Psy 1010 syallbus spring 2013 (5)

To enhance students awareness and understanding of

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Unformatted text preview: worth 10% of your final grade. You are required to participate in 5 hours (time spent) of research activities by April 19th, 2013 (I would strongly encourage you to finish these hours before April 1st). You may complete more hours in order to earn extra credit (see the extra credit section below). The field of psychology has been established through scientific research examining how people learn, think, and feel, and through standardized assessment of learning, thinking, and feeling. Only by verifying our intuitions with empirical data can science advance. Your grasp of the nature of psychology’s methods and claims is greatly enhanced by participating in the actual process of research and/or assessment. To enhance students’ awareness and understanding of this empirical process, the Department of Psychology provides the opportunity for students enrolled in psychology courses to participate in psychology research/assessment experiences during the semester. To accomplish this, the Department has established the Psychology Participant Pool. This Pool allows students to participate as participants in psychology research projects that have been approved by the University’s Institutional Review Board and to participate in practice assessments being administered by graduate students in clinical psychology. It is also possible to satisfy the research requirement by reading published psychology research articles and answering questions. The Participant Pool website is at the following address: http://psychutah.sona ­systems.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f Instructions for the Participant Pool and instructions for signing up for experiments are provided in a handout that can be downloaded at the following web address. www.psych.utah.edu/research The first study that will be available for you to participate in is Mass Testing. Mass Testing is a survey that is administered online through the Participant Pool website. You will be able to complete the survey at a time of your convenience from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 27. The survey takes up to one hour to complete. You will receive one hour of research credit for participating. You are strongly encouraged to complete the Mass Testing survey because the responses are necessary for researchers in the department to...
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