REPOST: What is statistical psych?

  1. This is a class required for the BSN curriculum. I'm currently in the AD program, but will soon have all my pre-requisites out of the way to begin my RN to BSN program. This class is the one that scares me! I've heard nothing but bad, bad things... it's hard, it's impossible to pass and take other classes at the same time, etc. Can someone please tell me what to expect?
    Also, I was thinking of taking statistical psych during this summer (when I cannot take clinicals for AD) along with British literature and nutrition for the 6 week session. What do you think, too much too short?
    Thanks a bunch!
    Kim
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   prmenrs
    It sounds like mostly math: a statistics class as applied to Psychology. You need Statistics to help correctly evaluate articles in journals related to research. You may even do your own research some day; this will be valuable background.
  4. by   Peachy720
    I took Experimental Psych..since I've been back in school (about 2 years), it's the only "B" I've received...then again, I'm grateful because only 1 in 6 students get out on the first try..and that's WITH a twenty-point curve..AND open-book tests!!

    However, don't be scared..I feel it was the Professor, not the subject itself..

    If you've already taken Stats, you'll be fine. To be honest with you, I honestly don't remember it being applied to psychology..except for them using it as examples with the dependent and independent variables..

    Oh!! And yes, take it in the summer!! That's when I took it..It's good to be faced with it everyday.

    FYI: To complete my BS in Psych before I start nursing school, I have to take either Experimental II or Psychological Measurement--since Exp. II is with the same guy, I think I'm going to try Psych. Measurement--scary as it sounds!! :imbar

    I'll post again tomorrow--I'm going to go take a look at my text in awhile, and try and refresh myself in what we went over so that I can try and ease your mind!

    Take care,
    Tanya
  5. by   gambitlizard
    Quote from Peachy720
    I took Experimental Psych..since I've been back in school (about 2 years), it's the only "B" I've received...then again, I'm grateful because only 1 in 6 students get out on the first try..and that's WITH a twenty-point curve..AND open-book tests!!

    However, don't be scared..I feel it was the Professor, not the subject itself..

    If you've already taken Stats, you'll be fine. To be honest with you, I honestly don't remember it being applied to psychology..except for them using it as examples with the dependent and independent variables..

    Oh!! And yes, take it in the summer!! That's when I took it..It's good to be faced with it everyday.

    FYI: To complete my BS in Psych before I start nursing school, I have to take either Experimental II or Psychological Measurement--since Exp. II is with the same guy, I think I'm going to try Psych. Measurement--scary as it sounds!! :imbar

    I'll post again tomorrow--I'm going to go take a look at my text in awhile, and try and refresh myself in what we went over so that I can try and ease your mind!

    Take care,
    Tanya

    I'm going to Northwestern State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Statistical Psych is required for the BSN program but is not preceded by anything but general psych. And the only required math classes are algebra and finite. So I know NOTHING about statistics at all!!!! And our summer classes are just 2 times a week for 3 hours each time. Hmmm... maybe I should call the professor and ask for more info. But I would appreciate you looking at your book and giving me more info.
    Thanks a bunch!
    Kim
  6. by   gambitlizard
    Quote from prmenrs
    It sounds like mostly math: a statistics class as applied to Psychology. You need Statistics to help correctly evaluate articles in journals related to research. You may even do your own research some day; this will be valuable background.
    xxx

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