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Doing Psychology

These lectures will provide a broad view of how psychologists have studied the mind from a scientific perspective.

Lecture 1
Introduction and Literature Review.
How a diverse range of studies can be synthesised. Chris Egan.
50 George Square, Lecture Theatre G.03.
Monday, 16 September, 2019 - 11:10 to 12:00
Lecture 2
What is Psychology?
Psychology as a science of the mind. How we began to measure the mind. Pete Lamont.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre C.
Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 11:10 to 12:00
Lecture: 3
A Variety of Psychologies
How we came up with different ways of doing scientific Psychology. Pete Lamont.
Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5.
Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 - 11:10 to 12:00
Lecture 16
Research Process.
In this lecture we will talk about the overall process of doing research. The primary aim of this lecture is to demonstrate that research does not follow a linear path, and that all of our decisions are interdependent.
50 George Square, Lecture Theatre G.03.
Monday, 28 October, 2019 - 11:10 to 12:00
Lecture:17
Experimental methods
In this lecture, we will introduce a wide variety of experimental designs, discuss the pro's, con's and ethical consideration of such approaches.
David Hume Tower, Lecture Theatre C.
Tuesday, 29 October, 2019 - 11:10 to 12:00
Lecture 18:
Experimental design
In this lecture, we will mve away from traditional experimental approaches and consider other informative designs for psychological studies.
Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 5.
Thursday, 31 October, 2019 - 11:10 to 12:00
Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of Psychology 2A, students know about some of the most popular general approaches to carrying out psychological research along with their rationales, strengths and pitfalls, main ethical issues in research and publishing, and some possible ways how the findings of psychological research can be usefully communicated outside academia. Also, students can efficiently identify most relevant literature on particular research topics and summarize the findings, know the basic principles of designing experiments, and they can prepare short presentations for lay audiences. Students will benefit the most if they have taken both Psychology 2A and Psychology 2B, but the content of Psychology 2A does not inevitably require that students also take Psychology 2B.

References: 

There is no specific reading to go with these lectures.