Research Pool

Instructions

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Questions?

Coordinator: Lisa Jackson 
sjsuspc@yahoo.com

 

 Accessing the online system:

Login at: http://sjsu.sona-systems.com/

This research experience is not only required by the department as part of the Psychology 1 curriculum, but if you participate willingly, you will learn a great deal about how psychology works. Who knows, you may like what you see and become a psychology researcher!

  • You have a total of 4 hours to complete. 3.5 hours still earns you an incomplete.
  • You can participate in each experiment only once.
  • If you cannot show up at your appointment, you must inform your 24-hours in advance researcher!
  • Write down the time, day, room number, experiment number, researcher name, and researcher contact info when you sign up.
  • Show up on time. Be respectful to the researchers. Follow their directions and guidelines.
  • Do not ask to do the Alternative Assignment after the deadline to complete your hours.
  • Do not wait until the last couple of weeks to complete this assignment!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I do a combination of Research Studies and Alternative Assignments?
A: Yes!

Q: Are all the studies held campus?
A: It depends on the study. Most will be on campus, but we do have studies off campus from time to time. Online studies are also available.

Q: How long are the studies?
A: The credit hours will be listed on the studies page. The research study credit hours are in 30 minute increments. Hence, there are studies that give you 30 mins, 1 hour, 1.5 hours, etc. Studies typically last 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Q: What kinds of studies are available?
A: The research pool is open to all professors and students conducting psychological research. Thus, experiments represent various fields in psychology from social attitudes to human factors