Participate in Research (SONA)

The UNLV Department of Psychology offers students in specified classes the opportunity to earn credit towards their course grade by participating in Psychology experiments or by completing summaries of research articles.


For both experiment participation and article summaries, students must first register on SONA System. Download the Student Handout for an explanation of the procedure. For those choosing to do article summaries, download a copy of the Article Summary Form.


  • Friday, October 15 at 5 p.m. is the semester halfway point
  • Wednesday, November 24 at 5 p.m. for experiment participation
  • Friday, November 26 at 5 p.m. for article summary submissions


Researchers must be faculty members in the Department of Psychology at UNLV, post-docs working with a faculty member, or students supervised by a faculty member. Download the Researcher Handout for an explanation of the procedure for running a study.


All PSY 101 students are required to participate in the subject pool. For all other psychology courses, instructors have the option to require credits or offer extra credit for student participation. Download the Instructor Handout for an explanation of the procedure.

If you have any questions or run into problems, please email the Subject Pool Coordinator at