Training Research Interest Group


Training is a broad interdisciplinary area drawing on cognitive psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and educational psychology. Our current interests include the use of interactive technology in training, the role of individual differences in cognitive ability, and the use of games in training.

Faculty

Margaret Beier 
David Lane 
Al Napier

Primary contact: Margaret Beier

Master's Course Requirements

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Required Courses
1. Psyc 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. Psyc 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II
3. Psyc 520 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
4. Psyc 540 Foundations of Human Factors/ Engineering Psychology
5. Psyc 602 Psychometrics
6. Psyc 630 Advanced Topics in I/O: Training or 488 Supervised Readings in Training
7. Seminar participation and attendance each semester (can be HF/IO/Cog Tea)

Course Requirements for Provisional Admission to Master's Candidacy

The following are required before you can defend your master's thesis.
1. Psyc 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. Psyc 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II
3. Any two other courses from the 7 master's requirements

Doctoral Course Requirements

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Core Courses (all required)
1. Psyc 502 Advanced Psychological Statistics I
2. Psyc 503 Advanced Psychological Statistics II
3. Psyc 520 Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
4. Psyc 540 Foundations of Human Factors/ Engineering Psychology
5. Psyc 602 Psychometrics
6. Psyc 630 Advanced Topics in I/O: Training
7. Psyc 660 Professional Issues

Students must choose either a cognitive or an I/O emphasis. The cognitive emphasis requires four courses from Group A and two courses from Group B; the I/O emphasis requires two courses from Group A and four courses from Group B.

Group A
1. Psyc 504 Computer Applications in Psychology
2. Psyc 522 Information Processing and Attention
3. Psyc 524 Memory
4. Psyc 527 Reasoning, Decision Making, Problem Solving (formerly "Thinking")
5. Psyc 541 Human-Computer Interaction
6. Psyc 543 Computational Modeling
7. Psyc 581 Vision Science

Group B
1. Psyc 507 Research Methods
2. Psyc 511 History and Systems of Psychology
3. Psyc 530 Foundations of I/O Psychology
4. Psyc 550 Foundations of Social Psychology
5. Psyc 634 Personnel Psychology
6. Psyc 636 Organizational Psychology