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Psych 383: Psychology and Law

Examines the American legal system in light of psychological theory and research, Supreme Court rulings, and wrongful conviction cases. The course objective is to expose students to major sub-topics within the field of psychology and law including Miranda, police interrogation, false confessions, plea bargaining, lie detection, forensic evidence, eyewitness identification, false memories, criminal profiling, juries, and the death penalty.

Psych 302: Research Methods in Psychology

Students receive hands-on training in research methods, particularly survey and experimental methods, which are the two most common types of research techniques used by psychologists.  Students perform the kinds of research activities that psychological scientists perform in their research.  This includes developing hypotheses, performing literature searches, developing study materials, collecting data from participants, analyzing the collected data, interpreting the results, and disseminating the results through oral presentations, a conference-style poster, and an APA-style research paper.  

Psych 595: Graduate Study in Psychology and Law

Graduate-level course in experimental psychology and law. This course covers contemporary and classic research in the major sub-areas of the discipline and emphasizes theoretical and empirical research. Topics covered include Miranda, police interrogation, confessions, plea bargaining, deception detection, eyewitness identification, false memories, forensic evidence, and juries.

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Science Hall I, Room 492

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