PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS

Course Information
TitleΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΙΚΕΣ ΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ / PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS
CodeΨΥ-625
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013525

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 34
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600192329
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the course
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge for the design, run and especially the writing of a scientific research in psychology. Specifically, upon completion of the course, students are expected to have acquired the ability to: 1. plan a research and set a research goal. 2. formulate a research question and formulate research hypotheses. 3. complete a bibliographic search. 4. construct data collection tools and collect empirical data. 5. perform simple statistical analyzes. 6. write research assignments in full of APA format. 7. to organize their time and study (the goal is achieved with strict deadlines for submitting five lab reports).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This module aims to provide the necessary knowledge to design, run and basically write about an experimental procedure in psychology. During a series of lectures, five psychological experiments are completed. Each experiment is linked with a specific topic in psychology and is introduced by a brief lecture. The topics of the experiment are: The primacy and recency effect, Levels of processing, The Stroop effect, Correlations& Problem solving. Students work individually and prepare 5 lab reports that are marked about their quality. They get feedback about the strong and the weak point of their reports. They are also learn how to prepare a poster based on the results produced from their experiments.
Keywords
Experimental design, scientific writting.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Powerpoint, Zaps: the Norton Psychology Labs, SPSS 16.0,
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures783
Laboratory Work261
Written assigments261
Total1305
Student Assessment
Description
Students are assessed on the bases of 5 written lab reports that they submit, with strict deadlines within the course. Each lab report is assessed separately on the bases of 1) introduction coherence 2. methods clarity, 3) statistical analyses appropriateness , and 4) discussion critical thinking. The final mark for the lab report is the mean of all separate marks for each section.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ζαφειρόπουλος, Κ. (2005). Πώς γίνεται μια επιστημονική εργασία; επιστημονική έρευνα και συγγραφή εργασιών. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική.
Additional bibliography for study
Κομίλη, A. (1994). Βασικές αρχές και μέθοδοι επιστημονικής έρευνας στην ψυχολογία. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Οδυσσέας. Harris, P. (1999). Designing and reporting experiments .UK: Open University Press. Nunn, J. (1998). Laboratory psychology: A beginner’s guide. UK: Psychology Press. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2009). American Psychological Association.
Last Update
09-10-2020