Building Experiments in PsychoPy
Increasingly open-source, non-profit software tools, written by scientists themselves, have become increasingly popular tools in Psychology, in particular, Python (a free programming language) and PsychoPy (“Psychology software in Python”).
PsychoPy facilitates programming by providing useful tools, but it also provides a graphical interface for those that aren’t comfortable with programming and prefer to build their experiments graphically. PsychoPy provides a graphical “Builder” interface in which users can combine components of an experiment in a visual interface.
This textbook provides a detailed guide on how to use PsychoPy, supporting the learning of undergraduates, postgraduates and research professionals. This guide will explain the basics of the software whilst introducing a range of simple experiments, suitable for undergraduate teaching, and descriptions of exemplary studies in the field.
No title yet exists that covers the use of PsychoPy with relevant examples and content from Psychology, Neuroscience, or Linguistics. Written by Jonathan Peirce, the original creator of PsychoPy and Michael MacAskill, these authors utilise their breadth of experience in Python development to educate students and researchers in this software.