Psychology Research Participation

The primary goals of a university are to provide an educational experience for its students while advancing knowledge through research. The Psychology Department is committed to each of these goals and believes that one important aspect of your educational experience in psychology is to learn, preferably through direct experience, how psychological research is conducted.

Thus, the Department requires that students in the introductory psychology course (PSY 1010) gain research experience in one of the ways outlined below. Any of the three (3) alternatives provided are acceptable; however, by serving as a participant in research (Alternative 1), you will learn about research projects and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. It is often only through research with human subjects that important questions about human behavior can be answered. 


Ways to Meet the Requirements

Consequences of Not Meeting the Requirements

Rights of the Students Relative to the Requirements 

A copy of these instructions is available as a .pdf document here.