PS 121 Human Growth & Development
S2B 2012 BL
Nieto, Naomi Y.
Adjunct Psychology Instructor
BA PsychologgyMA Mental Health Counseling
Before and After Class/Email/Telephone
March 19 - May 13, 2012
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Berger, Kathleen. The Developing Person: Through The Lifespan, 8th Edition © 2011 – Worth Publishers. ISBN13: 978-1-4292-3203-6
American Psychology Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition. Copyright 2010. www.apa.org
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Learning is centered on the student and focus on the course outcomes. The student is responsible for learning those outcomes. Also, implementation of additional APA style learning throughout the course.
The instructor is responsible for presenting the course material in an environment conducive to learning along with clarifying and /or elaborating on the goals. The instructor must guide the student to an understanding of concepts and the application of theories presented in the course.
Students are responsible for reaching the goals of the semester by taking weekly assessments, presentation of scholarly, empirical journals, examinations, and a research paper reflecting on new research in the field of psychology.
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 (Core): 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
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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 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.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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