Have you ever wondered about the role of psychology in legal issues? Design a research project to collect and analyze data and investigate questions at the intersection of psychology and law.
The goal of this project is to use psychological research methods to investigate topics related to law. This research will typically take the form of assessing public opinion on a legal topic or presenting courtroom stimulations to mock jurors to assess how various types of information influence juror decisions of guilt. Students interested in this project must be comfortable with research methods such as survey design. This research is student-driven; thus, students must have in mind specific psychology and law topics that they are interested in investigating. Students should consult with the project mentor beforehand to discuss the feasibility of their research proposals.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Longer than a semester (6-9 months)|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Who is eligible||Completion of PSY350 is strongly preferred. Some coursework in psychology and law, political science, criminology, or forensics is also helpful.|
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.