study

An intervention using an internet-based platform for coping and mood difficulties. Participants will be able to use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) based online self-help modules over the course of a 10-week program.

Participants will engage with online materials on a weekly basis for 10 weeks.

$25

No
 

Michelle Newman
Jeremy Schwob - at jts462@psu.edu or 314-458-7375
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

All
18 year(s) or older
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT00000000
STUDY00018688
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Have access to a computer and/or or mobile phone with an internet connection and data plan allowing 90 min spent on treatment per week.
U.S. resident currently residing in the United States
Fluent in the English language in terms of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Aged 18-19 years
Presence of depressive symptoms as measured by a score ≥ 10 on the QIDS-17-SR

Exclusion Criteria:
Not a U.S. resident currently residing in the United States
Unable to speak, read, listen, and write English fluently.
Do not meet inclusion criteria for clinical depression on the QIDS-17-SR, i.e., score ≥ 10
Does not fulfill DSM-5 Criteria for MDE on the MINI Clinical Interview.
Expressed suicidal ideation defined as score >1 on the suicide ideation item on the PHQ-9, and/or on the MINI.
Mental & Behavioral Health
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A qualitative exploration of rurality, physical activity, and intervention preferences among older residents in Pennsylvania

This study will use interviews to explore to explore perceptions of rurality, physical activity behaviors and physical activity intervention preferences among rural older adults who live in Pennsylvania

No
 

Nishat Bhuiyan
Nishat Bhuiyan - at nxb49@psu.edu
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00014534
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Inclusion Criteria:
At least 50 years old
Currently residing in Pennsylvania
Able to speak, read, and write in English

Exclusion Criteria:
Below age 50
Not currently residing in Pennsylvania
Not able to speak, read, and write in English
Prevention, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Modifiable Prevention and Early Intervention Targets for Unhealthy Eating Behaviors: A Study in First Year Undergraduates

This is a research study investigating the prevalence and manifestation of unhealthy eating behaviors and the relationships of energetic status, cognitive function, and reproductive health in a population of first year college students.

Phase 1 will involve a minimum of 1-2 visits, and completion of surveys about your general health, exercise and nutrition history, eating behaviors and attitudes, stress, and reproductive health, as well as cognitive testing and hair sampling. For those who qualify, Phase 2 will involve approximately 4 additional visits. Each visit will be about 2 hours. The visits include completion of surveys about general health, exercise and nutrition history, eating behaviors and attitudes, stress, and reproductive health, as well as cognitive testing and physiological measurements including blood and hair sampling, and tests of metabolism. Study participation will last at minimum about 1 week, and at maximum completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2 will occur over the course of a full academic year.

$25 per visit, up to $75

Yes
 

Nancy Williams
Jaime Rodden - at whel@psu.edu
Kinesiology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00022878
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Inclusion Criteria:
First Year College Student
Age 18-25 Years
BMI 16.5-30 kg/m2
No apparent metabolic, endocrine, or musculoskeletal disease.

Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnancy or intention to become pregnant in the next 9 months
Serious or chronic health condition (including thyroid illness, metabolic disease)
Unwilling to adhere to study protocol
Lactating
Does not speak English or are unable to give consent
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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Penn State SELF - Student Engagement, Learning and Flourishing

Substance misuse is a leading national problem, with young adults at high risk. We aim to develop a university resource that elucidates biobehavioral underpinnings of problematic student substance use at University Park campus. This initiative would inform services needed, provide engaged learning opportunities, connect with faculty, and catalyze high-impact, interdisciplinary research. In addition to this primary rationale, this study will allow us to capture detailed information about other critical student experiences such as food and housing insecurity, experiences of discrimination, and daily health practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Participants will be asked to take a baseline survey followed by a 21- daily diary protocol (brief 5 minute survey each day for 21 days. For more information or to register interest in participating please see: https://projectself.psu.edu/register-your-interest/

No
 

Stephanie Lanza
Courtney Whetzel - at projectSELF@psu.edu
Methodology Center (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00015710
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Inclusion Criteria:
Undergraduate at PSU
Enrolled at UP
18-24 years old

Exclusion Criteria:
Non-students
Part-time students
Students located in the EEA
Older than 24
No graduate students
Smoking, Vaping, Nicotine and Tobacco, COVID-19, 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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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
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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.

