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.  
​This course may not be taken as pass/fail. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 001   or the equivalent and PSYC 025 : Research Design and Analysis; PSYC 038 : Clinical Psychology is strongly preferred. 
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Spring 2023. Gillham.
Fall 2023. Gillham.
Spring 2024. Gillham.
Spring 2025. Gillham.
Catalog chapter: Psychology  
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