Experimental Social Science Laboratory

at University of California Berkeley


  • Come talk to the Xlab team at recruitment tabling! See where we'll be.
  • The Xlab has moved from Hearst Gym to Haas School of Business. We are located in Thomas J. Long Business Library, Room S260. For a campus map and direction, please visit our Connect page.
  • The Xlab/Behavioral Lab SONA website is now also home to the Psychology Department Paid studies.
    Participants: Please be aware that different labs operate under different rules, policies and procedures. Please refer to their websites to be informed and take careful note of the location when signing up for experiments: Behavioral Lab website, Psychology website.
  • ATTENTION RESEARCHERS: New category for exempt review. To see if you qualify, please read more information here.

What is the Xlab?

The Xlab is short for the Experimental Social Science Laboratory.
Xlab conducts behavioral and social decision-making experiments. All UC Berkeley students and staff are eligible to participate in Xlab studies and receive compensation that averages $20 an hour.

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