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 Summer  2020 term will run entirely online and remote.

To understand how the URPP works, read the URPP STUDENT HANDOUT  2020

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  2020. Contact us by  email  to URPP  with any questions.


After August 19th, 2020 there can be no corrections made to  students’ URPP participation credits or that portion of  students’  PSYC 1010.06 final grade.

    • SU 2020 term begins: May 11th, 2020
    • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: June 1st, 2020
    • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: August 5th, 2020
    • Last day to participate in URPP: August 12th, 2020
    • Appeals Week: August 13th – August 19th, 2020

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 Sign-up Deadline: June 1st, 2020

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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