PS 121 Human Growth & Development
S2B 2011 BL
Nieto, Naomi Y.
Adjunct Psychology Instructor
BA Psychology 2006MA Mental Health Counseling 2008
March 21 - May 15, 2011
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Berger, Kathleen. The Developing Person: Through The Lifespan, 7th Edition © 2008. – Worth Publishers. ISBN: 978-0-7167-6080-1 (Paperback)
American Psychology Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition. Copyright 2010. www.apa.org
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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: 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: 40 points
2. Final Exam: 40 points
3. Research Paper : 80 points
4. Presentation: 30 points
5. 4 Quizzes (15 points each) 60 points
The following will be used to assigned course letter grades (250 points):
225-250 = A
200-224 = B
175-199 = C
150-174 = D
173-0 = 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.
o Chapter 5: The First Two Years: Biosocial Development
o Chapter 6: The First Two Years: Cognitive Development
o Chapter 7: The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development
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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