Students can conduct an experimental thesis, a computational thesis, or a theoretical thesis. All formats require a review of the literature.
An experimental thesis should include a comprehensive literature review, findings from at least one original research study (an experiment or a field study) with appropriate statistical analyses, and a general discussion of the findings.
A computational thesis should include a review of the literature and description and discussion of the computational models that the student has completed.
A theoretical thesis should include a comprehensive review of the research literature on a psychology topic of importance, including an extensive evaluation of the findings and original interpretations, theoretical proposals, or a proposed program of research to add further scientific knowledge.