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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2008

PSY 359H • Honors Research I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44160 W
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
SEA 2.108

Course Description

The Department of Psychology Honors Program is designed to give outstanding students who plan a career in psychology, another science, or a professional field an intensive exposure to research in psychology by designing, conducting, and writing-up an independent research project. The Honors Program consists of three formal courses: PSY 359H (Honors Research I), PSY 379H (Honors Research II), and PSY 158H (Honors Research Tutorial). PSY 359H is a seminar course, which provides opportunity for in-depth discussion of the research process, including: selecting and developing of a research problem; research design and measurement; and writing a supporting literature review, problem statement, and methods section. Applications for the Department of Psychology Honors Program are available in the Undergraduate Office, SEA 2.218.

Grading Policy

Two required papers, each counting for one-half of the grade. The two papers encompass the Introduction and Method sections of a proposed research study.


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) Writing Empirical Research Reports (6th edition) by Pyrczak and Bruce


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