The KSU Psychology Lab is a resource center for all psychology majors and minors. The lab is located on the Kennesaw Campus in the Social Sciences Building on the fourth floor, in Room 4026. It has 11 computers, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can use their KSU Student ID or a K-Cash card to print while in the lab.
As a resource center, Psychology Lab Student Assistants are available to answer your questions regarding PSYC 1101, PSYC 2500, PSYC 3000, and PSYC 4100 course content. Each of them generally has a specialty area, so be sure to inquire about this when seeking guidance. Please note that though they are available for assistance with your coursework and assignments, the Lab Coordinator and/or Student Assistant(s) cannot and will not work through an assignment with or for you. This would be highly unethical and is prohibited. Students may come to the lab with specific questions relating, but not limited to: APA-style, research and experimental design, statistical and data analyses, article searches, SPSS, and general PSYC 1101 content.
Papers will not be reviewed in entirety for proper APA style; For assistance with the writing process (e.g., rhetoric, organization, grammar, punctuation), students should consider scheduling an appointment with the KSU Writing Center. Assignment details are the students’ responsibility. Each class has unique requirements and lab employees cannot be responsible for the content of assignments.
To reiterate the above information, the Lab Coordinator and Student Assistant(s) are available to answer questions but cannot provide primary instruction on these subjects.
Psychology Lab Services: Fall 2020
In an effort to continue to serve the needs of our Psychology majors and minors, the Department of Psychological Science Psychology Lab has created a distance learning opportunity for students to remotely continue to seek and receive necessary guidance and assistance for PSYC 1101, PSYC 2500, PSYC 3000, and PSYC 4100 course content. This is in the format of a D2L course shell, led by the Psychology Lab Coordinator and our Psychology Lab Student Assistants.
Interested students who would like to be added to this virtual resource center should email the Psychology Lab Coordinator, Nicole Wilcox (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: Name (first and last), Student ID#, and NetID.
Students must be added manually to the course shell in D2L, so the above information will ensure a timely and accurate turnaround time. Students are added to the course shell within 24 hours of their request (but typically sooner), upon which the course entitled, “Department of Psychological Science: Psychology Lab” will be added to their D2L homepage for access to its resources. Note: There is no additional cost associated with being added to this D2L course page.
Psychology Lab Student Assistants will also tentatively be offering in-person assistance in the Psychology Lab (SO 4026), by appointment only. Interested students may reach out to the Psychology Lab Coordinator, Nicole Wilcox (email@example.com) to learn more about this service.
The Fall 2020 virtual hours of operation are listed here.
The Psychology Lab is proud to provide Psychology majors with virtual professional development workshops during the Fall 2020 semester!
Please find the details, below:
- SPSS Essentials, Statistical Formulas, & Common Hand-Calculations
October 6, October 14, Nov 2, Nov 12 (4 sessions)
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044DA9A923A7FC1-spss
- APA Style Writing: Common Errors Made & How to Correct Them
October 8, October 19, Nov 3, Nov 18 (4 sessions)
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044DA9A923A7FC1-apastyle
- Departmental Resources and Opportunities as a BS in PSYC Undergraduate Student
October 16, October 21 (2 sessions)
Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044DA9A923A7FC1-departmental
- Common Pathways for Psychology Majors, Finding Graduate Programs, & Organizing Required
Nov 11, Nov 17 (2 sessions)
Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044DA9A923A7FC1-common
- At least ONE of each workshop session will be recorded so that we can begin to compile a 'library' of workshops for the website, to be viewed at a later date/time by those who are not able to join 'live'
- Students will be required to join the sessions using their KSU-affiliated Zoom account: https://kennesaw-edu.zoom.us
Student Guidelines for Psychology Lab Services
The Psychology Lab is available only for psychology majors and minors. Due to the limited number of computers, if you are not working on an assignment, you may be asked to make space for other students in the event that all computers are occupied. Although you are permitted to talk about your work in the Psychology Lab, please be respectful of others who are working by maintaining a low volume.
The Lab Coordinator and Student Assistant(s) are sometimes involved in scheduled meetings with students. This is particularly likely to occur during Fall and Spring semesters. Any time that we are not already meeting with another student, we will be glad to address any questions that you have. At this time, if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with a Student Assistant, please email the Psychology Lab Coordinator, Nicole Wilcox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upon receipt of your question, the Lab Coordinator and/or Student Assistant(s) will request that you pull up any and all notes and assignment content that you have. You will be instructed to look through all notes prior to being provided assistance with your questions.
We are here to help you understand difficult concepts by showing you how to arrive at the correct answer, not to provide the correct answer. Thus, we will assist with statistics assignments only if you have made a good faith effort to complete the assignment prior to seeking assistance. It is unethical for us to help you complete your assignments by providing answers.
Neither the Lab Coordinator nor any Student Assistant(s) may print any documents for you. Please come to the lab ready to print from your personal KSU Student ID card.
Rules of Conduct in the Psychology Lab
This is a lab for the Department of Psychological Science, not an open “APA lab.” Only psychology majors and minors are permitted to utilize the resources of the lab. For the safety of the computers, please finish your food and drink before coming here to work or leave them at the door.
The lab is a shared work space. Please respect others by keeping conversations to a minimum and restricting cell phone use to the hallway. Put your phone on silent before entering the lab, and do not answer it unless you take the call outside of the lab.
No books, binders, or other lab materials may be removed from the lab without the consent of the Lab Coordinator. Please respect lab employees’ schedules by leaving the lab at the time posted on the door or at the request of the lab staff. Failure to do so may result in the loss of lab privileges. Students will be expected to begin saving their work and logging off computers 5 minutes prior to the lab closing time.
Posted lab hours may occasionally change due to extenuating circumstances. If you have plans to make a special trip to campus to use the lab, please call or email before coming (470-578-2226; email@example.com).
Thank you in advance for your respectful, professional conduct. We look forward to working with you!
Click here for a step-by-step PowerPoint on "Getting Started in APA Style" (use Firefox or Safari, not Explorer, to save this file).
Click here for a handout listing only the major changes in the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
If you do not have Microsoft Office products on your personal computer, as a student, you may access these products for free through Office 365
Using APA Style in MS Word
Using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)
These videos are not intended to teach you how to calculate, comprehend, or interpret statistics. These videos are merely a tool to introduce you to the basic SPSS procedures you need to be familiar with to succeed in your statistics-based PSYC courses. You can learn how to conduct analyses with these videos, and there is another video in the above section to learn how to report the results in APA style.
You will get the most out of these videos if you have the programs open so that you can frequently pause the video, repeat the procedures yourself, and replay the segments as needed. This is the best way to remember what you watch in the tutorials. Each video has chapters so that you can jump to particular topics as needed.