Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Psychology Resources


Sona is a research and participant management software that students and faculty use to set up studies and to recruit participants. Students enrolled in Psyc 1110,1210, & 2110 are eligible to participate in student and faculty research conducted in the Psychology Department. Research participants are compensated with bonus credit, which goes towards their Psychology course.

To create a Sona account or to access an existing account, please use the following link:

The Psychology Lab

The AE 107 Psychology Lab is open to all students working on psychology assignments, with assistance from the Psychology Lab Technician (or the workstudy student) during open lab hours. Please see the schedule posted on the lab door.


 Psychology Bulletin Board and Showcase

Located outside the Psychology Lab (AE 107), the Bulletin Board and Showcase are updated on a regular basis with pertinent information for current students. The Psychology Bulletin Board contains a large section dedicated to graduate school posters. Local job and volunteer opportunities, upcoming events and departmental news can also be found on the bulletin board.

The Showcase contains information on TRU Psychology Professors and photos from various conferences and social events.


The department offers several free workshops to help students. Workshop topics offered in the past include:

  • APA Style Workshops
  • Grad School Workshop
  • Succeeding in Psychology
  • Tips for doing research

Graduate school is an additional two to six years or more of schooling after the completion of a Bachelor's degree. Many TRU Psychology graduates successfully enter graduate programs in Canada and around the world.

APA Style Information

APA (American Psychological Association) style is an editorial style that psychologists (and other social and behavioural scientists) use to present written material. APA style needs to be followed when writing papers for Psychology courses.

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