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Title: PSYC 270


1
PSYC 270
  • Section 03
  • Mondays-Wednesdays
  • 1130am-100pm

2
Course Personnel
  • Lab Instructor Ned Norland
  • Email nnorland_at_unc.edu
  • Office Davie 364B
  • Office Hours Mondays 130-330
  • Lecturer Gordon Pitz
  • Email gpitz_at_email.unc.edu
  • Office Davie 304A
  • Office Hours M/W/Th 3-430pm, by appointment

3
Registration Fun
  • If you are not currently registered for PSYC 270,
    please email Dr. Pitz (gpitz_at_email.unc.edu) with
    your name, year, and every lab that fits your
    schedule.
  • If you are only registered for the lecture and
    not a lab section (or vice-versa) please email
    Dr. Pitz with your name, PID, and every lab that
    fits your schedule.

4
Note card
  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Password (NOT YOUR ONYEN!)
  • Psychology courses taken
  • Areas of interest
  • Future goals

5
Assignments/Grading
  • Total of 230 possible points
  • 2 exams, 40 points each
  • 4 short assignments, 6 points each
  • 2 lab reports, 20 points each
  • Final project, total of 66 possible points
  • Proposal, 6 points
  • Oral report, 15 points
  • Written report, 45 points
  • Participation/Lab Activities, 20 points

6
Our Network
  • Login name - section_3
  • Password - mccormike3
  • Save all files on P drive in Section_3/Students/Y
    OUR NAME
  • Note- The P drive is only accessible from this
    room. You cant get it elsewhere on campus.

7
Quick Review from PSYC 30
  • Types of Variables
  • Independent Manipulated by experimenter
  • Dependent Participants response
  • Operational Definition of a Variable
  • The definition of a variable in terms of the
    actual procedure used by the researcher to
    measure and/or manipulate it.

8
Short Assignment 1
  • Due next Wednesday, August January 17th at the
    beginning of lab.
  • One page typed, double spaced
  • From the course website
  • Write a research problem statement on a topic
    of your own choosing. Begin with a broad
    statement of a topic in psychology that interests
    you, and refine the statement into a research
    question that might reasonably lead to a study
    that could be completed in one or two weeks. You
    will probably find it easier to begin with a
    topic that you have studied in other psychology
    courses. Finally, list the variables that are
    involved in your proposal, indicate what kind of
    variable each one is, and suggest how each might
    be given an operational definition.

9
Suggested Online Journals
  • Psychological Science
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science

10
Thanks!
  • Please log off computer and turn off monitor!
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