IMPORTANT: Photo ID (YU-card preferable) is required to write all tests.
Tests/assignments are not returned to students, however, you can make arrangements with your
TA to view them. You will need to produce photo ID. The deadline for notifying your TA of
your wish to view any of your four tests is March 29.
Missing a Test : please see information on page 5
B) UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PARTICIPATION POOL (URPP)
There are two options: research participation or the “paper stream” option.
The Department of Psychology requires that students earn 4% of their final grade by
participating in research. This research is conducted by faculty and graduate students and has
received ethical approval. The types of studies are quite varied and some of them are on-line
while others are lab studies. This 4% is earned by participating in a total of 8 hrs (8 credits) of
research. Each hour of participation is worth 1 credit = .5%. You must participate for 4 hrs in the
fall (worth 4 credits = 2%) and participate for 4 hrs in the winter (worth 4 credits = 2%), for a
total of 8 credits worth a total of 4%. IMPORTANT: you cannot earn all 8 credits (4%) in
just one term. If you complete all 8 credits in the fall, or all 8 credits in the winter, you will
earn only 2% and NOT 4%. Also, if you earn 4.5 credits in the fall, for instance, the extra
.5 credits will NOT be carried over into the winter term. At least 1 hr in the fall term and at
least 1 hr in the winter term must be spent in a laboratory study (they cannot all be on-line
You are strongly encouraged to partake in this research. Not only does it give you the
opportunity to experience what types of studies are conducted in Psychology, but 4% can make a
difference in your letter grade! Do not wait until the last minute to participate because your
choices might be limited, and all available studies might be filled.
URPP opens on Sept. 5 and the last day to participate in the fall term is Dec. 14.
URPP opens again on Jan 3 and the last day to participate in the winter term is Apr. 4.
“Paper Stream” Option:
If you prefer not to participate in research, you can choose to participate in the “paper stream”
option instead. For this alternative, you must analyse a published psychology research report
that will be assigned to you by the URPP office, after you notify them of your preference for
this option. Depending upon the quality of your responses, you can earn up to 4% of your final
grade. IF YOU CHOOSE THIS “PAPER STREAM” OPTION, YOU MUST NOTIFY
A link to URPP information will be set up on Moodle as soon as that information becomes
available. It will provide you with instructions about how to register with URPP, important
URPP rules, as well as important dates and deadlines. In addition, a URPP representative will
soon be visiting the class to provide details.