PS 315 Theories of Personality
F2FF 2008 FA
Asst. Professor of Psychology
B.A. SociologyM.A. Social Psychology
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M/W 3:00-5:00 P.M.
20 Oct - 13 Dec 2008
7:45 - 10:25 PM
Textbook: Feist & Fiest. Theories of Personality, 7th Ed. (2008) McGraw-Hill, New York. ISBN 0-07-338270-1.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
PS315 Theories of PersonalityCore Assessment
Research Reaction Paper In order to help you relate theories of personality to current research in the field, students will complete a research reaction paper focusing on the analysis of an empirical research article relevant to the study of personality. The research reaction paper should include a summary and discussion of the research article including the following areas: 1) topic area; 2) hypotheses; 3) method; and 4) major results and findings. Most importantly, reaction papers should include a thoughtful commentary by the student. Specifically, not only should students provide a general summary, but focus on a critique of the research question and design, as well as a discussion of how the research relates to other theories of personality. In addition, students should include a commentary about the relationship of the research findings to their own life and personality development. Students' comments, critique, and discussion should form the majority of the paper.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading: Each of the two quizzes will count for 10% of the course grade. The Mid-Term will be worth 30% of the total grade as the Core Assessment will. The remaining 20% will be given for the oral presentation (10%) and class participation (10%). Letter grades will be determined based on a cumulative curve as determined by student scores.
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Last Updated:9/19/2008 12:52:29 PM