Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Studies related to Typically developing adults

Current as of 4/23/2014

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Overview

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Brain Imaging Study of New Methods for Identifying Alzheimer Disease

    Looking for:

    Adults in 3 groups:

    • 60 years and older with memory problems or Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • 60 and older who have mild/early-stage Alzheimer Disease
    • 60 and older with NO memory problems or diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease

    Compensation:

    $20 per hour: The study will take approximately 9 hours total, which can be spaced out over 2, 3 or 4 days, at your convenience.

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Healthy children needed for research study on temperament and brain function

    Looking for:

    Healthy children 8 to 10 years old

    Compensation:

    yes, see description for details.

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Models of Risk for PTSD

    Looking for:

    Females between 18 and 30 years old who have experienced physical or sexual assault in the past month, or who have never experienced physical or sexual assault.

    Compensation:

    contact us for details

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Mood and Listening Study

    Looking for:

    Adults 18-30 without hearing loss

    Compensation:

    $12/hr. at the completion of all of the sessions of this study

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Positive Moods in Children

    Looking for:

    Mothers and children (ages 8, 9, or 10)

    Mother has not had mood problems (i.e., depression) during child’s life

    Compensation:

    Eligible mothers receive $40 at the completion of the study. Children choose a small gift and keep the quarters earned in the computer game.

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Strengths and Social Connections of Siblings with and without Developmental Disabilities

    Looking for:

    Siblings between 18 and 30 years old who have a brother or sister with autism or an intellectual disability.

    Compensation:

    Enter a drawing to win 1 of 20 $25 gift certificates.

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Studies of Perception, Memory, and Creativity

    Looking for:

    Healthy Caucasian adults between 50 and 80 years old who do NOT currently have:

    • psychological disorder ( Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia);
    • Neurological disorder (Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia)
    • History of brain surgery, head trauma, or stroke.

    Compensation:

    $20 hour for time plus travel

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Typical Healthy 50 to 80 year olds needed for psychology experiments

    Looking for:

    Healthy adults between 50 and 80 years old who do NOT have a history of:

    • Psychological disorder (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia);
    • Neurological disorder (Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, dystonia)
    • History of brain surgery, head trauma, or stroke.

    Compensation:

    $20 hour for time plus travel

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WeSearchTogether.org

    Looking for:

    Volunteers searching for depression, bipolar disorder and mood research nationally.

    Compensation:

    varies

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Women and Interpersonal Violence

    Looking for:

    18 to 45 year old women who have experienced interpersonal violence in the past month.

    Compensation:

    Yes, contact the study for details.

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