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College of Education / Educational Psychology Subject Pool

The Bureau of Educational Research is no longer overseeing the college subject pool and the Department of Educational Psychology has been asked to take it over. To facilitate this process we are planning to switch to a web-based STUDY ANNOUNCEMENT sign-up board, rather than using the board in the second floor hallway. We’ll also make a few procedure changes to ensure some oversight.

Instructions for Investigators:

  1. Once you obtain your campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval letter for a project, please email Julie Kellogg with the PROTOCOL NUMBER(S) and NAME(S) of the active study/studies, and either a website, electronic flyer, or email/phone information so that your request can be listed on our website. Labs that run multiple, ongoing studies that are listed on the lab websites can just provide a LAB URL that will be listed for students to link to. You should also include 1-3 sentences about the study if you do not have a lab website in which details about participation (e.g., length of session; any requirements for participation) are provided.
  2. Included in the list below are other departments/labs/projects on campus with reciprocal agreements for their students. For example, LING 111 & LING 225 have agreed to give credit for participation in experiments in COE studies. COE Faculty are asked to likewise give credit for COE students who participate in LING experiments.
  3. Instructors who require study participation or who give extra credit for participation can simply LIST THIS WEBSITE on their syllabi and ask students to visit it to locate studies to sign up for.
  4. At the beginning of each semester we will email to remind faculty to send information about projects for subject pool participants for that semester.
  5. At the end of each semester, all projects listed on the subject pool board will be deleted unless Julie is asked to leave a project up past the end of a semester or remove a project before the end of the semester.

Instructions for Students:

If your course requires that you complete at least 1 subject pool project, or offers extra credit for participation in studies, please review the open projects below and contact the PI either via their website or listed contact information to schedule the project.  Once completed, please have the experimenter sign a participation card and return it to your course instructor for credit.

Human Subject Pool Experiment Participation Form




  • Project Title: Chinese word segmentation study 
    Corresponding investigator: Zhi-Ling Lien 
    Project description: Native Chinese speakers are needed for this study. The study explores how native Chinese speakers process words in reading. In this study, you will read and segment 48 short Chinese sentences. Also, you fill in a survey on how much you agree a word can be segmented. You will complete the tasks fully online on your computer. The estimated time to complete the experiment is 30 minutes and you will receive compensation for your participation via Zelle. If you would like to participate, please sign up via the link or QR code provided in the flyer
  • Title: Role of physical computing in self-efficacyIn this study, you will complete introductory programming activities, and brief interviews and surveys. Only students with minimal or no computer programming experience may participate. This study will take up 2 hours in one sitting. You will earn 2 hours of research credits for any EPSY and psychology courses. Please see flyer for details. Contact Yasemin Cicek ( for any questions.
  • The Psycholinguistics Lab is now recruiting participants. In our experiments, you will be asked to read sentences on a computer screen while your eye movements are monitored with an eye tracker. We are currently running 2 experiments: MLGPA and Learning L2Greek. Click here for more details and to sign up.
  • PIs: Dr. Jerome Packard and Yihan Zhou
    Project Title: Mandarin pronunciation experiment
    Chinese native speakers are needed for this experiment. In this study, you will be asked to either pronounce or listen to sentences in Chinese. The total experiment time may range from 1 hour to 2 hours, depending on the task. Participants will be compensated with 1 course credit per hour. If you would like to participate, please email Yihan Zhou ( to sign up for an experiment.
  • Project: Native English speakers and native Mandarin Chinese speakers (ONLINE STUDY)
    Requirements: We are looking for (1) native speakers of English and (2) second language learners of English who are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and moved to the US as teenagers or adults.
    Participation: This study involves two experimental sessions. For the first session, you will complete a brief language background survey, two English language tasks, and (for native Mandarin Chinese speakers only) an English proficiency test. The second session will be conducted one to two weeks later and consists of two additional English language tasks. The entire study will be conducted remotely and you will access the experiments through links emailed to you. Each session will take between 30 minutes and an hour. 
    NOTE: You will need to use FIreFox and record yourself reading sentences.
    Compensation: $30 for native English speakers ($15 per session); $40 for native Mandarin Chinese speakers ($20 per session)
    Contact: Amy Atiles (
  • Project: Bilingual acquisition of English (Project Flyer)
    Contact: Chae Eun Lee This is a paid/for-credit language production & comprehension study for monolingual English speakers or Korean-English bilingual speakers, or Spanish-English bilingual speakers. You will be asked to complete a series of online tasks. This experiment takes 20-25 minutes. If you are interested, please fill out our contact form here:
  • Project: Rating of essays and interviews
    Contact: Xun Yan
    Earn both monetary compensation and course credit by completing one study! This study consists of learning to rate both essays and interviews in a short training round. You may then complete up to 10 rounds of ratings. You will be paid for each essay and interview you rate. The rate of compensation increases as you complete more rounds. In addition, depending on how many rounds you complete, you may earn up to 3 course credits. Please follow the link to our study: On the first page will be a more detailed set of instructions outlining the task and compensation structure. 
  • Contact: Billy Fairfield
    For this study, we are interested to determine if b-hydroxy b-methylbutyrate (HMB) + Vitamin D3 supplementation with or without resistance exercise training can increase skeletal muscle size and function as well as improve body composition. Those in the training groups will come into Freer Hall 3 times per week for 12 weeks to engage in a machine-based resistance training program. All participants will take a supplement (either the nutritional supplement or a placebo). In order to be included participants must meet the following criteria
      -Between 45-60 years of age
      -BMI under 35 (here is a handy calculator if you don’t know       (
      -Free of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease
      -No use of tobacco products
      -Engage in minimal (or no) exercise. We will have you fill out questionnaires to determine this.
      -Daily vitamin D supplementation under 1000IU
    The first step would be coming into Freer hall here on campus for an Informed Consent visit. This will give us an opportunity to detail the study in its entirety and give you a chance to receive clarification on any questions you may have. If you do decide to participate, we will have you fill out some questionnaires to determine your eligibility for inclusion. Once this visit is complete we can begin to schedule the 5 other “pre-intervention” appointments including equipment familiarization, 2 maximum strength testing visits, an MRI, and a clinical measurement day (including body composition scan, blood draw, urine analysis, and muscle sample). Once these appointments are complete you will begin the intervention. Participants are randomly assigned to one of four groups: 1) resistance training + nutritional supplement 2) Resistance training + placebo supplement 3) Non-training + nutritional supplement 4) non-training + placebo supplement. Each groups intervention will be 12 weeks in duration and then measurements taken from the beginning will be assessed again to determine change
  • Chinese native speakers and L2 learners of Chinese are needed for this experiment. In this study, you will be asked to read sentences word by word and fill out an acceptability judgment task. The total experiment time is 30-40 minutes for native speaker and 50-60 minutes for L2 learners. Participants will be compensated with extra credit. If you would like to participate, please email Junghwan Maeng ( to sign up for an appointment. Additional details for this study can be found here.
  • Contact:
    Dr. Christianson has experiments for both native and nonnative speakers of English.  Most of his experiments require you to read sentences and answer questions while your eye movements are monitored. Some experiments entail doing math problems or reading text without eye tracking.