EXTRA CREDIT

Throughout the semester, you may have opportunities to participate in research projects conducted by students and/or professors. In addition to getting extra credit for this participation, you can learn first-hand how research is done, and make a contribution to psychology’s body of knowledge – someday a study you were in may end up in an Intro Psych textbook and/or may end up guiding educational, parental or legal decisions! For each half-hour of participation, you can earn one-half of a percentage point added directly to your final grade. The maximum amount of extra credit a student can receive is 3 percentage points (or 6 half-hour sessions).

•In order to obtain extra credit, you must do the following for each study you participate in: You must obtain the signature of the researcher on the form below AND you must answer the questions below. You should write the answers to the questions on a separate sheet, but be sure to label your answers with the name of the researcher. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE EXTRA CREDIT WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE SIGNATURES ON THIS FORM (AND ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS). You may also obtain extra credit by writing a 2 page summary and critique of an approved psychological journal article (one-half of a percentage point each). See your instructor for details. The maximum amount of extra credit a student can receive from all sources combined is 3% points.

Research Participant Form Take this form (or a copy) to every study you attend. Do not lose signed forms!

Your Name: __________________________________

Please have the researcher sign this form and indicate how long the research session lasted. Also, you must answer the following three questions (for each study) on a separate sheet:

1. What was the main research question (hypothesis) being studied? 2. What primary methodology was used (case study, observational study, survey, experiment)? 3. What area of psychology (e.g., developmental, cognitive, social) seems most relevant to this topic?

STUDY 1: Researcher signature : ___________________________________________________

Length of session: ½ hour 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 3 hours longer_____

STUDY 2: Researcher signature : ___________________________________________________

Length of session: ½ hour 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 3 hours longer_____

STUDY 3: Researcher signature : ___________________________________________________

Length of session: ½ hour 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 3 hours longer_____

STUDY 4: Researcher signature : ___________________________________________________

Length of session: ½ hour 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 3 hours longer_____

STUDY 5: Researcher signature : ___________________________________________________

Length of session: ½ hour 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 3 hours longer_____

STUDY 6: Researcher signature : ___________________________________________________

Length of session: ½ hour 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 3 hours longer_____