PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
S1LL 2007 LR
Bart Keeler, MSW, ACSW
Adjunct Faculty - Senior Instructor
Master of Social WorkACSW
January 8 -- March 3, 2007
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Textbook: Exploring Psychology; Myers; Sixth Edition; 2005; Worth Publishers
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Online Personality Test
Online Representational Learning Test
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor will utilize interactive teaching techniques, including real life examples, discussion, role play, and cases of psychotheraby to explain psychology theories.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Mid Term Examination 35%
Final Examination 35%
Proof of Personality Test 5%
Proof of Learning Style Test 5%
Core Assessment Paper 20%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of work will be evaluated on a case by case basis and extenuating circumstances, including the final examination.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be required to attend class prepared with the reading assignments and homework completed prior to class.
Students will be expected to respect their classmates' openness in dicussions and willingess to explore themselves in the journey of the counseling process.
Professional confidentiality standards are expected of all students.
DATE OF CLASS
Thinking Critically with Psychology
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Neuroscience & Behavior
The Nature and Nurture of Behavior
Sensation & Perception
States of Consciousness
Emotions, Stress and Health
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Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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