PS 121 Human Growth & Development
F2H 2010 BU
Hartley, R. Derald
Senior Adjunct Instructor
MA - General Experimental PsychologyLicensed Professional Counselor in SC
Before and after class and by appointment
843-524-8899 (emergencies only)
October 25, 2010 - December 19, 2010
7:35 - 10:05 PM
Textbook: Newman, B. M., & Newman, P. R. (2008). Development through life: A psychosocial Approach. 10th ed. New York: Wadsworth.
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Educational Philosophy: Lectures and classroom discussions will be the primary teaching technqiues used in this class. Small group experiental activities, handouts and videos will be used as appropriate and available to reinforce the ideas, concepts, theories, and research findings covered in the assigned reading, lectures, and classroom discussions. Students will also make classroom presentations, individually or in small groups depending on class size, on a topic of their choice (and approved by the instructor) related to development psychology.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each student will write one research paper. Each student will conduct seven 1 hour observations with children, adolescents, and adults in various stages of their development. The following table will show what stages will be required:
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
The First Two Years
The Play Years
The School Years
These observations can occur in any setting where people can be found. Each student will be required to write a paper that will be an analysis of their observations. Each paper will need to have the observation sheets and interview questions and their responses attached as appendixes. The 1 hour used for the observation and interview need to be recorded in your appendix. Each paper will need to be double spaced. Each paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list. Each paper will need to have 3 references including the textbook. The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited. The paper will be worth up to 300 points. To see what is required and how the points will be distributed, see the Core Assessment Rubric at the end.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: In addition to the core assessment and classroom presentation noted above, there will be 4 quizes, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. Attendance and participation will alsoconstitute a portion of the final grade.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students are expected to take quizes, mid-term and final exams as scheduled. Make-up quizes will be administered at the next calss and will not be administered again. If the quiz is not take at that time, the related grade points will be forfeited. Makeup mid-term and final exams will be given for approved excuses arranged in advance (WITH THE INSTRUCTOR). Makeup exams may not be the exam administered to the class and will not be given during any regularly scheduled class time. Core assessment is due as scheduled below and the grade of core assessments submitted late will be reduced by 5 points per calss after the due date. Core assessments will not be accepted the night of the final exam.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 92-93
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
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