CESSP is currently recruiting non-student participants from a broad range of backgrounds (in terms of age, ethnicity, gender and professional activity) to be part of its “subject pool”, which is a database of people potentially interested in participating in research. No particular knowledge in any discipline of social sciences is required to participate. Depending on the study, the benefits of participating in academic research may include:

  • Financial compensation
  • Gift cards to stores or restaurants
  • Door Prizes like iPads or other electronics

The main features of a typical social experiment are:

  • Experiments last between 30 and 60 minutes
  • Convenient hours
  • Participants play games, participate in mock scenarios on a computer, or fill in political and demographic questionnaires.

All the experimental data we collect is anonymous and remains strictly confidential. All subjects enjoy the rights guaranteed by Rutgers’ Internal Review Board.

Experiments are either carried out via the Internet or in the Woodlawn Carriage House lab, a state-of-the-art computer lab located near Neilson Dining Hall and the Eagleton/Woodlawn Mansion on Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Please click here for directions.

If you are interested in helping scholars collect academic data by serving as a research participant, you can register to be part of the subject pool. Please send your contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration does not involve commitment to participate to the experiments. Registered participants simply receive e-mails informing them of upcoming experiments and may or may not sign up for experiments.