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date: 16 October 2019

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The ability to understand and appreciate research is an incredibly important learning outcome for undergraduate psychology students. One strategy for increasing students’ understanding of research is for students to engage in laboratory activities. This chapter provides guidance for developing laboratory courses in undergraduate psychology programs. The chapter begins with a rationale for undergraduate laboratory courses, followed by objectives for laboratory courses, suggestions for course structure, and a description of a specific curricular program. The chapter also addresses potential challenges that faculty members seeking to implement laboratory courses are likely to encounter.

Keywords: laboratory courses, research methods, scientific thinking, active learning, undergraduate research

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