Volunteer Science

Streaming Video Experience Study
Rate news videos to help researchers  from Harvard, Princeton, and MIT understand the impact of different video recommendation systems.

| 15-25 mins

Team TSP
Collaborate with other participants over multiple rounds to solve a Traveling Salesperson Problem.

| 10 - 15 mins

Spotting Deepfake Videos
The MAHD Lab needs you to watch videos and tell us what you think. Some of them use artificial intelligence to create fake videos.

| 5 mins

Sentencing Advice
Algorithms are being used to recommend whether people should be given bail after being arrested for a crime. We want your assessment of whether they should be given bail.

| 5 mins

Myth or Fact?!
Is it a myth? Is it a fact?

| 30 to 40 mins

Wildcat Wells
A single-player version of our strike it rich game! You're looking for oil and helping scientists understand how people make strategic choices.

| 5 mins

Political Survey
In this research study, you will be asked a series of questions and then presented with an article that was recently in the news.  Afterwards, you will be asked a series of follow-up questions.

| 8 mins

Traveling Salesperson
FIND 2 FRIENDS and help researchers study group problem solving! You and your friends are given a map of cities and must find the shortest possible route that visits each city.

| 5 mins

Ethics of Military Technology
What do you think about how militaries use new advanced technologies?

| 15 mins

Public Goods
In this study, you must decide how many coins to put in a shared pot. The more coins in the pot, the more coins the group makes. But the profit is split equally regardless of how many coins you put in

| 5 mins

Higher Order Wildcat Wells
FIND TWO FRIENDS to participate in this multiplayer experiment on higher-order communication patterns. Wait time is up to 2 minutes to match.

| 3 mins

Reaction Time
Think fast!

| 1 min

Wildcat Wells
FIND 4 FRIENDS to participate in this multiplayer experiment on higher-order communication patterns. Waiting room is set to 2 minutes.

| 5 mins

Public Goods Multiplayer
Share your resources with other participants.

| 10 mins

Rate a Job Candidate
Take 5 minutes to rate these statements about job candidates to help us prepare our next experiment

| 5 mins

Scavenger Hunt!
Help researchers collect data on local governments across the U.S.!

| 2 mins

Posed
Play this webgame to get recommendations for what careers might be good for you. This project is funded by an NSF SBIR grant. PLAY IN CHROME for the best experience.

| 15 mins

Norms Scenario
Read this story and tell us what you think. This study will help researchers at the University of South Carolina and Northeastern University understand how people evaluate others' behavior in a variet

| 10 mins

Norms scenario video
Watch a short animation and tell us what you think about it.

| 10 mins

USA - Media and citizen participation
Media and citizen participation survey

| 5 mins

Three Cows
Can you raise the biggest cows?

| 5 mins

Greetings around the world
Tell us about the norms in your part of the world so we can study how people treat one another.

| 5 mins

Decision Problems
Randomized set of classic decision problems from behavioral economics

| 5 mins

Timed Risk-Reward
Quickly evaluate the risks and benefits of everyday things

| 5 mins


Lazer Lab

COVID-19 Panel Study
Join our panel of volunteers around the U.S. Every month we'll send you a survey about your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs to help us study the pandemic. Results are at CovidStates.org.

| 30-45 min

Coronavirus Impact Survey
The Relationships Lab at Carnegie Mellon University wants to know more about your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.

| 30 mins

Covid-19 Transition to Telework Study
Participate in this survey and help an international team of scientists study the different ways teleworking impacts us in times of crisis. 

| 10-15 mins

Keeping Healthy During COVID
This research explores the ways in which the current context of pandemic may affect people’s wellness and stress, and related health behaviors.

| 25-30 mins


Surveys

Need for Cognition
2-5 minutes

| 5 mins

Demographics
Tell us about yourself! Researchers at Volunteer Science want to know who is participating in our studies and help scientists understand how demographics are related to their personality, skills, life

| 5 mins

Narcissism Inventory
This is the Narcissism inventory for the Volunteer Science core participant study. Learn about your ego and help scientists understand narcissism around the world.

| 5 mins

Big Five Personality
Take the most studied personality survey there is! The Big Five personality inventory measures your extroversion, openness to new experiences, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and agreeableness. This i

| 5 mins

Which Band Member are You?
Take our quiz and find out! This is a playful version of the Narcissism inventory for the core participant study at Volunteer Science.

| 5 mins

Network Monitoring
How well do you network?

| 5 mins

Cognitive Reflection
0-3 minutes

| 5 mins

Random Survey
Pick one for me

| 5 mins

Revised Self-Monitoring Scale
This survey is intended to measure your ability to modify your behavior in response to others. You will be presented with a combined score after the survey has been completed.

| 5 mins

Collectivism-Individualism
3-5 minutes

| 5 mins

Reciprocity Belief
1-3 minutes

| 5 mins


Studies for Women

Twiggy Study
We are asking women ages 60-75 to respond to an online survey about body image and related feelings and behaviors.

| 35 mins

Midlife Women: Facing the age of Botox
This research explores attitudes towards and use of cosmetic procedures among midlife women.

| 25-30 mins

Over 40 and on Instagram
This research explores experiences with social media, self-perception, and appearance-related behaviors in women aged 40 years and over.

| 25-30 mins