PSYC 200

Fundamentals of Psychological Science

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 17, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course is designed to help students understand and be able to apply ethical principles and the fundamental components of the scientific method. Students will be introduced to statistical theories and operations, and the basics of reading and writing in APA style as they relate to the study of psychological science. Students will learn to think critically about scientific research and the process of using the scientific method to quantify, measure, and make predictions about human behavior.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Knowledge of the scientific method and how it applies to studying human behavior, the components of APA style, and basics of reading and writing in APA style.
  • Understand the ways in which the scientific method allows for systematic, empirical investigation into psychological constructs and human behavior.
  • Use and apply the principles underlying the ethical standards and governing bodies for research with human subjects by reviewing a hypothetical experiment proposal.
  • Identifying and analyzing the criteria that must be considered when designing an experiment for research with human subjects - both ethically and methodologically.

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Goldsberry, Lonie Books Course details
02 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Schwieters, Katelyn Rose Books Course details
03 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Harder, Laura M. Books Course details
04 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Ahmed Lamu, Zayed I Books Course details

Summer 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Kleyman, Kerry S Books Course details

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Gatlin-Nygaard, Eowyn T Books Course details
02 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Staff, Staff Books Course details
03 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Staff, Staff Books Course details
04 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Halvorson, Kimberly M Books Course details
05 Fundamentals of Psychological Science Staff, Staff Books Course details