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PS 408 Cognitive Psychology
Bryan, Diane


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.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 408 Cognitive Psychology

Semester

S2B 2006 BL

Faculty

Bryan, Diane

Title

Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

PhD in Clinical Psychology

Office Location

Fort Bliss

Office Hours

By appointment confirmed by Dr. Bryan

E-Mail

dbryan@park.edu

dbryan@elp.rr.com (preferred email address)

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 7, 2006

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Solso, Robert L. (2005). Cognitive psychology (7th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
Students are introduced to modern concepts in cognitive psychology.  Human information processing, representation and organization of knowledge, and the uniqueness of higher cognitive skills are emphasized.  Classroom demonstrations and experiments are used in exploring human learning and memory.  Pre-requisite:  PS101 or permission of the instructor.  3:0:3

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. a. define the cognitive processes
  2. b. discuss ways to develop effective learning methods.
  3. c. define perceptions
  4. d. discuss the use of language/ development of vocabulary, concept formulation, logic, and decision making.
Class Assessment:
Midterm exam, final exam, group design for mental processes, and group presentation.




Grading:
GRADING POLICY:
90-100      A
80-89     B
70-79     C
60-69        D
59 and below F
midterm exam        25%
final exam 25%
Presentations 25%
discussion   10%
Group model 15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Due to the design of the teaching model and students' presentations, no late projects will be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
week 1 Introduction
Housekeeping rules
Review of syllabus
Overview of textbook
Exams
Explanation of presentations,games,videos, and group work assignments
Assign chapters
Form groups
Chapter 1 and 2

week 2 Chapters 3 and 4
Group 1 presentations

week 3 Chapters 5 and 6
Group 2 presentations

week 4        Exam (chapters 1-6)

week 5 Chapters 7 and 8
Group presentations

week 6 Chapters 9 and 10
Group presentations
group models

week 7 Chapters 11 and 12
Group presentations

week 8         Final exam (chapters 7-12)




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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