Participate in Research

Would you like to participate in research about cognition and mental health? The CoPE Lab at Brandeis University, directed by Dr. Hannah Snyder, is currently looking for people who would like to volunteer as research participants for various psychology studies.

For College Students Ages 18–23

Friendship and Empathy Study

Posted: April 4, 2018

We are currently seeking full-time undergraduate students, who speak English fluently, and are between the ages of 18-23. Participation involves: a 2.5 to 3 hour on-campus lab visit. During the lab visit, you will complete individual thought tasks and friendship conversation tasks, a mental health interview, heart and brainwave measurements and questionnaires.

You will receive 3 'Research Familiarization Credits' for either PSYC 10A 1 or PSYC 51A 1 OR $30 for your time.

For more information and to sign up for the study, fill out the following form.

First-year Transition Study

Posted: February 1, 2019

We are currently seeking full-time, first-year, undergraduate students. Participation involves completing online questionnaires (~30-35min to complete) once-a-month throughout the first-year of your undergraduate. 

You will be compensated up to $50 for your time.

For more information and to sign up for the study, fill out the following form.

If you have any questions about the research being conducted or your participation in the research, feel free to contact the researchers at or 781-736-3376.

If you have any questions about your rights as a subject in this research, would like to speak with someone other than the researchers about concerns you have about the study, or in the event the researchers cannot be reached, please contact the Brandeis University IRB (the University's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects) at 781-736-8133 or