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.