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PS 315 Theories of Personality
Lim, Mee-Gaik


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CoursePS 315 Theories of Personality
SemesterS1AA2005
FacultyLim, Mee-Gaik
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesPh.D, LPC, LMFT
Office HoursM-F 9:00am-1:00pm
Daytime Phone830-620-7142
E-Mailmeegaik.lim@park.edu
Semester DatesJan 10-Mar6, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Ryckman,R. M.  Theories of Personality.  CA: Wadsworth Publishing.  ISBN: 0534619835

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
Examination of the major personality theories and contributing research evidence with particular emphasis upon motivation and dynamics of behavior.  Pre-requisite:  Intro to Psychology

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  To provide the student with a basic overview of the different theorists and their theories.

2.  To introduce the student to the newest issues and developments in the discipline of personality theory as it relates to psychology.

3.  To help the student develop a frame of reference to relate to daily experiences.

Course Assessment:
1.  Chapter Reviews
Students will be given a list of critical thinking questions to answer for each chapter.  Students will provide thorough and comprehensive answers to these questions.  These reviews will be turned in on the class day the chapter is discussed.

2.  Exams
Students will complete two exams during the term.

3.  Attendance and participation
Students will engage and participate in class discussions.

Grading:
Ten Chapter Review -- 100 pts (10 pts each)

Two Exams -- 100 pts (50 pts each)

Attendance and participation -- 50 pts

90 - 100: A
80 -  89: B
70 -  79: C
60 -  69: D
Below 60: F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
It is preferred that you submit assignments on time.  See course calendar for due dates of assignments. Late work is accepted by arrangement with instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting due dates in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

In addition, eating and/or drinking (except for water in clear containers) is prohibited per agreement with the Base Education Office.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT

Jan 15 Freud Chap Review
Jung Chap Review

Jan 22 Adler Chap Review
Horney Chap Review

Jan 29 Erickson Chap Review
Exam I

Feb 5 Maslow        Chap Review


Feb 12 Rogers Chap Review


Feb 19 Existential Chap Review

Feb 26 Skinner        Chap Review
Bandura        Chap Review

Mar 5 Exam II

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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