RESEARCH PROJECT RESERVATION SYSTEM
This Web page allows researchers to post their research studies and students to participate in these studies.
Currently, only Department of Psychology and Neuroscience faculty members, as well as NSU undergraduate students in PSYC 4800 (Practicum in Psychological Research), may post research studies here.
Note to PSYC 1020 Students: This course includes a research experience requirement that is meant to expose you to a wide variety of psychology research either through participation, ethics training, and/or reading the literature. This requirement is worth 5% of your final class grade. You may complete this requirement by participating in the experiments listed here (1 hour per 1% credit) or by fulfilling the alternative assignment (refer to your instructor for details). Any PSYC 1020 students who are not at least 18 years of age should complete the alternative assignment rather than a research study.
Make Reservation Students, login here to make a reservation to participate in a research project. Before making a reservation, please follow these instructions for using the SONA system:
- Go to the SONA homepage.
- Sign up for free account.
- Sign in to your professor's section. (Make sure it's the right section. Some professors teach multiple sections of the same class.)
- Begin signing up for studies.
Note that the last day to participate in a research study for credit will be at 11:59 p.m. on the Friday of the last week of classes (before finals week).
Directions for Students Planning to Complete the Alternative Assignment
There are two alternative assignment options for earning research credit. Completing the CITI training earns 2 research credits and the research paper alternative assignment earns one credit per paper. You may complete a combination of the CITI training and three research papers or complete five research papers to earn the required research credit.
Information for the CITI Training Alternative Assignment
- Go to www.citiprogram.org.
- Click on "Register."
- Participating Institutions: Choose "Nova Southeastern University."
- Click on "Continue to Step 2."
- Enter your name and email.
- Click on "Continue to Step 3."
- Create a username, password, security question, and security answer.
- Click on "Continue to Step 4."
- Enter country of residence (US or USA).
- Click on "Continue to Step 5."
- Answer questions.
- Click on "Continue to Step 6."
- Answer questions
o Institutional email address (NSU email address)
o Highest degree
o Department = Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
o Role in research = “Student Researcher – Undergraduate”
o Office phone = your cell phone number
o What is Your Area of Research = “Social & Behavioral Investigator Course Only”
o Click on “Continue to Step 7”
- What area of research are you working?
o Select “Human Research (IRB Required Program)”
o Click “Next”
- Select the group appropriate to your research activities.
o Select “Group 2: Social- Behavioral-Educational (Non-HPD) Researchers”
o Click “Next”
- Click “Finalize Registration”
- To start the course, click on “Group 2: Social-Behavioral-Educational (Non-HPD) Researchers"
For 2 hours of research participation credit, you must complete all training modules with an average score of at least 80% on all quizzes. If you have any questions, you may contact the Research Participant Pool Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Research Participant Pool" in the subject of your email, and be aware that, due to the high volume of requests received, you may have to wait up to three days for a reply.
Note that the last day to turn in CITI Training for credit will be at noon on the last day of classes (not final exam).” and change it to: “Note that the last day to turn in CITI Training for credit will be on your last day of classes (not final exam).
Information for the Research Paper Alternative Assignment
You will choose an article from an approved journal and write-up a 1–2 page analysis of the paper. One article analysis equals 1 hour of research credit; you may earn up to 5 credits by writing up to 5 article analyses. You must answer the following questions in the body of your paper:
- What is the topic of the article?
- What kind of research has been done on the topic before the current study?
- What type of research design was used in this study? How do you know?
- Who were the participants in studies? What did they do? Make sure to distinguish between studies.
- What was the independent (manipulated) variable? Make sure to distinguish between studies.
- What was the dependent (measured) variable? Again, make sure to distinguish between studies.
- How did what the researchers manipulated affect what they measured? That is, what were the results of the study (use non-technical language here)?
- What do the results mean?
Do not simply provide a list of the answers but discuss the answers to these questions in the body of your paper along with an overall analysis of the research.
You must select empirical journal articles. The following journals are acceptable:
- American Journal of Psychology
- Behavior Therapy
- Child Development
- Cognition and Emotion
- Cognitive Psychology
- Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience
- Developmental Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Journal of Abnormal Psychology
- Journal of Animal Behavior
- Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
- Journal of Applied Psychology
- Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology
- Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
- Journal of Counseling Psychology
- Journal of Educational Psychology
- Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
- Journal of Experimental Psychology
- Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes
- Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
- Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory/Learning
- Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
- Journal of Health Psychology
- Journal of Individual Differences
- Journal of Personality
- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
- Journal of Psychology
- Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
- Journal of Social Behavior and Personality
- Journal of Social Relationships
- Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior
- Learning and Behavior
- Memory and Cognition
- Perception and Psychophysics
- Perceptual and Motor Skills
- Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
- Professional Psychology
- Psychology and Aging
- Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
- Social Psychology Quarterly
Note that the last day to turn in a research paper for credit will be 3 weeks from the last day of classes (not final exam).
Turning in Alternative Assignments
If you complete the alternative assignments, you must notify your professor that you have all modules of online training (worth 2 hours of research credit) by providing a copy of the certificate of completion and/or submitting your papers (worth 1 hour each) to your professor at his/her NSU email address.