PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
F1DD 2006 DC
Dapper, Karen L.
Professor of Behavioral Sciences/Adjunct Faculty
Doctorate in Psychology
Tuesday & Thursday 1600 - 1700
August 22 - September 22
5:00 - 10:45 PM
As per Park University requirements
Textbook: Hillier, Susan & Barrow, Georgia (1999) Aging, the Individual, and Society: Seventh Edition. Wadsworth Publishing Company: Albany, NY.
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Educational Philosophy: The professor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examination and writings. The professor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradications.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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:
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
Public Policy - Adult Development
Views of Adult Development in different cultures.
These observations can occur in any setting where adults can be found. When interviewing, be sure to have your questions developed before the interview. 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 RubricClass Assessment:
Classroom instruction will occur and students are required to read all materials as assigned. Participation in classroom discussions and activities are a requirement. Students will complete the assigned research paper and the comprehensive final examination.
Research Paper is worth 300 points - see Core Assessment Rubic at the end
Comprehensive final exam is worth 300 points
Final Grade Scale after combined point average from research paper and final exam:
A .......90% - 100%
B........80% - 89%
C........70% - 79%
D........60% - 69%
F.........59% or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of late assignments must be pre-approved by the professor. All assignments must be turned in by the last day of the term.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participation is expected and an integral part of the final grade. Students are expected to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the professor and be on time for class. All written assignments and the final examination are due as noted. Any deviation from the schedule will need prior approval by the professor.
August 22 - Review syllabus. Read Chapters 1, 2 & 3 for class lecture, activities and discussion.
August 24 - Read Chapters 4, 5 & 6 for class lecture, activities and discussion.
August 29 - Read Chapters 7, 8 & 9 for class lecture, activities and discussion.
August 31 - Read Chapters 10 & 11 for class lecture, activities and discussion.
September 5 - Read Chapters 12 & 13 for class lecture, activities and discussion.
September 7 - Read Chapters 14 & 15 for class lecture, activities and discussion.
One week off - Work on papers
September 19 - Read Chapters 16 & 17 for class lecture, activities and discussion.
September 21 - Comprehensive Final Exam and turn in papers
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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 .
Last Updated:7/11/2006 8:17:27 PM