Research Related Courses

While all psychology courses include some level of psychological research, the following courses have a specific focus on developing research skills. To learn more about how to participate in undergraduate research while at Roanoke College view our Undergraduate Research page.

204 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
An examination of techniques used by psychologists to measure behavior and to analyze and interpret the data. The course includes an introduction to computer data analysis. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory 1 ½ hrs/wk.

205 Research Methods in Psychology
An examination of the research methods used in the fields of psychology. Topics include introductions to and evaluations of observational, relational and experimental research methods and designs. Ethics and research, communication and research, the development of research ideas and the reliability and validity of research are also examined. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

300 Tests and Measurements
Principles and methods of psychological measurement and test construction, with consideration of administration and psychometric evaluation of representative tests. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: PSYC 204 or permission.

305, 306 Research Experience
Directed experience conducting empirical research under the supervision of a faculty member. Open to all students (majors and non-majors). (1/4, 1/4)
Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

318, 319 Research Practicum
Directed study and empirical research under the supervision of a faculty member. (Open to majors with the approval of the department. One unit may be counted as an elective in the major). (1, 1)
Prerequisite: Written application approved by department.

405, 406, 407 Independent Study
Empirical research project or extensive literature review, with faculty supervision. (1/2, 1, 1/2)
Prerequisite: Written proposal and application approved by department.

420 Research Seminar: Personality/Social
An advanced, research-oriented seminar in personality and/or social psychology. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: PSYC 204 and 205 and either PSYC 315 or PSYC 325.

430 Research Seminar: Physiological Psychology
An advanced, research-oriented seminar in physiological psychology. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: PSYC 204 and 205 and PSYC 330.

440 Research Seminar: Cognition
An advanced, research-oriented seminar in cognition. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisites: PSYC 204 and 205 and PSYC 340.

495, 496, 497 Honors Project
A program of independent study culminating in a paper, artistic creation, or performance. (1/2, 1, 1/2)
Prerequisites: To qualify for consideration to receive honors in the major, a student in his/her senior year or in the Summer prior to the senior year, must work under the guidance of his/her committee. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and department. A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required. 495 Honors Project is prerequisite for 497 Honors Project. At least 1 unit of Independent Study (405, 406, or 407) is a prerequisite to 495, 496, and 497. May not be used as one of the 11 units for the B.A. degree.

 

410 Research Seminar: Neuroscience
An advanced, research-oriented seminar in human neuroscience. (1)
Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: NEUR 210, statistics class (e.g. PSYC 204, INQ 240), research methods class (e.g. PSYC 205, CHEM 280); or permission.

 
Roanoke Faculty Create Band

Roanoke Faculty Create Band

Between faculty meetings and finals, Drs. Maina, Buchholz and Grant find time to march to the beat of their own drums after creating a faculty band last fall. None of the aforementioned faculty can be found in the music department, but these three still know how to perform for a crowd.

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