Undergraduate Courses

Quantitative Analysis

In this course, students learn the application of statistical concepts in the social science setting. Successful students will develop skills sets, which will enable them to compare and contrast descriptive and inferential statistics; formulate and test a hypothesis, and identify the appropriate statistical technique to use in order to solve various social science applications. Students will also become adept at using statistical computer software (SPSS) in analysis.

Research Methods

This course will provide students with an understanding of the research methodologies used by psychologists. Students will learn to read psychological studies and other related research as informed consumers. Students will learn how to write a research proposal, following APA-style guidelines. Students will learn to frame inquiries and problems as research questions. When completing all assignments in class, students will be required to adhere to the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.

FA14PSYCH340

Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psychology is a capstone course consisting of an in-depth discussion and application of experimental methodology. We will accomplish this by combining lecture material with applying the principles of experimental method through lab assignments and various types of demonstrations. Students will learn how to formulate and test hypotheses using experimental methodology, perform appropriate statistical analyses, interpret results, and prepare the results in appropriate APA format. In addition, students will enhance their scientific writing skills through written critique and analysis of published experimental research.

FA14PSYCH440