Academic and Professional Development in Psychology
- APA Writing Style
- Constructing interview questions
- Probes and follow-up questions
- Interviewing skills
- Finding, Reviewing, and Evaluating Research
- Psychology as a science
- Peer review researchheory-testing
- Operational definitions
- Case studies
- Correlation and causation
- Experimental control
- Representative samples
- Converging evidence
- Multiple causation
- Inferential statistics and probability
- Research Ethics
- American Psychological Association Ethics Code.
- Canadian Psychological Association Ethics Code.
- Informed consent.
- Minimal-risk research.
- Risk-benefit analysis.
The primary method of instruction will be the lecture, but the course may involve various other methods of instruction, such as small group activities, discussion groups, oral presentations, video tapes, and guest lectures.
The course evaluation will be based on the course objectives and in accordance with Douglas College policy
An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:
|APA Style research paper||20%|
|In-class writing assignments||30%|
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:
- Write a research report in APA style.
- Construct well-designed interview questions, probes, and follow-up questions.
- Conduct an effective research interview.
- Critically evaluate empirical research.
- Apply ethical guidelines to psychological research.
- Work in teams to plan and conduct minimal risk research.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Texts will be updated periodically. Typical examples include both of the following:
American Psychological Association. (2009). Mastering APA style: Student’s workbook and training guide
(6nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Stanovich, K. E. (2011). How to think straight about psychology (9th ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn &
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca
|Institution||Transfer Details for PSYC 2150|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU PSYC 2XXX (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG PSYC 2XXX (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU PSYC 2XXX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO PSYO 2nd (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV PSYC 2nd (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||No credit|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV PSYC 2XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC PSYC 2XX (1.5)|