ERIC Number: ED226275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Undergraduate Psychology Laboratories: Building Them, Funding Them. A Symposium.
Benjamin, Ludy T., Jr.; And Others
This symposium consists of four papers presented as part of the program of the American Psychological Association's Division on the Teaching of Psychology. The initial paper, by Ludy Benjamin, describes the results of a survey, conducted in 1980, of 504 psychology laboratories. It includes information on departments that have undertaken laboratory construction and/or renovation in the past 10 years. Data are provided on the amount of money spent and the nature of the laboratories constructed. An appendix lists those departments willing to share their expertise with other departments considering similar construction. The second paper, by Clifford L. Fawl, describes the planning of the undergraduate laboratory at Nebraska Wesleyan University, a complex of 25 laboratory rooms for teaching and research. In the third paper, Henry E. Klugh describes the planning and use of the 15,000 square foot psychology laboratory at Alma College. Both case histories provide suggestions about the planning and design of undergraduate laboratories. The final paper, by Charles M. Stoup, relates the results of a 1982 survey of 107 departments queried about their sources of funding, ways in which the money was spent, relative usage of the laboratories for teaching and research, and the nature of outside sources used to assist in the planning of the labs. A brief appendix lists private foundations which were reported as sources of funding. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).