Student Participants

Welcome  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 eight (8) URPP credit by participating in psychological research at York University. Each 30 minute of research participation is given 0.5 URPP credits.

The URPP  is entirely online and remote.

To understand how the URPP works, read;

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;

Contact us by  email  to URPP  with any questions.


URPP  Important  Dates

After appeals week there can be no corrections made to students’ URPP participation credits or that portion of students’ PSYC 1010.06 final grade.

F/W 2020-2021 (full year psychology course):

  • F/W term begins September 9th, 2020
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: October 19th, 2020
  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: April 5th, 2021
  • Last day to participate in URPP: April 12th, 2021
  • Appeals Week: April 13th to April 20th, 2021

Fall Term 2020 Dates:

  • Fall term begins September 9th, 2020
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: October 19th, 2020
  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: December 13th 2020
  • Last day to participate in URPP: December 15th, 2020
  • Appeals Week: December 17th to December 19th, 2020

Winter Term 2021 Dates:

  • Winter term begins January 11th, 2021
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: February 15th, 2021
  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: April 5th, 2021
  • Last day to participate in URPP: April 12th, 2021
  • Appeals Week: April 13th to April 20th, 2021

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 subject to grading by URPP Teaching Assistants. Thus, completing paper stream option does not guarantee you will receive the full 4% grade,whereas completing research participation credits does. If you want to participate in the paper stream option email us no later than following;

Paper Stream Option Important Dates: 

  • F/W term: October 19th, 2020
  • Fall term: October 19th, 2020
  • Winter term: February 15th, 2021

Detailed instructions and a grading rubric will be provided via email to students who elect to participate in the Paper Stream Option.

Papers must be submitted by the Paper Stream deadline applicable to your section of PSYC 1010. Anything received later t will not be accepted. This policy is strictly enforced

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.

Contact us by  email URPP  with any questions.


 

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