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Psychology Experiments on the Internet

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Mark Pezzo (Faculty), Jan 26, 2003
Comment: There are currently 25 different laboratory demonstrations of classic studies in
cognition, perception, and social psychology, with more added all the time.
Your whole class can participate, and then download their own data and analyze
it. They can also download the data from students at other schools and compare.
Data are organized, using very nice macros written by the PsychExps team into
Excel spreadsheets. You can analyze from there, or import into SPSS. Most
demos have Teacher Guides associated with them. They even have the Implicit
Attitudes Test (IAT) that is becoming so popular. I use this site regularly for
my Research Methods class.

Finally, there are also a number of "real" experiments in which researchers can
collect their own data using the services of PsychExperiments. Don't overlook
these -- some are pretty darn interesting, even if they're not yet "classics."

Technical Remarks:

You must download Macromedia's Authorware Player (like Shockwave, but a little
different). It's easy to do, and the player is self-updating, so after you do
it once, you never have to again. Links at PsychExperiments take you directly
to the download page, so no problems!