Experimental Psychology

Major: Psychology
Code of subject: 6.053.00.O.8
Credits: 6.00
Department: Theoretical and Applied Psychology
Lecturer: Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor Mandzyk Tetyana
Semester: 2 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: To acquire knowledge, skills and expertise of the experimental research of the psyche; to provide students with the knowledge and skills so that they can implement different psyche research methods in practice; to teach students to elaborate research curriculum and to choose the appropriate experimental research methods; to familiarize with the basic types, conditions, requirements needed from the organization and in order to conduct the experimental research.
Required prior and related subjects: • Mathematical methods in psychology; • General Psychology; • Comparative Psychology and Psychophysiology; • Basics of CNS anatomy and physiology of higher nervous activity.
Summary of the subject: Formation of the experimental method in psychology. The content and structure of the scientific research of the psyche. Empiric methods of researching the psyche. Experiment as a method for researching the psyche. Scientific research stages. The notion of variable in psychological research. Types of the variables. Stages of the experimental research of the psyche. Discipline-specific experiments in psychology. Research curriculum in the experiment. Social research strategies. Research strategies in organization, research in educational establishments in Ukraine. Analysis and interpretation of the experiment results. Quantitative data analysis and utilization of SPSS for Windows.
Assessment methods and criteria: - current control (40%): written reports of practical work, oral examination. - final control (60% of exam): the maximum score - 100 points.
Recommended books: 1. Горбунова В. В. Експериментальна психологія в схемах і таблицях. Навчальний посібник. — Житомир, 2005. — 94 с. 2. Гудвин Дж. Исследование в психологии: методы и планирова¬ние. — СПб.: Питер, 2004. — 558 с. 3. Дружинин В. Н. Экспериментальная психология.— 2-е изд., доп. — СПб.: Питер, 2000. — 320 с.