Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHA10001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 行動科学実習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Practicum in Behavioral Sciences
スギウラ ヨシノリ,サカタ ショウゴ,イワナガ マコト,ハヤシ ミツオ,サカタ キリコ,オガワ ケイコ,アリガ アツノリ,コミヤ アスカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Fri1-3:IAS A312
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
【More Details】
Conducting experiments and writ papers.  
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 24 : Psychology
Eligible Students  
Keywords Computerized experiments, polygraph, EEG , autonomic indices, psychological testing, scale construction 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
The ability to write a paper. 
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Learn scientific/empirical approach to human psychology. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Psychophysiology: ECG
Lesson 2: Psychophysiology: EDA and breathing
Lesson 3: Behavioral measurements: how to handle qualitative data
Lesson 4: Behavioral measurements: develop coding systems
Lesson 5: Behavioral measurements: reliability of coding systems
Lesson 6: Behavioral measurements: reporting results
Lesson 7: Cognitive psychology: selecting stimulus
Lesson 8 Cognitive psychology: data analyses
Lesson 9: Psychological assessment: IQ tests
Lesson 10: Psychological assessment: paper & pencil method
Lesson 11: Psychological assessment: other tests
Lesson 12: Cognitive psychology: introduction to pc experiments
Lesson 13: Cognitive psychology: programming experimental protocol
Lesson 14: Developing students' report writing skills
Lesson 15: Summary 
Miyatami & Sakata “Introduction to psychological experiments” 
PC or AV used in
Text, handouts, slides 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Psychophysiology: Read texts regarding psychophysiology.
Psychological measurements: Read texts regarding questionnaire methods.
Cognitive psychology: Read texts regarding cognitive psychology. Learn to be efficient in handling a PC.
Psychologocal testing: read texts regarding personality testing.
Paper: Students need to review feedback and revise their paper accordingly.
Requirements This class is mandatory for students studying behavioral science.
Before taking this class, students should have completed the following classes: Basic Experiments in Behavioral Science
and Seminar on Behavioral Statistics.
Grading Method Students are evaluated based on weekly papers and class participation. 
Message Students should not be late for class. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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