Psychology 1100

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.

To register as a Participant in the system you will need to self-register. In order to self-register, click the REQUEST AN ACCOUNT link at your site's main page to request an account. Enter the information requested. Your email should be the one issued by OSU. You will also select the class that you are currently enrolled in upon registration in order to receive participation credits towards a particular class. You will be able to change the allocation of credits to courses throughout the semester. After pressing “Request Account”, an email will be sent to you with your username and a temporary password to login to the system. Once you have used that information to login to the Sona website, you should change the password to something unique that you will be able to remember. If you have lost (or don't know) your password, simply enter your email in the Retrieve Password field.

Your password will be sent to your email address.