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Integrative Capstone: Psychology Past And Present

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This course will trace the historical progression of ideas and concepts in psychology with emphasis on pivotal experiments that influenced our understanding of human behavior. Students will select a specific area of study and explore the historical roots of their selected topic. Students will conduct a comprehensive literature review of a contemporary issue or problems related to their selected topic and develop either an applied project or research proposal.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Presenting Your Research

    • Present research proposals effectively to an academic audience.
    • Evaluate research proposals.

    Writing a Research Proposal

    • Describe various ways of disseminating research.
    • Apply ethical standards to your research design.
    • Develop the components of a research proposal.

    Classic Studies and Selecting Methods

    • Create a methodology to examine your research question.
    • Evaluate appropriate research methods for the selected research question.
    • Identify the methods used in pivotal studies in psychology.

    Research Questions and Hypotheses: Getting Started with Research

    • Contrast qualitative and quantitative methods.
    • Develop a research hypothesis to test a research question.
    • Develop a research question from research ideas.

    Literature Search and Assessment

    • Complete a literature search for your identified research question.
    • Explain the use of testing and assessment in psychology.

    The Foundations of Psychology and Psychological Research

    • Categorize activities that are research or not research.
    • Identify the historical influence of key figures on the development of experimental psychology.
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