PS 315 Theories of Personality
S1Z 2007 ML
Bevars, Barry J.
Assistant Academic Director - Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
MS - Human Relations/CounselingBS - Psychology
Malmstrom AFB, Park University Campus, Great Falls, Montana
Monday through Thursday by appointment
406-761-7540 (Malmstrom Campus)
January 8 - March 11, 2007
7:45 - 10:15 PM
Textbook: Theories of Personality, 8th edition, Richard M. Ryckman, ISBN; 0-534-61983-5
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Educational Philosophy: As the instructor for this class my educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods of learning with focus on application. Methods include lectures, readings, videos, class discussion, reaction papers using reference systems.
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: A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed in their performance of written nightly chapter quizes, class participation, research reaction paper, mid-term examination, and a final examination.
Grading: GRADING: 1. Class participation throughout term - 15 points possible 2. Thirteen (13) nightly chapter quizes @ 5 points = 65 possible points (PLEASE GO TO THE PORTION IN THE SYLLABUS LABELED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF YOU MISS A CHAPTER QUIZ) 3. Mid-term examination - 35 points possible 4. Research Reaction Paper - 50 points possible 5. Final examination - 35 points possible GRADING RUBRICS: 1. Class participation - points based on class participation throughout term 15 points possible 2. Nightly chapter quiz due weeks 2,3,4,5,6,7, and 8 - 5 points possible per chapter quiz 3. Mid-term examination to be taken week 5 (Feb 6) - 35 points possible 4. Research Reaction Paper due week 8 (March 1st) - 50 points possible 5. Final examination to be taken week 9 (March 8) - 35 points possible. The following points earned will be used to assign course letter grade: A: 180 - 200 points B: 160 - 179 points C: 140 - 159 points D: 120 - 139 points F: BELOW 120 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of work will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and the extenuating circumstances. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be prepared for class. This means you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. Respect the opinions of your fellow classmates. Have a sense of humor
CLASS DATE TOPIC
01 1-09 Overview of class, "Your Personality
02 1-11 Film on Personality/Discussion Chapter 1
03 1-16 Discuss Chapter 2/Chapter Quiz/Discuss Research Reaction Paper (Handout)
04 1-18 Discussion Chapter 3/Chapter Quiz
05 1-23 Discussion Chapter 4/Chapter Quiz
06 1-25 Discussion Chapter 5/Chapter Quiz
07 1-30 Discussion Chapter 6/Chapter Quiz
08 2-01 Discussion Chapter 7/Chapter Quiz/Mid-term examination review
09 2-06 Mid-term Examination
10 2-08 Discussion Chapter 10/Chapter Quiz
11 2-13 Discussion Chapter 11/Chapter Quiz
12 2-15 Discussion Chapter 12/Chapter Quiz
13 2-20 Discussion Chapter 13/Chapter Quiz
14 2-22 Discussion Chapter 15/Chapter Quiz
15 2-27 Discussion Chapter 16/Chapter Quiz
16 3-01 Discussion Chapter 17/Chapter Quiz/Research Reaction Paper due
17 3-06 Discuss students reaction papers/Review for final examination
18 3-08 Final Examination
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 2006-2007 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 .
Additional Information:As mentioned earlier there will be 13 nightly/chapter quizes. If you miss and have an excused absence the night of a chapter quiz you can make up the points by doing at least a 3 page typed summary of that particular chapter. All make-up chapter summaries are due NLT March 6 to receive credit.
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