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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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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:
.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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