Research Opportunities

In conjunction with the Department of Psychology at the Ohio State University, research teams are conducting a number of studies investigating topics related to why people think, feel, and act the way they do. You have the opportunity to volunteer to participate in these research studies. Researchers are paying research volunteers in return for their participation. The amount of payment will depend on the research study, but will be communicated to you prior to your participation.

Below you can read a brief description of some of the paid research opportunities. These are just brief overviews of some of the research studies currently being conducted. If you are interested in signing up to be a paid participant for some of these research studies, you will need to click on the link below and provide some information for contacting purposes. If you have any questions, you can contact us at

To sign up, please complete the survey at the following link:

Close relationship processes and well-being

Interpersonal goals: Predictors and consequences

How individuals learn and evaluate information about social and political topics

How motivation (what we want) and cognition (how we think) interact to determine our evaluations, judgments, and decisions

People's attitudes, personality, judgments, and choices

Basic social psychological phenomena like attitude formation, attitude change, and the relationship between attitudes and behavior, as well as the automatic and controlled cognitive processes that guide our social behavior. We study these phenomena as they apply to emotional disorders, political psychology, and racial prejudice, just to name a few.