PSYC 110 Subject Pool and Research Requirement Frequently Asked Questions
Response: All PSYC 110 students must complete two (2) credits worth of research participation as part of the course/departmental requirements for Fundamentals of Psychology.
Response: You may (1) participate in approved research studies, (2) attend Reading & Writing sessions, or (3) attend department-approved colloquia. Details can be found on the PSYC 110 Subject Pool website.
Response: Signups for research studies, the Reading & Writing sessions, and colloquia will be posted on the Subject Pool Bulletin Board, which is located on the second floor of Alumni Memorial Hall (AMH), near the restrooms.
Response: See #3. Here is a link to a map of the University of Scranton to find Alumni Memorial Hall.
Response: No. Please do not contact psychology department faculty members, the subject pool, or your PSYC 110 instructors to sign-up for anything.
Response: Appointment times for studies and Reading & Writing sessions will vary from week to week. The best thing to do would be to check back periodically.
Response: No. If someone needs to cancel their appointment, in order to preserve fairness that appointment must become available to all students. That is, everyone must have an equal chance of signing up for the cancelled appointment. If you show up for a session that your friend cannot make, you will be turned away.
Response: Generally no, and it is the student’s responsibility to know which experiments they completed. You can, of course, participate in the Reading & Writing sessions more than once.
Response: On the PSYC 110 Subject Pool website there is a link in the navigation bar to a spreadsheet where you can check your progress. You can look up how many credits you have completed based on the last four digits of your Royal ID number, your PSYC 110 class section number, and your PSYC 110 instructor.
Response: Faculty and student researchers try to enter credits for those students who participated in a study or the Reading & Writing sessions as often as possible. This way the number of credits that you have earned is up to date on the website. However, for some large-group survey studies (especially online studies), it is difficult and time-consuming to enter credits for students on a daily basis; hence, those researchers may enter credits only once or twice per semester. Please be patient. If you have completed both of your credits you will be credited; it may simply take time for the faculty to get your credits entered. If you do have a concern the best thing to do is to contact the faculty investigator for the study.
Response: This means that you still have to complete 0.5 credits toward the Research requirement. Also, see #8.
Response: This means that you have completed the two credits needed for the Research Requirement and you also completed a few extra credits. For example, you may have completed a study that was worth 1.5 credits and another study that was worth 1.0 credits.
Response: You can participate in the Reading & Writing sessions or attend colloquium events if you are under 18, or you can petition the subject pool to complete the Research Requirement by writing article summaries. Information about petitioning the subject pool to complete the research requirement by writing article summaries can be found in the student guidelines on the website, and you must send an email, which states your case, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Response: This is related to non-traditional students, students who work full time, continuing education students, students who care for children or family members, or students who are still in high school. In these cases you can petition the subject pool to complete the Research Requirement by writing article summaries. Information about petitioning the subject pool to complete the research requirement by writing article summaries can be found in the student guidelines on the website, and you must send an email, which states your case, to email@example.com
Response: Contact the researcher directly and discuss the situation. If they definitely did not show up, you will be credited.
Response: At the end of the semester the subject pool will generate a report that is sent to each PSYC 110 instructor. This report provides information on who did and who did not complete the Research Requirement.
Response: Contact the researcher or the individual who is in charge of whatever you signed up for. Contact information should be listed on a reminder tag that you should have taken when you signed up for the appointment. The subject pool cannot cancel appointments for research studies.
Response: If you will be 17 for the entire semester, then you have two options: One, petition the subject pool to complete the research requirement by writing article summaries. Two, complete the research requirement by attending the reading and writing sessions.
If you will be 17 for only part of the semester (i.e., if your 18th birthday happens within the semester), you have three options: One, petition the subject pool to complete the research requirement by writing article summaries. Two, complete the research requirement by attending the reading and writing sessions. Three, you could begin by attending the reading and writing sessions, and then after you turn 18, you could begin participating in research studies.
Response: No, this is a departmental/course requirement.