PSY 394 Lab in Psy: Cognition and Perception

PSY 394 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Dr. Matt Reysen

Instructor name:
Dr. Matt Reysen

Dr. Matthew Reysen received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Purdue University in 2004 and has been teaching here at Ole Miss ever since. The classes that Dr. Reysen commonly teaches are labs in cognition and perception, cognitive psychology, and introduction to psychology. Dr. Reysen's general research focus is on how the human memory system works. More specifically, the study of how false memories can be implanted and how social influences can affect memory performance.

Contact Information:

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Course Description

The intended learning objectives of this course involve fostering an understanding of the research methods used in the scientific study of psychology. At the completion of this course, students should be capable of both analyzing the existing psychological literature in addition to conducting and reporting on new psychological studies. Furthermore, students should understand the guidelines concerning the ethical treatment of humans and animals in psychological research. Finally, students should be able to give an oral presentation of her/his research project.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. Background in cognitive psychology with a focus on research methods
  2. General research methods in psychology
  3. Conducting experiments and writing a research report in APA style

Course Outline:

This course consists of 9 instructional modules, a research paper, and 3 proctored exams.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Lesson

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in a traditional semester

Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

0

Course introduction and assignment information

Discussion board

Week 1

1

Chapter 1 - Psychological Research: The Whys and Hows of the Scientific Method

Quiz, assignment

Week 1

2

Title Page and Eyewitness Testimony

Title Page assignment

Week 2

3

Chapter 2 - Hypothesis Development: Where Research Questions Came From

Quiz

Week 3

4

Abstracts and False Memory

Abstracts and False Memory assignment

Week 4

5

Chapter 4 - How Psychologists Use the Scientific Method: Data Collection Techniques and Research Design

Quiz

Week 5

Course Exam 1

Covers chapters 1, 2, 4

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 5

6

Introduction and References

Introduction and References assignment

Week 6

7

Chapter 5 - Variables and Measurement in Research

Quiz

Week 7

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

8

Chapter 7 - Summarizing and Interpreting Data: Using Statistics

Quiz

Week 8

9

Methods and Decision Making

Methods and Decision Making assignment

Week 9

10

Chapter 8 - Reporting Research

Quiz

Week 10

Course Exam 2

Covers chapters 5, 7, 8

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 10

11

Chapter 10 - The Nuts and Bolts of Correlation Studies

Quiz

Week 11

12

Results and How to Chart

Results and How to Chart assignment

Week 12

13

Chapter 11 - The Nuts and Bolts of One-Factor Experiments

Quiz

Week 13

14

Discussion and Proactive Interference

Discussion and Proactive Interference assignment

Week 14

15

Final Paper Submission

APA Research paper

Week 15

Final Exam

Comprehensive exam from all chapters (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Week 16

Grading:

Scale:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.