Human Subject Pool

The Psychology Department's Human Subject Pool has two goals: (1) to provide a pool of human subjects from which LMU student and faculty researchers can do research; and (2) to provide participating students with an educational experience to enhance their understanding of research in the social sciences. Students in some lower division psychology courses participate in research studies through the Human Subject Pool for course credit; this generates about 1500 hours of human subject research involving 500 students and 20 researchers annually. Psychology faculty and students apply to use the Human Subject Pool for their research projects; occasionally, faculty from other social science disciplines lead research projects using the pool. An average of 4.5 of these studies per year go to publication.