PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
SP 2010 HOC
Johnson, Andrew T.
Professor of Psychology
Mon & Wed (11am -1:30); Fri (11am- noon); or by appointment
Jan 11- May 7
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Myers, D. (2009). PSYCHOLOGY (9th Ed.). New York: Worth publishers.
Cloth Text - ISBN: 1-4292-1597-6 or ISBN-13: 978-1-429-21597-8 estimated U.S. Price: $114.95
ebook version ISBN-10: 1-4292-2521-1 or ISBN-13: 978-1-429-22521-2
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Additional Resources: The course textbook has a website to support the textbook. It may be found at www.worthpublishers.com/myers9e/ (This website has reviews, quizzes, and simulations that reinforce the material in the text.) Additional information will be posted in the eCompanion course site.
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on student engagement. Lectures, demonstrations, participation activities, readings, group work, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of the Internet and technology are significant components of this learning process. Students will be required to analyze, criticize, synthesize course material and apply it to their own lives.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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: A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on performance on exams, and writing assignments.
SAGrader Questions: Students will be required to complete SAGrader questions over the chapters. Students will access the questions from the SAGrader website and may submit answers to the questions until they receive the score that they desire up to the day before the inclass exam. For example, a student has until February 4th (Exam 1 is on Feb 5th) to complete SAGrader questions for chapters 1, 2, 3, & 6. There are four blocks of questions worth a total of 80 points. Upon completion of all SAGrader questions, an additional 5 points will be awarded.
As an additional means of having you develop an understanding of the course material and how it relates to your life, you are required to write two papers. Papers should be double-spaced typed with 1-inch margins and in 12pt Times New Roman, or 10 pt Arial font.
The first paper is a one-page (double-spaced) reaction paper to the Myths quiz found in eCompanion class. Your paper should include your quiz score and discussion about the items that you missed or items that surprised you. The first paper is due to the eCompanion Dropbox on Friday January 15th and is worth 5 points.
Points (total = 330)
297 - 330
264 – 296
231 – 265
198 - 230
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late papers will receive half credit. No course assignments will be accepted after the last regular class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: I expect all students to arrive on time and remain in the classroom except for emergencies.
No food or drink is permitted in the classroom.
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 zero for the assignment.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: (The Instructor reserves the right to amend this Schedule based on the progress of the course and the needs of the students. )
1. Jan 11
Intro / Thinking Critically
Paper 1 (due Friday 1-15)
Monday January 18th - No class – Martin Luther King Jr Day
2. Jan 18
Biology of Mind
3. Jan 25
4. Feb 1
Exam 1 on Friday Feb 5th over Prologue + chaps 1, 2, 3, 6
5. Feb 8
Monday February 15th – No class – President’s Day
6. Feb 15
7. Feb 22
Memory/ Thinking & Language
8. Mar 1
Exam 2 on Friday March 5th over chaps 7, 8, 9, 10
March 7 -12 Spring Break
10. Mar 15
11. Mar 22
Developing Person/ Motivation
12. Mar 29
Position Paper (due Fri 5-2)
Friday April 2nd – No class – Good Friday
13. Apr 5
14. Apr 12
Exam 3 on Monday Apr 12 over chaps 5,11, 12,13
15. Apr 19
16. Apr 26
Final Exam - Wednesday May 5th, 8:00 am - 10:00 am MA 306 Chaps 14, 15, 16
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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
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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 .
Last Updated:12/28/2009 3:31:19 PM