Human Subject Pool

The Human Subject Pool

About the 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. 

All Human Subject Pool research is conducted according to the guidelines set by the American Psychological Association and must meet the approval of the LMU Institutional Review Board before posting in the Human Subject Pool.

Sign Up for an Experiment

Only students currently enrolled in Psychology 1000 can sign up for experiments; all students in the course are required to complete 3 hours as research study participants. You will receive an email with a username and password once your account has been created; you can expect this 3 weeks after the start of class. Once you have received log-in instructions, you can see the schedule of sign up for experiments and check your credits earned: 



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