Psychology majors must learn the content of psychology, but also must learn how psychologists how what they know. This course is a critical-thinking skills course in which the main goal is to build skills as a consumer of research - both in psychology and the real world. Topics include the scientific method, psychological research methods and research claims, ethical considerations in research, and systematic evaluation of research validity. Students will also investigate psychological literature and write a research proposal to address a research question.
MA115 or above (except MA200), PS101 and 3 credits in Psychology Courses