Experimental Social Science Laboratory

at University of California Berkeley


Welcome to 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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Announcements

General:

  • Current studies listed on SONA are remote and/or virtual via Zoom. More information here.
  • The Xlab is open for in-person studies. However, many of our studies remain virtual. Check out our safety protocols for in-person studies and our SONA website for more information.
  • The Xlab/Behavioral Lab SONA website is now also home to the Psychology Department Paid studies.
  • The Xlab is located in Thomas J. Long Business Library, Room S260. For a campus map and directions for future in person studies, please visit our Connect page.
  • 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.
  • Come talk to the Xlab team at one of our recruiting events! See where we'll be.
  • Researchers:

  • ATTENTION: New category for exempt review. To see if you qualify, please read more information here.
  • The Xlab is open for conducting Virtual Studies. Please visit our page on how to conduct virtual studies at Xlab for more information.
  • The Xlab is for in-person experiments. Please consider running a study with us, either in-person or virtually.

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    For Researchers

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