We have resources you can use to assist you in pretty much any area of your academic studies. Our equipment can assist you in doing all of the following:

  • conduct literature reviews
  • write papers
  • generate experiments
  • collect and analyze data
  • create presentations
  • create graphics

For example, to assist you in conducting literature reviews and writing papers we have a small library complete with psychology textbooks, journals, and magazines and a forever-growing database of articles in all areas of psychology (e.g., memory, sexuality, violence, religion, attractiveness, intelligence, prejudice and bystander apathy).

In addition, to assist in creating presentations we have graphics programs, a digital camera and color scanner as well as laser and color printers.

"How to Write with APA Style"

The following guide, "How to Write with APA Style," was designed to help you through the process of writing an experimental research paper, using the APA format. This guide provides the rules, explanations, and examples related to each section of this paper. This guide is available as a pdf.

Research Equipment

Students currently have the opportunity to use a multitude of equipment pieces and computer programs for learning and research. Some of this equipment is listed below:

Sniffy the Virtual Rat w/ Tutorial - Sniffy may not be a real rat, but it acts like one, virtually of course. With this program, you have an opportunity to condition Sniffy just as you would a real rat.

BIOPAC - This package offers the opportunity to perform 19 different experiments with physiological dependent measures. These measures include GSR (polygraph/lie detector test), ECG, EEG, muscle contraction and heart rhythm measures.

SuperLab Pro - This program provides you with actual experiments measuring memory, perception, attention, and more, as designed by the original researchers. With this program you can also design and run your own experiments.

Bassin Anticipation Timer - This experiment involves watching a light stimulus travel down a runway. Your subject must respond as quickly as possible to the light reaching the end of the runway.

Auto-Tally Maze - Your subject must first: learn the pattern of the grooves without the blindfold on, and then, with the blindfold on, remember how the maze is constructed.

Wiggly Block - The experimenter removes the pieces of the Wiggly Block in a certain pattern, the subject then tries to put the block back together again!

Mirror Tracer - Your subject will try to follow a star pattern by looking into a mirror, without being able to see their hand.

Depth Perception equipment - This device measures a person's ability to perceive depth by having an individual align two rods using one or both eyes.

CD ROM's - We have a number of different CD-ROM's that contain tutorials and can be used to provide demonstrations of key concepts in all areas of psychology. A few are listed below:

  • Psyche - Contains experiments on topics such as personality type, memory and perception, learning and thinking, and behavior in social situations.
  • Psyk.trek 1.2 - Provides a description of the history of psychology in areas such as consciousness, learning, testing and intelligence, motivation and emotion, human development, personality theory, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.
  • The Graphic Brain - View animations pertaining directly to courses in biological or physiological psychology, neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and psychopharmacology.
  • Exploring Perception - Use modules to learn about perception, such as physiological bases of perception, perceiving color, depth, brightness and contrast, and psychophysics.
  • PsychSim 4.0 - Provides descriptions, demonstrations, and explanations of cognitive development, decision-making, conditioning, emotions, thinking, and statistics. This program even has a computer therapist experiment!
  • Abnormal Psychology - Watch video samples, answer thought-provoking questions, role play, and take a self-quiz concerning abnormal psychology.