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URPP Participants

Welcome Psychology 1010 & Psychology 2030 Students.

The URPP gives HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 and HH/PSYC 2030 3.00 students an opportunity to earn a portion of their course grade through participating in research. More specifically, HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 students can earn 4% and HH/PSYC 2030 3.00 students can earn 2%. You can learn more about the URPP by downloading the appropriate handout below.

Below is a brief breakdown of credits students must earn.

  HH/PSYC 1010 6.00: 8 credits for a total of 4% 

  HH/PSYC 2030 3.00: 2 credits for a total of 2% 

URPP Student Handouts

HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 – Summer (SU)

HH/PSYC 2030 3.00 – Summer (S2)

Read SONA System Manual & View Video

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

Watch the video below for an overview of the Sona System manual. Please note that not all features mentioned in this video have been enabled for the URPP.

Contact URPP by email 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’ HH/PSYC 1010.06 final grade.

  HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 - SU:

Summer Term Begins:  May 8th, 2023

URPP Opens: May 8th, 2023

URPP Closes:  August 11th, 2023

Last day to participate in Research: August 11th, 2023

Appeals: August 14th to 15th, 2023

  HH/PSYC 2030 3.00 – S2:

S2 Term Begins: July 4th, 2023

URPP Opens for PSYC2030 Students:  July 4th, 2023

URPP Closes: August 11th, 2023

Last day to participate in research: August 11th, 2023

Appeals: August 14th to 15th, 2023

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 (PSYC1010) or 3-page (PSY2030), 12-point font, 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% (PSYC1010) or 2% (PSYC2030) grade, whereas completing research participation credits does. If you want to participate in the paper stream option email us no later than the following dates:

Paper Stream Option Important Dates:

 Paper-stream PSYC1010 SU: Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  June 5th, 2023. Paper-Stream Submission Deadline:  August 9th, 2023. Appeals: August 14th to 15th, 2023

 Paper-stream PSYC2030 S2: Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  July 17th, 2023. Paper Stream Submission Deadline: August 9th, 2023. Appeals: August 14th to 15th, 2023

Detailed instructions and a grading rubric will be provided via email to students who elect to participate in the Paper Stream Option. Students choosing paper stream must opt in by the sign-up deadline of their respective course. Late sign-ups will not be accepted.

Papers must be submitted by the Paper Stream deadline applicable to your course. Anything received later will not be accepted. These policies are 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 academic honesty click here.

URPP Information for Researchers