PS 121 Human Growth & Development
SP 2012 HO
Kerkman, Dennis D.
Professor of Psychology
BA (K.U.) PsychologyMS (U.G.A.) PsychologyPhD (K.U.) Developmental & Child Psychology
MWF 10:00-11:00 a.m., 2:45-3:45 p.m.
January 16 - May 11, 2012
11:00 - 11:50 AM
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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:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1 & 2
Connect LearnSmart Study Modules for Chapters 1, 2, 3 (10 pts each), Unit Quiz 1 (15 pts).
Your Research Plan: Topic, What behaviors you will measure, Where you will observe (20 pts).
3 & 4
Connect LearnSmart Study Modules for Chapters 4, 5, 6 (10 pts each), Unit Quiz 2 (15 pts).
5 & 6
Connect LearnSmart Study Modules for chapters 7, 8 (10 pts each), Unit Quiz 3 (15 pts).
7 & 8
Connect LearnSmart Study Modules for chapters 9, 10 (10 pts each), Unit Quiz 4 (15 pts).
9 & 10
Connect LearnSmart Study Modules for each chapters 11, 12 (10 pts each), Unit Quiz 5 (15 pts).
11 & 12
Connect LearnSmart Study Modules for Chapters 13, 14, 15 (10 pts each), Unit Quiz 6 (15 pts).
Connect LearnSmart Study Module for chapter 16 (10 pts).
PowerPoint Presentation of Your Research Project Results (80 pts) AND Termpaper (100 pts).
Connect LearnSmart Study Module for Chapters 17, 18 (10 pts each), Quiz 7 (10 pts).
In-class research presentations begin (alphabetical order).
Attendance required (3 pts/day present. If present all 6 days, then you get 20 pts instead of 18).
In-class research presentations continued.
Connect LearnSmart Study Modules Chapter 19, 20 (10 pts each), BUT NO UNIT QUIZ!
Comprehensive FINAL EXAM (Chapters 1-20, 50 qts @ 2 pts = 100 pts., open book, online).
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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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