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PS 404 History & Systems of Psychology
Stuber-McEwen, Donna


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Course

PS 404 History & Systems of Psychology

Semester

F2T 2009 DL

Faculty

Stuber-McEwen, Donna

Title

Professor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. in Psychology- Missouri Western State University
M.S. in Experimental Psychology - Emporia State University
Ph.D. in Student Counseling & Personnel Services – Kansas State University

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Online

Daytime Phone

Email for telephone appointment

E-Mail

Donna.StuberMcewen@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 19 – December 13

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

PS 101 and permission of the instructor.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Greenwood, J. D. (2009). A conceptual history of psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Course Description:
PS404 History and System of Psychology: Study of history of the philosophical and scientific bases of the evolution of modern psychology and a critical examination of the systems of structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psycho-analytic, humanistic, and existential theories.3:0:3. Prerequisites: PS 101, and junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor.

Educational Philosophy:

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

  1. Identify and explain the history of the philosophical and scientific bases of the evolution of modern psychology.
  2. Apply analytical and critical thinking as well as and ethics and values to the systems of structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalytic, humanistic, and existential theories.
  3. Apply the literacies of analytical and critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and ethics and values to issues of mutliculturalism and diversity to the study of history and systems of psychology in order to prepare students for lifelong learning and serving a global community.


Core Assessment:



  • Research Paper (Core Assessment): Each student will write a research paper that discusses the development of scientific thought starting with the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers.  The student will move forward while critically analyzing: Modern Science, Empiricism, Sensationalism, Positivism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Existentialism, Physiology, Experimental Psychology, Voluntarism, Structuralism, Evolution, Functionalism, Behaviorism, Neobehaviorism, Gestalt Psychology, Psychoanalysis, & Humanism (19 categories).  The student will then discuss how the traditional schools and systems of psychology have influenced contemporary psychology and in turn affect the application of treatment.  The student also needs to address the ethics and values that have developed with the philosophical thought of human behavior.  The student will look at the role that contemporary psychology plays in different cutltures.  This paper will need to be written in APA style and will need at least 14 references from professional journals.  Other references can be obtained from the internet or other means.  This paper will be worth up to 300 points.  See the Core Assessment Rubric at the end of this syllabus.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

  COURSE ASSESSMENT:

  • Weekly Quiz.  There will be bi-weekly quizzes administered online throughout the semester in e-companion. Each student will have 40 minutes to complete each quiz. These quizzes will be made up of multiple choice and essay questions about the reading assignment for a given week and will be given weekly. Each quiz will be worth up to 20 points.
  • Final. A Comprehensive Final will be administered covering the readings from the entire semester. The questions will be made up of multiple choice and essay questions. The final will be worth up to 200 points.
Modern Media and Historical Ideas (Discussion Thread). Each student will identify a media report made within the last 3 months of any kind that relates to the main points found in the assigned chapters. No student can use another’s media report. As soon as the student has identified their media report, enter the title and location in the discussion thread so that no one else will use it while the student is writing his or her analysis. Each student will provide the content of the media report and where it is located, discuss how it relates to main points of the chapter, and identify any relationship between the media report and the main points of the assigned chapter. The Modern Media and Historical Ideas assignment is due on Thursdays at midnight. Each student will reply to two classmates by adding to the analysis already underway by Sunday at midnight.
 

Requirements                                                               

Points Possible

Summarize Media Report

5

Provide Media Report Location

5

Identify Any Relationships Between the Media Report and the Main Points found in the Assigned Chapter

5

1st Analytical Reply to a Classmate

5

2nd Analytical Reply to a Classmate

5

Total

25


Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas (Discussion Thread). Each student will identify a research report made
within the last year of any kind that relates to the main points found in the assigned chapters. No student can use another’s research report. As soon as the student has identified his or her research report, enter the title and location in the discussion thread so that no one else will use it while the student is writing their analysis. Each student will provide the content of the research report and where it is located, discuss how it relates to main points of the chapter, and identify any relationship between the research report and the main points of the assigned chapter. The Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas assignment is due on Thursdays at midnight. Each student will reply to two classmates by adding to the analysis already underway by Sunday at midnight.
 

Requirements                                                               

Points Possible

Summarize Research Report

5

Provide Research Report Location

5

Identify Relationships Between the Research Report and the Main Points found in the Assigned Chapter

5

1st Analytical Reply to a Classmate

5

2nd Analytical Reply to a Classmate

5

Total

25

 
Theoretical Threads discussion thread and is also due by Thursday at midnight. Each individual will then reply to another groups findings and indicate how their findings are similar or different from what they found in their own group. It is important for the student to list the strengths and weaknesses of each position. This reply is due by Sunday at midnight.

Requirements

Points Possible

Assigned Chapter Analysis of Theoretical Threads (Group)

10

Amount of Participation and Quality of Discussion (Group)

10

Student Reply to Another Group’s Chapter Analysis of Theoretical Threads

10

Total

30

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.

Requirements

Points Possible

Week 2 Entry

25

Week 8 Posting

50

Student Reply

25

Total

100

 

Grading:
 GRADING PLAN: Course grades are determined on the following bases.

Assignment

Points

Percentage

Grade

Weekly Quizzes

160 Points

90-100%

A

Modern Media and Historical Ideas

200 Points

80-89%

B

Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas

200 Points

70-79%

C

Theoretical Threads

240 Points

60-69%

D

Research Paper (Core Assessment)

300 Points

0-59%

F

Resume

100 Points

Final

200 Points

Total

1400 Points

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:

 Online - Etiquette/Courtesy: Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important no to take disagreement personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness which does not promote learning. Here are online references that discuss online writing http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html .

