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PS 404 History & Systems of Psychology
Williams, Latasha


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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Course

PS 404 History & Systems of Psychology

Semester

S2T 2009 DL

Faculty

Williams, Latasha

Title

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Human Services/Criminal Justice
M.S. Psychology
Ph. D. Psychology (Currently Enrolled)

Office Location

Florida

Office Hours

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Daytime Phone

(407) 288-7155

E-Mail

Latasha.Williams@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 16, 2009 - 5/10/2009

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Hothersall, D. (2004). History of psychology (4th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Course Description:
PS404 History and System of Psychology: Study of history of the philosophical and scientific bases of the evolution of modern psychology and a critical examination of the systems of structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psycho-analytic, humanistic, and existential theories.3:0:3. Prerequisites: PS 101, and junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor.

Educational Philosophy:

My passion is education. There is nothing average about my approach. As an educator I see myself as a facilitator of learning more than a dispenser of knowledge. I personally appreciate and like the role of facilitator. As a facilitator, I am not in control of the learners success, they are. However, I provide tools and information that will assist them in understanding their role and how they can apply what they learn. As a dispenser of knowledge I give learners new information and ways of handling that information for the purposes of life application. I also see myself as a motivator and a leader. As a motivator, I inspire learners to reach their goals, believe in themselves and critically think with the new information they acquire. As a leader, I set the example by being a life-long learner.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain the history of the philosophical and scientific bases of the evolution of modern psychology.
  2. Apply analytical and critical thinking as well as and ethics and values to the systems of structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalytic, humanistic, and existential theories.
  3. Apply the literacies of analytical and critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and ethics and values to issues of mutliculturalism and diversity to the study of history and systems of psychology in order to prepare students for lifelong learning and serving a global community.


Core Assessment:



  • Research Paper (Core Assessment): Each student will write a research paper that discusses the development of scientific thought starting with the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers.  The student will move forward while critically analyzing: Modern Science, Empiricism, Sensationalism, Positivism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Existentialism, Physiology, Experimental Psychology, Voluntarism, Structuralism, Evolution, Functionalism, Behaviorism, Neobehaviorism, Gestalt Psychology, Psychoanalysis, & Humanism (19 categories).  The student will then discuss how the traditional schools and systems of psychology have influenced contemporary psychology and in turn affect the application of treatment.  The student also needs to address the ethics and values that have developed with the philosophical thought of human behavior.  The student will look at the role that contemporary psychology plays in different cutltures.  This paper will need to be written in APA style and will need at least 14 references from professional journals.  Other references can be obtained from the internet or other means.  This paper will be worth up to 300 points.  See the Core Assessment Rubric at the end of this syllabus.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Requirements                                                               

Points Possible

Summarize Media Report

5

Provide Media Report Location

5

Identify Any Relationships Between the Media Report and the Main Points found in the Assigned Chapter

5

1st Analytical Reply to a Classmate

5

2nd Analytical Reply to a Classmate

5

Total

25

Grading:

Assignment

Points

Percentage

Grade

Weekly Quizzes

160 Points

90-100%

A

Modern Media and Historical Ideas

200 Points

80-89%

B

Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas

200 Points

70-79%

C

Theoretical Threads

240 Points

60-69%

D

Research Paper (Core Assessment)

300 Points

0-59%

F

Resume

100 Points

Final

200 Points

Total

1400 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

A) Due dates are firm! It is REQUIRED that your Unit classroom discussions, responses and replies to other learners be completed AND posted DURING THE WEEK THAT THE UNIT IS CURRENT. Although you may enter any of the Units at any time during the course, it is imperative that you stay up to date with the discussion for the current Unit each week. Most learners find it helpful to log into the course early in the week and then check back several times a week in order to participate in ongoing discussions in the Courseroom.

Because your responses may act as a catalyst for additional discussion, it's important that writers are reflective and constructive in each response. As in any form of communication, comments should be content relevant and appropriate in tone. Whenever possible, please try to relate the course content to your professional or personal experiences.

B) Once we all get on the same page after Drop/Add and textbooks, you should notify me prior to the due date in order to receive an extension. If you contact me prior to a due date, I will work with you to establish another deadline. To foster an interactive academic environment, learners are expected to communicate in a respective and constructive manner, and actively participate in assigned discussions (reference participation requirements outlined in student handbook). Make sure that your responses are clear and succinct to decrease misinterpretation and counterproductive communication in the learning environment. Although some discussions can get heated or conversational in nature, students are expected to maintain professionalism at all times in any and all correspondence. Basic respect must be maintained at all times. These discussions provide a lot of the information upon which the course learning is drawn. Ensure that your posts are reviewed to ensure that they don’t convey the wrong message (written words often don’t express tone or mood well).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

How much to Post

A) For the Discussions: “construct 1 main post that answers all the parts of the questions. Each discussion post should be at least one paragraph which consist of five sentences. “The other points come from your responses to others. Just saying "I agree" or "good post is not a substantive post." When responding to weekly assignments, remember that it is important to thoroughly analyze questions to provide meaningful answers. Your main response to discussion questions and peer comments should be at least one paragraph, succinct and clearly written to inform and engage the reader.

The responses to others does not have to be a paragraph. It should at least be more than one sentence.

