PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
U1LL 2006 LR
Coleman, George M.
BS PsychologyMS Sociology
may 22 - july 15
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Textbook: Santrock, John, Adolescence, 10th Edition, McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, 2004
Course Description: Developmental factors and problems common to the period from puberty to adulthood. Topics include: self-identity, sexuality, life-styles, parent- adolescent relationships, and conditions leading to optimal development. 3:0:3
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Research Papers (Core Assessment – Third Research Paper). Each student will be required to pick a topic of interest to them in Adolescent Psychology and obtain approval from the instructor. Each student will be required write three related papers. First Research Paper: The first paper will present an arguable claim on a particular topic based on reading one source. The focus to this paper will be on the biological influences of a developmental process during adolescence. Second Research Paper: The second paper will present and arguable claim based on reading a second source. The focus of this paper will be on the environmental influences of the same developmental process covered in the first research paper. Third Research Paper: The third paper will integrate and critically analyze the two views of the first two research papers. In the conclusion of this paper, the student will ask a research question about the developmental process they have reviewed and they will suggest what developmental research method (outlined in textbook) they would use. The final paper will require 7 references for evidence. 3 of these references must be research articles of an empirical nature. Each paper will require observations made of actual children for up to 3 hours and the behaviors noted should relate to the topic covered in the paper.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: The class assessment will consist of three papers a midterm exam and a final exam.
Grading: Each paper will be worth 50 points. The midterm and final exams will be worth 100 points each.
a = 100% - 90%
b = 89% - 80%
c = 79% - 70%
d = 69% - 60%
f = 59% - 0%
Late Submission of Course Materials: I will not take your papers late. Any paper turned in late will recieve a 0%. If there is reason why your paper must be late, please let me know ahead of the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attendance is required. Three unexcused absences will result in a F being given for a final grade. In
the event you must miss a class, please contact me at (501) 796-4155 or call the Park office. If you miss a test, you will have five business days to make it up. Makeup tests are given in the Park office during business hours.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The first paper will be due at the end of the third week. The second paper will be due at the end of the fifth week and the third paper will be due at the end of class.
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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Last Updated:5/5/2006 9:14:20 AM