PS 315 Theories of Personality
F1B 2007 BLA
Onick, Robert L.
Senior Instructor of Social Psychology/Adjunct Faculty
M.Ed. in Secondary Curriculum and InstructionM.Ed. in Educational PsychologyRetired Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.)
To be negotiated as needed
To be arranged or negotiated by phone
August 6 - September 29, 2007
7:40 - 10:10 P.M.
Textbook: Engler, Barbara. Personality Theories: An Introduction: 7th edition; Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, 2006.
Additional Resources: Pertinent handouts and articles from current publications will be assigned periodically by the instructor as needed.
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Educational Philosophy: Lecture, presentations, and discussions will be used as well as structured experiential activities for students. Student presentations and possible interviews will be integrated throughout the course. Since an experiential, student-centered learning approach will be utilized, authentic performance assessments will be incorporated in alignment with the principles of change(CBAM--Concerns-Based Adoption Model for Change). Activities will focus on mastering higher order critical thinking and problem-solving techniques as part of the students' skills development and inquiry into basic research/theories related to the development of personality. Emphasis will be placed on the formulation of the student's own theory of personality.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
PS315 Theories of PersonalityCore Assessment
Research Reaction Paper In order to help you relate theories of personality to current research in the field, students will complete a research reaction paper focusing on the analysis of an empirical research article relevant to the study of personality. The research reaction paper should include a summary and discussion of the research article including the following areas: 1) topic area; 2) hypotheses; 3) method; and 4) major results and findings. Most importantly, reaction papers should include a thoughtful commentary by the student. Specifically, not only should students provide a general summary, but focus on a critique of the research question and design, as well as a discussion of how the research relates to other theories of personality. In addition, students should include a commentary about the relationship of the research findings to their own life and personality development. Students' comments, critique, and discussion should form the majority of the paper.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Readings and Journal Reaction Sheets (2 - 3 per semester)
Essay Questions/Applications (2 - 3 exams per semester)
Research Reaction Paper/Student Presentation/Interview (Core Assessment)
Class Participation/Demonstrated Class Activities
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students who are absent and excused will be given one week to complete assignments with no penalty. Assignments turned in after one week will have 20 points deducted from the total possible points. Unexcused absences will result in zeroes unless renegotiated with the instructor prior to the next class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students and instructor will negotiate and agree on a set of mutually workable ground rules during the first weeks of the course.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: A. Readings and Journal Reaction Sheets: Read all material, both text readings and class handouts, in advance of assigned dates. Examine the material carefully in terms of the personal meaning it holds for you. Assignments correspond directly and support planned class activities and provide a background for understanding and realizing what is taking place. Assessment of readings (for grading purposes) will be done by periodic examination of reaction sheets entered in the student's journal. Examination of journal entries by the instructor will take place two or three times during the course; however, entries from the readings are to be made each week (weeks 3 -7).
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