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PS 406 Experimental Psychology
Sencil, Stephanie D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

PS 406 Experimental Psychology

Semester

F1T 2011 DL

Faculty

Sencil, Stephanie D.

Title

Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Psychology Online

Degrees/Certificates

PhD-Counseling Education
PsyD-Clinical Psychology
MSW-Clinical Social Work

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm Alaska Standard Time; Saturdays-9-noon

Daytime Phone

907-315-4694

E-Mail

stephanie.sencil@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 Textbook, Software, Skills and Resources


TEXTBOOK:

Textbooks are available at MBS Bookstore .

 

textbook

Kantowitz, B. H., Roedigger, H. L., & Elmes, D. G., (2009). Experimental psychology (9th ed.). Wadworth, Belmont, CA.

NOTE: You only need the first five chpaters.


Microsfot Office Word Logo Microsoft Office Powerpoint logo Microsoft Office Excel logo
Microsoft Office applications

Microsoft Office Word (2003 or later), Powerpoint (2003 or later) , and Excel (2003 or later) are required.

SPSS logo

SPSS is required.

You can order the student version of the SPSS software from SPSS directly,
but the cost may be different from MBS and some students on financial aid or scholarships don’t get reimbursed if they do not purchase through MBS!

 

NOTE: You must have the 9th edition. Previous editions are quite different and are not acceptable. We will only be using the first 5 chapters. This textbook is available through the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the Parkville campus, or through MBS bookstore, or via the internet (publisher’s website):

http://www.cengagebrain.com/tl1/en/US/storefront/US?cmd=Registration

You will need to provide some basic personal information (e.g. you name, email account, etc.) to create an account.  When you’ve filled in all of the blanks, click the “ Register” button.

Now, tell it what textbook you are interested in:

  • Where it says “Search”, type in "Kantowitz"
  • And click the Search button below it
  • It will show you a list of books by Kantowitz. The first one on the list is our textbook, Experimental Psychology, 9th edition
  • In the column on the far right, next to :eChapters: $9.49 (ea) you will see a little orange picture of a magnifying glass ,  click it.
  • It will show you a list of all the parts of our textbook.
  • The second thing on the list says, “FREE DOWNLOAD eChapter 1: Explanation in Scientific Psychology   Free”
  • Click the blue word on the left of this line that says “View”
  • It should ask you for your password.  Type in your password.
  • It should show you the cover of the book (blue with part of a big sphere, like ¼ of an orange peeling.)
  • Go up to the upper left corner of the screen where it says, “Save a copy” and click this. Be sure to save it to a folder on your hard drive that you can find it in again.  You can also print a hard copy if you want.

For practice quizzes, glossary of vocabulary terms, and many other useful learning activities, be sure to check out the student companion site on the textbook publisher’s website:

http://www.wadsworth.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20bI&flag=instructor&product_isbn_issn=9780495595335&disciplinenumber=24


Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
PS 406 Experimental Psychology: An introduction to the design and analysis of laboratory experiments and other research methods in psychology. Topics may include: cognitive, social, perceptual, clinical developmental and biological processes. Students conduct and evaluate experiments, may serve as subjects, and gain experiences in writing scientific research reports. This course will satisfy the EN 306 requirement for Psychology major. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: EN 105, EN 106, PS101, SO 307, PS 308, passing the WCT, and 60 accumulated hours. @

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to conceive, design, execute, evaluate, and present your own psychological experiment.
  2. Utilize the basic vocabulary of experimental psychology.
  3. Communicate professionally using APA style.
  4. Demonstrate critical and scientific thinking related to research methodology.
  5. Apply psychological concepts to one's life and circumstances.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of statistical procedures.


