1. Develop understanding of a non-focal topic in psychology
Students will develop their understanding of a psychological topic that is not focal in the undergraduate curriculum otherwise. Recent examples include evolutionary psychology and the psychology of humor.
Measurement: In-class quizzes and exams on the assigned reading.
2. Identify subdisciplines in psychology related to that top
Students will identify related subdisciplines in psychology and their primary contributions to the topic.
Measurement:In-class quizzes and exams on the assigned reading.
3. Proposal for a research approach to that topic.
Students will identify primary means of scientific research in the topic, and formulate a proposal for additional research.
Measurement: Author a proposal for original research in multiple drafts that includes a literature review, description of method and data analysis, statement of significance, references, and timeline and estimated budget.