ERIC Number: ED051007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Experiments on a Shoestring. A Handbook of Experiments and Demonstrations for General Psychology which May be Carried Out Inexpensively and Without Access to Formal Apparatus.
Minahan, Nancy M.
This booklet is intended to provide a number of experiments and demonstrations in each area of psychology which may be carried out in situations where the instructor wishes to provide class involvement and some understanding of experimental procedure, but does not have access to the apparatus generally used in experimental psychology. The 75 experiments, culled from a number of psychology workbooks, are divided into five major sections: Sensory Processes and Perception, Motivation and Emotion, Attention Sets, Learning and Retention, and, Thinking and Language; each is divided into subtopics. Most of the experiments included can be modified for use as out-of-class projects. Each entry contains a statement of purpose, materials required (in most cases easily available), subject population required, experimental procedure, and suggestions for discussion questions. It is expected that the introduction and hypothesis can be easily supplied by the instructor and the text. An appendix contains a list of the works consulted in compiling this booklet. (JLB)
Descriptors: Attention, Cognitive Processes, Demonstrations (Educational), Experimental Psychology, Experiments, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Motivation, Perception, Psycholinguistics, Psychology, Retention (Psychology), Secondary Education, Sensory Experience, Student Projects
Professor Frank Costin, 731 Psychology Building, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois 61820 ($1.00; cash only)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Psychology.