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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
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is based on learning the material from the text in an interactive environment based on lectures, dialogues, videos, and examinations. The instructor will engage each student in discussion learning, to encourage the exploration of the psychological theories studied, and the opposing viewpoints offered on the theories.
Learning Outcomes:The students at this level will be able to compare and show the contrasts between the theories of psychology studied. The debate about each theory will include an examination of the theorists themselves. Students will be able to organize the different theories into their respective family. The students will be able to evaluate a theory as to its value for being used in the mental health professions. The students will be able to compare the theoretical approaches to each other. The students will be able to assess the growth or decline of particular theoretical inclinations.
Course Assessment: The course will be evaluated by testing on each chapter covered during the term. The tests will be comprehensive with a variety of question types.
Grading: There will be a total of four examinations. The grades will be based on the following percentages: 90 - 100% = A; 80 - 89% = B; 70 - 79% = C; 60 - 69% = D; 59% and below = F.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course material or the late taking of an examination must be approved in advance by the instructor. Make-up Examinations will be a different test from the original.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: We operate on the simple rule of polite conduct.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: DATE LECTURE EXAM
Oct 29 Ch 1 - 2
Nov 05 Ch 3 - 4
Nov 12 Ch 5 - 6 Ch 1 - 4
Nov 19 Ch 7 - 8
Nov 26 Ch 9 - 10 Ch 5 - 8
Dec 03 Ch 11 - 12
Dec 10 Ch 13 - 14 Ch 9 - 12
Dec 17 Ch 15 Ch 13 - 15
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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