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Penn State: (814) 865-4773

Clemson: (864) 916-6220


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Want to Participate in a Research Study?

We are currently recruiting in the State College area for the Everyday Function Intervention Trial (EFIT)


EFIT will examine how playing different types of brain games affect cognition and everyday life. This study will be conducted with the use of a study-provided laptop and mobile phone and is done in the comfort of your own home! The study will take 6 months and will include activities such as questionnaires, games, and tasks done on the study laptop and phone. There is the opportunity to earn up to $230 for your participation.

Please call us at (814) 865-4773 if you are interested or have any questions.

In Clemson, SC,  we are currently recruiting for the Preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT) and the Elucidating the Necessary Active Components of Training (ENACT) Trials


The goal of PACT is to determine if computerized training exercises can reduce the risk of dementia. If you qualify to help, you will complete 3 study visits lasting no more than 2 hours each at the SHAARP lab, and 45 one-hour sessions on your own, in your own home, over the next 3 years. 

For ENACT we are investigating the particular components of successful computerized training exercises for maintaining brain health and everyday functioning. If you qualify, participation in this study will last 5 to 9 months, and you will be provided a smartphone and laptop to complete all study-related activities. There is an opportunity to earn up to $260 for participating in this research. 

Please call us at (864) 916-6220 if you are interested or have any questions about PACT or ENACT. 

Please check back for future study opportunities and thank you for your support and continued interest!


Want to Become Part of the SHAARP Research Lab?

We are currently accepting applications for new volunteer Undergraduate Research Assistants at Clemson. As a SHAARP Lab Research Assistant, you will have the opportunity to enhance your resume or graduate school application with meaningful experiences as an integral member of a dynamic research team. Our Research Assistants participate in many aspects of research such as participant recruitment, data collection, management, and analysis, as well as presentations and publications. A basic knowledge of research methods is helpful, but not required for consideration. A desire to learn and adhere to the standards of high-quality research is mandatory. Successful candidates must commit to a minimum of 2 semesters and 8 hours per week. There are also multiple options for receiving credit for working in the lab including PSYC 4970 or a Creative Inquiry Project. If interested, please submit your CV and completed application to Dr. Phillips.

We are also interested in Graduate Research Assistants at Clemson. Our graduate programs in Psychology provides a supportive environment with exceptional resources.  Further information can be found on the Clemson Graduate Program website. You are also welcome to contact Dr. Phillips if you would like further information regarding becoming a Graduate Research Assistant in the SHAARP lab.


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