Practical Training: Cognitive Paradigms in Health Psychology
Full course description
The goal of this practical is to introduce the students to implicit measures that are often used in health psychology research to study biased cognitive processing. The focus of the practical will be on the Implicit Association Test (IAT). There are two lectures in which the use of implicit measures is explained and demonstrated. An important aspect of the lectures will be a discussion of the pros and cons of implicit measures. Students will also get hands-on experience with implicit measures and will analyze data obtained with implicit measures. Students will write a final group report about the analyses they conducted and the interpretation of their findings.
- students are able to explain the mechanisms and assumptions underlying implicit measures, including the Implicit Association Test (IAT);
- students understand the pros and cons of implicit measures and are able to change the features of the chosen task to fit their own research needs;
- students are able to analyze data from implicit measures by applying statistical techniques, such as t-tests and ANOVA, and they can interpret and explain the output of these analyses.