Experimental Psychology, Ph. D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    7500
    Tuition (Year)
    7500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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At Izmir University of Economics, the main goal of the doctoral training in Experimental Psychology is to provide students with a more elaborate and deeper understanding of human psychology through theoretical and empirical endeavor in core areas of psychological science such as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, cognition, learning, memory, sensation and perception, biopsychology, electrophysiology, research methodology, statistics, computer programming and brain imaging.

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Throughout their graduate study, students will be expected to be actively involved in research. This includes completing a doctoral dissertation. Because of the commitment of the faculty in the experimental psychology program to collaborative, cross-disciplinary research, students often engage in research partnerships with faculty and students outside of their own areas of specialization.

The Ph.D. program typically requires eight semesters to complete. The great majority of our graduates take positions in academic settings, ranging from universities to research settings to both public and industrial environments.

At Izmir University of Economics, the main goal of the doctoral training in Experimental Psychology is to provide students with a more elaborate and deeper understanding of human psychology through theoretical and empirical endeavor in core areas of psychological science such as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, cognition, learning, memory, sensation and perception, biopsychology, electrophysiology, research methodology, statistics, computer programming and brain imaging.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Students will learn advanced statistical analysis used in psychology to test complex hypotheses. The course consists of the following statistical topics: Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) and Covariance (MANCOVA), Profile Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Logistic Regression, Multilevel Models and Multiway Frequency Analysis. Additionally, students will learn how to run these tests in SPSS.
  • Advanced Neuroscience
This course is concerned with principles of behavioral neurosdcience, the underlying brain mechanisms that are responsible for behavior. The main approach to the course is in the framework of the human brain and its functions.
  • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
This course will introduce experimental methods and basic steps in a scientific research. For this purpose, formulating original and effective research problems in the field of experimental psychology, transforming the research problems into testable hypotheses, determining the appropriate experimental method to test these hypotheses, manipulation of independent variables and control methods of confounding variables, data collection process suitable to the chosen methods and analyzing the collected data with appropriate statistical analysis, and to write the findings in APA format will be addressed. In addition, ethical issues in experimental researches are also part of the content of this course.
  • Seminar
The content of this course is a set of selected research papers representing a major breakthrough in the area or a recent survey about a given topic.
  • Individual Study
Compulsory courses in the Experimental Psychology Doctoral Program and all the doctoral-level subjects related to the elective courses that the student chose.
  • Dissertation Proposal
Process of research and writing of the PhD dissertation proposal under the guidance of the thesis advisor.
  • Dissertation
The Ph.D. candidates write a thesis under guidance of a thesis advisor on a research topic in experimental psychology. The thesis needs to satisfy the formatting requirements in the Guidelines for Thesis Preparation.
Elective courses
  • Computer-Aided Quantitative Methods in Psychology I
  • Computer-Aided Quantitative Methods in Psychology II
  • Learning: Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Advanced Studies in Physiological Psychology
  • Evolutionary Bases of Learning and Cognition
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Computer Based Experimentation in Psychology
  • Computer Programming for Behavioral Research
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Learning and Memory
  • Data Analyses for Repeated Measures
  • Physiological Measurement in Biopsychological Studies
  • Comparative Hemispheric Asymmetries
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Psychology of Decision Making
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Brain Imaging Techniques
  • Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • USD 7500 International
  • USD 7500 National

Total cost of the programme

Funding

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