PS 408 Cognitive Psychology
F2B 2010 BL
M.S. Professional CounselingB.B.A. Computer Informations SystemsASIST, CISM/D
Facebook: Professor Cook-McDaniel-(Park-University)
18 Oct 2010 - 12 Dec 2010
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Reed, S. K. (2009). Cognition: Theories and applications (8th ed.). California: Wadsworth.
ISBN 10: 0-495-60230-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-495-60230-9
American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of
the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) American Psychological
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: My philosophy incorporates
scholarship and practice in the fields of technology, sociology and psychology.
The basic tenet of my philosophy assumes that classroom facilitation,
scholarship and professional activities are interrelated and impact the
learning experience for adult learners. Teaching and learning are continuously
evolving rather than static. They are dynamic and progress with each term. I
believe in connecting students’ learning with something they know or value, in
other words, embracing experiential learning and ensuring the class is
learner-centered. With this being said my classes involve a variety of
strategies like dialogic / socratic discussion, group and / or individual
projects, and assessments designed to prepare students in their academic and
professional careers. Relevancy, variety, enthusiasm, rapport and involvement
between myself and my students are crucial elements in ensuring the classroom
is a safe and successful environment.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Participation (8 x 10 pts)
Homework (6 x 25pt)
Core Assessment Paper
Quiz (4x5 pt)
(total = 500)
450 - 500
400 – 449
350 - 399
300 - 349
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor must be notified and approve the request to submit the late
work for medical or family emergencies prior to the project submission
deadline. There are no late penalties for instructor approved late requests.
If work is incomplete at
the time that grades are required to be submitted by the instructor at the end
of the term, and the instructor agrees, in order for the student to receive an
"I," he/she must complete an Incomplete Contract which can be
obtained from the Park Administrative office and be duly processed
beforehand. If not, then the student would automatically receive a
"0" point value for all work not submitted and the point average
would reflect work submitted and missing for the final grade. As a
student, you can keep up with your points by going to http://parkonline.org for PS408 and accessing the course Grade Book.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: For this class the APA
writing style will be the standard for all assignments.
Computers make writing and revising easier and more productive. Students must recognize that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work and print out paper copies for back up purposes.
Assignments will be submitted using the Doc Sharing folder found in the class' eCompanion web site.
Submission of papers written for other classes is not acceptable. I expect each assignment submitted for this class be original and unique. Violation of this will result in a failing grade for the assignment.
Please do not wait until the last minute to contact me when a situation
presents itself that will interfere with class participation or timely
I do not accept late assignments without prior written approval from me
nor do I accept multiple assignment submissions at the end of the term. If
assignments are not handed in on time then a grade of zero (0) will be applied.
Submitting assignments without my approval will not result in a grade change so please do not insist on a grade change.
We may be holding a class session online. Please ensure you have online access
and you work out your compatibility issues with Park University technical
support before the online class takes place. The online class session date will
be determined during the term.
Please be sure to check your e-mail, grade book comment section and the
eCollege course area for announcements related to the course, your assignment,
and / or Park University.
Responses to e-mails will occur within 48 hrs. Please ensure all e-mail correspondence contains
your name and course number in the "Subject" line. If you would prefer me to call you please e-mail your information.
You cannot pass the class without taking the final. There is no alternate assignment for the final exam.
Information Processing / Introduction
Pattern Recognition, Attention
1, 2, 3
S/T Working Memory, L/T
Term Working Memory, Long Term Memory
Memory Codes, Visual Images
Codes, Visual Images
Language, Comprehension and Memory
Comprehension and Memory for Text
Expertise and Creativity
Expertise and Creativity
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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