Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Convention: Boston, MA

Psi Beta Workshop

Integrating Research Methods in the Undergraduate Curriculum

Friday May 28, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM - Hampton A - B

Chair: Scott Hollenback
Waubonsee Community College and Midwestern Regional Vice President for Psi Beta

Psychology is a science! We state it in our course objectives, but does your psychology curriculum represent an integrated approach to teaching research methods?

Panelists in this session will present and discuss how they have augmented their teaching of research principles and skills through guided and personally meaningful applications. They will share the strategies they use to bring research methods into their classrooms and to get students involved in research process outside the classroom.

Some discussion will be included as to the impact on students through assessment and anecdotal evidence.


Scaffolding Hands-On Student Research in Introductory Psychology
William S. Altman
Broome Community College
Establishing an Institutional Review Board and Getting Students Involved in Research
Michael C. Amico
Housatonic Community College
Giving Students Opportunities to Highlight Research Beyond the Campus Through Psi Beta
Laura Bittner
Carroll Community College
Creating Personal Research Designs and Evaluating Research in Popular Press
Diana Joy
Community College of Denver

2010 Program Committee
Tyler S. Lorig, Washington and Lee University (Chair); Nalini Ambady, Tufts University; Abigail Baird, Vassar College; Sian Beilock, University of Chicago; Daniel Klein, Stony Brook University, The State University of New York; Richard Lewis, Pomona College; Kris Preacher, University of Kansas; Deidra Schleicher, Purdue University; Timothy Strauman, Duke University; Tracy Zinn, James Madison University