This study examined the effects of student opinion on course selection. Twenty-nine undergraduate psychology students read a course description similar to those offered by a university course catalogue, then read either one of two student opinions or no student opinion. After reading this information, participants completed a questionnaire that evaluated their thoughts on the course. First, it was predicted that if participants read a student opinion in addition to a course description, they
would make significantly different decisions regarding the course. Second, it was predicted that these participants would also perceive the information as more helpful in arriving at their decisions. Contrary to both of these hypotheses, the presence or absence of a student opinion resulted in no
significant effect on the participants' likelihood to take or recommend the course, or the extent to which they reported finding the information helpful in making these decisions.