PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
S2H 2006 BU
Hartley, R. Derald
Senior Adjunct Instructor
MA General Experimental PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor in SC
Before and after class and by appointment
843-524-8899 (ex. 215)
March 20 -- May 14, 2006
7:35 - 10:05 PM
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
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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