PSY308/PSY309 Experimental Psychology with Lab
PSY308 and PSY309 must be taken simultaneously and with the same instructor for each. The lab sections are limited to 16 students each.
Prerequisites for the course (PSY210, PSY231, and either CMST191 or CMST 192) are strictly enforced.
The procedure for registering for Experimental Psychology is to enroll in a lab section (PSY309) and then obtain permission to enroll in the lecture section (PSY308). To obtain permission to enroll in PSY308 (after you have registered for PSY309), go to the Psychology Department Office (Phelps 231) and ask to add the course.
If additional information is needed,
contact the instructor scheduled to teach the course for the semester in which you wish to enroll. (See the schedule of classes for instructor name).
PSY404 Internship (3-6 S.H.)
Watch for notices regarding the date for information sessions regarding the psychology internship program. For internships in the spring term, notices regarding these meetings are generally posted in early October. At these information sessions sample internships and the application process will be explained.
For internships related to data collection/analysis and applied research, the prerequisites generally include PSY231, PSY308, and PSY309. For internships in human services, the prerequisites generally include PSY420 and PSY431. Some internships may have other prerequisites.
The following are examples of the types of internships that may be available:
Applied Research/Data Analysis
1. Collecting, analyzing and reporting data for academic programs, institutional planning and effectiveness, or administrative decision making.
2. Doing literature reviews on a topic about child abuse and presenting it to attorneys.
3. Working with data for schools, including a database of tests, and assisting director in explaining this to teachers and others
4. Help with a data analysis project in an organization whose mission is creating a welcoming community for diverse populations through education.
1. Providing support to older adults so they can live in their own homes, including counseling them in their homes, reaching diverse populations, and doing community education or event planning.
2. Providing support for children with a variety of problems in a youth home, alternative education or group therapy setting.
3. Assisting school psychologists or counselors with after-school, group or individual skills.
4. Providing educational and support services for people with mental or physical disabilities.
5. Helping adolescents who have chemical, legal, or mental health problems who are living in a shelter home, interacting with the adolescents and assisting in activities.
1. Helping with the functioning of disaster services or other volunteer services for a local nonprofit organization.
2. Helping to build and maintain relationships with alumni or assist with fund raising.
3. Help with various projects involving the corrections system. These might include collecting statistical data or helping with alcohol and drug education classes or other alternative programming
PSY408 Advanced Experimental Psychology
Students who have successfully completed PSY308 and PSY309 may obtain additional research training and experience through PSY408 Advanced Experimental Psychology. Additional details about the course can be obtained by contacting the instructor. Instructor permission is required and should be obtained in advance of registration for the semester in which the student wished to take the course.