What is behavioral research?
Behavioral research is the umbrella term for experimental studies on human behavior in multiple contexts, such as consumer behavior, economic incentives, and group behavior.
When are studies offered?
Studies are offered daily at Harvard Business School and online (as available). Sessions have run from 9am to 6:30pm, and we plan to host more nights and weekend studies.
What will I be asked to do?
Many online and lab experiments ask computer-based questions on a range of topics that affect preferences, emotions, and beliefs. You may be asked to evaluate a product, perform a decision task, or interact with other participants in an economic simulation. Often you will perform a combination of both computer-based tasks and interactive activities, such as a team exercise or negotiation.
How many times can I participate?
Participants may sign-up as often as studies are available. 90-minute bundles run on a consistent schedule (Tues/Thurs semi-monthly) and pay $25, plus bonuses. Individual studies are available online and in the lab on a weekly basis.
How much money can I make?
Compensation ranges from $15-25, and has been as much as $35 after bonuses. Payment depends on whether the study session is 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Giveaway items and food/snacks may also be available.