PS 408 Cognitive Psychology
U1B 2010 BL
Nieto, Naomi Y.
BA Psychology 2006MA Counseling 2008
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5:00 - 10:00 PM
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
· The class assessment will be based on examinations, case studies, comprehensive paper, student presentations and class attendance/participation.
· The grading plan will consist of the following:
1. Midterm Exam: 50 points
2. Final Exam: 50 points
3. Research Paper (Core) : 100 points
4. Presentation: 40 points
5. 4 Quizzes (15 points each) 60 points
6. Total Points = 300 POINTS
· The course is conducted primarily in English, which requires the student to be proficient in reading and writing the English language at the college level.
PS 408 CORE ASSESSMENT: RESEARCH PAPER ASSIGNMENT
One of the requirements in this course is the submission of a research paper. The purpose for writing the
research paper is to better acquaint you to a specific area of cognitive psychology, delve into a topic more
deeply and comprehensively than we are able to do in class, and to learn about some of the researchers
and research methods associated with the area. Completing this assignment set also allows you to re-familiarize
yourself with APA style, scientific writing, and presentation for the general population.
The length of the body of the paper should be at least 10 pages of text with at least 10 primary references
(references from journals or books not magazines! Textbooks do not count).
The content of your paper should include:
(include a reference to the type of research design used)
rationale/ variables of the study, research method, results, conclusions, your evaluation of the
A good starting point is to examine the area(s) in your Cognitive textbook for references and researchers
associated with your topic. You will find that the references in the back of the book are great examples of
APA citation. Use those as guides for your own work.
proper reference format, etc. Consult the APA Manual (6
Along with the submission of the research paper, you will also prepare a handout (one page, double-sided)
to summarize your topic and to appeal to a general population. As such, the handout should
include text, images, and sources for more information, e.g., books, articles, or websites.
The following will be used to assigned course letter grades (300 points):
91 to 100 = A
81 to 90 = B
71 to 80 = C
61 to 70 = D
60 to 0 = F
All final exams will be closed book and closed notes. No cell phones or electronic devices allowed during tests or quizzes. Turn phone off or put on vibrate mode. If there is an emergency, please let your instructor know.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work missed because of absences or work turned in late will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to meet deadlines and turn in work when it's due. Military students can make alternative arrangements with the instructor because of deployments or other unforeseen military duties that often arise. Park University specializes in serving military students and accommodations will be made to help the soldier, marine, airman, or sailor complete the course successfully.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attend all classes for the entire class period and be on time to all classes. Roll will be taken before and after at each class meeting, therefore students who leave during class breaks will be considered absent and receive a "U". If classes are missed for a legitimate reason such as temporary duty or illness the student is responsible to make up the missed work, obtain lecture notes and handouts. If you are going to miss a class, I expect to be communicated with prior to class, if possible. Assignments will be turned in on time. There will be exceptions.
PS408 Cognitive Psychology (Friday 5:00pm-10:00pm)
Week 1 June 4
Week 2 June 11
Week 3 June 18
Week 4 June 25
Week 5 July 2
Week 6 July 9
Week 7 July 16
Week 8 July 25
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