Lecture PowerPoint Slides

Lecture Slides: Measuring Dependent Variables

This  lecture introduces students to several different ways of measuring   behavior as the dependent variable.  Several types of behavioral measures are shown, including: behavioral trace, behavioral observation, and behavioral choice. The goal of this lecture is to get students to see other types of measuring DVs, aside from self-report. This starts with a quick overview …

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Lecture Slides: Manipulating Independent Variables

This  lecture introduces students to several different ways of manipulating independent variables. Some techniques covered include: mock Facebook profiles, priming, having participants count money, and viewing cute pictures. The goal of this lecture is to get students to see a variety of ways that researchers can manipulate IVs. Each example provides the citation for the …

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Lecture Slides: Calculating the t-test for Independent Means/Samples (Does Eating Spinach Make Your Stronger?)

The goal of this PowerPoint is to work through the step-by-step process of hand calculating a t-test for independent means. The slides start with an explanation of the formula involved and then a sample problem is presented. It is designed for you to have the class solve the problem along with you as you advance …

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Lecture Slides: Calculating the Pearson r Correlation (Study Hours and GPA)

The goal of this PowerPoint is to work through the step-by-step process of hand calculating a Person Correlation. The slides start with the formula involved and then a sample problem is presented. It is designed for you to have the class solve the problem along with you as you advance through the slides and animation. …

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Lecture Slides: Calculating the t-test for Paired-Samples/Dependent Means (Weight Loss Study)

The goal of this PowerPoint is to work through the step-by-step process of hand calculating a t-test for dependent means. The slides start with an explanation of the formula involved and then a sample problem is presented. It is designed for you to have the class solve the problem along with you as you advance …

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Lecture Slides: The Pepsi Challenge (Factorial Design Demonstration)

In this demonstration/activity (with PowerPoint slides) eight student volunteers have the opportunity to provide taste ratings for soda.  Instructors would need to provide cups and soda (usually a 16 oz bottle of each type of soda is enough). Type of soda can vary, but students seem to like the Pepsi vs. Coke dynamic. Another fun …

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Lecture Slides: Arousal and Attraction (Two-Group Design Demonstration)

In this demonstration/activity (with PowerPoint slides) students are randomly assigned to a high or low arousal group based on the last digit of their social security number. Those in high arousal condition believe they will give a short speech on a randomly selected topic. Those in low arousal condition believe they will merely listen a …

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Lecture Slides: How Personality Differs across the United States (ANOVA Review)

These slides (created by Dr. Jessica Hartnett) discuss a one-way ANOVA example from published research examining if different parts of the United States exhibit different personalities. In her blog post about it, she includes a link to a Time magazine article about the study, CSV and Excel versions of the dataset. Here is a blog …

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Lecture Slides: Power and the Elephant (Understanding the Relation Between Sample Size, Effect Size, and Significance Level)

This activity (created by Dr. Lisa Dinella) has students participate in a lively game show that serves as a metaphor for the relation between sample size, effect size, and significance level when determining power The goal of this is to provide students with an example that demonstrates the interrelation of effect size, significance level, and …

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Lecture Slides: Predicting Job Performance (Multiple Regression)

This is an example (created by Dr. Alisa McArthur) looking at predictors of job performance that shows simple multiple regression using SPSS which illustrates how multicollinearity can lead to results that are inconsistent and difficult to interpret. It includes both a PowerPoint as well as hard copy for students to help them get more comfortable …

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Lecture Slides: Samples Representing the Population with the Use of M&Ms

This PowerPoint leads students through an activity that stresses the need to have a relatively large sample when trying to accurately represent the population.Instructors will need to supply students with fun size bags of plain M&Ms®. Students first estimate the population frequency of each color of candy using their small sample (fun size bag). Then …

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Online Activity: Open Science in Psychology

A set of lecture slides (created by Dr. Benjamin Le) entitled, “Open Science in Psychology: Why, What, & How.“ This stylish slide deck reviews the problem (i.e., the replication crisis) including several examples of failed replications, questionable research practices, and provides potential solutions (e.g, using open science concepts). Please click here for the file.

Lecture Slides: Listen to the Music (Mixed Design Demonstration)

In this activity all of the students in class have the opportunity to listen to five different songs,and provide ratings of how energized they feel after each song. Instructors would need to insert the five music clips into the PowerPoint (details provided on the slide below). For the between-subjects variable, students are randomly assigned to …

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Lecture Slides: Something You Will Like (Multigroup Design Demonstration)

In this demonstration/activity (with PowerPoint slides) students are randomly assigned to one of three groups. Those in Group 1 are the picture only condition and simply view the pictures. Those in Group 2 eat cookies while looking at the pictures. Those in Group 3 eat candy while looking at the pictures. The Instructor would need …

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