This course offers students the opportunity to engage in individual research within the scaffolding of a traditional course. Lectures will follow on the importance and development of both research-related and professional development skills. The student must apply knowledge from this course, as well as expermimental design and statistics, to sythesize a body of knowledge on a topic of her/his choosing in psychology, and develop a detailed proposal for a research study. Students will propose their studies to a panel of faculty members for feedback, as well as submit their studies for approval through the IRB. Fall. Prerequisites: PSY 271 and an overall grade point average of at least 2.00 in the major.