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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%
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.
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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