PS 222 Adult Development & Aging
S2R 2011 SC
Bergo, Kenneth M.
MA, Psychology, Webster UniversityLicensed Professional Counselor, State of MissouriNational Board Certified Counselor
Scott AFB, IL
Mar 14 -- May 8, 2011
5:00 - 7:30 PM
None, PS 101 strongly recommended
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Educational Philosophy: This instructor’s educational philosophy in one of interactiveness and practical application based on the lectures, reading assignments, discussion, quizzes, projects, writing assignments, and videos. The instructor looks forward to meeting and getting to know each of you personally. Students are encouraged to engage in lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions presented by this course. Please hare your experiences and viewpoints with the class. We learn best from each other
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
Public Policy - Adult Development
Views of Adult Development in different cultures.
The observation can occur in any setting where adults can be found. Each student needs to make an arguable claim (thesis statement) that will be the central theme of this research paper. They will then use the observations, class discussions, and literature as evidence to support their arguable claim. Each student will have to focus on the four different developmental periods, public policy, and cultural influences on development as they apply to their arguable claim. The 3 hours used for the observations need to be recorded in a student developed observation sheet. The paper will need to have the completed observation sheets attached as an appendix. The paper will need to be double spaced. The paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list. The paper will need to have 7 references including the textbook. 3 of the 7 references will need to be empirically based research reports from a refereed professional journal. The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited. They will propose a plausible developmental research question based on their observations. They will then suggest a possible developmental research design that they could use to investigate the research question and discuss why that design was selected. The research questions and design section needs to be a small part of the paper and does not need to be the central theme of the paper. It needs to be a seamless part of the paper and not a separate section. The paper will be worth up to 300 points. To see what is required and how the points will be distributed, see the rubric below and the Core Assessment Rubric at the end. See the graphic below for a list of paper requirements.
Research Paper Requirements
Differences and similarities between the 7 topic areas are outlined in comparison with the literature.
7 or more references are used from the literature. These references provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined. Three of the references are empirical reports from a scientific journal.
Each paper consistently uses developmental terms appropriately with less than 5 errors.
The research paper contains the following sections: APA citations, Introduction, Analysis, Conclusion, and APA formatted references page.
A student created graph (not a copy of someone else’s graph) is included to make a point to arguer for your arguable claim.
The student develops a plausible research question that is a natural extension of the literature reviewed in the paper. This does not have to be the major theme of the paper, but should be included seamlessly in the paper.
The research paper will also include the following: Focus (arguable claim, original idea, & clear controlling idea), Development (full discussion, smooth style, & personal experiences), Organization (smooth transitions, clear paragraphing, & logical sequence of topics), Mechanics (proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling).
The research paper identified cultural variations found in adult development in relation to the first four topic areas.
The research paper identified public policy issues that affect the first four topic areas.
PS222-Core Assessment Rubric
Exceeds Expectation (2)
Meets Expectation (1)
Does Not Meet Expectation (0)
Analysis & Evaluation Outcomes - 1, 2, 5
Compared and contrasted 5-6 topic areas and corresponding literature. 9 or more references from the literature. The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper. Three of the references should be empirical and refereed research articles.
Compared and contrasted 3-4 topic areas and corresponding literature. 7-9 references from the literature. The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper. Three of the references should be empirical and refereed research articles
Compared and contrasted 1-2 topic areas and corresponding literature. 1-4 reference(s) from the literature. The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
Application Outcomes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Research paper identified public policy issues and culture variations in views of adult development in the first 4 topic areas.
Research paper identified public policy issues and culture variations in views of adult development in 2-3 of the first 4 topic areas.
Research paper identified public policy issues and culture variations in views of adult development in one of the first 4 topic areas.
Whole Artifact Outcome - 5
The research paper meets expectations while including a student developed graphic or table.
The research paper contains the following sections: APA citations, Introduction, Analysis, Conclusion, and APA formatted references page. The research paper will also include the following: Focus (arguable claim, original idea, & clear controlling idea), Development (full discussion, smooth style, & personal experiences), Organization (smooth transitions, clear paragraphing, & logical sequence of topics), Mechanics (proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling).
The research paper contains the following sections: Cover page, Abstract – summary of Project, Introduction, Analysis, Conclusion, APA formatted references page.
There will be three examinations worth 100 points each, 13 quizzes worth 10 points each, two one-page papers worth 35 points, and a core assessment/term paper worth 150 points. The papers will be described in detail during the first class session.
585 – 650
90 – 100
520 – 584
80 -- 89
455 – 519
70 – 79
390 – 454
60 – 69
389 or fewer
59 or less
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work submitted after the due date will be subject to penalties. It is submitted one week late, there will be a 10% reduction. Works submitted more than eight days late will receive a 50% reduction. EXCEPTION: If the student has a legitimate absence, i.e., TDY, ill, or has duty during the class period the reductions will be suspended.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be prepared to discuss the assignments during the appropriate class period.
The instructor follows the rules of academic freedom. Academic freedom means that anyone in the classroom may attack the ideas or logic of anyone in the classroom with logical arguments only. Verbal or physical abuse of anyone in the classroom will not be tolerated.
The rules of confidentiality will apply. At times someone in the classroom will present personal information about themselves or family members as part of the discussion. This information must remain in the classroom. Do not discuss any personal information so presented outside of the classroom, even if you are only discussing it with other class members.
Introduction, Chapter 1, Quiz 1
Paper 1, Chapter 2, Quiz 2
Chapter 3, Quiz 3
Chapter 4, Quiz 4
Chapter 5, Quiz 5
Chapter 6, Quiz 6
Chapter 7, Quiz 7
Chapter 8, Quiz 8
Chapter 9, Quiz 9
Chapter 10, Quiz 10
Chapter 11, Quiz 11, Term Paper Due
Chapter 12, Quiz 12
Chapter 13, Quiz 13
Exam 3, Paper 2
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