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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Nov 20, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PSYC 109. Research Practicum in Social and Emotional Well-Being

This course provides experience in conducting research related to clinical psychology, prevention, and well-being promotion. The course focuses on the development and promotion of social and emotional well-being in adolescents and young adults. Students typically work in groups and collaborate on one or more research projects. Students may work on ongoing projects in the lab and/or develop new projects. Research projects typically focus on: 1) identifying and understanding the psychosocial and contextual factors that promote social and emotional well-being and protect against the development of psychological difficulties (e.g., depression and anxiety); and/or 2) evaluating school- and community-based programs designed to promote social and emotional well-being. Students gain experience in many aspects of the research process, including reviewing research literature, developing research questions and hypotheses, implementing research projects, entering and analyzing data, and presenting on projects and findings orally and in writing (in journal article format). In addition to the class meeting time, additional time is scheduled as needed to conduct research projects.
Senior Comprehensive Credit: When taken in the senior year, this course fulfills the comprehensive requirement in psychology.  
​Commitment: 2 semester (fall and spring) commitment is generally required. Occasionally exceptions can be made with permission from the instructor.  

This course may not be taken as pass/fail. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 001   or the equivalent;  PSYC 025   (Research Design and Analysis); PSYC 038  : Clinical Psychology is strongly preferred. Permission is required to take the course one semester.
Social sciences.
1 credit each semester.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
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