Procedures for Student Research with Human Subjects 

The Psychology Department at Sacramento State has a long history of strong emphasis on students’ direct participation in research, both as participants (aka “subjects”) and researchers. We feel first-hand experience adds an important component to the study of Psychological science. It provides Psychology majors early first-hand experience as a psychology research participant. In addition, the subject pool provides a valuable source of participants and data for the research carried out by our advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.

Students enrolled in PSYC 2, 4, or 8 are required to participate in research (for each class) through our human subjects pool. Students enrolled in courses that begin at 5pm or later are not required to complete this requirement.

Below, you will find portals to additional information about the research process from the perspectives of participants, researchers, and instructors of courses that are involved in the subject pool.

Participants Our Participant Page provides additional information on procedures, forms, and signing up for research hours.
Researchers Researchers, please visit our Researcher Page for additional information on policies, procedures, application materials for Human Subjects Committee review, and scheduling research sessions.
Course Instructors

Instructors of PSYC 2, 4, and 8 we have developed an instructor's quick-start overview to show the basic functions in our Psychology Research Website to help you track your student's progress.