E-Mail Procedures: General e-mail: When sending an e-mail, you must identify yourself by:

PS 404

Purpose of the e-mail

Full Name


  • It is required that you use the Park University Good Apps for your online class. All information - problems with assignments, concerns, etc. - pertaining to the class will be sent to you through Pirate Mail. I check my e-mail frequently and will respond to course related questions within 24-48 hours unless I have notified you that I will be unavailable.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Topic

Reading Assignment by Chapter

Assignments

Week 1

History, Science, and Psychology; Ancient Greek Science and Psychology

1 & 2

Quiz 1, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas

Week 2

Rome and the Medieval Period; The Scientific Revolution

3 & 4

Quiz 2, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Resume

Week 3

The Newtonian Psychologists; Physiology and Psychology

5 & 6

Quiz 3, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas

Week 4

Theories of Evolution; Psychology in Germany

7 & 8

Quiz 4, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas

Week 5

Psychology in America: The Early Years

9

Quiz 5, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas

Week 6

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

Week 7

The Cognitive Revolution; Abnormal Psychology

12 & 13

Quiz 7, Modern Media and Historical Ideas, Modern Psychology and Historical Ideas, Research Paper (Core Assessment)

Week 8

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

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
Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park. To better understand how academic dishonesty is defined in this class, please go to: http://www.northwestern.edu/uacc/defines.html.

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors, or seek help from the Online Writing Center. All written assignments are subject to be checked through turnitin.com. Any student found cheating on exams, plagiarizing, or engaging in any other form of academic misconduct as defined on http://www.northwestern.edu/uacc/defines.html will receive anything from a zero on that assignment or activity to a failing grade for the course. Additionally, an instructor concern form will be filed with the Dean's Office for possible additional sanctions.

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 "F".
  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
Park University Undergraduate Catalog.

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Differences and similarities between 14-19 schools or systems of psychology were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(40 points)
 
Differences and similarities between 8-13 schools or systems of psychology were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(28 Points)
 
Differences and similarities between 2-7 schools or systems of psychology were outlined in comparison to the literature.
(20 Points)
 
No differences and similarities of schools or systems of psychology were outlined.
(12 Points)
 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
14 or more references from the literature.  
• The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
• 14-19 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(35 Points)
 
9-13 references from the literature.  
• The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
• 8-13 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(24.5 Points)
 
3-7 references from the literature.  
• The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
• 3-7 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(17.5 Points)
 
1-2 references from the literature.
• 1-2 schools or systems of psychology were included in the paper.
(10.5 Points)
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
14-19 schools or systems of psychology were compared.
(40 points)
 
8-13 schools or systems of psychology were compared.
(28 Points)
 
3-7 schools or systems of psychology were compared.
(20 Points)
 
1-2 schools or systems of psychology were compared.

(12 Points)
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The student identifies how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology, the values and ethics, and the application of treatment.
(35 Points)
 
The student identifies how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology and the application of treatment.
(24.5 Points)
 
The student identifies how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology.
(17.5 Points)
 
The student did not identify how the schools and systems of psychology influence contemporary psychology, the values and ethics, and the application of treatment.
(10.5 Points)
 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Each paper consistently uses  psychological terms appropriately.  Less than 5 errors while using developmental terms.
(35 Points)
 
Each paper consistently uses  psychological terms appropriately.  5-7 errors while using developmental terms.
(24.5 Points)
 
Each paper consistently uses  psychological terms appropriately.  8-12 errors while using developmental terms.
(17.5 Points)
 
13 or more errors while using psychological terms.
(10.5 Points)
 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The research paper meets expectations while including a student developed graphic or table.
(35 Points)
 
The research paper contains the following sections:
• APA citations
• Introduction
• Analysis
• Conclusion
• APA formatted references page.
• References Page – all the references in the body of the text match up with those in the references list and all references in the references list match up with those in the body of the text.
The research paper will also include the following:
• Focus (arguable claim, original idea, & clear controlling idea)
• Development (full discussion, smooth style, & personal experiences)
• Organization (smooth transitions, clear paragraphing, & logical sequence of topics)
• Mechanics (proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling)
(24.5 Points)
 
The research paper contains the following sections:
• Cover page
• Abstract – summary of Project
• Introduction
• Analysis
• Conclusion
• APA formatted references page.
• References Page – all the references in the body of the text match up with those in the references list and all references in the references list match up with those in the body of the text.
(17.5 Points)
 
The research paper does not contain all of the sections included in the does not meet expectations category.
(10.5 Points)
 
Original Sources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The student cites 9 or more original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.)
(40 Points)
 
The student cites 7-8 original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.)
(28 Points)
 
The student cites 5-6 original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.) (20 Points) The student cites 1-4 original sources in support of their arguable claim.  Original sources are the actual writings of the philosophers and scientists who developed each school and system of psychology (i.e., Skinner, Plato, Descartes, etc.)
(12 Points)
 
Ethics and Culture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
1, 2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Student identifies 6 or more areas of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student identifies 3 or more cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(40 Points)
 
Student identifies 4-5 areas of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student identifies 2 cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(28 Points)
 
Student identifies 2-3 areas of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student identifies 1 cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(20 Points)
 
Student identifies 1 area of ethics that need to be addressed when looking at contemporary psychology.
• Student did not identify cultural differences found in contemporary psychology.
(12 Points)
 

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