General Paper Tutorial

Monday 11am. Content: We will cover past papers in the general paper exam, discussing effective topic choice and essay writing. Subsequent classes will address ideas in psychological science, including replication, how ideas are generated and improved, how psychological science could be improved, how we would know (for instance if it should be reflected in large real world effects, like reducing depression rates, or improving IQ scores), public communication of ideas, including heterodox ideas and protecting free speech. You will be expected to prepare an example essay title and first 2 paragraphs, and also find and discuss papers which exemplify some virtue or vice in psychological science. Discussion will be wide ranging. Assessment: Generate a reading list for on a specific topic in individual differences research, explaining briefly why each paper is included.