Your course requirement for research
Learning how psychologists do research is an important part of your course requirements. The best way to learn is to get hands-on experience through participating in active research studies. In an effort to provide students a complete exposure to the science of psychology, PSYCH 1100 students are required to earn credits of research studies. Please be aware that according to University regulations, you must be 18 years of age or older in order to participate in research experiments. Therefore, if you are under 18, you should consult with your instructor on the requirement.
The rest of this page explains how to fulfill this requirement by participating in research, and what you should learn from this experience. Your instructor and syllabus will explain how this credit influences your course grade.
Learn about psychological research by participating in research
The researcher will explain the purpose of each study to you. Following your participation, the researcher will explain how the data from the participants will be used to test hypotheses. You should feel free to ask questions of the researcher so that you understand why the researcher asked you to do particular tasks, what kind of data the researcher collected, and what the researcher hopes to learn from the data.