The honors thesis sequence is the core of the psychology honors program beginning each january, the sequence spans one calendar year and consists of a two-semester sequence which is offered spring and fall. Each student must complete psychology 797, the senior honors tutorial, and psychology 799, senior honors thesis the senior honors thesis will culminate in a public presentation called the haslerud undergraduate research conference. Honors thesis courses, psychology 194 abc it is important to identify a thesis advisor during or after psych 110 it is possible to do the project outside uc san diego, ie, in the va or children hospital, etc. The honors program in the department of psychology provides high-performing students with a more rigorous undergraduate experience students who have been accepted into the university honors program (uhp) are eligible to declare an honors psychology ba or bs.
Honors program in psychology at penn overview: the honors program has been developed to recognize excellence in psychology among penn undergraduates and to enhance skills related to psychological research. In addition, psychology students may elect to engage in psychology 4998: undergraduate research in psychology, under the supervision of a faculty member, and even design and implement their own research project via the honors thesis track. The psychology honors program requires 15 hours of honors work in the psychology major students who complete the program with a 325 cumulative grade point average and finish the honors senior thesis will earn the distinction with honors in psychology. Honors theses honors theses 1999-2019 sexual violence, and undergraduate women's well-being department of psychology • 2007 percival stern hall.
Psychology curriculum academic map common learning outcomes choosing a minor or a 2nd major honors thesis undergraduate research day computer room. In fact, our undergraduate curriculum readies you for entry into a phd program in clinical or counseling psychology by giving you a strong scientific and research foundation, a degree in psychology will also help you become an astute and thoughtful problem-solver. Both the honors thesis and the honors poster presentation will be evaluated by a committee of faculty members if the committee agrees that the work is of sufficient quality to merit the honors designation, the student will receive honors in psychology at graduation. Undergraduate program open undergraduate program close undergraduate program the international honors society in psychology honors program thesis archives.
The psychology department's honors program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding majors to gain an intense research experience in the sub-area of psychology of their choosing. The psychology department's undergraduate honors program is a three semester pattern of courses designed to offer promising undergraduates an opportunity to do sustained scholarly work on a specific research project, culminating in the preparation of an undergraduate bachelor's thesis. The thesis is designed to expose promising undergraduate psychology majors to some of the steps involved in conducting original research in psychology under the guidance of a faculty member. The honors program in psychology is designed to give outstanding students who plan a career in psychology a unique opportunity to learn about and engage in original research the program involves seminar and research practicum courses and requires the completion of an original research project, resulting in an honors thesis.
Honours thesis library if you are a third year student in the honours seminar or a fourth year student registered in an honours thesis, email us at [email protected] to get information on how to explore our thesis library for examples of honours theses written by students working in a variety of different research areas. The honors research program in psychology is intended to provide students with an enriched experience in developing and conducting research in the psychological sciences the program emphasizes independent thinking, empirical methods, and commitment to a working engagement with research in psychology. Undergraduate honors projects - 2017-2018 jared f acosta-king neural mechanisms for stereo olfaction in mice advisor: matt smear, phd the abilities to seek out and spatially locate sources of food, find a mate, and identify potential predators are essential skills for survival. Psychology honors students must present a poster about their research at the psychology department's psi chi undergraduate research exhibition and/or at the university-wide undergraduate research exhibition and/or at some other suitable venue.
The honors program in psychology permits majors of unusual academic ability to explore topics in greater depth than the curriculum normally allows under faculty supervision, a student normally spends the first semester of the senior year doing library research, learning the appropriate methodology, designing an empirical research project, and preparing a written proposal and oral presentation. The psychology honors program thesis can be used to satisfy both the arts and sciences thesis and/or the university honors thesis requirement please note: you are not required to have been in the university honors program to submit an a&s thesis for eligibility for graduation honors. Before submission to the honors program office, the proposal must be approved by a committee comprised of the thesis director, another psychology faculty member, who will serve as the second reader and a third reader, a faculty member who is outside of the psychology department.
Psych 499901h: honors thesis research i august 7, 2017 seminar designed to support the writing of the honors thesis proposal and data collection, including proposal structure, literature review, research ethics, the irb process, and data collection methodology. The senior honors program in psychology and neuroscience has two components: students conduct an independent research project in the laboratory of a psychology and neuroscience faculty member, and students enroll in and complete psyc 693h (fall) and psyc 694h (spring), which meet once per week. An honors thesis is a research project that you conduct largely on your own typically, you develop a research proposal, conduct a study, and write a research paper outlining the results you work under the supervision or direction of an honors thesis committee of at least two members. Undergraduate program independent and honors research students interested in independent study (including senior honors thesis) must find a supervising faculty member before registering for the course via sis.