Psychology is the study of people by people. These lectures will introduce you to some of the key issues that follow from this, and how they relate to what we study, how we study them, and why we do.
By the end of Psychology 2B, 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 this section of Psychology 2B does not necessarily depend on that of Psychology 2A.
There is no specific reading to go with these lectures.