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Thank you for your interest in participating in our studies. Before you sign up for a study, here’s a few things you should know:


The Art-Sociology building can be difficult to navigate. Here are some instructions for navigating to our lab through the front entrance (the double doors across from the water fountain):

Once you enter the building, you should see an elevator to your right. Take this elevator down a level (select 1F). Now, exit the elevator and take a right. Proceed to the end of the hall. You should now start seeing Group Processes Lab messages directing you to the lab, which you’ll find just to the left of Seminar Room 1117.

No-Show Policy

In order to ensure that everyone who’s interested in participating gets a chance to participate, please be aware that if you sign up for a study and can no longer make it to the study, you have to cancel your appointment at least 24 hours before your appointment. Our scheduling program will easily allow you to do this. If an emergency comes up and you have to cancel last minute, send us an email to let us know.

If you are a no-show twice for a study, you will no longer be able to sign up for any studies. Please come on time for your appointment. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your scheduled appointment, you will be considered a no-show.


Once you have read this page and click participate, you will be taken to our scheduling page. The page will ask you for a username and password. You will use your UMD username but not your UMD passphrase for security reasons. Instead, if you do not already have a password, click “Request Account” on the lower right-hand corner of the page to request a password. You should then receive a temporary password in your email. If you haven’t received your temporary password within an hour, please email us at

Extra Slots

Depending on the particular study, we may allow several extra sign-ups per session in order to make sure we have enough people. If we’ve already filled a session before you arrive, you will be given the option to complete an alternative study for compensation. We encourage you to reschedule your appointment for the original study that you’ve signed up for in these cases.


Now that you’re aware of our policies, please click the “Participate” button below and you’ll be taken to our scheduling page. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you again for your interest in participating.