PS 406 Experimental Psychology
F2T 2010 DL
Chezik, Donald D.
Professor of Psychology/Adjunct Faculty
MA Michigan State UniversityPhD Indiana University
October 18, 2010 -
B. H., Roedigger, H. L., & Elmes, D. G., (2009). Experimental psychology
(9th ed.). Wadworth, Belmont,
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Documents in doc sharing on class web page -- download and read! You may be tested on them!
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
Educational Philosophy: Students learn best if they ask questions!
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Design, conduct, analyze, and report a genuine experiment in psychology from start to finish, using APA style.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Note: This should be an experiment where you manipulate an independent variable and measure its effect on the dependent variable (You should know what the difference between the two!). In some cases, I may accept a correlational study. Ask!
Subjects are available from some PS classes.
Grading: Examinations, quizzes, and course assignments contribute to your grade.
Generally, the cutoffs are 80 - 90% = A
70 - 79% = B; 60 - 69% = C; 50 - 59% = D.
Instructor reserves the right to give higher grades than these categories, but not lower ones. You will get at least these!
Late Submission of Course Materials: Points can be subtracted from late submissions at the discretion of the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Think what you want, say what you think. I'll let social norms as well your knowledge and sense of propriety influence your responses.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Syllabus gives dates. These dates may be adjusted at the instructor's discretion.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93I don't think incorrect paraphrasing is plagiarism. Cutting and pasting should only be used when the statement is so cogently and succinctly presented that to paraphrase would be a disservice to the author. Furthermore, it is only when you "put it in your own words" that your understanding is manifested.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 .
Attachments:Common Sense or Empirical EvidenceWhat Does It Mean to Explain "Scientifically"?Can You Study this "Scientifically"?Why Is Replication Necessary in Science?Is This Falsifiable?Rubric
Last Updated:9/29/2010 10:14:42 AM