Several labs on campus offer opportunities for community members—from children to adults—to participate in paid CU Boulder research. See if you qualify for any of the studies below.
The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is seeking participants for a study of collaboration. You are eligible to participate in this research study if you:
The study contains two parts:
If you are interested in participating, please contact Angela Stewart at email@example.com for more information.
Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cannabis (marijuana) smoking on the auditory system.
They are recruiting individuals ages 21–45 who have been actively smoking cannabis for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for five hours of testing.
Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information.
Do you fear public speaking? Feel highly anxious in social situations? Have no major health problems? Ages 18–25?
You may be eligible to participate in a paid study at CU Boulder. Participation includes completing questionnaires, social tasks and a brief intervention for social and public-speaking anxiety. Participants will earn $32 for completing the two-part, four-hour study.
Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash each (first visit is two to three hours; second is four hours). There also is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews.
If you suffer from chronic back pain, you may be eligible to participate in a paid research study on the benefits of a novel mind-body treatment for chronic pain.
The research study consists of two MRI scan sessions four to six weeks apart on the CU Boulder campus, before and after treatment. MRI is safe and non-invasive technology for measuring brain function, and participants will be given a photo of their brain to take home.
You will be compensated $200 for participation.
This research is being done to help researchers understand the psychological factors related to health behaviors, including how rewarding people for completing health behaviors can change their thoughts and attitudes about those behaviors. The findings from this research will help us learn how to develop better interventions to increase health behaviors. This study will examine physical activity.
Participating in this study involves two study sessions at the CU Boulder Center for Innovation and Creativity (1777 Exposition Drive in Boulder). The sessions will be three weeks apart. The first session requires one hour and fifteen minutes. During the session, you will complete surveys that will ask you about how you think, feel and behave.
For the 21 days after that session, you will complete a brief (three-minute) assessment every day via the internet at times and locations that are convenient to you. These assessments will ask you about how you felt that day and whether you engaged in any physical activity. We will also ask you to wear a heart-rate monitoring watch when you exercise during the 21 days and include information from the watch in the daily surveys.
On the 21st day, they will ask you to come back to the lab for another assessment that requires one hour. Finally, two and four weeks after that, they will ask you to do two more online surveys, at times and locations convenient to you, which will each require 25 minutes.
If you participate in this study, you will earn up to $52.50 for your time and effort during the assessments. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to earn additional payments for your reported behavior during the course of the study.
If you are interested, please complete a brief online screening measure. If you are eligible to participate in this study, a member of the research team will contact you to schedule a research session. If you have questions before completing the screening or would like to learn more about the study, please contact the researcher, Casey Gardiner, via email at email@example.com.
The Neurophysiology of Movement Lab on CU Boulder's Main Campus is conducting a study to compare neuromuscular function in healthy adults with persons diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The study will consist of two visits on separate days:
Compensation: $20 for the experimental session
If interested, please contact Leah Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies.
A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.
To sign up, please do one of the following: