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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Hartley, R. Derald


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 222 Adult Development and Aging

Semester

S2H 2006 BU

Faculty

Hartley, R. Derald

Title

Senior Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MA General Experimental Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor in SC

Office Hours

Before and after class and by appointment

Daytime Phone

843-524-8899 (ex. 215)

Other Phone

843-524-6099

E-Mail

Derald.Hartley@park.edu

rdhart@islc.net

Semester Dates

March 20 -- May 14, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Cavanaugh, J. C., & Blanchard-Fields, F. (2002) Adult Development and Aging, 4th. ed. California: Wadsworth.

Additional Resources:
American Journal of Psychology


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:
Lectures, classroom discussions, and experiential activities will be the primary methods used in the course. Video and speakers may be used as availability allows. Mid-term and final exams will be used as the assessment techniques. Student community research and classroom presentations will also be used.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of the vocabulary of adult development.
  2. Identify and critique factors and problems common to the adult years.
  3. Evaluate the research methods used to study adult development.
  4. Gather, evaluate, and communicate information effectively about adult development.
  5. Identify and explain the social psychological application of aging.


Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
Mid-term and final exams. Community research on a resource that can be accessed by aging individuals with findings presented in class.

Grading:
Mid-term and final exam = 85%; Research and classroom presentation = 15% classroom attendance and participation = 5%

90 - 100 = A; 80 - 89 = B; 70 - 79 = C; 60 - 69 = D; below 60 = F

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student is expected to have read the assigned material and be ready to participate in classroom discusions and activities. Personal discussions during class will not be tolerated. Cell phone will be turned off during all classes. The student is responsible for all materials and handouts covered in his/her absence.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date  Topic                     Assignment
3/20  Introduction              Chapter 1
3/22  Physical Changes          Chapter 2
3/27  Longevity and Health      Chapter 3
3/29  Mental Health             Chapter 4
4/3   Person and Environemnt    Chapter 5
4/5   Attention and Perception  Chapter 6
4/10  Presentations             To be arranged
4/12  Mid-term Exam             Chapters 1 - 6
4/17  Memory and Intelligence   Chapters 7 and 8
4/19  Social Cognition          Chapter 9
4/24  Personality               Chapter 10
4/26  Relationships             Chapter 11
5/1   Work/Leisure/Retirement   Chapter 12
5/3   Death and Bereavement     Chapter 13
5/8   Presentations             To be arranged
5/10  Final Exam                Chapters 7 -13

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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