PS 390 Selected Topics in Psychology:
F2A 2010 BE
Cardner, Patricia A.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
PhD, Sam Houston State UniversityEdD Candidate, Argosy UniversityMEd, Texas Tech University; Licensed Professional Counselor, TX
3:30-5:00 TTH and by appointment
10/18/2010 thru 12/11/2010
5:10 - 7:50 PM
Gordon, Phil (2005). Phil Gordon's
little green book. Simon Spotlight Entertainment. ISBN:
Craig, Michael. (2005). The Professor, the
banker and the suicide king. Warner Books. ISBN:
Bellin, Andy (2002). Poker nation. Harper
Collins. ISBN: 0-06-019903-2.
Matusow, Mike (2009). Check
raising the devil. Cardoza. ISBN: 1-580-42261-6.
are widely available at public bookstores, used bookstores, and
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Theories and principles of psychology
will be applied to various gambling scenarios with a primary emphasis on
poker. In addition, issues affecting players, such as stress, emotional
regulation and detecting deception, as well as effective adjustments in gambling
settings will be explored. Students will also be made aware of gambling
addiction as well as appropriate treatments.
Educational Philosophy: My philosophy of teaching emphasizes
student learning whether that learning occurs in a face to face format or in the
online environment. One of my areas of expertise is psychology, and one of the
main things that I learned from the study of psychology is that people have
different learning styles. I have also learned as a result of study and
experience, that adult learners differ in some important ways from traditional
college students. I believe that students learn best when the material presented
is timely and relevant and applicable. Adult students in particular like to see
the relevance of what they are studying. One way that I like to do this is by
including current events and cases for discussions. Discussions are the heart
and soul of effective learning. This is the one way that students get to know
one another and it gives them an opportunity to learn from one another. In
addition, there is a great deal of information on the web that students can use
to enhance their learning. They are encouraged to use web resources for this
Instructor Learning Outcomes
370 - 323
322 - 276
275 - 229
228 - 182
Late Submission of Course Materials: You need to take your quizzes in the week they are open. You should make every
attempt to take the quiz as soon as possible after it opens, as I will not allow
anyone to take the quiz after it has closed. They are open for 7 days. Technical
problems are not an excuse, and if you have difficulties with e-companion, you
should contact the help desk.
If your paper is turned in late, a 10 point
penalty will be assessed (this if you earn a 90 and it was turned in late, your
grade will be lowered 10 points to 80). You receive your paper assignment with
the syllabus in the first class, and I recommend that you start working on your paper in week 1. Your paper must be uploaded to the drop-box in the
e-companion shell. If it is not, and you email it to me or hand me a hard copy, a 5 point penalty will be enacted.
far as discussion and participation are concerned, you must attend class
regularly and be on time. If you miss class, there is no way you can be eligible to earn discussion and participation points for that class. Additionally, you are expected to participate
appropriately. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to obtain the
notes and materials from a classmate. I do not provide lecture notes to students
who miss class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1
Introduction to the Psychological Issues Associated with Gambling & Poker Strategy
Motivation and Goal Setting
Managing Tilt: Anger and Anxiety
Concentration: Focus under Pressure
Gambling Addiction and Treatment, Other Potential Personality Issues
Putting It All Together
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
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 .
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