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Unformatted text preview: General Psychology Research Experience One of the goals of PSY 2012 -- General Psychology -- is to familiarize you with the research process in psychology. To meet this goal, we have designed two options. As a student in PSY 2012, you must complete one (and only one) of the two options listed below. Deadlines for the selection and completion of the two options will be presented to you by your instructor. DESCRIPTION OF THE OPTIONS Option 1 : Earn 10 credits by participating in experiments. One credit is given for every half-hour you spend in an experiment, and you need to earn 10 credits in total. (This is equivalent to 5 hours of participation in research.) When you complete the research experience by completing 5 hours (10 credits) of research, you will receive 50 points that are added into your PSY2012 grade. If you do NOT complete the full number of credits by the deadline specified by your section instructor, you will receive points at a rate of 4 points per credit completed. Please note that completing all your research hours will receive a 10 point bonus to your grade (for a total of 50 points overall). Some other important points about selecting Option 1: • You must be at least 18 years old to complete Option 1. If you are not 18 years old then you must complete Option II. Students who will turn 18 during the semester may choose to complete Option 1 after their birthday but are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to complete Option 2 to insure they complete the research requirement. • If you are an online student, you must be living in Alachua County to complete Option 1. If you are living outside of Alachua County, you MUST choose Option 2. Option 2 : First-hand experience in research is a valuable component of understanding the science of psychology. However, students who prefer not to participate in research or do not meet the requirements for selection Option 1 can select Option 2 as an alternative. For this option, you must read three scientific research articles from the approved list of peer-reviewed professional journals in the area of psychological science. In addition, you must submit one critical analysis paper per scientific article for a total of 3 papers . If you select OPTION 2, you must email both your instructor and the participant pool coordinator by the deadline specified in class. To email the participant pool coordinator, please use the following address: [email protected] . INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE RESEARCH EXPERIENCEE Option 1: Research Participation Research is a fundamental component of psychological science. Learning about psychology involves learning about the research process, and research participation provides a hands-on opportunity to become familiar with how research is conducted. This option gives you experience as a participant in actual psychology experiments. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about yourself and your behavior in these studies. There are many different kinds of studies conducted in our department. For example, you might be asked to complete of studies conducted in our department....
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- Fall '08