1. Time and Location
- Time: 08:00 - 12:00, Wednesday
- Location: 203, Main Building South
- Lecturer: Likan Zhan
2. Course Information
Experimental psychology is part of the very core of the discipline of psychology. Whether your interest is in learning about animal or human behavior, pure theoretical questions or applied problems, research or practice with children or adults, you cannot correctly understand your material, investigate your questions, or apply your knowledge without a clear understanding and ability to use the principles and methods of experimental psychology.
Therefore, this course should help you:
- Understand the rationale, strengths and limitations of the experimental method of gaining knowledge about mental and behavioral processes.
- Learn how to design experimental and non-experimental studies.
- Know how to use the various methods used in experimental psychology, including those for humans, both self-report and non self-report based.
3. Text Books
- Kantowitz, B. H., Roediger, H. L., III, & Elmes, D. G. (2015). Experimental Psychology (10 ed.). Cengage Learning.
- Shaughnessy, J. J., Zechmeister, E. B., & Zechmeister, J. S. (2012). Research methods in psychology (9 ed.). McGraw-Hill.
4. Syllabus and Lecture Notes
- Part I. Foundations of Research
- Part II. Principles and Practices of Experimental Psychology
- Chapter 06. Psychophysics
- Chapter 07. Perception
- Chapter 08. Attention and Reaction Time
- Chapter 09. Conditioning and Learning
- Chapter 10. Remembering and Forgetting
- Chapter 11. Thinking and Problem Solving
- Chapter 12. Individual Differences and Development
- Chapter 13. Social Psychology
- Chapter 14. Environmental Psychology
- Chapter 15. Human Factors
6. Final Examination
To Be Announced