As part of the Psychology 107 course requirements, students must complete one of two research activities. You may either (1) participate in SEVEN hours of research experiments, or (2) write SEVEN research review articles. (NOTE: The specific activity for the second requirement will be determined by your Instructor.) Any combination of these two activities is acceptable. Both of these activities are research-based, and it is the belief of the Psychology Department that engaging in one of these activities is important to your understanding and appreciation of how psychologists study human behavior. FAILURE TO COMPLETE A TOTAL OF SEVEN RESEARCH HOURS WILL RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE BEING RECORDED ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT.
SUBJECT POOL DATES
Prescreen: Friday, September 1 – Friday, September 8 at 5 pm
Studies begin: Monday, September 11
Subject pool closes: Wednesday, December 6 at 5 pm
All credits must be completed by the subject pool closing date. You will not be able to access your Sona account after the subject pool is closed.
If you decide to participate in research experiments, you should know that the hours do not add points to your course grade. It is advisable that you finish your experiments early in the semester instead of waiting until the end.
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH HOURS
Please go to this website: tamupsychology.sona-systems.com. There is a link on the front page of the site to request an account. On the left margin in the maroon area, locate New User, and click on ‘Request an account here’. Fill in the slots (First Name, Last Name, and User ID….the User ID that you type in will be the same as your current NetID from your TAMU email account). Then select your course number, and click on the gray area that is labeled ‘Request Account’. You will immediately be sent an email to your TAMU email address that contains your new oassword, which you can change after your first login. It is a good idea to immediately change the new password you just received to your TAMU email password. This is because it will be easier for you to remember all semester long. See the tutorial video below for detailed instructions and additional information.
SUBJECT POOL COORDINATOR: Katie Garrison
Office Hours: by appointment
SUBJECT POOL RESEARCHERS (FACULTY & GRADUATE STUDENTS)
Please email the Subject Pool Coordinator for a researcher account. To request a study number for SONA, please email a cover page and required documentation to the Subject Pool Coordinator (email@example.com). For more information, see the general information sheet below.