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I'm a psychology undergrad and I've done a number of research papers, but not much has to do with UX, though a few (not all) have to to with HCI and the sociology of social media.
I think it is very beneficial as it demonstrates you can do your own user research. I would insert it below the primarily relevant information under the "Additional skills: User research etc".
NB: I mostly operate in Europe, so the standard and mentality may differ.
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