Writing any papers?

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Are you writing any papers/conducting any research for your classes (at either the undergrad or graduate level)? If so, what is your topic...have you learned anything surprising?

I have to write a 10 pager for my cognitive psychology class...so I chose the topic of cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. The results of the research are about what I expected...that researchers are guardedly optimistic about cog rehab for cognitive deficit in schizophrenia. The whole topic gave me a cool idea though- I've seen the cog rehab programs and most of the protocols are kind of boring...e.g. clicking on squares to improve your reaction time, memorizing lists of words. My sister is a 3d animator/computer game designer so I thought that once (and if) I get into grad school, we could work on developing a more interesting, dynamic cognitive rehab protocol in the form of a computer game or video game...dunno if it would work, but I thought it was a cool idea. There are already some mainstream games designed to improve cognition, but to be honest none of them are that great.


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Well, my undergrad is a liberal arts school that absolutely loves to force you to write papers. I'm not complaining (too much) because my writing has omproved a lot since my freshman year.

As far as my psych classes go, I have had pretty random assignments. Examples:

*Psych Testing: Research paper on specific aspects (i.e. reliability, validity, etc.) of a test, which I did the Myers-Briggs.
*Theories of Personality: 15-pg paper on a case analysis. We had to take 2 different theoretical approaches and explain what each would say about this woman's personality (and she was relatively "normal")
*Abnormal Psych: Paper on the effectiveness of a treatment based on research, for which I did DBT for borderline PD.
*Learning and Conditioning: Paper related to Walden Two.
*Research Methods: Group project on correlational research, worked on all phases of the research project.
*Advanced Experimental: Individual project on experimental research, doing everything.

There are more, but I don't want this post to go on forever. :cool:


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