Psychology Research with our Junior School

Sixth Form Psychology students visit Beardwood Bank

The Lower Sixth Psychology students shadowed two Researchers for a morning to witness the process of conducting a ‘psychology experiment’.  The research project they helped with was investigating the relationship between memory and analogical reasoning. The main aim of the project was to determine if an individual’s memory is able to help them solve analogical problems.

The students helped the researchers to describe the experimental instructions to participants and assist in the running of the computer experiment. They were responsible for helping to explain the procedure involved in solving verbal proportional analogy problems and debriefing participants about the nature of the experiment.  This work experience enabled them to witness the role undertaken by a researcher in Psychology, and see cognitive psychology research in action.