Winter Term 2016
It is the responsibility of the student to assign credits to the correct course. All assignment of credits must be completed by 11:59 pm on the last day of lectures. There is no re-assignment of credits after the last day of lectures. If you fail to assign (or re-assign) credits appropriately by the end of day on the last day of lectures they will be forfeited.
SONA IS NOW OPEN
The 3 floors of the Department of Psychology, including the Research Lab areas, are scent free. If you are coming in to participate in a study please limit the amount of perfume/cologne or other scented products that you use, and do not apply or reapply while in the building.
Many students and staff members have allergies/reactions to scents and this could result in severe personal discomfort (ie - nausea and/or headaches) or for some people a life threatening situation.
Mass Testing Survey
Some students experienced an issue with the Mass Testing Survey on Monday and Tuesday (January 4th and 5th). This has been resolved.
Please make sure that when you are completing any online study that you are using a reliable network connection. Some students have experienced issues in the past when using the Chrome browser. If your system or computer crashes while completing an online study you should will be able to login to the study, through your "My Schedule/Credits" tab and continue at the last point recorded by the Sona system.
Updating Sona Accounts
New class lists are uploaded to the Sona system every Friday for the first 5 weeks of the term. Any new accounts will be created and the login information will be emailed to those students.
If you were enrolled in a psychology course in the Fall 2015 term then you will be using the same email account. If you have forgotten your password please use the "Forgot Password" feature at the bottom of this page.
Study Attendance Vertification
When you attend in-lab studies for participation it is important that you make sure you are participating in the correct study. At the waiting areas all Researchers are to call participants into in-lab studies by the participant's Sona ID number. If that does not happen, please make sure that you get the Researcher to verify your Sona ID number to ensure you are in the right study. Otherwise, you may not be granted your credit for the work you did.
Please know your Sona ID with you when you are attending study participation. If you don't know it, ask the Researcher if you could look it up.
If you are forwarding your @uwaterloo.ca email account to another email account, such as Hotmail, Sona may not deliver any emails. Please check your @uwaterloo.ca email account frequently for information from Sona. And depending on your settings the emails may be delivered to the Spam folder.
Still have a question?
Remember, if you have a question the
has answers to many commonly asked questions.
Also, further information on
how to login to Sona AND sign up for studies on Sona
can be found on the REG website.
Study Approval Requests:
All Sona study approval that have been submitted up to Tuesday, January 26th have been processed. Thank you for your patience and understanding as I worked through the very high volume of emails.
Please make sure that only those Researchers and RAs that are associated with your studies appear on your list of Researchers. Everyone that is listed will receive daily email updates and if you have included someone that is not on the project or as left the project they will be receiving unnecessary emails.
If you know of RAs that is no longer working as an RA (ie - have graduated) then please let me know.