PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F2T 2009 DLE
Brammer, Sara K.
Ph.D. Counseling PsychologyLicenced Psychologist
400 E 6th Street, Parkville, MO 64152
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This course surveys the diverse range of areas in the discipline of psychology. We will begin with a brief history of the discipline and examine the keystone of psychology - scientific/ critical thinking and the scientific method. The first half of the term we will explore psychological principles in neuroscience, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, thinking, and intelligence. The second half of the term will address development, motivation, emotion, personality, psychological disorders and therapy, social psychology, and behavior genetics.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
MoStep Requirements 22.214.171.124 standards for PS101
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Fact or Fiction 8 (10 pts each)
Quizzes 8 (20 pts each)
Discussion 8 (4 pts each wk)
Report Back 8 (3 pts each wk)
Final Comprehensive Exam
540 - 601
480 - 539
420 - 479
360 - 419
359 - 0
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Each week's work must be completed by the end of the week (Sunday at midnight Mountain Time). No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due, unless you have contacted be before the due date and explained any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the "special" circumstances are sufficient for late work. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern. There is no extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work during the time frame expected.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
To facilitate uniformity, I expect that papers will have 1 inch margins, double-spaced, using Times-Roman 12pt or Arial 10pt as the font.
Submission of papers written for other classes is not acceptable. I expect that each paper you submit in this class is a unique paper created by you. Violation of this will result in a failing grade for the assignment.
Please recognize that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink, Internet connections die, and hard drives crash. You are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your submissions and your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the term and ends midnight the last Sunday of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. It is important to understand that this is not a course where assignments can be posted at any time during the 8-week term and there is a deadline each week for that week's assignments. Assignments posted after the weekly deadline will not receive credit.
Rules for On-Line Participation
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:9/28/2009 7:00:23 PM