Should I eat a cookie or an apple? What kind of health care is best for my partner? Should I invest in stocks or bonds? These days more folks than ever are over the age of 60 and making important decisions about their futures and those of their loved ones. In the Maddox Lab at the University of Texas at Austin we unearth how older adults make these decisions.
We are seeking adults aged 60-90 to help us better understand the way we think. As a participant, you will complete surveys about your daily life, computer tasks related to different methods of learning and decision-making, and brain-teasers that reveal your cognitive strengths. We then compare your results to those of our young adult population (ages 18-35). This allows us to look at differences in learning and decision-making across the lifespan. While much research to date focuses on age-related declines in learning, our lab strives to find new ways to better learning across the lifespan.
The current experiment requires a two-session commitment; however, the two days can be spread apart by as many days as needed. You will be compensated $10/hr and your parking is paid for. Help us by becoming an integral part of the flourishing research community at UT! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment or call 512-232-2883.
By: Maddox Lab at the University of Texas at Austin
Contact us at 512-232-2883