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The Woodlawn Carriage House lab, is located between the Neilson Dining Hall and the Eagleton/Woodlawn Mansion on Rutgers’ Cook/Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, NJ.

GPS and Google Maps locate our address incorrectly. Below are accurate directions to Eagleton from various points.

Carriage HouseFROM U.S. ROUTE 1 SOUTHBOUND: Shortly after crossing the Raritan River, you will go under one overpass and pass Sears. BEFORE the next overpass, take the first exit marked Ryders Lane, in the direction of New Brunswick. You will go through one traffic light, following Ryders Lane as it makes a sharp curve to the left; shortly afterward, you will see a sign for Eagleton Institute/Wood Lawn. Turn left into the driveway at the sign. Turn right in front of the building, a large white mansion, for parking. Walk to the CESPP, located behind and to the left of the Eagleton Mansion, in the Woodlawn Carriage House, a red brick building with a large porch. CESPP is on the second floor of the Woodlawn Carriage House.


FROM U.S. ROUTE 1 NORTHBOUND: Shortly beyond the exits for Route 130 and for College Farm Road, take the second Ryders Lane exit, which is marked New Brunswick. Go through the traffic light, following Ryders Lane as it makes a sharp curve to the left; shortly afterward, you will see a sign for Eagleton Institute/Wood Lawn. Turn left into the driveway at the sign. Walk to the CESPP, located behind and to the left of the Eagleton Mansion, in the Woodlawn Carriage House, a red brick building with a large porch. CESPP is on the second floor of the Woodlawn Carriage House.
 

FROM THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE: Take Exit 9 and stay right after the toll booths to get onto Route 18 northbound. Stay in the center lane on Route 18 to avoid being forced onto Route 1 N. After the light at Paulus Blvd, when road divides, stay to the right for local exits. Once in the local lanes, take first exit on left marked "172 - Cook/Douglass." Turn left at the green arrow light onto George Street. Stay in left lane. After the next light, follow road straight ahead and go halfway around the small circle onto Ryders Lane. The sign and driveway for the Eagleton Institute will be directly ahead at the curve in the road. Wood Lawn, a large white mansion, will be up the driveway on the right. Parking is available in front of the building. Walk to the CESPP, located behind and to the left of the Eagleton Mansion, in the Woodlawn Carriage House, a red brick building with a large porch. CESPP is on the second floor of the Woodlawn Carriage House. 


FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (points north): Take the exit for Route 1 south and follow directions above from Route 1, or take the exit for the New Jersey Turnpike and follow directions above from the Turnpike.
 

FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY (coming from the Shore and points south): Take the Parkway to Exit 105 for Route 18 North (towards New Brunswick). Follow Route 18 past the Turnpike. Exit onto Route 1 South (toward Trenton). You will pass Sears and two restaurants. Before the next overpass, take the first Ryders Lane exit (toward New Brunswick). You will go through one traffic light, following Ryders Lane as it makes a sharp curve to the left; shortly afterward, you will see a sign for Eagleton Institute/Wood Lawn. Turn left into the driveway at the sign. Turn right in front of the building, a large white mansion, for parking. Walk to the CESPP, located behind and to the left of the Eagleton Mansion, in the Woodlawn Carriage House, a red brick building with a large porch. CESPP is on the second floor of the Woodlawn Carriage House.


FROM ROUTE 287: Take the exit for Easton Avenue/New Brunswick. Follow Easton Avenue until it ends at the New Brunswick train station; turn left at the traffic light there onto Albany Street. Go 1 block to the traffic light at George Street; turn right there. Follow George Street to the Douglass College campus; shortly after the light at Nichol Avenue, as George Street begins to curve left at the small roundabout, bear right onto Ryders Lane. The driveway for the Eagleton Institute of Politics will be directly ahead of you . Turn right in front of the building, a large white mansion, for parking. Walk to the CESPP, located behind and to the left of the Eagleton Mansion, in the Woodlawn Carriage House, a red brick building with a large porch. CESPP is on the second floor of the Woodlawn Carriage House.
 

BY TRAIN: New Jersey Transit trains running between Trenton and Penn Station/New York stop at the New Brunswick station at least hourly, with more frequent service during rush hour. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor trains (traveling between Washington and Boston) generally do not stop in New Brunswick, but one can transfer at Trenton (coming from the south) or New York (coming from the north) to a New Jersey Transit local, or take Amtrak to Metropark (Iselin, NJ). Cabs are generally available at both the New Brunswick and Metropark stations. (For schedules, call New Jersey Transit at (800) 772-2222 (from New Jersey) or (973) 762-5100 (from out of state) or visit the New Jersey Transit web site here.

People

Faculty:

Richard R. Lau, Professor (Department of Political Science) and Director of CESPP

David R. Redlawsk, Professor (Department of Political Science) and
Director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Geoffrey P.R. Wallace, Assistant Professor (Department of Political Science) and
Associate Director of CESPP

Affiliated Faculty:

Jorge Bravo, Assistant Professor

Graduate Students:

Kyle Morgan, PhD student (Department of Political Science)

Welcome to the Center for the Experimental Study of Politics and Psychology (CESPP) at Rutgers!

Walt Whitman

CESPP is directed by Dr. Richard R. Lau, Professor in the Department of Political Science. 

The mission of the CESPP is to promote experimental research in Political Science and other disciplines, and in particular to advance scholarly understanding of decision-making and voting behavior. 

To accomplish this goal the CESPP offers “how to” workshops during the semester, and a state-of the art laboratory facility for conducting research. 

The Center's experimental lab is located on the second floor of the Woodlawn Carriage House on Cook/Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. The laboratory is equipped with 20 workstations and a supervisor desk. The lab can support a wide range of experiments, including survey, psychology, process-tracing, and behavioral economic experiments. 

We are currently building a subject pool consisting of non-student adults who live in the New Brunswick and Highland Park area. To find out more, please click here.

Experiments

CESSP is currently recruiting non-student participants from a broad range of backgrounds (in terms of age, ethnicity, gender and professional activity) to be part of its “subject pool”, which is a database of people potentially interested in participating in research. No particular knowledge in any discipline of social sciences is required to participate. Depending on the study, the benefits of participating in academic research may include:

  • Financial compensation
  • Gift cards to stores or restaurants
  • Door Prizes like iPads or other electronics

The main features of a typical social experiment are:

  • Experiments last between 30 and 60 minutes
  • Convenient hours
  • Participants play games, participate in mock scenarios on a computer, or fill in political and demographic questionnaires.

All the experimental data we collect is anonymous and remains strictly confidential. All subjects enjoy the rights guaranteed by Rutgers’ Internal Review Board.

Experiments are either carried out via the Internet or in the Woodlawn Carriage House lab, a state-of-the-art computer lab located near Neilson Dining Hall and the Eagleton/Woodlawn Mansion on Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Please click here for directions.

If you are interested in helping scholars collect academic data by serving as a research participant, you can register to be part of the subject pool. Please send your contact information to mkleinb@rci.rutgers.edu.

Registration does not involve commitment to participate to the experiments. Registered participants simply receive e-mails informing them of upcoming experiments and may or may not sign up for experiments. 

Contact Us

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Hickman Hall
89 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ  08901

P  848-932-9283
F  732-932-7170