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EDE 205 Child Psychology
Cowley, Brian J.


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

EDE 205 Child Psychology

Semester

FA 2006 HO

Faculty

Brian J. Cowley, Ph.D., BCBA

Title

Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. - Psychology - Utah State University
M.S. - Behavior Analysis and Therapy - Southern Illinois University-C
Ph.D. - Human Development and Child Psychology - University of Kansas

Office Location

Mabee 224, Parkville Campus

Office Hours

M W F 9:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; T & Th 11:35 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Daytime Phone

816-584-6501

Other Phone

None

E-Mail

brian.cowley@park.edu

None

None

Semester Dates

August 21, 2006 to December 15, 2006

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

9:00 - 9:50 AM

Prerequisites

PS101

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Berger, K. S. (2003).  The developing person: Through childhood and adolescence (7th Ed.). New

York: Worth Publishers. – required (should come with a CD: Exploring Child Development: A

Tool Kit for Understanding Development)

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
(PS 205) A study of biological, cognitive, and socio-cultural development from the prenatal period through childhood. Attention will be given to theory and research, practical examples and policy implications. PREREQUISITE: PS 101. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Doctor Cowley's educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning with a focus on application.  Lectures, readings, multiple choice tests, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and the use of reference systems are significant components of this learning process.  Each student will be required to analyze, criticize, and synthesize presented information.  Each student will be required to demonstrate these skills publicly in the classroom or through the written word.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of the vocabulary of child psychology.  (MoSTEP 1.2.2)
  2. Demonstrate the ability to critically examine the principles of biological, cognitive and sociocultural development. (MoSTEP 1.2.2)
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical principles of child psychology. (MoSTEP 1.2.2)
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of research method used to study children. (MoSTEP 1.2.2, 1.2.3)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to gather, evaluate, and communicate information effectively. (MoSTEP 1.1, 1.2.7, 1.2.8, 1.2.9. 1.2.10)
  6. Demonstrate high quality written and oral communication skills through interaction with other students and the instructor in a structured, flexible environment.  (MoSTEP 1.1, 1.2.7, 1.2.9)
  7. Demonstrate understanding about public policy effect on children.  Demonstrate behavior observation skills and a rudimentary understanding of how to conduct a functional analysis for behavior change. (MoSTEP 1.2.7, 1.2.8, 1.2.9)


Core Assessment:

·Research Paper.  Each student will conduct five 3 hour observations/interviews with adults in various stages of their development.  One topic area will be about the view of aging in different cultures in and out of the United States.  The following table will show what stages will be required:




































Topic Area


Data Collection


Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview


Prenatal Development and Birth


Literature Review


NA


The First 2 Years


Observation/Interview


3 Hours


The Play Years


Observation/Interview


3 Hours


The School Years


Observation/Interview


3 Hours


Adolescence


Observation/Interview


3 Hours


Public Policy – Child Development


Literature Review


NA


Views of Child Development in different cultures.


Literature Review


NA


These observations can occur in any setting where children or adolescence can be found.  When interviewing, be sure to have your questions developed before the interview.  If your child can not speak, interview the caregiver.  Each student will be required to write a paper that will be an analysis of their observations.  Each paper will need to have the observation sheets and interview questions and their responses attached as appendixes.  The 3 hours used for the observation and interview need to be recorded.  Each paper will need to be double spaced.  Each paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list.  Each paper will need to have 7 references including the textbook.  3 of the 7 references will need to be empirically based research reports from a refereed professional journal.  The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited.  Each student will need to identify research question based on their observations and literature search.  They will propose a plausible developmental research design for the research question and discuss why that design was selected.    The paper will be worth up to 300 points.  To see what is required and how the points will be distributed, see the Core Assessment Rubric at the end.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

