Practical: Observing Behaviour
Full course description
Psychology aims to draw conclusions about human behaviour. In order to do so, these behaviours must first be identified. Behavioural observation is one method of identification and involves collecting data that can be used to draw conclusions about certain behaviours. Psychologists in training must therefore become familiar with methods of behavioural observation. During this practical, students will learn how to draw systematic observations using computer tasks.
Students are able:
- to apply behavioural observation techniques, like systematic behavioural observation;
- to use a behavioural classification system;
- to judge the reliability of observations.
- F.E.R.M. Nievelstein