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PS 315 Theories of Personality
Black, Charles A.


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CoursePS 315 Theories of Personality HI
SemesterF2QQ2005
FacultyBlack, Charles A.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Education, Educational Psychology
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Health
Certified Professional Constracts Manager
Office LocationBuilding 383, Hill AFB, UT
Office Hours0730 - 1530
Daytime Phone801-391-0759
Other Phone801-476-8964
E-Mailcharles.black@pirate.park.edu
blackfam.1@netzero.net
Semester Dates24 October - 18 December, 2005
Class DaysSaturday
Class Time9:30 - 3:30 PM
PerquisitesPS101
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Engler, Barbara, Personality Theory, 6th Edition, Houghton-Mifflin Publishers, New York, New York, 2003

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore


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.

  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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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