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Psychology Department Subject Pool Information

An alternative to participation in experiments is available for those students who do not wish to participate in an experiment or for those students who have tried and failed to find an experiment that fits their schedule.

For this alternative, the student will be required to read an empirical journal article from a peer reviewed Psychology journal. The article must be approved by the student’s instructor. After approval, the student will write a 1 to 2 page, typed (double-spaced) summary of the article that includes information on what the researchers were studying, how they conducted the study, and what they found. The paper will then be turned in (along with a copy of the article) to the instructor for his/her review to determine if credit should be given. Each acceptable review paper will be worth 1 hour of Subject Pool credit. The student will be required to complete 4 papers, 1 for each of the 4 extra credit points that are required for Psychology 1030 (see your class syllabus). All of this information will be reviewed in class, but you can always see your course instructor if you need more detailed information.


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