At OSU, the study of human behavior has contributed prominently to the science of psychology and to the training of students. Your participation as a research subject ensures the continuation of both of these scientific and educational goals. You will be exposed to a variety of techniques and investigative tools used in psychology, as well as current research topics. Please be assured that all research using human subjects is carefully evaluated and screened to make sure that your comfort, your rights as an individual, and your personal integrity are preserved.
As part of your participation, you will be debriefed by researchers about
the ideas behind their experiments, and you may have questions answered about
their research. The researcher is responsible for presenting two or three key
points from the research. A thorough debriefing is your right and will help enrich
your learning in the research participation option.
Should you choose the research participation option, informed consent to
participate in a given research study is given and recorded by clicking "Research" on the internet web site. Nonetheless, if you find a particular research
study disturbing once you have begun participating, you may withdraw without
prejudice and still receive full credit. In such instances, we ask that you report
your experience to the REP Office.