Research Participation Program
Your Guide to the Research Participation Program and Pool

 

**Researcher use of the RPP is limited to Psychology Department faculty, graduate students, postdocs, honors students, postbacs, and lab managers.**

 

For access please visit the Sona website

 

About the Research Participation Program (RPP)

The Research Participation Program (RPP) gives undergraduate students a chance to participate in some of this research. As a participant in RPP surveys and experiments, you help the department's graduate student and faculty researchers answer important questions about psychology. RPP is a chance to learn more about important topics in research methods to meet faculty and graduate student researchers.

 

To encourage participation in the RPP, your psychology course is allowing you to receive research participation credit as part of your grade. Participation in the RPP involves participating in a certain number of experiments throughout the semester. In addition, you can earn one RPP credit at the beginning of the semester by completing the optional Prescreening Survey.

 

It is your choice to volunteer, or not, for the program. Students in the RPP program courses who choose to not volunteer should speak with their instructor or GSI about an alternative task. If you do participate, keep this information as a reference about the program's policies and your role in it.

 

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the RPP. If you are not 18, please notify your instructor or GSI and obtain an alternative task.

 

For questions about the RPP please email rpp@berkeley.edu

 

  • For Students
    Please download and read completely: RPP Information for Students
    Fall 19 Spring 19  
    Aug 28 Jan 21 First day participate in the RPP Prescreening Survey
    Sept 6 Jan 31 Last day to complete the RPP Prescreening Survey by 12 pm (noon, midday)
    Sept 7 Feb 1 First day to participate in studies (other than Prescreening)
    Oct 18 Mar 13 Last day to earn a credit & for researchers to credit participants for Phase I
    Dec 5 Apr 30 Last day to participate in studies
    Dec 5 Apr 30 Last day for researchers to credit participants
    Dec 6 May 1 Last day to change credit allocations to Psychology courses
  • For Researchers
    Please download for more information on RPP requirements and procedures: Guidelines for Researchers
    Fall 19 Spring 19  
    Aug 18 Jan 11 Prescreening online application & Qualtrics survey due
    Aug 28 - Sept 6 Jan 21 - 31 Prescreening
    Sept 1 Jan 27 RPP Phase 1 application due
    Sept 7 Feb 1  Researchers receive prescreening information
    Sept 7 Feb 1  First day to recruit for studies
    Oct 11 or before Mar 6 or before Phase 2 starts for researchers
    Oct 18 Mar 13 Last for researchers to credit participants for Phase I
    Dec 5 Apr 30 Last day to run studies and credit participants