Material Type

Open Course

Publication Date

Summer 2018

Course Title

Experimental Psychology

Course Number

PSYC 4431


This set of ancillary materials for Experimental Psychology was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation.

Author's Description:

"The purpose of this project was to create a set of ancillary materials for the open textbook Research Methods in Psychology, a textbook intended to be used for psychology research methods courses. At the start of this grant, the textbook was available through the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Library ( and could be found in most open material repositories. Since this grant was proposed, however, a more recent version of the text has been released by Price, Jhangiani, Chiang, Leighton, and Cuttler ( The resources developed for this grant can be used for the new edition of the text, although they were written for the earlier version.

The current project helped create ancillary materials for each of the textbook’s thirteen chapters. These include slide presentations, test-banks, and online resources (e.g., websites, videos). Many of the resources shared here were a culmination of OER-enabled pedagogy, as students were actively involved in the creation of exam questions and collection of resources. I will continue to use this approach in my classroom, as students were able to meet course learning objectives while improving the base of OER for the course. In the future, I will provide more guidance to students in their creation of test questions and collection of resources, such as that provided by Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani in this article:

Topics covered include:

  • The Science of Psychology
  • Getting Started in Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Theory in Psychology
  • Psychological Measurement
  • Experimental Research
  • Nonexperimental Research
  • Complex Research Designs
  • Survey Research
  • Single-Subject Research
  • Presenting Your Research
  • Descriptive Research
  • Inferential Statistics

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