PSYC 3410 Experimental Psychology
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1313 and (PSYC 2301 or SOCI 2301)
Experimental psychology is an applied research course for psychology majors. Basic research methods and terminology will be presented and practiced in the classroom and these principles then applied in a computer lab. Research design for experiments, correlational studies, and more complex research projects will be critically reviewed. Students will be expected to participate in the early stages of designing a quantitative research study to include a critical review of the literature, formulating testable hypotheses, choosing an appropriate research design and outlining the methods and analyses. Applied statistical analyses will be reviewed and then practiced with SPSS software in the lab.