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This is the home page for organizing and sharing resources to help with Teaching about Psychological Science.

The initial demonstration project is based on a survey that Eric Youngstrom, PhD, has been using in undergraduate courses taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Korea University. It includes examples of questionnaires asking about personality, morningness-eveningnesss chronotype, sleep quality, mood (depression and hypomanic symptoms), trait emotion, body image, attitudes towards mental illness, and social desirability -- all topics discussed in classes.

We are working to increase the amount of experiential learning possible with these resources. One project in Fall 2017 is to build out information pages about the measures here on Wikiversity. We will add copies of the questionnaires, scoring syntax (in triplicate: R, SPSS, and SAS), and data shells to make it easy for people to incorporate the measures into their own teaching or research. We also will share tidy data for the project, along with examples of analyses and data visualizations.

Overview and rationaleEdit

The goal is to create multiple opportunities for experiential learning. Rather than starting immediately with the basics, we take a survey that includes many widely used scales. We get our scores -- a number and an acronym as a label? What does it mean? How does our score compare to other people, or what is "normal"? How accurate is the score? We will work together to answer these questions, and come up with new questions along the way and learn how to connect them with the psychological research literature, use statistical analysis and data visualization to investigate our question, and share our results with different audiences.

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Current projectsEdit

Further informationEdit

Here is a link to a "view & comment" version of our GoogleDoc that includes a codebook and several scratchpads.