PS 404 History and Systems of Psychology
FA 2006 HO
Cowley, Brian J.
Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology
B.S. - Psychology - Utah State UniversityM.S. - Behavior Analysis and Therapy - Southern Illinois University-CPh.D. - Human Development and Child Psychology - University of Kansas
Mabee 224, Parkville Campus
M W F 9:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; T & Th 11:35 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
August 21, 2006 to December 15, 2006
1:00 - 2:15 PM
PS 101 and permission of the instructor
O'Boyle, C. G. (2006). History of psychology: A cultural perspective. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
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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, vocabulary 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
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
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)
1st Type of Media
2nd Type of Media
· Article Discussion. The class will be divided up into groups of 4-5 students. Each group will locate an article related to the topic for the week and present what they found to the rest of the class. Each group will identify the reference and provide a summary of the reference identifing information that adds 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 group will be required to use the information from their summary and apply it to the case study during class discussion. There will be 14 article presentations and discussions for the semester. These will be worth 25 points each with total of 350 being available. The group will be graded on the quality of the presentation and summary.
References in APA Style
1st Essay Exam
2nd Essay Exam
3rd Essay Exam
Research Paper (CA)
Dead Psychologists Resume
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:
Origins of Psychological Thought
Discussion Paper 1
From Greek Philosophy to the Middle Ages
Discussion Paper 2
From an Age of Spirits to Humanism
Discussion Paper 3
The Birth of Science
Discussion Paper 4
First Exam Distributed
Discussion Paper 5
Philosophical Answers to Psychological Questions
First Exam Collected
Discussion Paper 6
Dead Psychologist Resume
Physiological to Experimental Psychology
Discussion Paper 7
Research Paper 1
A Divided Discipline: What is the Function of Mind?
Discussion Paper 8
10-16-06 Through 10-22-06
Second Exam Distributed
A Science of Behavior
Discussion Paper 9
Second Exam Collected
Paradigms Proliferate: Is there and Unconscious Mind?
Discussion Paper 10
Research Paper 2
Age of Theory: Why are there so Many Different Psychological Theories?
Discussion Paper 11
Discussion Paper 12
When Motivation is the Question.
Discussion Paper 13
The Mind Returns: What Questions are Psychologists Exploring Now?
Third Exam Distributed
Discussion Paper 14
Third Exam Collected; Research Paper Presentations:
Research Paper Presentations:
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