PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
U1GG 2010 MI
Fraas, Megan M.
BA in PsychologyMA in Counseling
June 7th, 2010 - August 1st, 2010
4:45 - 10:10 PM
Or ebook edition:
Johnson, A. (2009). Introduction to Psychology Case Studies + SAGrader. Dubuque, IA:Kendall-Hunt Publishers ISBN: 9780757569364
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This course surveys
the diverse range of areas in the discipline of psychology. We
will begin with a brief history of the discipline and examine the
of psychology - scientific/ critical thinking and the scientific
method. The first half of the term we will explore
psychological principles in neuroscience, perception, states of
consciousness, learning, memory, thinking, and intelligence.
The second half of the term will address development, motivation,
emotion, personality, psychological disorders and therapy, social
psychology, and behavior genetics.
My goal is to share
the general principles of psychology in each of these areas and to
have you apply the concepts to your own lives and experiences.
As you learn to do this you will find that psychology is an important
area that allows us to understand our behaviors and those of
Everyone is expected to contribute and participate in
group discussions. Participation allows everyone the
opportunity to learn from each other. Students will be graded on
their comprehension and practical application of the material
There is a LOT of reading for this class.
Please keep up with the reading and come to class prepared to
participate. Also note that students are responsible for the
basic content of readings even though some material may not be
directly covered in formal class presentations.
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:
** ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON THE DUE DATE UNLESS YOU HAVE
PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE PROFESSOR.**
70 points will be available for class
attendance and participation.
( 10 point for each class) If you miss a class, you can still receive
majority of the points (8 points) by completing a make-up assignment.
This assignment must be e-mailed to the professor by the end of the
work week (Friday by midnight). Unless you have already made prior
arrangements with the professor, no work will be accepted after the
FRIDAY BY MIDNIGHT due date. To find the make-up assignment look
under the Late Submission heading.
total for quizzes.
(10 points each.) There is a quiz over each chapter. You
will access the chapter quizzes through E-Companion. You will need to
go to the Course List and click on Intro to Psyc. From there
you will find a quiz for each chapter under each week. Quizzes
are due each week by Sunday at 5:00 pm
will be available for the outline
of the core assessment.
140 points are available for the Core
Assessment paper. Requirments for the paper are listed abo
will be available for the final
The final exam will consist of True / False, Multiple Choice, Fill in
the Blank questions and Essay questions
will be available for teaching
Students are responsible for picking a chapter from out Text and presenting the
material to class with the aid of Power Point. The presentation must include a visual aid and a video. The visual aids and video must relate to the information you present to the class
Late Submission of Course Materials:
week's work must be completed and turned in on it's due date.
-Work must be submitted to E-companion, to the appropriate Drop Box. I will not accept work
that is e-mailed to me.
-No credit will be
received for work turned in after the week
it was due, unless you have contacted me before the due date and
explained any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the
"special" circumstances are sufficient for late work. Late
work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern. There is no
extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work
during the time frame expected.
If you know that
you will be missing class, you MUST e-mail me before the start of
class to inform me you will not be able to attend. If you end
up missing class unexpectedly, you need to e-mail me as soon as you
can to let me know. You will be marked as absent and you will
not receive participation point until you turn in the make up
assignment as long as it is turned in by the due date.
you miss class, you must do the make up assignment to receive
your weekly class participation/discussion points. The make-up
assignment for participation points consists of: A ten
question, multiple choice quiz (with the answers clearly
indicated) over the chapters you miss.
If you know you will
be gone beforehand (eample: TDY) to receive full points, you need to
turn in assignments in before you miss class,. If you are gone for
TDY, you must show me a copy of your orders in order to receive full
If you miss class
unexpectedly, you have until Friday at MIDNIGHT to turn in the
make-up assignment to receive majority of the points. If you have to
miss class unexpectedly, you MUST e-mail me to let me know asap and
e-mail me the assignment by Friday at MIDNIGHT for majority of your
points, unless other arrangements have been made.
If you miss
class and an assignment is due that day, you must e-mail it to me
before you miss class. Assignments turned in after the due date
will be late and you will receive a ZERO, unless you made prior
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect that the interactions and
communications in this class will be civil and professional.
Derogatory language, profanity, and personal attacks are
To facilitate uniformity, I expect that papers will have 1 inch
margins, double-spaced, using Times-Roman 12pt font
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 failing grade for
the assignment. Papers must be submitted by using the Drop
Basket in E-companion at http://www.parkonline.org/
Please recognize that technology can also cause problems. Printers
run out of ink, Internet connections die, and hard drives crash. You
are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of
technology. Be sure to save copies of your submissions and your work
to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup
General e-mail: When sending an e-mail, you must identify
Purpose of the e-mail
It is required that you use Pirate Mail for your online class. All information - problems with assignments, concerns, etc. - pertaining to the class will be sent to you through Pirate Mail.
Review Syllabus, Prologue, Chapters 1 and 2
Pick Chapter for presentations
Chapters 3 & 4
Begin thinking about topic for paper
Chapters 5, 6 & 7
Chapters 8, 9 & 10
Chapters 11 & 12
Chapters 13 & 14
Chapters 15, 16 & Review
Position Paper Due
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 2009-2010 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. 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 .
Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important no to take disagreement personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness which does not promote learning. Here are online references that discuss online writing http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html .
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