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PS 315 Theories of Personality
Albea, Emmette


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CoursePS 315 Theories of Personality MO
SemesterS1EE2005
FacultyAlbea, Emmette
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesBA, Psychology
MS, Guidance & Counseling
Numerous Certifications:  None presently active as I am retired from my Private Practice of Counseling
Office Location2706 Melrose Drive, Valdosta, GA  31602
Office Hours30 Minutes prior to class times and other times "as arranged"
Daytime Phone(229)-241-1220
E-Mailxxxxxxxxxx@park.edu
lindaalbea@CS.COM
Web Pagehttp://None
Semester DatesJanuary 5, 2005 to February 28, 2005
Class Daysby arrangement
Class Timeby arrangement
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Engler, Barbara; Personality Theories, An Introduction; Fifth Edition, 1999; Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Base Library
Public Library
Private Book Sellers


Course Description:
Examination of the major personality theories and contributing research evidence with particular emphasis upon motivation and dynamics of behavior.  Pre-requisite:  PS101.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The Instructor's personal educational philosophy is based on the concept of interactive learning which involves, but is not limited to,lectures by the instructor, the completion of written and oral presentations by the students, group discussions, formal objective examinations, formal and informal writings, and the use of various technologies such as computers, the Internet, video, CD's, web sites and common office technologies.  The instructor will engage the group, and each individual learner, in dissentious dialogues in order to encourage critical thinking and the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of:  *the manner in which personality theories are evaluated;  *The psychoanalytic approach;  *The neuropsychoanalytic approach;  *The various more recent trends in psychoanalytic theory;  *Variouys behavioral and learning theories;  *The various "dispositional" approaches;  *The major "humanistic" and "existential" theories;  *The major "cognitive" oriented theories; and  *One major non-western approach to personality:  Zen Buddhism

Course Assessment:
Two Major Tests; A Term Paper
Written and Oral assignments pertaining to one or more Chapters in the Text

Grading:
The Mid-Term Exam; the Final Exam; the Term Paper; and the "Chapter Assignments" count 25% each

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Not Permitted

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
As per Park University Student Handbook

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
This to be arranged as this is an Independent Study Formatted Course

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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The Instructor will follow all Park University Guidelines as per the 2004-2005 Student Handbook.  Certain specific activities, etc. will be arranged and agreed upon between the Instructor and the Student as this is an Independent Study format course at this time.

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