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Unformatted text preview: PSY 32, E XPERIMENTAL P SYCHOLOGY WITH L AB 1 CREDIT Spring, 2008 Professor: Heather Urry Email : Heather.Urry@tufts.edu Phone : (617) 627-3733 Office: Psych Bldg, rm 126 Office Hours : Tues, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM, or by appt Lecture: Mon and Wed, 10:30-11:45, Anderson Hall, rm 206 Teaching Assistants: Nicole Jurdak Email : email@example.com Phone : (617) 627-2224 Office : Psych Bldg, rm 202 Office Hours : Tues, 2:00-4:00 PM, or by appt Lab Section A: Mon, 1:30-4:00 PM, Psychology Bldg, rm 109 Martin Paczynski Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Phone : (617) 627-3403 Office: Psych Bldg, rm 316 Office Hours : Mon, 12:30-2:30 PM, or by appt Lab Section B: Tues, 1:30-4:00 PM, Psychology Bldg, rm 109 Carl Hagmann Email : email@example.com Phone : (617) 627-5606 Office: Bacon Hall, rm 128 Office Hours : Tues and Thurs, 1:30-2:30 PM, or by appt Lab Section C: Wed, 1:30-4:00 PM, Psychology Bldg, rm 109 Course Description. This 1-credit course is designed to teach the basics of psychological research, both how to conduct your own research, but also how to be an effective consumer of research conducted by others. The course is geared towards undergraduate Psychology majors, and entails two 75-minute lectures per week, plus one 2 -hour lab section. Course Objectives. 1. Students will learn the philosophical and methodological bases of quantitative research in psychology. 2. Students will obtain hands-on experience in designing, executing, and analyzing original research projects, and evaluating published research. 3. Students will learn to write like a psychological researcher, and to structure that writing according to standard format, otherwise known as American Psychological Association (APA) style. Required Textbooks. Myers, A., & Hansen, C. (2006). Experimental Psychology (6 th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5 th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. date: 5/7/2009 page 1 of 9 These books are available at the Tufts University Bookstore. Two copies of the Myers & Hansen text and one copy of the APA manual have also been placed on reserve in the Tisch Library. Any additional required readings will be made available on Blackboard. Prerequisite. PSY 31, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Ch. 14 of the Myers & Hansen text, entitled Analyzing Results, provides a review of statistical concepts. Students needing a refresher course on statistics are advised to read this chapter....
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- Spring '08
- Experimental Psychology