First capstone course for the psychology major. The investigation of psychology as a science with a focus on the qualitative and quantitative approaches to research in the area of psychology. It examines strategies for establishing validity in descriptive, relational, and experimental design in the framework of ethical research. Emphasis will be placed on critical reading and analysis of previously published scientific research. Students receive practice in designing, conducting, analyzing, interpreting the results of research studies, and writing reports in APA style. Students prepare proposal for Senior Essay. Prerequisites: Psychology 101, Psychology 320, and Mathematics 130. Students must be accepted psychology majors.