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Psychology Research Studies

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Please note that the subject pool closes on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Your instructor may have an earlier deadline for their class. You must adhere to their specific guidelines regarding the last date you may apply research credits in their class, as well as the number of class points each research credit is worth

Disclaimer: Information on these web pages regarding research credit in the Psychology Department pertains only to classes in which participation is required for course completion or if the instructor has decided to make research participation for extra credit an option. In other words, please note that not all classes offered through the Psychology Department offer course credit for participation in research studies. To determine if your class is one in which this option is available please check the course syllabus.


The pursuit of psychological knowledge is an important enterprise. Such pursuits are viewed as educational for the researchers conducting the investigations and the participants involved in the research. As a potential student participant, you will gain firsthand experience of what the experimental phase of the research process is like. Experiences will vary depending on which projects you participate. For some courses, you may receive credit either as a part of your grade or extra credit for participating in research as a research participant.

As a research participant, you should know that you have certain rights. All participation should be considered voluntary. You should never feel coerced into participating in any one study. Because participation is voluntary, you have a right to withdraw from a study at any time. However, if you sign up for a study and decide not to participate, you must notify the investigator of the study for which you have signed up prior to the experimental session. As a research participant, you should be fully informed about the research and you should grant consent. Your participation in any one study should be viewed as confidential. The only people who will know that you are a research subject are members of the research team. No information about you, or provided by you during the research, will be disclosed to others without your written permission, except if necessary to protect your rights or if required by law.

Current Studies
Click on the link below to go to a description of the current research projects:

Department of Psychology Current Studies

Please Note: You must create an account before you can use Sona Systems. Please follow the Getting Started instructions on the Information for Students page. If you would rather participate in an alternative assignment, please follow the instructions on the Alternative Assignments page.

Contact Information
Questions and concerns about research participation credit should be directed to the subject pool administrator. Please be patient if you are waiting for a response via email.

Subject Pool Administrator email:

Policy Manual
Specific information on the use of the HSP is included in the policy manual.