Laboratory Projects In Psychology

by Robert D. Sorkin, Ph.D.

University of Florida, Gainesville

Announcing a new series of laboratory-grade experiments suitable for classes in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Sensory Psychology, Perception, Human Factors/Ergonomics and Motor Behavior. These laboratory projects are stand-alone versions of well-known experiments or are new experiments that combine several aspects of classical experiments. One or more of the projects could be easily incorporated into an existing lecture course, and a series of four or more projects could serve as the basis for a specialized laboratory course in an area.

Of the nine projects below, titles may be selected to fit particular courses.

Projects

Area

 

Sensory - Perception

Cognitive Processes

Motor Behavior

Human Factors

Fitts Law
Speed and Accuracy of Repeated Movements

X

-

X

X

Signal Detection
Auditory Detection

X

X

-

X

Reaction Time
Hick-Hyman Law
View Screen Shots

X

X

X

X

Visual Attention
Visual Search
View Screen Shots

X

X

-

X

Working Memory
Short-Term Memory

-

X

-

X

Tracking
Pursuit And Compensatory Tracking

X

-

X

X

Categorical Perception
Speech Perception

X

X

-

-

Numerosity Estimation
Judgment Of Visual Numerosity

X

-

-

X

Mental Rotation
Rotation Of Mental Images

X

X

-

X

Full Set of 9 ........$295.00
Individual units ..........$40.00
Shipping & Handling ............$7.95


The projects allow students to serve as their own experimental participants, obtaining data that supports classical "laws" or phenomena without the need for pooling data from multiple subjects or for complex statistical analyses. Each project writes its data to an ASCII text file, suitable for input into a spreadsheet or statistical program. Each project has an integrated laboratory manual that provides introductory material, key references, technical information, and hints on how to analyze the data using a spreadsheet program. Spreadsheet templates are included for instructors' use. The level of data analysis is flexible and may be set by the instructor; most of the projects allow for either relatively simple or more complex analyses, depending on the course level and the instructor's goals.

An Example of a Student Project

Read Lab Manual Samples

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