|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course is designed to allow students to conduct supervised research in the area of the cognitive psychology of reasoning and decision making. Working as a team with the instructor and other members of the research group, students will undertake a semester-long experimental research project on a topic in reasoning and decision making.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Writing
Individuals will design, create and execute an original experiment and will write a complete scientific report of the work. The full report will be developed and revised in increments over the semester.
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|Course Format: Laboratory||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Reading lists will be designed for each project.
Students will read background chapters and recent journal articles over the course of the term.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Drafts of sections of a research report will be completed throughout the term. A final version of the entire research project in journal-article format will be due at the end of the term.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a course in the study area of cognitive psychology. It is ideally taken in the freshman, sophomore, or junior year by students who wish to get involved in reasoning and decision making research, possibly eventually leading to an honor's thesis. For those interested in permission, please send an email including your year, (intended) major, any relevant course experience, and reason for your interest in this course to the professor during the browsing period. Permission will be given on a rolling basis.
The class will meet in a weekly seminar to read and discuss research articles, to formulate plans for studies, and to provide updates on experiments being conducted by members of the group.
|Instructor(s): Patalano,Andrea L. Times: .M.W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|