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Welcome to Social Psychology
Research on the Internet at USC



AVAILABLE EXPERIMENTS:
Note: Each study draws from a separate lottery. Participate only once per study. Your web browser must haveJavascript enabled in order to participate.






OFFLINE EXPERIMENTS:

Evaluating Proposals (open to U.S. residents who are above 18 years old)
In this study, you will read over one or more proposals and evaluate them in detail. Study takes about 40 minutes. You will be entered into a lottery for $100. Odds of winning are approximately 1/100. (Temporarily Offline)


Social Events (open to US citizens who are above 18 years old)
In this study, we are interested in how people think about other people and about various legal situations. You will be asked to answer a series of questions on-line. This study takes 45 minutes or less, and you will be automatically entered into a lottery for $200! The odds of winning are 1/200.(Temporarily Offline)

Tell Me Your Goals (Win $100)
Research subjects needed to participate in a study to better understand human goals. You will be asked to answer several questions about your everyday goals and their characteristics. You will then be asked to fill out several different measures of normal personality (questionnaires). It will take approximately 35-40 minutes to complete the questionnaires

200 subjects will be recruited for this study.You must be at least 18 years old & a legal US resident (with a valid current mailing address) to participate in this study. You may participate in this study ONLY once!
This study is being conducted by members of the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC). If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact:
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen J. Read, read@usc.edu
Study Coordinator: Gurveen Chopra, gchopra@usc.edu
(Temporarily Offline)

Social Intelligence and Romantic Relationships (open to U.S. residents who are above 18 years old)
In this study, we are interested in how people think about other people and abstract issues involved in romantic relationships. You will be asked to read a series of stories about people involved in romantic relationships and after each story, you will be asked to rate the extent to which you agree with statements about the people and/or the situation in each story. In the first part of the study, you will read several short stories (one paragraph each) and make two to four ratings for each story. In the second part of the study, you will read one longer story (under two pages) and make about 20 ratings for the story. You may be asked to identify with a character in a story and think about the story from that character’s perspective. This study takes less than an hour and you are automatically entered into a lottery for $200! The odds of winning are about one in 600. (Temporarily Offline)

The Allen Family(open to U.S. residents only)
In this study, you will read a scenario about a dispute, and perform some tasks of mental agility. This study takes about 30 minutes, and you are automatically entered into a lottery for $200. The odds of winning are approximately 1/200. (Temporarily Offline)

Horse Race (open to U.S. residents only)
In this study we are interested in how people think about horses at the racetrack. All participants in this study receive one entry in a lottery for a $200 cash prize, and some participants may earn extra entries in the same lottery. The odds of winning the lottery depend on your performance in an optional second part of the study. In any case, your odds of winning the lottery cannot exceed 1 in 5 and cannot be worse that 1 in 3800. “Horse Race” takes about 30 minutes. (Temporarily Offline)

Assessing the job market(open to U.S residents only)
In this study, you will evaluate a couple of job offers. The study takes less than 30 minutes, and you are automatically entered into a lottery for $200.The odds of winning are 1/200. (Temporarily Offline)

Argument Consideration and Decision Making (open to U.S. residents only)
In this study, you will read over an involved scenario and evaluate some of the arguments on different sides of an issue. This study takes about 45 minutes andyou will be entered into a lottery for $200. The odds of winning are 1/200. (Temporarily Offline)

How Well Do You Know Yourself? (open to U.S. residents only)
In this study, we are interested in how people respond to various tasks and questions and to what extent those responses describe different characteristics of different people. This study takes less than 30 minutes and you are automatically entered into a lottery for $200! The odds of winning are 1/200. (Temporarily Offline)

Dixon v. Providential Insurance (open ONLY to U.S. Residents)
In this study, we are interested in learning about how people evaluate law cases. You will be asked to read a case and to make ratings answer questions associated with the case. By participating, you are automatically entered into a lottery for $200! The odds of winning are 1/200. (Temporarily Offline)

Match-Up Game (open to U.S. residents who are native English speakers only)
In this study, we are interested in how people categorize various sorts of situations. You will be given a webpage which contains a list of psychological situations and asked to sort them based on how similar they are to each other. This study takes less than an hour and you are automatically entered into a lottery for $200. The odds of winning are 1/200.(Temporarily Offline)

Love and Money (open to U.S. residents only)
In this study, we are interested in how people think about other people and abstract issues involved in legal cases. Participants read a series of unrelated stories about people involved in relationships and legal disputes and then play the role of judge and come to a verdict regarding one of the legal cases. This study takes less than an hour and you are automatically entered into a lottery for $200! The odds of winning are 1/200. (Temporarily Offline)

What Would You Do With $500?(open to U.S. residents only)
In this study, you will participate in aconsumer behavior survey. This study takes less than 20 minutes and you are automaticallyentered into a lottery for $200. The odds of winning are 1/200. (Temporarily Offline)

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Social Psychology Online Experiments, please contact uscpsycexp@yahoo.com