Many areas of research in the Psychology Department rely on collecting data from human participants. Often these experiments are computer-based, and are run in labs in the department. For example, we might wish to determine people's reaction times when confronted with speech, or text or visual images. In other cases, experiments can be run over the internet, and in a few cases, all that's needed is a pen and paper.
Our participants come from three sources.
The York Neuroimaging Centre (YNiC) also runs experiments and is looking for volunteers.
At York we aim to give our undergraduates a solid background in research, encouraging them to develop their research skills throughout their studies, working in labs and with skilled research staff. For example, we run the Undergraduate Summer Research Bursary Scheme to give students first-hand experience of working as a member of one of the Department's research groups.