PSYC 361, 362: Directed Research (1 - 3 credits)
Course Description: Students in this course will be involved in carrying out one or more empirical research projects currently being conducted by the supervising faculty member. Students will meet regularly with the faculty member, read relevant research articles, and collect data. Students may also participate in entering, coding, or analyzing data. Enrollment in this course is subject to approval of the supervising faculty member. Required application and recommendation forms for this course are available from the supervising faculty member or via the link below.
PREREQUISITES: AT LEAST SOPHOMORE STANDING. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PSYC 271, AND WHO PLAN TO APPLY TO GRADUATE SCHOOL. OFFERED MOST SEMESTERS
Enrollment in directed research is selective, and space is limited. Therefore, if you would like to enroll in directed research, you must first apply and be accepted. Research teams will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. The earlier your application materials are complete, the earlier you can finalize your registration plans.
To apply, you need to do the following:
- Complete the application form and return it to Dr. Babcock (MC 134).
- Give a copy of the attached recommendation checklist to two faculty members who are willing to recommend you. (One of those faculty recommenders should be from outside the psychology department.) Ask them to return the completed checklist directly to Dr. Babcock as soon as possible.
We will review completed applications beginning November 11, 2013. We will contact you by email to inform you whether your application has been accepted. If your application is approved, we will let you know which faculty member you will be working with. You should talk with this faculty member about the number of credits that you should register for. This faculty member will authorize you to enroll in the course.