  • Bi-Weekly Quiz.  There will be bi-weekly quizzes administered throughout the semester.  Each quiz will made up of multiple choice questions.  Each quiz will be worth up to 20 points.
  • Midterm (timed and online).  A midterm will be administered on e-companion for 1 hour.  The questions will be made up of multiple choice vocabulary word, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and essay questions.  Some of the questions will be drawn from the bi-weekly quizzes and some will be new. The midterm will be worth up to 100 points.
  • Final.  A final will be administered during the scheduled time in the classroom.  This will be a comprehensive final and will be a paper test.  The questions will be made up of multiple choice vocabulary word, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and essay questions.  Some of the questions will be drawn from the bi-weekly quizzes, midterm, and some will be new. The final will be worth up to 100 points.
  •  Engage and Explore.  A case study (5) will be presented for each developmental period.  Once this case study is presented, each student will identify 3 sources from the literature that addresses issues specific to the case study and that adds new information to that found in the textbook.  Each student will identify their references and provide summaries of all three references that identify the information added to the knowledge presented in the course textbook.  Each references summary must include the reference in APA style.  The summary must explain why the article was written, what arguments were made, and what was found.  Each student will be required to use the information from their summaries and apply it to the case study during class discussion.  Each summary will be worth up to 50 points. 
  • References in APA Style

    10 Points

    Summary 1

    10 Points

    Summary 2

    10 Points

    Summary 3

    10  Points

    Classroom Discussion

    10 Points

  • Classroom Presentation:   The classroom presentation will be on the research paper (Core Assessment).  This presentation will be detailed report of the student's findings in the research paper.  The classroom presentation will be worth up to 100 points.  Each student will present a 5 minute summary of each paper to the class.  This will require two forms of media (power point, handout, etc.).

    Presentation Organization

    25 Points

    Alternative Views of Arguable Claim

    25 Points

    1st Type of Media

    25 Points

    2nd Type of Media

    25 Points

    Total

    100

Grading:

GRADING PLAN: GRADES
Bi-Weekly Quiz 140 points 90 – 100% A
Midterm 100 points 80 up to 89% B
Final 100 points 70 up to 79% C
Research Paper (CA) 300 points 60 up to 69% D
Classroom Presentation 100 points 0 up to 59% F
Engage & Explore 250 Points
Total 990 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any assignment turned in after the date it is due will be given up to half credit for that assignment.  No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Attend class and be prompt.  Roll will be checked during each class period.  It is your responsibility to make up anything missed in class and that your scheduled assignments are submitted on time.
  • Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, lecture, and outside of class experiences.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Also, assigned readings will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
  • Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
  • The student is expected to have a copy of all written assignments on computer disk or in a hard copy form.  You will also be expected to retain all graded and returned assignments and examinations.
  • The student is expected to have a copy of all written assignments on computer disk or in a hard copy form.  You will also be expected to retain all graded and returned assignments and examinations.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:

Date

Topic

Reading Assignment

Assignments

8-21-06

Behavior Assessment

8-23-06

08-25-06

Introduction

1

8-28-06

8-30-06

Theories of Development

2

Functional Assessment

9-1-06

Bi-Weekly Quiz 1

9-4-06

Labor Day

Labor Day

Labor Day

9-6-06

Heredity and Environment

3

9-8-06

9-11-06

Prenatal Development and Birth

4

9-13-06

Permanent Product/Event Recording

Engage & Explore: Case Study 1

9-15-06

Bi-Weekly Quiz 2

9-18-06

The First 2 Years: Biosocial Development

5

9-20-06

Duration & Latency Recording

9-22-06

The First 2 Years: Cognitive Development

6

9-25-06

Engage & Explore: Case Study 2

9-27-06

The First 2 Years: Psychosocial Development

7

Partial Interval Recording

9-29-06

Bi-Weekly Quiz 3

10-2-06

10-4-06

The Play Years: Biosocial Development

8

Whole Interval Recording

10-6-06

10-9-06

The Play Years: Cognitive Development

9

Midterm (timed & online)