Core Assessment:

Design, conduct, analyze, and report a genuine experiment in psychology from start to finish, using APA style.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

GRADING RUBRIC

Assignment

Possible Points

Total Points

Total %

Discussion s (1/week*8 weeks)

5 pts each

40 pts

16%

Quizzes

10 pts each

40 pts

16%

Experiment Idea

10 pts

10 pts

4%

IRB Certification  

10 pts

10 pts

4%

IRB Application

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Surveymonkey

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Introduction Section

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Method Section

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Results Section

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Final Exam

25 pts

25 pts

10%

Core Assessment

Final Report

50 pts

50 pts

20%

TOTAL

 

250 pts

100%

Letter Grade

Letter

Number of Points

Percentage

A

250-225

90 - 100%

B

224-200

80 - 89.9%

C

199-175

70 - 79.9%

D

174-150

60 - 69.9%

F

149-000

00 - 59.9%

Grading:

GRADING RUBRIC

Assignment

Possible Points

Total Points

Total %

Discussion s (1/week*8 weeks)

5 pts each

40 pts

16%

Quizzes

10 pts each

40 pts

16%

Experiment Idea

10 pts

10 pts

4%

IRB Certification  

10 pts

10 pts

4%

IRB Application

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Surveymonkey

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Introduction Section

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Method Section

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Results Section

15 pts

15 pts

6%

Final Exam

25 pts

25 pts

10%

Core Assessment

Final Report

50 pts

50 pts

20%

TOTAL

 

250 pts

100%

Letter Grade

Letter

Number of Points

Percentage

A

250-225

90 - 100%

B

224-200

80 - 89.9%

C

199-175

70 - 79.9%

D

174-150

60 - 69.9%

F

149-000

00 - 59.9%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
I do not accept late work.  Please see the late policy in place for this course in the course announcements.

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:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Schedule

Threaded Discussion initial entries are due by Wednesday Midnight CST, all responses should be complete by Sunday Midnight CST.

All Assignments are due no later than Sunday Midnight CST (unless otherwise noted). 

 WEEKLY SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

WEEK 2

  • Submit your introduction
  • Read Chapters 1 and 4
  • Watch PPT Lecture
  • Self Check 
  • Discussion - 5 pts
  • Quiz - 10 pts
  • IRB Certification - 10 pts
  • Read Chapters 2 and 3
  • Watch PPT Lectures
  • Self Check
  • Experiment Idea - 10 pts 
  • Discussion - 5 pts
  • Quizzes (2) - Total - 20 pts

WEEK 3

WEEK 4

  • Read Chapter 5
  • Watch PPT Lectures
  • Self Check 
  • IRB Application - 15 pts
  • Introduction Section - 15 pts
  • Discussion - 5 pts
  • Quiz - 10 pts
  • Read Lecture
  • Self Check 
  • Discussion - 5 pts
  • Survey Monkey - 15 pts

WEEK 5

WEEK 6

  • Read Lecture
  • Self Check 
  • Discussion - 5 pts
  • Method Section - 15 pts
  • Proctor Form Due
  • Read Lecture
  • Self Check 
  • Discussion - 5 pts

WEEK 7

WEEK 8

  • Read Lecture
  • Self Check
  • Discussion - 5 pts
  • Results Section - 15 pts
  • Read Lecture
  • Discussion - 5 pts
  • Final Report - 50 pts 
  • Final Exam - 25 pts

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Analysis & Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
Outcomes 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Correctly compares, contrasts, and evaluates at least 4 previous research articles.







 
Correctly compares, contrasts, and evaluates at least 3 previous research articles.









 
Correctly compares, contrasts, and evaluates at least 2 previous research articles.







 
Correctly compares, contrasts, and evaluates fewer than 2 previous research articles.



 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Applies theories and principles to create an original experiment with fewer than 4 errors (generalizing methods, principles, and statistics to the new experiment) and applies the results to one's own life circumstances.









 
Applies theories and principles to create an original experiment with 4-8 errors (generalizing methods,  principles, and statistics to the new experiment) ) and applies the results to one's own life circumstances.







 
Applies theories and principles to create an original experiment with 9-12 errors (generalizing methods, principles, and statistics to the new experiment) and applies the results to one's own life circumstances.



 
More than 12 errors in Applies theories and principles to create an original experiment with 9-12 errors (generalizing methods, principles, and statistics to the new experiment) and applies the results to one's own life circumstances. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Outcomes 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Paper contains all of the components and formatted in correct APA style with fewer than 4 errors, including spelling and grammar.









 
Paper contains all of the components and formatted in correct APA style with 4-8 errors including spelling and grammar.



 
Paper contains all of the components and formatted in correct APA style with 9-12 errors including spelling and grammar.







 
Paper contains more than 12 errors including spelling and grammar. 

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