Undergraduate Psychology - Seattle Pacific University

Undergraduate Psychology
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. W., Ste. 107
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2918


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Research Participants

As a faculty member affiliated with the School of Psychology, Family, and Community, you may solicit volunteers from undergraduate psychology classes to participate in your research project. Usually, these participants will be drawn from General Psychology (PSY 1180). However, other classes may occasionally be approved for use based jointly on instructor permission and approval of the director of undergraduate research, Dr. Baine Craft. The number of classes participating and the number of students in each class varies from quarter to quarter. In order to use the Undergraduate Participant Pool, you must:

  1. Obtain university IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval. Contact Dr. Bev Wilson for more information at bjwilson@spu.edu.
  2. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Research at craftb@spu.edu before the beginning of the quarter. Provide:
    • the purpose of your research,
    • your IRB approval number,
    • and how many participants you will need.
  3. Collect the names and ID numbers of all Undergraduate Participants in an excel file. This file must be returned to the Director of Undergraduate Research before finals week.

Priority Guidelines

The participant pool at SPU is limited. Therefore, we have set priority guidelines for its use. We will do our best to honor as many requests to use the participant pool as possible, however, those registering their requests early will receive a higher priority (within the priority guidelines). If you contact Dr. Craft after the quarter has started with a request to use the pool, your chances of approval are significantly reduced. The order of priority for access to the pool is as follows.

  1. Psychology department faculty
  2. SPFC faculty
  3. Psychology undergraduate students and SPFC graduate students
  4. Other SPU researchers


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