10-11-06

Engage & Explore: Case Study 3

10-13-06

The Play Years: Psychosocial Development

10

Bi-Weekly Quiz 4

10-14-06 Through 10-22-06

Fall Break

Fall Break

Fall Break

10-23-06

The School Years: Biosocial Development

11

10-25-06

Momentary Time Sampling

10-27-06

Engage & Explore: Case Study 4

10-30-06

The School Years: Cognitive Development

12

11-1-06

11-3-06

Bi-Weekly Quiz 5

11-6-06

The School Years: Psychosocial Development

13

11-8-06

11-10-06

Veteran's Day

Veteran's

Veteran's Day

11-13-06

Adolescence: Biosocial Development

14

11-15-06

11-17-06

Adolescence: Cognitive Development

15

Bi-Weekly Quiz 6

11-20-06

Engage & Explore: Case Study 5

11-22-06

Adolescence: Psychosocial Development

16

Bi-Weekly Quiz

11-24-06

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break

11-27-06

Alvarez, Bourne

11-29-06

Bradley, Courtney

12-1-06

Cupp, Lewis

12-4-06

Magenheimer, Nelson

12-6-06

Perry, Puett

12-8-06

Renfro, Rojas

Final TBA

Final TBA

TBA

Final TBA, Stauch, Welsh

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 3, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
•Differences and similarities of 5-7 topic areas were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(40 points)
 
•Differences and similarities of 3-4 topic areas were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(28 Points)
 
•Differences and similarities of 1-2 topic areas were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(20 Points)
 
•No differences and similarities of topic areas were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(12 Points)
 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2, 3, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
•9 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.
•Three of the references should be empirical and refereed research articles.
•5-7 topic areas were included in the paper.
(35 Points)
 
•7-9 references from the literature.  
•The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
•Three of the references should be empirical and refereed research articles.
•3-4 topic areas were included in the paper.
(24.5 Points)
 
•1-4 reference(s) from the literature.  
• The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
• 1-2 topic areas were included in the paper.
(17.5 Points)
 
•No topic areas were included in the paper.
(10.5 Points)
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 3, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
•Compared and contrasted 5-6 topic areas and corresponding literature.
(40 points)
 
•Compared and contrasted 3-4 topic areas and corresponding literature.
(28 Points)
 
•Compared and contrasted 1-2 topic areas and corresponding literature.
(20 Points)
 
No comparison or contrast of any topic area.
(12 Points)
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The student met expectations and offered a research question that was a natural extension of the literature reviewed in the research paper.
(35 Points)
 
The student successfully identifies a research question about child development and offers a plausible developmental research design for this question.  The student must identify why they chose the research design.
(24.5 Points)
 
The student successfully developed a research question about child development.
(17.5 Points)
 
The student did not identify a research question.
(10.5 Points)
 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Each paper consistently uses  developmental terms appropriately.  Less than 5 errors while using developmental terms.
(35 Points)
 
Each paper consistently uses  developmental terms appropriately.  5-7 errors while using developmental terms.
(24.5 Points)
 
Each paper consistently uses  developmental terms appropriately.  8-12 errors while using developmental terms.
(17.5 Points)
 
13 or more errors while using developmental terms.
(10.5 Points)
 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
5, 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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)
 
Child Development – Public Policy                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
2, 3, 5, 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Research paper identified public policy issues in the first 4-5 topic areas.
(40 Points)
 
Research paper identified public policy issues in 2-3 topic areas in the first 4 topic areas.
(28 Points)
 
Research paper identified public policy issues in 1 topic area in the first 4 topic areas.
(20 Points)
 
Research paper did not identify any public policy issues in any topic areas.
(12 Points)
 
Child Development – Culture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2, 3, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Research paper identified culture variations in views of child development in all 4-5 of the first 4 topic areas.
(40 Points)
 
Research paper identified culture variations in views of child development in 2-3 of the first 4 topic areas.
(28 Points)
 
Research paper identified culture variations in views of child development in 1 of the first 4 topic areas.
(20 Points)
 
Research paper did not identify any culture variations in views of child development in any topic area.
(12 Points)
 

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