Psychology Links of InterestPsychology Teaching Assistants
Five undergraduate teaching assistants are available to help students succeed in their courses by offering individual tutoring and leading study sessions. Teaching assistants also help faculty members prepare course materials and assist with grading and maintaining course records. Teaching assistants are available 40 hours per week, including some evening hours.
Library Research Using PsycINFO
Students and faculty at St. Norbert College use PsycINFO, a bibliographic database produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), to search for research articles related to the papers they are writing and the experiments they are planning. This database provides bibliographic references to the international journal, book-chapter and book literature in psychology and related disciplines such as education, business, medicine and law. It is available through computers linked to the campus network via EBSCOhost. The following links can help you use PsycINFO more effectively.
- Quick Reference Guide PsycINFO on EBSCOhost
- PsycINFO on EBSCOhost tutorial. Sample Search: What role does the environment play in childhood and adolescent obesity?
- PsycINFO on EBSCOhost tutorial. Sample Search: What are the effects of antipsychotics when used to treat schizophrenia?
- All PsycINFO on EBSCOhost tutorials. Scroll down to find the EBSCO heading.
- Using PsycINFO at St. Norbert College (Microsoft Word)
- Interlibrary loan can help you obtain scholarly resources not included in the library collection:
- ILL request for a journal, newspaper, magazine
- ILL request for a monograph, thesis, government or ERIC document
- St. Norbert College express document delivery service: For a fee, the library can provide next day service for journals, newspapers and magazines.
The current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychology Association (6th edition) and the current edition of The Holt Handbook (the college’s writing guide) can provide more complete guidance. These web resources are not intended to serve as a substitute for these two sources.
- St. Norbert College Writing Across the Curriculum program. General writing policy.
- APA style: The University of Wisconsin - Madison writing center. This site provides guidance on parenthetical references, references lists, headings, usage and style, page format and citing electronic sources. There is also a general review of APA style.
- APA style: Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL). This excellent site provides guidance on general APA format, types of APA papers, APA style basics, and things to avoid when following APA style. There are also extensive helps on formatting citations in text and references at the conclusion of the paper.
- APA style, new 6th edition
Ethical Principles of Psychology and Code of Conduct (2002). Psychologists aspire to maintain the highest ethical standards in their clinical practice of psychology, psychological research and teaching. The preamble sets forth the context within which psychologists approach ethical issues. The general principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence, fidelity and responsibility, integrity, justice and respect for people's rights and dignity apply to all that psychologists do as psychologists. The standards that address psychological research specifically are enumerated in standard 8, research and publication. These standards guide the research of students and faculty in the psychology discipline at St. Norbert College.
Research Ethics Links-Human Subjects
- St. Norbert College Institutional Review Board. Home page.
- SNC IRB application form. St. Norbert College Institutional Review Board, Application form. Any St. Norbert College faculty, staff, student or administrator engaged in research involving human participants must submit an application to the IRB.
- Background documents
- Protection of human subjects. Code of federal regulations, title 45, public welfare, part 46. Department of Health and Human Services.
- §46.102 Definitions (research, human subject, minimal risk, etc.)
- §46.116 General requirements for informed consent
- §46.408 Requirements for permission by parents or guardians and for assent by children
- Belmont report. This 1979 report by the office of the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services set forth three basic principles governing ethical research with human participants: respect for persons, beneficence and justice. These three principles have implications for informed consent, assessment of risks and benefits and selection of participants.
- Human subjects tutorial. San Diego State University, graduate research affairs, institutional review board.
- Human research tutorial - University of California at Irvine. Choose “no” when asked if taking the tutorial for credit. Select “Human Research” on the following screen.
- Protecting human research subjects - University of California at Los Angeles. Online training for certification (at UCLA) for research with human volunteers in biomedical or social behavioral research. Free registration required.
- Social and behavioral sciences tutorial - University of Virginia, institutional review board. Tutorials for both investigators and IRB members. Adapted from UC-Irvine tutorial. May be taken as “guest.”
- Other resources
- 8.09 humane care and use of animals in research. Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (2002), American Psychological Association.
- Guidelines for ethical conduct in the care and use of animals. Committee on animal research and ethics, American Psychological Association.
- Animal use and care tutorial. University of California at Irvine. Choose “no” when asked if taking the tutorial for credit. Select “animal use and care” on the following screen.
- Animals in research. Humane Society of the United States. Topics include species used, general information, animals in education, pain and distress, monkeys and apes, animal testing and news.
- Animal subjects-rules and resources. Research ethics program, University of California at San Diego.