Research toolbox (Honours Programme)

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Doel vak

Students will be acquainted with some important paradigms currently
used in psychology. They receive hands-on experience with
one particular paradigm, and consolidate their skills in analyzing data
and reporting results. In addition, they will study, present and discuss
other common and famous paradigms so that they get a 'toolbox' of
experimental approaches used in psychology.

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Students are introduced in detail to classic and current paradigms in
experimental psychology. These could, for example, be the Trust Game,
Implicit Association Test, Learning Games, Physiological stress
measurements, Attentional capture & Emotion, Memory and Language


Paradigms are first introduced in a plenary lecture. Students then split
up in groups of four to five, and run an experiment that is exemplary
for a frequently-used paradigm in psychology. They are supervised by one
staff member, who provides them with guidance on how to use the
paradigm, explains the experiment to be performed, how to run
participants, how to analyze the data, and how to write
the report. Students work as a group on the assignments. In addition,
tudents will prepare presentations and discussions of other classic and
famous paradigms using the book by Eysenck and Groome.


Written report: 80%
Open-question exam: 20%
For the report, students will be graded individually on the basis of
their prescence and participation in the group (40%), and as a group on
the basis of the jointly written report (40%).
In the open-question exam (20%), students will briefly explain the
original intention and current adaption of a psychological paradigm
discussed in the book by Eysenck and Groome.
Partial grades are only valid during the study year in which the grade
has been achieved.


Eysenck, M. W., and Groome, D. (2015). Cognitive Psychology: Revisiting
the Classic Studies. London: Sage. ISBN: 978-1-4462-9447-5

Overige informatie

The course is taught in English

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Research Methods 2 (Methodologie 2)
Statistics 2 (Statistiek 2)

Algemene informatie

Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.
Vakcoördinator dr. D.J. Heslenfeld
Examinator dr. D.J. Heslenfeld
Docenten dr. D.J. Heslenfeld

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