PS 315 Theories of Personality
F2Q 2006 FE
Powell, Shawn D.
F. E. Warren AFB Education Office
consistent with class times
October to December 2006
Fridays and Saturdays
Fridays 5:00-10:00 Saturdays 8:00 to 5:00
Textbook: Feist, J. & Feist, G. (2006). Theories of personality (6th ed). New York: McGraw-Hill.
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Educational Philosophy: Depending on the subject matter being presented and the composition of the class the following instructional formats may be used during this course: lecture, class discussion, small group activities, question and answer periods, guest lecturers, videotapes, audio tapes, experiential activities, debates, case studies, and research reviews.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
PS315 Theories of PersonalityCore Assessment
Research Reaction Paper In order to help you relate theories of personality to current research in the field, students will complete a research reaction paper focusing on the analysis of an empirical research article relevant to the study of personality. The research reaction paper should include a summary and discussion of the research article including the following areas: 1) topic area; 2) hypotheses; 3) method; and 4) major results and findings. Most importantly, reaction papers should include a thoughtful commentary by the student. Specifically, not only should students provide a general summary, but focus on a critique of the research question and design, as well as a discussion of how the research relates to other theories of personality. In addition, students should include a commentary about the relationship of the research findings to their own life and personality development. Students' comments, critique, and discussion should form the majority of the paper.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. The Core Assessment paper will count for 40% of your grade.
2. Two examinations will be given over specific fields of personality theory. These examinations will be multiple choice and will have approximately 40 questions each. Each of these tests will count for 20% of the course grade (40% total). 3. During the course, students will give in-class presentations over a specific personality theory. These presentations will count for 20% of the course grade.
1. Core Assessment Paper - 40% of total grade
2. Two Examinations 20% each - 40% of total grade
3. In Class Presenation - 20% of total grade
A = 90 to 100
B = 80 to 89
C = 70 to 79
D = 60 to 69
F = 59 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
If you are going to miss a test or presentation contact me as soon as possible to arrange a time to make up the exam or to reschedule the presentation.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to adhere to the following codes of conduct: be honest, do not cheat, do not plagiarize, attend class, take tests and give the in-class presentation on time, be prepared for class by reading the assigned chapters prior to class.
Tentative Schedule 1st Weekend October 27 and 28, 2006
- Introduction, Freud, Adler, Jung, Object Relations, Horney, Fromm, Sullivan, & Erikson,
(Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)
2nd Weekend November 10 and 11, 2006
- FIRST EXAMINATION over chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9- Maslow, Rogers, May, Allport, Trait Theory, Skinner, Bandura, Cognitive Social Learning, & Kelly
(Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18)
3rd Weekend December 15 and 16, 2006
- SECOND EXAMINATION over Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18
- CLASS PRESENTATIONS
- CORE ASSESSMENT PAPER
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Last Updated:10/25/2006 7:37:32 PM