PSS Welcome

Welcome to the Psychology Screening Survey (PSS) webpage! Here you will find everything you need to use the PSS properly. If you are new to the PSS, start with the please see the information below.

Many researchers in the Department of Psychology seek specific kinds of people to participate in their studies. For example, some researchers need students who speak more than one language; others need students who hold particular beliefs or have experienced a special life event. The Psychology Screening Survey (PSS) offered at the beginning of the quarter includes a range of questions that will allow researchers to determine who is eligible to participate in their studies. Researchers may contact you during the quarter to invite you to participate in one of these studies.

The PSS is automatically offered to anyone who logs into the Online Research Pool Program for the first time in the quarter. There are several important reasons to choose to participate in the PSS. It’s quick, easy and makes you eligible for studies that will not be available to others, as some studies are only available to students who have taken the PSS. The PSS only takes 15 minutes, and you will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires. Like all studies involving human subjects, participants are free to withdraw, and you may freely decline to respond to any particular questions. You will also receive 30 minutes of research pool participation credit for completing the PSS.

The PSS is offered only during the first 2 weeks of the quarter. If you do not complete the PSS when you log into the Online Research Pool Program for the first time, it will remain available in your profile for the first 2 weeks of classes (it will be removed April 24, 2015).

You must be at least 18 years of age to complete this study.

If you have questions about this study, please contact the PSS manager at

You can log onto the Online Research Pool Program here