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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 have to earn;

HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 (Year): 8 credits for a total of 4% students must earn 4 credits in EACH term 

HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 (F or W): 4 credits for a total of 4% 

HH/PSYC 2030 3.00 (F or W): 2 credits for a total of 2% 

URPP Student Handouts

HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 - Fall.

HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 - Winter.

HH/PSYC 2030 3.00 - Fall or Winter.

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.

Fall / Winter  2022 - 2023:

Fall Term Begins:  September 7th, 2022

URPP Opens: September 12th, 2022

URPP Closes (Fall):  December 13th, 2022

URPP Reopens (Winter):  January 9th, 2023

Last day to participate in Research: April 13th, 2023

Appeals: April 17th to April 20th 2023

Fall 2022:

Fall Term Begins:  September 7th, 2022

URPP Opens: September 12th, 2022

URPP Closes (Fall):  December 13th, 2022

Last day to participate in Research: December 13th, 2022

Appeals: December 15th to December 16th, 2022

Winter 2023:

Winter Term Begins: January 9th, 2023

URPP Reopens (Winter):  January 9th, 2023

URPP Closes (Full Year & Winter terms) April 13th, 2023

Last day to participate in research: April 13th, 2023

Appeals: April 17th – April 20th, 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, 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:

Paper-stream Fall / Winter  Term 2022 - 2023: Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 17th, 2022. Paper-Stream Submission Deadline:  April 7th, 2023. Appeals: April 17th to April 20th 2023.

Paper-stream Fall Term: Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 17th, 2022. Paper Stream Submission Deadline: December 10th, 2022. Appeals: December 15th to December 16th, 2022.

  Paper-stream Winter Term:  Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: February 13th, 2023. Paper-Stream Submission Deadline:  April 7th, 2023. Appeals: April 17th to April 20th 2023.

Appeals days: Appeals: April 17th to April 20th 2023.

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