Participant Information

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be a UCSD student to participate in the Rady Behavioral Lab studies?

No, you do not need to be a UCSD student to participate. In fact you do not need to be associated with UCSD in any way. We are always looking for participants willing to take part in our studies.

Will I get paid for participating in experiments?

Participants are compensated for taking part in our experiments in various ways. Depending on the experiment, participants may receive class credit, they may be paid a certain amount of money, they may be paid based on their performance on a task or they may be entered in a raffle to win a prize. The compensation scheme for each experiment is provided with the experiment description.

How do I register in the Rady Behavioral Lab subject pool?

To register in the paid Rady Behavioral Lab subject pool you need to create an account on SONA. You will need a valid e-mail address to create this account.

To register for class credit studies, you need to create a Sona account here.

Are my answers confidential?

Absolutely! All answers submitted to us will be kept confidential. Responses will never be associated with the specific login or participant. We will never know which answers are yours.

Can I participate in an experiment more than once?

Most of our experiments can only be taken once. There are some exceptions. Each experiment will be labeled according to whether or not it can be repeated.

Is there an age requirement for participation?

You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in our experiments.

How can I learn more about an experiment?

Please e-mail with any questions or concerns about our paid experiments. E-mail for questions about class credit experiments. We will try our best to give you the information you are looking for.

How do I unsubscribe from the Rady Lab?

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