PS 404 History & Systems of Psychology
F2T 2009 DL
B.S. in Psychology- Missouri Western State UniversityM.S. in Experimental Psychology - Emporia State UniversityPh.D. in Student Counseling & Personnel Services – Kansas State University
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October 19 – December 13
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Textbook: Greenwood, J. D. (2009). A conceptual history of psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.
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My educational philosophy is based on bringing the student to the table for critical thinking. A variety of teaching methods are employed according to the learning objectives and the available environmental setting. Students will be required to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate topics about the history of psychology.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Summarize Media Report
Provide Media Report Location
Identify Any Relationships Between the Media Report and the Main Points found in the Assigned Chapter
1st Analytical Reply to a Classmate
2nd Analytical Reply to a Classmate
Summarize Research Report
Provide Research Report Location
Identify Relationships Between the Research Report and the Main Points found in the Assigned Chapter
Assigned Chapter Analysis of Theoretical Threads (Group)
Amount of Participation and Quality of Discussion (Group)
Student Reply to Another Group’s Chapter Analysis of Theoretical Threads
Research Paper (Core Assessment): (rubric near the of this syllabus)
Resume. Each student will create a professional one-page resume for a prominent dead psychologist. Each student will select the most important accomplishments of a prominent figure in the development of psychology. No student can us another’s dead psychologist. A discussion thread will be set up in week 2 and week 8. In week 2 discussion each student will indicate which dead psychologist they will be writing a resume about. There will be no duplications. The week 8 discussion thread will be where each student will post their resume. Each student will reply to another’s resume and discuss how their dead psychologist compares to another student’s dead psychologist. Each student will be expected to come up with information that is not found in each resume. This resume will be worth up to 100 points.
Week 2 Entry
Week 8 Posting
Grading: GRADING PLAN: Course grades are determined on the following bases.
Modern Media and Historical Ideas
Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas
Research Paper (Core Assessment)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any assignment turned in after the date it is due will be given up to half credit for that assignment. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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Reading Assignment by Chapter
History, Science, and Psychology; Ancient Greek Science and Psychology
1 & 2
Quiz 1, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas
Rome and the Medieval Period; The Scientific Revolution
3 & 4
Quiz 2, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Resume
The Newtonian Psychologists; Physiology and Psychology
5 & 6
Quiz 3, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas
Theories of Evolution; Psychology in Germany
7 & 8
Quiz 4, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas
Psychology in America: The Early Years
Quiz 5, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas
Functionalism, Behaviorism, and Mental Testing; Neobehaviorism, Radical Behaviorism, and Problems of Behaviorism
10 & 11
Quiz 6, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas
The Cognitive Revolution; Abnormal Psychology
12 & 13
Quiz 7, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Research Paper (Core Assessment)
Social and Developmental Psychology; The Past and Future of Scientific Psychology
14 & Epilogue
Quiz 8, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Theoretical Threads, Resume, Final Exam
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