Teachers as Scientists: Psychological Research in the Classroom

PSY 603S

How can psychology help us understand and improve education? In this course, students will develop skills as both critical consumers and producers of empirical research on teaching and learning. Students will develop original, testable hypotheses in the domain of teaching and learning and design ethical studies to test those hypotheses. This is a course for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in teaching, education more generally, and/or in the application of psychology to real-world problems. Undergraduate students must have fulfilled P&N major requirements in methods and statistics. Prerequisite: For undergraduates, any one of the following statistics courses: Psychology 201L, Statistical Science 101, 102, 104, 111, 250 or Mathematics 342, and any one of the following methods courses: Psychology 202 or 301, 302L, 303L, 304, 305, 306, 308L, 309, 309K, 310, 313. No prerequisites for students with graduate standing.


(1 STA and 1 Method) or Graduate

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • STS
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring