Information for Adult Participants

Before signing up for a study please be sure to review the study requirements. Many of our studies require that English be your only fluent language, and that you have normal hearing.

If you are scheduled to participate in one of our studies, you can find our lab in the basement of Spence Labs of Psychology (it's the building attached to Seashore Hall), in room B1. Enter through the Iowa Avenue entrance and look for the door to your left left, just before the stairwell, labelled "MACLAB". If the door is locked, please, use the intercom device to let us know you arrived. If the doors to the main entrance are locked, please, give us a call at (319) 335-0692 and we will come and let you in. If you cannot make it to an appointment, please let us know.

If you are scheduled to participate in one of our studies as part of your Elementary Psychology or Research Methods in Psychology course requirement, you can use the SONA system to check the day and time for your appointment. If you can't make it to an appointment, please use the SONA system to cancel your sign-up.

Arriving on time or early will ensure that you are finished with your study during the alloted time. Making this easy for both you and the other students who are signed up for studies after you. When you arrive, please remember to turn off your cell phone.

Information for Parents and Children

Useful info for our young participants and their parents/guardians can be found here .

Our locations

Spence Laboratories of Psychology Location

Spence Lab Map

The majority of our studies take place at our main laboratory in the department of psychology. This facility is located in the basement of the Spence Labs of Psychology, in rooms B1-B16. The Spence Labs attached to Seashore Hall (the main Psychology building), and are conveniently located on Iowa Ave, in downtown Iowa City. Parking is available across the street in the city lot.

Seashore Hall Location


If you are scheduled to participate in an electroencephalographical (EEG) study then your appointment will take place in E311 SSH. To get there enter SSH and take the east wing elevator to the 3rd floor. After exiting the elevator, E311 is behind the second door on the left. Parking is available across the street in the city lot.

Unversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Laboratory


A number of child and adolescent studies take place in laboratory facilities located in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. These facilities are located in room C222 in the General hospital building. Parking is available in Hospital Ramp #1, and subjects will be reimbursed if they park in this ramp. The lab can be reached be entering at the Radiation/Oncology entrance (across from the ramp), taking the stairs up 1 floor and continuing down the hall (left out of the stairwell or elevator).