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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 1.5: Practicum – Experiments

Unit

Contents

Teaching Hrs.

Domain

I History of Psychology:

Charting a timeline of 100 major events in psychology

A study of two-point threshold of two parts of the body.

Study of just noticeable difference of lifting weights

Measuring strengths and virtues / word association test

Preparing a note on experiments in psychology

Weber’s law

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4

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Must know

 

Desirable to know

Nice to know

II Cognitive Psychology:

Trail making test

Assignment on memory retention techniques

Experiments in problem solving (Dunker’s (1945) Candle problem for functional fixedness; 2 String Problem; Water Jug experiment by Luchin (1942, 1959)

Written assignment of types of heuristics

Memory process

Classical experiment on Tolman’s cognitive maps

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4

 

 

3

 

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Desirable to know

Nice to know

III Research Design & Methods:

Find and describe one research each from literature regarding different types of researches

Perform a mini-research by taking data on any variables of interest using one of the research designs

Read a research and prepare a presentation on basic components of research

Perform review of literature on a variable using PubMed database and gather abstracts of 10 studies

Prepare a note on meta-analysis

Case study in clinical psychology

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3

 

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Must know

 

 

Desirable to know

Nice to know

IV Biopsychology:

Preparing a model of the part of the brain

GSR/EMG – a report on recording

A case study of amnesic patient

Preparing a sleep-waking checklist

 Perform an EEG

Stroop task on a neurological patient

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4

3

3

3

 

Must know

 

Desirable to know

Nice to know

 

Syllabus Books:

  1. Klein, B. (1970). A History of Scientific Psychology: Its Origins and Philosophical Backgrounds. Basic Books.
  2. Barsalou, L. W. (1992). Cognitive Psychology: An Overview for Cognitive Scientists.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  3. Todd, B. Nerlich, S. McKeown, D. Clarke. (2004). Mixing Methods in Psychology: The Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Theory and Practice.Psychology Press.
  4. Pinel, J. (2007). Basics of Biopsychology.

 

Reference Books:

  1. Brock, C. (2006). Internationalizing the History of Psychology. NY: New York University Press.
  2. Levine, &S. Parkinson. (1994). Experimental Methods in Psychology.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Admission 2017