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    Appalachian State University
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

PSY 5655 - Contemporary Issues in Psychology (3)

When Offered: On Demand
An investigation and discussion of psychological phenomena using scientific methodology and empirical research to evaluate causal claims, evaluate research, assess validity and engage in critical thinking. A focus of the class will be the use of empirical research literature, as well as oral and written assignments to improve reasoning skills in order for students to become more critical consumers of information from both academic and popular sources. Topics will span multiple areas of psychology.
Prerequisite: PSY 3100 (Research Methods in Psychology) or permission of the instructor.