 Homework

For the homework: “I am looking for a submission that provides evidence that you have truly contemplated the question. Your homework should be proofread of misspelled words, grammar, citations, and references. When using other's work, please cite and reference the work to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of claiming credit for another's work, accomplishments, or ideas without appropriate acknowledgement of the source of the information by including in-text citations and references. Whether this happens deliberately or inadvertently, whenever plagiarism has occurred, you have committed a Code of Conduct violation. Every act of plagiarism, no matter the severity, must be reported to Park University administration.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week

Topic

Reading Assignment by Chapter

Assignments

1

Introduction/Psychology and the Ancients

Introduction & 1

Quiz 1, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads,

2

Philosophical and Scientific Antecedents of Psychology

2

Quiz 2, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads, Resume

3

Early Studies of the Central Nervous System/ Wilhelm Wundt and the Founding of Psychology

3 & 4

Quiz 3, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads,

4

Edward Titchener and Hugo Munsterberg/ German Psychologists of the Nineteenth and Early twentieth Centuries

5 & 6

Quiz 4, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads,

5

Gestalt Psychology in Germany and the United States/ The History of Clinical Psychology and the Development of Psychoanalysis

7 & 8

Quiz 5, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads,

6

Darwin, Galton, Cattell, James, and Hall/ Functionalism at the University of Chicago and Columbia University

9 & 10

Quiz 6, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads,

7

Historical Uses and Abuses of Intelligence Testing/ The Research of Ivan Pavlov and the Behaviorism of John B. Watson

11 & 12

Quiz 7, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads, Research Paper (Core Assessment)

8

Four Neobehaviorist Psychologists/Epilogue

13 & Epilogue

Quiz 8, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads, Resume, Final

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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Bibliography:
Hi everyone;

            My name is Latasha Williams. I have a Bachelor of Science from Springfield College in Human Service; specialization in Criminal Justice. I also have a Master of Science in Psychology from Capella University. I am currently working on my Ph. D in Psychology with an anticipation graduation date of September 2009. I am also in “ABD” status towards my Ph. D program. “ABD” stands for “All But Dissertation.” Meaning, I have completed everything in my Ph. D program, except for my Dissertation. I have been in school since 2001 non-stop. In the near future, I will be starting a Certificate program in Criminal Justice so I will be able to teach Criminal Justices courses at Universities and Community Colleges. I am currently teaching at several different universities online and I have my own businesses as a Notary Public, and Merchant Processor. After obtaining my Ph. D, I plan to continue teaching at Colleges and Universities and continue to maintain the businesses that I do have.

            My interest is in Psychology, Forensics, and Real Estate. I also would love to work with the deceased in a funeral home as a Mortician or as a Forensic Pathologist (Medical Examiner).

           

           Professor Williams-Fleming



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Differences and similarities between 14-19 schools or systems of psychology were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(40 points)
 
Differences and similarities between 8-13 schools or systems of psychology were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(28 Points)
 
Differences and similarities between 2-7 schools or systems of psychology were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(20 Points)
 
No differences and similarities of schools or systems of psychology were outlined.
(12 Points)
 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
14 or more references from the literature.  
• The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
• 14-19 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(35 Points)
 
9-13 references from the literature.  
• The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
• 8-13 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(24.5 Points)
 
3-7 references from the literature.  
• The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
• 3-7 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(17.5 Points)
 
1-2 references from the literature.
• 1-2 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(10.5 Points)
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
14-19 schools or systems of psychology were compared.
(40 points)
 
8-13 schools or systems of psychology were compared.
(28 Points)
 
3-7 schools or systems of psychology were compared.
(20 Points)
 
1-2 schools or systems of psychology were compared.

(12 Points)
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The student identifies how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology, the values and ethics, and the application of treatment.
(35 Points)
 
The student identifies how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology and the application of treatment.
(24.5 Points)
 
The student identifies how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology.
(17.5 Points)
 
The student did not identify how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology, the values and ethics, and the application of treatment.
(10.5 Points)
 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Each paper consistently uses  psychological terms appropriately.  Less than 5 errors while using developmental terms.
(35 Points)
 
Each paper consistently uses  psychological terms appropriately.  5-7 errors while using developmental terms.
(24.5 Points)
 
Each paper consistently uses  psychological terms appropriately.  8-12 errors while using developmental terms.
(17.5 Points)
 
13 or more errors while using psychological terms.
(10.5 Points)
 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The research paper meets expectations while including a student developed graphic or table.
(35 Points)
 
The research paper contains the following sections:
• APA citations
• Introduction
• Analysis
• Conclusion
• APA formatted references page.
• References Page – all the references in the body of the text match up with those in the references list and all references in the references list match up with those in the body of the text.
The research paper will also include the following:
• Focus (arguable claim, original idea, & clear controlling idea)
• Development (full discussion, smooth style, & personal experiences)
• Organization (smooth transitions, clear paragraphing, & logical sequence of topics)
• Mechanics (proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling)
(24.5 Points)
 
The research paper contains the following sections:
• Cover page
• Abstract – summary of Project
• Introduction
• Analysis
• Conclusion
• APA formatted references page.
• References Page – all the references in the body of the text match up with those in the references list and all references in the references list match up with those in the body of the text.
(17.5 Points)
 
The research paper does not contain all of the sections included in the does not meet expectations category.
(10.5 Points)
 
Original Sources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The student cites 9 or more original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.)
(40 Points)
 
The student cites 7-8 original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.)
(28 Points)
 
The student cites 5-6 original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.) (20 Points) The student cites 1-4 original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.)
(12 Points)
 
Ethics and Culture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Student identifies 6 or more areas of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student identifies 3 or more cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(40 Points)
 
Student identifies 4-5 areas of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student identifies 2 cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(28 Points)
 
Student identifies 2-3 areas of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student identifies 1 cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(20 Points)
 
Student identifies 1 area of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student did not identify cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(12 Points)
 

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