No
 

Michelle Yarwood
Michelle Yarwood - at mxg925@psu.edu or 814-867-4851
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00014276
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age 18 years or older

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younger than 18 years of age
Men's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health, Women's Health
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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)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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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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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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All
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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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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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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

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Education, Mental & Behavioral Health, Language & Linguistics
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Advanced fMRI Study on the Functional Abnormality of BNST in Anorexia Nervosa Restricting-type

This research is being done to better understand how certain parts of the brain may react differently in people who have a particular eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, which may help us understand why they respond to food in the way they do. This may help us design more effective treatments for people with anorexia nervosa.

You will complete a package of surveys for personality, psychopathology, an evaluation of taste functions, and an MRI/fMRI examination.

Up to a total of $100.

Yes
 

Jian-Li Wang
Nicholas Corbett - at ncorbett@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003, ext=323023
Radiology (HERSHEY)
 

Female
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Age 10 to 24 years-old female
Anorexia nervosa restricting type patients
Healthy volunteer with normal body weight
Right-handed
Fluent in written and spoken English

Exclusion Criteria:
Left-handed
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
History of diabetes, substance abuse, head trauma
Allergy to milk and milk products
Cannot have MRI due to claustrophobia or specific implants
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Hershey, PA ,

Audio-based mental health intervention study

This study tests the effect of an audio-based mental health intervention for symptoms of depression. Participants will be asked to listen to an audio program and perform exercises to support their mental health as suggested by the program. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires about their depression and related mental health symptoms at pre-intervention, mid-intervention, post-intervention, and follow-up.

The study takes place over five total weeks, with four survey sessions (the first two of which are live on Zoom), and two weeks of brief daily surveys. Detailed information is below.For the first day, participants would be asked to complete Visit 1, which involves an interview, listening to a mental health audio program, and completing surveys. One week later, participants would be asked to complete Visit 2, which involves listening to another mental health audio program and completing surveys. One week after that, participants would be asked to complete Visit 3, which involves completing surveys. Three weeks after that, participants would be asked to complete Visit 4, which involves completing surveys. For the week following Visits 1 and 2, participants would also be asked to complete daily surveys.

Up to $40

No
 

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

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18 year(s) or older
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NCT05555745
STUDY00020667
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Age 18 or older
Moderate or higher depression symptoms as indicated by survey and interview

Exclusion Criteria:
Below 18 years of age
Score below moderate depression symptom range in survey and/or interview
Mental & Behavioral Health
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Drawing and Anxiety Study Phase 2

This study will test the efficacy of novel guided drawing activities for reducing anxiety in young adults

For this study, your teen will be asked to in a 90 minute in-person lab visit. Cardiac data will be recorded as your teen engages in a drawing activity. Your teen will also answer questionnaires during the visit and again approximately one week later, online via Qualtrics. This final questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

$25

Yes
 

Sarah Myruski
Bridget Cahill - at bqc5600@psu.edu
Psychology (UNIVERSITY PARK)
 

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Youth must be at least 13 years of age and no more than 17 years of age at the time of recruitment
Youth must be able to speak, understand and read English.

Exclusion Criteria:
1.Youth who are not at least 13 years of age or are 18 years of age or older at the time of recruitment.
2.Youth who cannot speak, understand, and read English.
Education, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Personalized assessment of daily experiences

The purpose of this voluntary research study is to understand how experiences that might change moment-to-moment influence suicidal thoughts and behaviors for individual people. In other words, the purpose of this research is to understand how much the experiences that lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviors might differ from person to person. This research includes people living in rural areas of the United States because people living in rural areas are not often represented in suicide research, even though suicidal thoughts and behaviors are important issues for people in rural communities. We want to make sure that we understand how suicidal thoughts and behaviors might develop specifically for individual people living in rural areas. We also want to understand how suicidal thoughts and behaviors develop specifically for LGBTQIA+ people who live in rural areas.

First, you will complete surveys at a baseline assessment. Second, following the baseline assessment, you will be asked to complete short assessments of your mood, thoughts, and behaviors, 5 times per day for 21 days. Each assessment should take less than 2 minutes to complete. Third, at the end of the 21-day period, you will provide feedback on your experience rating your mood, thoughts, and behaviors. Fourth, you will complete 12 brief weekly assessments. Fifth, you will complete surveys four months after completing the baseline assessment.

$300

No
 

Lauren Forrest
Sarah Hauryski - at shauryski@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health (HERSHEY)
 

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18 year(s) or older
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STUDY00020173
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age 18-64
own a smartphone with internet and email access
English language fluency
Lifetime suicide attempt with past-year suicidal ideation or a suicide plan or suicide intent within the last 12 months
Live in a rural area of the United States

Exclusion Criteria:
cognitive impairment
mania
psychosis
Mental & Behavioral Health
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