Psychology Research Experience (SONA)

SONA Systems for Research

The Research Experience requirement for the Department of Psychology provides valuable opportunities for students to directly experience the behavioral research enterprise and provides a substantial pool of human research participants for the faculty and student research at UA Little Rock. All research studies have been approved by the University’s Institutional Review Board to assure adherence to ethical guidelines.

Student Participation

Research Experience credits can be obtained only by participating in research studies found at this webpage. Students must create an account and sign up for the course for which they want to receive credit. Research participation is volunteer based, except for the specified courses that will receive course credit.

To sign up as a participant, go to, click “Request Account” and enter the requested information. If you are receiving course credit, you must use your UA Little Rock email address as your User ID and select which course you are currently enrolled in. Once your application has been verified, your password will be sent to your UA Little Rock email address.


Submitting Studies

If you are interested in submitting a study to the SONA system for student participation, please contact the Department of Psychology (501) 569-3171. The Department must approve and submit the studies to the SONA System.