The Psychology Research Practicum experience allows students to become involved in psychological research early in their careers at Union College. Students work under the supervision of a member of the Psychology Department. Duties will be determined individually with the research supervisor, and may include such things as: surveying the literature in an area, designing or testing research materials, interacting with research participants, collecting data, and analyzing data. Expectations include at least four hours per week devoted to the research, as well as attendance at Psychology Speaker Series seminars. This course requires permission of the individual research supervisor, and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. In order to receive credit equivalent to one course, the student must earn passing grades in three terms of practicum experience within the psychology department. Research Practicum is normally not open to students who are currently enrolled in independent research experiences in psychology, except by permission of the department chair. The Research Practicum course does not count towards the major requirements in psychology.
By Permission of Instructor