Psychology Participant Pool (Sona)

This page contains all of the information you need to take part in the Psychology Participant Pool as either a participant or researcher.  If you have questions about the pool, please contact the pool administrators.

Resources for Undergraduate Student Participants:

The following documents are intended for any students enrolled in psychology courses that allow you to participate in research for partial course credit.


Instructions for students Fall 2017: All students should read this document. It describes pool-related procedures, such as how to create an account and sign up for studies, along with important dates for the term. Download Instructions for Students Fall 2017


Alternative Assignment for Research Participation Credits Fall 2017:This document describes all the information you need to know if you would prefer to complete an alternate assignment in place of research participation. Download Alternative Assignment Details Fall 2017

Resources for Researchers:


All researchers should read the Procedural Manual for Researcher every year they use the participant pool. Download Procedural Manual for Researchers

How do I create an online survey? Download our tutorial Creating an Online Survey. If this tutorial is not sufficient feel free to email the pool administrators for a copy of the advanced user manual.