Advanced Research in Sleep|
This advanced research course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of how to critique and analyze psychological research. Specifically, we will focus on research within the field of sleep and psychosocial functioning. This seminar course takes an intensive lab-based approach. Students will have access to a comprehensive dataset that includes assessments of stress, anxiety, depression, physical activity, interpersonal relationship quality, personality, procrastination, and chronotype. Based on this data, students will be expected to commit to a semester-long project, which involves analyzing data and reporting findings on a self-selected topic. Upon completion of this course, students will have a strong working knowledge of the field of sleep and psychosocial functioning. This course also provides opportunities for students to develop analytical, writing, critical thinking, and presentation skills. Students also will gain data analytic skills using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) program.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (PSYC105 AND PSYC200)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Sample of suggested Readings:
Sadeh, A. (2011). THE ROLE AND VALIDITY OF ACTIGRAPHY IN SLEEP MEDICINE: AN UPDATE. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 15(4), 259-267.
Brand et al. (2010). HIGH EXERCISE LEVELS ARE RELATED TO FAVORABLE SLEEP PATTERNS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING IN ADOLESCENTS: A COMPARISON OF ATHLETES AND CONTROLS. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, 133-141.
Smith, C. S., Reilly, C., & Midkiff, K. (1989). EVALUATION OF THREE CIRCADIAN RHYTHM QUESTIONNAIRES WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR AN IMPROVED MEASURE OF MORNINGNESS. Journal of Applied psychology, 74(5), 728.
Adam, E. K., Hawkley, L. C., Kudielka, B. M., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2006). DAY-TO-DAY DYNAMICS OF EXPERIENCE¿CORTISOL ASSOCIATIONS IN A POPULATION-BASED SAMPLE OF OLDER ADULTS. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(45), 17058-17063.
Stalder, T., Kirschbaum, C., Kudielka, B. M., Adam, E. K., Pruessner, J. C., Wüst, S., ... & Miller, R. (2016). ASSESSMENT OF THE CORTISOL AWAKENING RESPONSE: EXPERT CONSENSUS GUIDELINES. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63, 414-432.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance and participation - 15%; Class Assignments - 40%; Class presentation - 15%; Final paper - 30%
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have fulfilled their Statistics and Research Methods requirement prior to enrollment in this course.
|Instructor(s): Dubar,Royette Tavernier Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
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