PS 388 Learning and Motivation
S1V 2010 GO
MS PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor
Jan. 11th - Mar. 7th
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Powell, R., Symbaluk, D., & Honey, P. (2009). Introduction to learning and behavior (3rd Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishers ISBN 978-0-495-59528-1
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
CORE ASSESSMENT: PERSONAL PROFILE OF MOTIVATION
One of the requirements in this course is the submission of a reflective paper descriptive of your personal theory of motivation. The purpose for writing this paper is to describe, explain, and analyze your motivation and present a ‘motivation profile’.
More specifically, begin your paper with an introduction of the paper and topic. Next, present a brief discussion of the outcomes from the in-class scales. Following this, create a Synthesis of motivational components and scales/ inventories into your profile of motivation (incorporate at least 5 scales/ inventories). Next, present an Evaluation of the scales, e.g., which scales were descriptive and applicable, and why, and those scales that were not with an explanation. Finally, Apply your profile to operant and classical conditioning. In other words, demonstrate that you are able to detect aspects of operant and classical conditioning in your own behavior. Complete your paper with a conclusion and summary.
Be sure to create a profile of motivation that is descriptive of you. If there are any missing “pieces” in the theory of your motivation, please address those. Who knows, you may stumble upon a great idea for a new scale or inventory.
Prepare your paper in APA style. The length of the body of the paper should be at least 10 pages of text with the reference to at least 5 motivation scales or inventories as primary references.
If you need more information about the scales, please refer to the book, The Psychologist's Book of Self-Tests Janda (1998).
The Impostor Phenomenon Scale
Fear Of Success Scale
Locus Of Control Scale
Sensation-Seeking Scale Form V
Rational Behavior Inventory
Rathus Assertiveness Inventory
Interpersonal Dependency Inventory
Competitive-Cooperative Attitude Scale
Existential Anxiety Scale
The Argumentativeness Scale
Triangular Love Scale
Intimacy Attitude Scale - Revised
The Self-Report Jealousy Scale
Sexual Attitudes Scale
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 exam performance, Sniffy exercises, and performance on the personal motivation paper.
200 - 180
179 - 160
159 - 140
139 - 120
119 - 0
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.
Turn your cell phones off or to vibrate and use of camera phones is prohibited.
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Papers should be formatted in proper APA style, e.g., typed with 1 inch margins and in 12pt font, e.g., Times New Roman.
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
Introduction / History
Ch 1 Quiz
Ch 2 Quiz / Sniffy
2. Jan 18
Elicited Behavior/ Classical Conditioning
Ch 3 Quiz
CC – Basic Phenomena
Ch 4 Quiz
3. Jan 25
CC – Underlying Proc
Ch 5 Quiz
4. Feb 1
CC - Applications
CC – Exam /
Operant Cond – Intro
Ch 6 Quiz
5. Feb 8
OC – Schedules & Theories
Sniffy CC Exercises due /
Ch 7 Quiz
Extinction/ Stim Control
Ch 8 Quiz
6. Feb 15
Escape/ Avoidance/ Punishment
Ch 9 Quiz
Ch 10 Quiz
7. Feb 22
Observational Learning / OC Exam
Motivation Paper – Mon 24th
Ch 12 Quiz
OC – Exam / Sniffy OC Exercises due
8. Mar 1
Applications/ Motivation Wrap up/ Final Exam
Final Exam - Wednesday March 3rd, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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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
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Last Updated:11/22/2009 8:03:40 PM