Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Social, Personality & Clinical Psychology Lab
This course familiarizes students with theoretical, ethical, and methodological issues in selected areas of social, personality, and clinical psychology. Students learn how to formulate research questions as well as how to administer and score standardized self-report measures to assess attitudes, aspects of personality, psychological well-being, and psychopathology. Students may also conduct field observations of social behavior in real life settings, research using print, media, or Internet sources, or research with archival databases. Students search the literature on a given topic, design and (where feasible) conduct a research study, and present their findings in a conference-style talk and a publication-style paper.