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Psych 104 - Statistics for Behavior Science - Nadezhda (Nadia) Monosov

Course:Statistics for Behavior Science
Professor:Nadezhda (Nadia) Monosov
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


"The quiet statisticians have changed our world; not by discovering new facts or technical developments, but by changing the ways that we reason, experiment, and form opinions” – Ian Hacking"

We use statistics to make sense and interpret every day information. Psychologists also need to be able to utilize statistical methods to conduct research, analyze data, interpret results, and report their findings. This course is here to introduce students to necessary knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the world of psychological research through the lens of statistics. 

Course Description

This Statistics for Behavior Science course examines the methods used in social and behavioral science to analyze and interpret data generated by social and behavioral science research. Emphasis is placed on the gathering of data and the computation, interpretation, application, and presentation of statistics.

UC credit limitation: ECON-291, MATH-140, MATH-140H, PSYCH-104 and SOCI-137 combined, maximum credit one course. Transferable to CSU:UC

What to Expect in this Course

To succeed in this course, students must attend class (via Zoom).  Attendance is not optional.  Refer to the course schedule to determine meeting days and times.  A Zoom link will be provided on the course homepage on Canvas or via an email. 

Throughout the semester, regular class attendance is essential to a positive learning experience, and crucial to your success in this course. Strive for success - log in on time, be present, stay focused and engaged.  Out of respect for this course and your classmates, please ensure that you stick around the entire class session. This will minimize disruptions and maximize your success in the course!

Although not required, a webcam is appreciated and welcomed.  It is extremely difficult to create a welcoming, engaging classroom community with little gray boxes.  Turning on your webcam will help you stay engaged and be an active participant in the course.  It also helps me in properly pacing the course and allows for a more engaging environment.  I thank you in advance for really, truly considering this option. 

Types of Assessments

Student assessment in this course is based on: 

  • chapter quizzes
  • assignments (in-class and homework)
  • SPSS labs (completed using SPSS software.  As a registered student in the course, you will be able to download SPSS program for free on your computer). 
  • exams 

Most of work for this class will be completed using Canvas, an online course management system. However, in-class assignments and reviews will be submitted via Zoom.

Textbook Information

The textbook required for this course is "Essential Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed." by Gregory Privitera
ISBN: 978150638300

Free textbook companion site:

A study guide is also available.  It is optional but super helpful (if you actually use it)

Other Relevant Course Information

Waitlisted students:

There is no way for me to determine whether additional spaces will be available in the course prior to the first day of class. However, I do my best to add as many students as possible. If you are on the waitlist and wish to be added to the course, please email me on the first day of class. If I don’t hear from you, I will assume you are no longer interested in the course.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 02/13/2024 Sub#: 1723