PS 315 Theories of Personality
S1B 2008 BLA
Barnes, Ronnie G.
Senior Instructor of Psychology
BS Education, Atlantic Christian CollegeMaster's Education, Campbell UniversityK-12 Guidance Counselor License
Park at Ft. Bliss TX Campus
08 January thru 04 March 2007
8:00 - 1:00 PM
Ryckman, Thomson and , 2008, Theories of Personality, Ninth Edition, ISBN 13: 978-0-495-09908-6; ISBN 10: 0-495-09908-2
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Educational Philosophy: All students will be 100% engaged in the learning process. The classroom atmosphere is non-threatening and allows for student ideas and observations.
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:
Class Participation = 5 pts
Research Reaction Paper = 25 pts (CORE ASSESSMENT)
Personality Profile = 20 pts
Mid-Term Examination = 25 pts
Final Examination = 25pts
F 59% or BELOW
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late work will be accepted without prior instructor approval. Then it will receive reduced credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Review syllabus, course requirements, personal introductions, class rules, select presentation topics. Reading assignment: Chapters 1-3.
Lecture Chapters 1-3. Group Discussion. Reading assignment: Chapters 5-8. Begin presentations.
Lecture Chapters 5-8. Group Discussion. Reading assignment: Chapters 9-11. Continue presentations. Review midterm exam.
Lecture Chapters 9-11. Group Discussion. Reading assignment: Chapters 12-14. Continue presentations.
Lecture Chapters 12-14. Group Discussion. Reading assignment: Chapters 15-18. Continue presentations.
Lecture Chapters 15-18. Group Discussion. Review for Final Exam. Complete presentations.
FINAL EXAM Turn in of all remaining assigned work.
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