E-Prime®: Introduction to Programming Computerized Behavioral Tasks
David McFarlane

Computerized behavioral experiments are now commonplace in psychology. They are used to study everything from the most basic of cognitive and neural processes to the most complex of social interactions. Simply put, knowing how to design and program a computerized experiment is an essential skill in modern-day psychology. But, learning to program behavioral tasks can be daunting, whether you use E-Prime® or any other programming platform. The user manuals provided with the programming software make an indispensable start, but they are static and their scope may seem selective. Our experience is that even after reading the manual researchers are left wondering, "what next?"


Online Course

APA Advanced Training Institute (ATI): Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups
Dr. Fred Leong

Among the topics to be covered in this ATI are: (a) Methodologies for Investigating Treatment Outcomes with Culturally Diverse Populations; (b) Archival Research and Secondary Data Analysis with Culturally Diverse Populations; (c) Capturing Culture & Context in Community Research: Toward Methodological Pluralism in Psychological Inquiry; (d) Qualitative Research Methods with Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups; (e) Evaluating Measurement Equivalence of Research Measures; (f) Integrating Social Class Measurement into Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology Research; (g) Aging Research with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups; (h) Culture and Neuroscience: Methodological Strategies; and (i) Genomic Research in Ethnic Minority Communities.


Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
June 8-12, 2015
Monday-Friday

Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop for Summer 2017
Dr. Deborah Kashy

The workshop will focus on analyses for data in which both members of a dyad are measured on the same set of variables. Topics to be addressed include the measurement of nonindependence, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, the analysis of distinguishable and indistinguishable dyads, and the analysis of over-time dyadic data (e.g., dyadic growth curve models). The software package used in the workshop will be SPSS. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with multilevel modeling (a basic introduction to this analytic approach will be included during the workshop), participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression and analysis of variance, as well as SPSS.


Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
July 10-13 (Monday-Thursday) 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
July 14 (Friday) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (one-on-one consultation meetings only)