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PSYC26H3 S Summer 2011 Developmental Psychology Laboratory Instructor: Mark A. Schmuckler Office: S-515 Office Hours: Thursday, 1:30 ± 2:30 PM, or by appointment Email: [email protected] Class Website: Course Hours: Tuesday, 1:00 ± 3:00 PM Course Location: IC 326 Teaching Assistant: Diane Mangalindan Office: H-302E Office Hours: Tuesday, 11:00 ± 12:00 PM, or by appointment Email: [email protected] Text: Miller, S.A. (1987). Developmental research methods, 3 Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc. Overview of Course The purpose of PSYC26 is to acquaint you with research in psychology in general, and with the methodology of developmental psychology in particular. You will do this in part by writing, but primarily by collecting data and by writing reports describing your research. The course is demanding, but it should also be enjoyable. Formulating research questions, collecting and analysing data, and writing and interpreting your results are among the most exciting parts of experimental psychology. Developmental psychology focuses on the process of change within and across the difference phases of the life-span. Reflecting the broad range of topics in this area, there are diverse research methods. This course will cover a representative sample of some of these approaches, as well as consider issues in research design as it relates to developmental concerns. Course Requirements There are several course requirements. First, there are a series of short assignments that you must complete. The length of these projects, and what they entail, will be discussed later in class. You will also be required to actually conduct an observational coding experiment in child development (making use of the day care facility at Scarborough), and to write an experimental report for this experiment. Finally, in addition to collecting data and writ
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