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Psychology Experiment Ideas

By February 20, 2013

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Do you need to design an experiment for a psychology assignment? Coming up with a good topic and experiment idea is often the most daunting part of the process, but here are a few tips to get you started.

  • Think about things that interest you. Are there any topics in particular that grab your interest? Spend some time considering your options, and then make a list of questions that you have about the topic. Any of these questions could potentially serve as a potential experiment idea.

  • Consult your textbook for ideas. Browse through some of the experiments discussed in your book and then think of how you might devise an experiment related to some of the questions asked in your textbook.

  • Brainstorm with classmates. Get a group together to come up with a list of interesting ideas, subjects or questions. Use the information you gathered during your brainstorming session to serve as a basis for your experiment topic.

Finally, be sure to check out some of our psychology experiment ideas. Most of these can be performed easily at home or at school, but always discuss your experiment with your instructor before you begin.

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