Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHA35001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 心理学実験法A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Experimental Methods in Psychology A
サカタ ショウゴ,ハヤシ ミツオ,オガワ ケイコ,ヨシモト サナエ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues5:IAS A312
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Laboratory practice 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students
Keywords Experimental design, physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, personality psychology, psychophysiology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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
Students will learn about the experimental design method and technology to elucidate human behaviors experimentally. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation - Experimental design 1 (research ethics, how to cite the literature)
Lesson 2: Experimental design 2 (search for the literature)
Lesson 3: Experimental design 3 (planning and execution)
Lesson 4: Experimental design 4 (factorial design and interaction model)
Lesson 5: Physiological psychology 1 / Psycho-physiology 1 / Personality 1 / Cognitive psychology 1 / Perception 1
Lesson 6: Physiological psychology 2 / Psycho-physiology 2 / Personality 2 / Cognitive psychology 2 / Perception 2
Lesson 7: Physiological psychology 3 / Psycho-physiology 3 / Personality 3 / Cognitive psychology 3 / Perception 3
Lesson 8: Physiological psychology 4 / Psycho-physiology 4 / Personality 4 / Cognitive psychology 4 / Perception 4
Lesson 9: Physiological psychology 5 / Psycho-physiology 5 / Personality 5 / Cognitive psychology 5 / Perception 5
Lesson 10: Explaining of Physiological Psychology
Lesson 11: Explaining of Psycho-physiology
Lesson 12: Explaining of Personality in Psychology
Lesson 13: Explaining of Cognitive Psychology
Lesson 14: Explaining of Perception
Lesson 15: Summary

Miyatani, M. & Sakata, S. (Eds.). (2009). "Shinrigaku kisojisshu manual." Kitaohji-shobo.
Mori, T., & Yoshida, T. (Eds.). (1990). "Shinrigaku no tameno data kaiseki technical book." Kitaohji-shobo. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, handouts, psychological equipment 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1: Why research ethics are important.
Lesson 2: Creating an appropriate experimental design.
Lesson 3: The meaning of interaction in an analysis of variance.
Lesson 4: Learn to search for necessary papers online.
Lessons 5-9: Typical experimental procedures in physiological psychology, psycho-physiology, personality, cognitive psychology and perception.
Lesson 10-14: Organize the ideas obtained from Lessons 5-9.
Lesson 15: Think about how to connect the acquired knowledge to your graduation thesis topic.  
Grading Method Reports 50%, Attitude in the class 50%
Students should be attending Laboratory Work in Psychology A. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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