399 Group Research Internship
Study in Psychological Research (Psyc 360)
Supervisor: Mark Stasson
Students will work collectively (Psyc 399) or individually
(Psyc 360) under the supervision of Mark Stasson to produce a professional
research project in Social Psychology. Social Psychology
is a prerequisite, so students should be familiar with relevant topics (plus,
always review your social psychology textbook, or a similar book in the
library or Psychology Lab)
The internship/independent study would require students
to complete all steps in the research process from identifying a topic,
an idea and finding background theory/research, designing a study, collecting
data, analyzing the results, and writing a formal research report
in APA format.
While not required, students are encouraged to disseminate research findings
by presenting the research at a conference, publishing the paper, or
posting the paper at the CPR website.
PREREQUISITES: (1) Psyc 336 (Social Psychology)
AND (2) either Psyc 312 (Research Methods) or Psyc
307 (Data Analysis)
Syllabus (Click here)
Examples of Past Projects:
1. The effects of gender stereotypes on occupational judgments.
K. Kleyman, J. Souza, & K. Gjerswold.(Presented at the meeting of the
American Psychological Society, Chicago)
2. Affective and cognitive attitude components in behavioral prediction.
S. Bourquin (Presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological
3. The group dilemma questionnaire. K. Irving. (Presented
at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago)
4. Persuasion and influence through authority and social proof..
5. The effect of online media source on message persuasiveness.
J. Paasch & I. Siegel (Presented at the meeting of the Midwestern
Psychological Association, Chicago)
6. Social-cognitive determinates of safety actions: seat belt use.
S. Bourquin (Presented at the meeting of the Minnesota Psychological
7. Individual and situational differences in procrastination. J.
8. Motivation and self-regulation. N. Walter (work in
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