PS 301 Social Psychology
F1HH 2006 PA
Snipes, James E.
MA, Counseling, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 1983MS, Clinical Psychology, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX 1979BA, Psychology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE 1970
07 Aug - 08 Oct 2006
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: Social Psychology - 11TH Edition - 2006 • Baron, Robert A. / Byrne, Donn / Branscombe, Nyla R.
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Educational Philosophy: Successful completion of this course demands an understanding of the parameters and goals of social psychology and relationships, ability to compare and contrast theories, and acquire knowledge of social and ethical issues that allow for the sorting out of appropriate behavior discussed in class and those assigned as outside reading by the instructor. Additionally, each student must research and present a talking paper to the class on any topic of interest within the realm of Psychotherapy.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The purpose of the literature review is for students to research a topic relevant to social psychology, formulate a research question, and conduct a literature review to address their target question. A literature review is not simply a report or an annotated bibliography; a literature review is a summary of the available information on a specific topic organized by common themes, trends or findings.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Participation 25%, presentation 25%, and examination/s 50%. Each examination will be made up of a combination of multiple choice, short definition, and essay types of questions. The presentation , 25% of The final grade, will be earned by the student's written and verbal demonstration of a concept or issue in Psychotherapy. The written presentation must be at least five (5) pages double-spaced and adhere to the American Psychological Association (APA) style and have at least four (4) sources of research, no more than two (2) from the Internet.
Midterm Examination - 100 points
Research Paper - 100 points
Final Examination - 100 points
Class Participation - 100 points
Grades for the course will be as follows:
A - 360 pts to 400 pts
B - 320 pts to 359 pts
C - 280 pts to 319 pts
D - 240 pts to 279 pts
F - 278 pts and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments (including homework, quizzes, test, term paper and verbal presentation) submitted late will be subject to a 10% reduction in total points assigned and nonsubmission will result in an F for the assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action.
Class Schedule/Session Assignment/s
1 Introduction/ Chapter 1
2 Chapters 2 & 3
3 Chapters 4 & 5
4 Chapters 6 & 7
5 Midterm/Chapter 8
6 Chapters 9 & 10
7 Chapter 11 & 12
8 Chapter 13
9 Review/Final Exam
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
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I've been teaching for Park University for a number of years, and am currently teaching more than one course for Park. I'm a retired Air Force fellow, and have a background in psychology. Along with teaching for Park, I am a psychotherapist at Samaritan Behavioral Health Dayton, Ohio. In this position, I diagnose and treat mental illnesses primarily associated with children and adolescents. I also have a private practice in the Dayton area. Hence, I have the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts presented in the textbook for this course on a daily basis. Such a position is very rewarding because it enables me to intervene in situations with a client that sometimes places them on the right course. Rendering a "...and they lived happily ever after" scenario.
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