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Foundations of Psychological Research

Program(s): Pre College Connect

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and methods used in conducting psychological research in order to gain understanding of how science can be used to answer questions about thoughts, emotions, and behavior.  Throughout the class, students will explore various research designs and how to create a research plan, reflect upon published psychological research in context, and interact with experimental psychologists. In their final projects, students will pose a research question of personal interest and design a psychological study to answer this question using elements of methods they’ve learned in the class.

See sample syllabus here. 

Remote or Residential

✓ Hybrid Course


Course Considerations

This course will be held remotely for the first two weeks of the session and will meet from 9:00am - 11:00am CST. During the last week of class, students will meet in-person from 9:00am - 3:00pm. 

Course Overview

Start Date

July 15

End Date

August 01

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade


Pre-College Connect

Class Details

Course Code

PSYC 21280 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


11:00 A.M.


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks

Primary Instructor

Karina Kling

Academic Interest

Social Sciences (e.g., history, sociology)