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Participate in Research

Carnegie Mellon researchers are looking for participants willing to take part in organizational, psychology and marketing studies, taken either in-person in our lab or online on your home computer. Studies typically include cash or gift card payments to participants averaging $8/hour for online studies, and $10/hour for lab studies.

Eligible Participants:

  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Do not already have an account
  • May not participate in any one study more than once
  • Must complete a pre-screen form in order to sign up for studies
  • Must speak English
  • Must NOT be a graduate student in Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or Marketing


  • Participants will be compensated immediately with cash for in-person studies.
  • Payment usually averages around $10 per hour for in-person studies and around $8 per hour for online studies.
  • Participants will be compensated within 1-2 weeks after the study closes with online gift cards or entered into a lottery for a chance to win a larger prize for online studies.
  • Payment information for each study can be found in the study description.

Study Topics:

  • Personal attitudes and beliefs, human judgment and decision-making, product preferences, interpersonal perceptions, and group performance

Study Length:

  • Most online studies take between 5-20 minutes. In-person studies can last anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 hours.

Participant Expectations:

  • Participants must present a valid state-issued or student photo ID in order to participate. Once you receive your account information, you will be able to view and sign up for studies through our Sona system. Participants will receive an automatic weekly email that lists the active studies for that week.

Please enter the following information in order to create your CBDR account


*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Birth Date:
*Phone Number:
*Email Address:
*Confirm Email Address:
Home Address
(Please note: gift cards may occasionally be sent via the mail to your home address)
  *Street Address:

Please e-mail cbdr-lab@andrew.cmu.edu if you have any questions
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