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PSY 1300 Research Experience

PSY 1300 Research Experience: Participant Guidelines

This information applies to all of the following section of PSY 1300 (Intro Psych):

  • MWF 8:00-8:50          Sec 001 (CRN 14907) - Instructor: Dr. Amy Meeks
  • MWF 9:00-9:50          Sec 002 (CRN 13472) - Instructor: Dr. Amy Meeks
  • MWF 9:00-9:50          Sec 003 (CRN 15040) - Instructor: Dr. Laura Adams
  • MWF 10:00-10:50      Sec 004 (CRN 17378) - Instructor: Dr. Natalie Ceballos
  • MW 11:00-12:20        Sec 005 (CRN 12946) - Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Gibbons-Arhelger
  • MW 3:30-4:50            Sec 006 (CRN 17379) - Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Gibbons-Arhelger
  • TR 12:30-1:50            Sec 007 (CRN 17380) - Instructor: Dr. Reiko Graham
  • ONLINE                     Sec 008 (CRN 17382) - Instructor: Ms. Marilyn Gibbons-Arhelger

Students enrolled in these sections of PSY 1300  are required to engage in research experience. There are two options for gaining this research experience: one involves participation in experiments whereas the other does not. The two options are described more fully in this handout. DOCX

You must complete a minimum of four research experience credits by the due date. To obtain research experience credits by participating in an experiment, please use the handout above to log into

Open Date September 14*, Due Date December 7th

Please note that your account will not be set up until Thursday, September 14, so you will not be able to log on until that date. Once your account is set up, you will also be able to check your research experience credits on that web site. To obtain research experience credits by submitting journal article summaries, please refer to the handout. DOCX

If you have any questions about the research experience requirement, please consult your instructor or send email to

Frequently Asked Questions about the Research Experience Requirement


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How many research credits do I need to complete?

You must to complete four credits to earn full credit. Credits may be earned through participation in research, submission of a journal article summary, or a combination of both.

Do I have to participate in an experiment?

No. You may satisfy the research experience requirement by summarizing research articles. Please see the handout mentioned above.


I’m under the age of 18. Can I earn credits though participation in an experiment?

No, you must be 18 years or older to participate in research in the Psychology Department at Texas State. Students younger than 18 can earn research experience credits by summarizing research articles.

Can I cancel my appointment for an experiment?

Yes, you may cancel your appointment up to 2 hours prior to the start time at

What happens if I sign up for an experiment, but then I don’t show up?

You can sign up for a maximum of four credits through participation in experiments. If you don’t show up to a scheduled appointment, you will have to earn the credit by submitting an article summary. Remember, you can cancel an appointment up to two hours prior to the start time at

What happens if I show up for an appointment, but the experimenter is not there?

In very rare circumstances, an experimenter may be unable to attend a session due to a serious unforeseen circumstance. If this occurs, send an email to with your name, student ID number, the name, date, and time of experiment you were scheduled to complete. You will receive credit for the experiment pending confirmation of the experimenter absence.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

You can send email to, or call the associate chair of the Psychology department, Dr. Natalie Ceballos, at 512-245-2526.