Get ready to dig in! This course provides a capstone experience in cognitive experimentation, and students in this course read and discuss articles from the primary literature, design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and prepare a formal presentation of their work. We draw upon all of the knowledge and skill you learned in methods, statistics, cognitive psychology, and your advanced courses – so be prepared to pull it all together in this course.
TRY THIS PUZZLER:
Consider Linda, a 31-year-old woman, single and bright. As a student, she was deeply concerned with discrimination and social justice and also participated in anti-nuclear protests.
Which is more probable? (a) Linda is today a bank teller; (b) Linda is a bank teller and active in the feminist movement.
Quick, what’s your answer? No cheating!
If you answered (b), you are like many, many other people who have attempted this puzzle. But you are also wrong. Join us and learn how scientists discover these kinds of biases.