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Experimental Psychology

15 Credits

Experimental Psychology explores how psychological experiments are conducted providing students with a thorough understanding of quantitative research methods while analysing what famous psychological studies have revealed about human behaviour. 

Using scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena, students critically evaluate psychological research methods and analyse empirical data, including descriptive, correlational and experimental research designs. 

Students furthermore learn to apply these research methods in psychology; designing and conducting a simple theoretically based or practical psychological research study and producing a scientific research paper in the American Psychological Association format. 

Teaching includes ten 90-minute lectures and two 45-minute tutorials per student. These lectures are designed to capture students’ interest and excite their curiosity and allow interactivity and a short time of discussion and questioning, to engage students in the complex discussions surrounding psychology, throughout or at the end of each lecture, as appropriate.