PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
S1FF 2006 FA
Senior Professor of Psychology
9 Jan 06 - 5 Mar 06
5:00 - 7:40 PM
Textbook: Hoyer, W.J., & Rodin, P.A. (2003) Adult Development and Aging. 5th Ed. McGraw-Hill: Boston ISBN 0-07-256488-1
Course Description: Focuses on the developmental tasks and psycho-social services during the adult years with special emphasis placed on the social psychology of aging. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: No academic discipline is inherently difficult. Difficulty is generally the result of inppropriate teaching methods. Teaching should be student centered with timely feedback. The instruction must be at a level of difficulty that requires the student to exert effort and need guidance for successful completion.
Class Assessment: Student exercises will be used to develop a measure of awareness and understanding of various psychological principles and theories. Examinations will tests knowledge levels of basic concepts and their application. A required student paper will address the student's ability to express their knowledge and values in writing (see rubric).
Grading: Each quiz is worth 10% of the course points. Mid-Ter and Final Exam are each worth 25%. The course paper is worth 30%. Course grade will be determined by a cumulative curve.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will be accepted by prior permission only.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class decorum will be guided by the reasonable person rule. No academic topic is exempt from discussion so long as it is on topic and any personal bias may be entertained so long as it is presented with mutual respect for all. Disruptions of the learning environment however, will not be allowed.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: DATE ASSIGNMENT
Jan 9 Course Introduction
Jan 11 Social & Cultural Factors
Jan 16 Biological Factors
Jan 18 Neurophysiology
Jan 23 Quiz#1/Intelligence
Jan 25 Creativity & Aging
Jan 30 Information Procession
Feb 1 Mid-Term Exam
Feb 6 Cognition & Stage Theories
Feb 8 Social relationships
Feb 13 Work, Leisure & Retirement
Feb 15 Quiz#2/Personality
Feb 20 Coping with Aging
Feb 22 Research Ppaers
Feb 27 Death & Dying
Mar 1 Final Exam
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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