PSYCH 341 - Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
Section: 001 Research
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 240 or 245 or 345; and one of the following: STATS 250, STATS 280, STATS 425, or MATH 425.
Other Course Info:
Satisfies a Psychology research-based laboratory requirement.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This "how-to" course covers the design, execution, and analysis of behavioral experiments using methods from Cognitive Psychology. A major emphasis in the course is to take the student out of the "listener" role and support learning by "doing." In small sections, students actively participate in laboratory tasks that demonstrate the range of activities in experimental research. Students learn to define an experimental hypothesis, design and conduct experiments using common test methods, appropriately analyze and interpret data from experiments, and present results in reports following the standard format for psychology research. The laboratory activities require working closely with groups of students using specialized software, so regular class attendance and participation is important. These activities also provide practice with more general critical thinking skills; for example, questioning what can be known from experiments vs. our experiences, deciding what conclusions are valid from observations, and evaluating scientific studies in other fields.

Course Requirements:

Grading is based on written reports of research projects > (50%), exams (25%), and in-class laboratory exercises (25%).

PSYCH 341 - Advanced Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9781285077024
Research methods for the behavioral sciences., Author: Charles Stangor., Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc 05. 2014
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