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Psychology Research Experience Program

The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) offers you the opportunity to earn course credit toward your grade by participating in psychology research studies. The program was developed for two reasons:

  • Professors and graduate students do more than teach courses – they also conduct research studies, and they rely on students, such as yourselves, to take part in those studies.
  • It is a great way for students to experience what it’s like to be a participant in research studies, to learn about how research is carried out, and at the same time to earn some marks towards the course.

In courses that include a PREP component, check your course syllabus to see exactly what percentage of your grade you can earn through PREP and whether this is a required part of the course or if it counts as optional bonus credit.

Note that the deadline to participate in studies for PREP is the official last day of class for the term (i.e, Dec. 5, 2018 and April 5, 2019). We recommend that you get started early – don’t leave it to the end of term or you may miss out on opportunities.