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Digital Lab

You'll get hands-on experience in today's industry software and research systems.

The Psychology and Criminal Justice Digital Laboratory in Dooling Hall houses a computer lab, research equipment, and psychological testing rooms. This space is used for in-class lab activities, undergraduate research projects, and classroom instruction. We highly encourage students at DeSales to engage in independent research with faculty.

The laboratory space includes:

  • A computer lab with a statistics and experiment building programs for psychology
  • Two observation rooms with a two-way mirror and recording equipment
  • A research room with 3 large Mac computers and state of the art psychophysiological testing equipment
  • An interview room

 

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This state-of-the-art digital lab provides hands-on experience in the software and systems used by today’s top psychology and criminal justice professionals.
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the psychology and the criminal justice

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program are very excited to have a new

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facility this is a smart classroom and

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all students have access to a computer

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and they're all embedded in their desks

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and the good thing about the smart

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classroom and the smart board is that we

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can write to the board make some notes

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and the students can have access to the

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notes that were discussed in class and

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we can also connect some of our

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peripheral gadgets such as an ipad and

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SPSS is an expectant skill for students

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in the social sciences all of them will

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have to do research all of them will

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have to learn how to analyze data and

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the fact that this is now accessible to

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them is a big addition to their learning

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experience this room is being shared by

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the psychology program and the criminal

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justice program as a criminal justice

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major with you know concentration

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digital forensics this classroom is

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really beneficial because the laptops

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have forensic software such as in case

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and celebrate that show students this

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software is actually used in the field

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today so you know the students are going

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to update software that you know the

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professionals use so you know we can

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learn how to solve crime how to get

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evidence off the phones just like your

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professionals and you know people in the

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field do just from you know working in

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the lab a little bit to the you know

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academics here you know you're getting

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the whole spectrum you know you're

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seeing how professionals use the data

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and how you can help solve crime using

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technology we've got two conference

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rooms that we can be used for multiple

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purposes both for students to meet and

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discuss their research but also allow

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them to run research where they can

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observe participants so in between the

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two conference rooms is a smaller room

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with two-way mirrors so that

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participants can be in one

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the rooms doing a task and then we can

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record them without them seeing

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themselves being watched which allows

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her a little bit more of that

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naturalistic environment which is great

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this room here is going to be used

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mostly for the psychophysiological

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testing equipment so we've got the

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larger computer so we can actually look

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at some of this data which would be

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really powerful and then we have a small

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room that we can use for interviews

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what's really exciting new equipment so

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we have this one main box that we use

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that can attach all sorts of external

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equipment so we can look at things like

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heart rate blood pressure skin

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temperature we can do reaction time

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stead you use really basic EEG so this

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really expands the opportunities for our

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students there's a lot of things that we

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would have liked to demonstrate in

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classes in the past that we couldn't do

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and we can now do we can also allow

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students to do a wider range of research

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because we have some this equipment

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available and I think that for some of

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them knowing just knowing the equipment

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is there is going to expand their ideas

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about what they can do with research

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he'll they'll realize there's a wider

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range out there thinking about what the

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brain is actually doing which is really

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exciting opportunity scene and new

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equipment just makes me really think

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about actually doing an independent

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study now I'm never really thought about

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doing one before now new equipment it

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broadens your options we now have the

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tools to expand the learning experience

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of our majors
Interviews and an overview of the digital lab. 

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