|Title||ΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΙΚΕΣ ΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ / PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS|
|Cycle / Level||1st / Undergraduate|
Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)
Registered students: 12
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
|Class ID|| |
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
There are no prerequisites for the course
The course aims to assist students understand the principles of experimental design and research and use statistical methods to analyze data, report results and write essays. Following this module, students should be able to: •Design and conduct simple experimental research, •Use statistical methods to analyze data •Report results and present experiments. •Understand the methodological issues involved in psychological research. •Write a scientific essay in psychology.
- 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.
Experimental design, scientific writting.
Educational Material Types
- Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
- Use of ICT in Course Teaching
- Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint, Zaps: the Norton Psychology Labs, SPSS 16.0,
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)
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.