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Course Description: A survey of the assumptions, history, methods, and techniques of psychology. A presentation of representative theory and research in the areas of consciousness, learning, motivation, cognition, personality, and social behavior. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:1. The student will be able to summarize the major personality theories.
2. The student will be able to define the major categories of psychopathology.
3. The student will be able to distinguish among major methods of therapy.
4. The student will be able to identify important human motivations.
Course Assessment: Examinations, presentations, papers.
Grading: Examinations: 5 @ 100 points each 500 points
Papers with presentation 2 @ 200 points each 400 points
Paper with no presentation 1 @ 100 points 100 points
Total 1000 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Reduction of grade
Classroom Rules of Conduct: No cell phones, beepers, etc.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Read Exam
January 11 Intro, Chap.1-4
January 18 Chap. 5 & 6 Chap. 1-4
January 25 Chap. 7 & 8 Chap. 5&6
Life Event paper due
February 1 Chap. 9 & 10 Chap. 7&8
February 8 Chap. 11 & 12 Chap. 9&10
February 15 Chap. 13 & 14 Chap. 11&12
February 22 Presentation and submission of
Psychological Disorder paper
March 1 Presentation and submission of
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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