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URPP 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 credits by participating in psychological research at York University. Each 30 minutes of research participation is given 0.5 URPP credits. URPP credits are non-transferable between semesters​/years.

URPP Student handouts:

To understand how the URPP works, read:

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’ PSYC 1010.06 final grade.

F/W 2021-2022 Dates:

  • Fall Term Begins:  September 8th, 2021
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 18th, 2021
  • Paper-Stream Submission Deadline:  April 8th, 2021
  • URPP Closes (Fall):  December 14th, 2021
  • URPP Reopens (Winter):  January 10th, 2022
  • Last day to participate in Research: April 14th, 2022
  • Appeals: April 18th to April 22nd 2022

Fall 2021 Dates

  • Fall Term Begins:  September 8th, 2021
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 18th, 2021
  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: December 11th, 2021
  • URPP Closes (Fall):  December 13th, 2021
  • Appeals: December 15th to December 17th, 2021

Winter 2022 Dates

  • Winter Term Begins: January 10th, 2022
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: February 14th, 2022
  • Paper-Stream Submission Deadline:  April 8th, 2022
  • Last day to participate in research: April 14th, 2022
  • Appeals: April 18th – April 22nd, 2022

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:

  • Fall/Winter term:

Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 18th, 2021

Paper-Stream Submission Deadline:  April 8th, 2021

Appeals: April 18th to April 22nd 2022

  • Fall Term

Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 18th, 2021

Paper Stream Submission Deadline: December 11th, 2021

Appeals: December 15th to December 17th, 2021

  • Winter term  

Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: February 14th, 2022

Paper-Stream Submission Deadline:  April 8th, 2022

Appeals: April 18th to April 22nd 2022

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 academic honesty click here.

URPP Information for Researchers