We are always looking for individuals and couples to participate in Higgins Lab research! Our studies typically take place at Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus on the Upper West Side. Please see below for a list of current studies.


Are you and your romantic partner looking for a little extra cash?
Make $30 together in 1 hour!

To participate you and your partner has to be:
-Romantically involved AND living together for 6+ months
-Both willing to participate
-Native English-speakers
-18 or older

What do you have to do?
1 hr laboratory session on CU campus, where you will fill out questionnaires and have a recorded conversation.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this screening questionnaire. If eligible, you will receive a code at the end of the questionnaire. To schedule your session, please email this code to couplesstudy1@psych.columbia.edu.


Bring your significant other to the lab!
You and your partner can make $50 ($25 each) in cash and enter a lottery to win an extra $100.

– Part 1: 25-min online pre-survey
– Part 2: 1-hour lab session, where you and your partner will: fill out questionnaires; taste, touch, and view various objects; and have a recorded conversation
– Part 3: 15-min in-lab follow-up session
– Part 4: 20-min online post-survey

To participate, you and your partner must be:
– 22 or older
– Romantically involved for 1+ years
– Native English speakers
– Willing to participate

If you are interested in participating, please complete this screening questionnaire. If eligible, you will receive a code at the end of the questionnaire. To schedule your session, please email this code to couplesstudy2@psych.columbia.edu.

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