PSYC 295 - Social Science Research to Influence Public Policy
The purpose of this course is to teach students strategies for using their research knowledge to influence public policy decisions, particularly at the state level. Students will also be involved in the planning and implementation of the Family Impact Seminar, a seminar where Clark faculty and their colleagues present research to state legislators at an annual symposium at the State House in Boston in late March. Students will learn the importance of using research to influence public policy, the challenges in translating research into a format that is relevant to policymakers, and strategies for overcoming those challenges.
Fulfills the capstone requirement for psychology majors.
Prerequisites: PSYC 108 OR SOC 202 OR PSCI 107 OR GEOG 141 OR ID 132
Anticipated Terms Offered: Spring