PS 121 Human Growth & Development
F2M 2008 CH
Galley, Donna J.
Senior Instructor of Psychology and Sociology/Adjunct Faculty
M.A. - Psychology and Graduate Minor - Social Work - SUNY/BuffaloB.A. Psychology with Honors - SUNY/BuffaloA.A. Liberal Arts/Social Sciences - Erie Community College
MCAS Cherry Point - Education and Training Building
Appointments gladly by request.
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10/20/08 - 12/14/08
4:45 - 7:15 PM
None. PS 101 (Park University) or PSY 150 (Craven or Carteret Community College) strongly suggested.
Life-Span Development (2009), 11th Edition, by John W. Santrock. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness and practical application, based on lectures, reading assignments, discussion, quizzes, projects, writing assignments, and videos. The instructor is looking forward to getting to know each student personally. Students are encouraged to engage in the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. Please share your experiences and viewpoints with us. We learn best from each other.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each student will write one research paper. Each student will conduct seven 1 hour observations with children, adolescents, and adults in various stages of their development. The following table will show what stages will be required:
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
The First Two Years
The Play Years
The School Years
These observations can occur in any setting where people can be found. Each student will be required to write a paper that will be an analysis of their observations. Each paper will need to have the observation sheets and interview questions and their responses attached as appendixes. The 1 hour used for the observation and interview need to be recorded in your appendix. Each paper will need to be double spaced. Each paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list. Each paper will need to have 3 references including the textbook. The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited. The paper will be worth up to 300 points. To see what is required and how the points will be distributed, see the Core Assessment Rubric at the end.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: 7 Quizzes - Students will have a quiz almost every week on previously covered material. Questions will be mostly multiple choice with some short essay questions. Each quiz is worth 25 points. Students are expected to take quizzes on schedule even if they missed the previous class. Find a class buddy who will share their notes with you if you are absent so you are prepared.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late coursework is subject to penalties (loss of points), unless the student has a legitimate absence (illness, SIQ, duty, TAD, family emergency) with documentation. Please keep track of due dates, start reading assignments and projects early, and ask for help whenever you need it.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Be prepared.
Week 1: Orientation and Theories of Development
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87********
Cheating on quizzes, giving or receiving help during quizzes, and plagiarism are all serious academic offenses and may result in a failing grade for the assignment and/or the course.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87*******
If you are unsure what constitutes plagiarism, please contact me. I am available to help you.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90*******
Please note: Personal Leave or vacation is not considered a legitimate absence by Park University.
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 .*******
If you have a learning, physical, or emotional disability, or if you have a hidden medical condition for which you may need help in the classroom, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible. All information shared will be held in strictest confidence.
Last Updated:12/3/2008 12:03:27 PM