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PS 315 Theories of Personality
Keeler, Clifford Bart


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CoursePS 315 Theories of Personality LR
SemesterS2LL2005
FacultyBart Keeler, MSW, ACSW
TitleAdjunct Faculty - Senior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Social Work
ACSW
E-Mailp286943@park.edu
FuzzyBartKee@aol.com
Semester DatesMarch 14 - May 4, 2005
Class DaysMonday & Wednesday
Class Time6:00 - 9:00 PM
PerquisitesPS 101 or equivalent
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Cloninger; Theories of Personality; Fourth Edition

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
Examination of the major personality theories and contributing research evidence with particular emphasis upon motivation and dynamics of behavior.  Pre-requisite:  PS101.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor will utilize interactive teaching techniques including metaphors of instructor's psychotherapy cases, discussion, and role play.

Learning Outcomes:
1.  To provide an understanding of personality from current environmental (Nurture) theories.

2. To explore as much new genetic and biological (Nature) research as it pertains to personality.

3.  To understand the changing Nature vs. Nurture controversy.

4.  To gain an understanding of how various personalities form and change.

5.  To gain an understanding of the factors that influence personality.

6.  To know the basic personality theories handed down by the science of behavior and how these original theories have had to adapt to the discoveries of recent research.

7.  To have an exposure to various personality assessment techniues.

Course Assessment:
Students will be assessed on the learning objectives via a Mid Term and Final examination, class demonstration of learning through role play and class participation.

Grading:
A.  Mid term exam                 35%
B.  Final exam                    35%
C.  Class Research Report         20%
D.  Class participation           10%
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                  Total          100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of work will be evaluated on a case by case basis and extenuating circumstances, including the final exam.

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 discussions and willingness to explore themselves in the journey of the counseling process. Professional confidentiality standards are expected of all students.

CLASS NUMBERDATECHAPTER READINGTOPICS OF DISCUSSION
Meeting - 13/14/05 Introduction & Course Preview
Meeting - 23/16/051Introduction to Personality Theory
Meeting - 33/21/053Jung
Meeting - 43/23/054Adler
Meeting - 53/28/055Erickson
Meeting - 63/30/057Allport
Meeting - 74/4/058Cattell & the Big Five
Meeting - 84/6/058Cattell & the Big Five. Review
Meeting - 94/11/05ReviewMid Term Examination
Meeting - 104/13/059Biological Theories
Meeting - 114/18/0510Skinner
Meeting - 124/20/0512Bandura
Meeting - 134/25/0514Rogers
Meeting - 144/27/0515Maslow
Meeting - 155/2/0515Conclusion
Meeting - 165/4/05ReviewFinal 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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
 
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