Undergraduate Research Participant Pool

Welcome Summer 2019  Psychology 1010.06 Students

The URPP gives students the opportunity to earn up to 4% toward their PSYC 1010 grade. Specifically, students can earn 4% by completing 6 URPP credit by participating in psychological research at York University. Each 30 minute of research participation is given 0.5 URPP credits.

We offer both online and in-lab studies.  All in-lab studies will be granted an additional 0.5 credit (e.g., 30 minute in-lab study = 1.0 URPP credits).

To understand how the URPP works, read the URPP student handout.  Contact us by  email URPP  with any questions.

View video below to learn more about the value of participating in the URPP.

Read SONA System Manual for students. Please note that not all features mentioned in this document have been enabled for the URPP.

View video below of SONA system manual. Please note that not all features mentioned in this video have been enabled for the URPP.

For more information about how the grading system works please read  URPP student handout


After  August 1st, 2019  there can be no corrections made to a student's URPP participation credits or that portion of a student's  PSYC 1010.06 final grade.

  • Summer Term Begins:  April 29th 2019

  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  May 30th 2019

  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline:  July 22nd 2019

  • Last day to participate in Research: July 29th 2019

  • Appeals Week: July 29th– August 1st 2019

Paper Stream Option

Paper Stream Requirements:

Instead of participating in research, students will be required to read a research article assigned by the URPP and write a 5-page, double-spaced, typed review of the study reported in the article in your own words.

Your paper will be marked out of 8 for a total of 4%. If you want to participation in the paper stream, you must email us by, May 30th, 2019Instructions will be provided via email to students who elect to participate in the Paper Stream Option after the sign-up deadline

Papers must be submitted by the Paper Stream deadline applicable to your section of PSYC 1010. Anything received later than that will not be accepted.

The paper must:

  • Detail the key issues.

  • Clearly state the purpose of the article and of each study.

  • Describe the basic methodology used in each study.

  • Summarize the results and conclusions.

  • Critique the article/studies (point out strengths and weaknesses) and provide suggestions for future research. These should be your own ideas and should not be taken directly from the article.

If you quote directly from a source please cite the source appropriately in APA format. That being said, there should be little or no need for you to quote directly from the source and multiple quotations will not be accepted as a substitute for summarizing and critiquing the article in your own words.

Plagiarism is a serious academic offence and will result in a grade of 0. For information on plagiarism and how to avoid it click here.


URPP Information for Researchers