PULLMAN, Wash. – Undergraduate students are sought to participate in a Washington State University-based study examining the effects of human-animal interaction on coping with academic stress. An information session will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in CUE 119.

Participation in the PETPALS study will involve attending seven evening meetings during spring semester. This includes four one-hour academic stress management sessions and three assessment sessions. Participants will be compensated up to $60 cash.

PETPALS, or Pets for Promotion of Academic Life Skills, is conducted out of the human animal interaction lab in WSU human development.

The information session will discuss study procedures, scheduling availability and enrollment in the study.