PS 404 History & Systems of Psychology
F2T 2012 DL
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8:00-10:00 pm EST
PS 101, and junior or senior standing or permission of the instructor
Textbook: Directed Reading
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Educational Philosophy: My teaching philosophy reflects an interest in both collaborative methodologies and student-centered learning, with teaching that encourages learning by both students and teachers. I favor a classroom which encourages dialogue and fosters students’ personal discovery in addition to meeting curriculum and departmental requirements. I enjoy establishing a classroom in the form of a community, allowing students to learn in smaller groups that talk, think, experience, and write together, while at the same time formulating personal ideas and philosophies. I tend to use the portfolio grading method in writing courses and encourage students to write often as they learn, process, and grow in the knowledge of their field(s) of study. A variety of teaching methods are employed according to the learning objectives and the available environmental setting. Students will be required to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate topics about the history of psychology.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Research Paper (Core Assessment): Each student will write develop an arguable claim that pertains to the history of psychology. They will then write a research paper that focuses on their arguable claim while they discusses the development of scientific thought starting with the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers. The student will move forward while critically analyzing two of the following schools or systems of psychology: Modern Science, Empiricism, Sensationalism, Positivism, Rationalism, Romanticism, Existentialism, Physiology, Experimental Psychology, Voluntarism, Structuralism, Evolution, Functionalism, Behaviorism, Neobehaviorism, Gestalt Psychology, Psychoanalysis, & Humanism (19 categories). The student will then discuss how the traditional schools and systems of psychology that they have selected have influenced contemporary psychology and in turn influenced their arguable claim. The student also needs to address the ethics and values that have developed with the philosophical thought of human behavior. As the student tracks two schools or systems of psychology to contemporary psychology they also discuss the cultural impact that influences them. This paper will need to be written in APA style and will need at least 14 references from professional journals. Other references can be obtained from the internet or other means. This paper will be worth up to 300 points. See the Core Assessment Rubric at the end of this syllabus.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Popular Literature Review (Discussion Thread).
Each student will be assigned to a group. Each group will identify an article, website, or report from popular literature that relates to the main points found in the assigned readings since the last presentation. The popular literature content must have been published within the last and can be from a website, magazine, or any other popular media. No group can use another’s content. As soon as the group has identified their Popular Literature content, they will enter the title and location in the discussion thread titled as “Popular Literature Review.” This will ensure that no other group will use it while the group is writing their analysis. Each group will be assigned a discussion thread for use in writing their review. Each student will be graded on their participation in their group discussion thread for each written review. Each group will write a review that summarizes the content from popular literature and where it is located, discuss how it relates to main points of the assigned readings, and identify any relationships between the content and the main points of the assigned chapters.
Summarize Popular Literature and provide the location of the article, website or report. Be sure to include APA style citations to identify all literature being analyzed and matching what references listed for research article location.
Identify any relationships between the Popular Literature and the main points found in the Assigned Readings (In Doc Sharing). Be sure to include APA style citations to identify all literature being analyzed and matching what references listed for research article location.
Each student will be required to contribute at least 5 responses in the group discussion thread. In order for the response to count, it will need to be a quality contribution. Each entry thread needs to add original information to the thread. Good job, interesting, and other non-information words or statement will not count. Content must be congruent with discussion under way. Frequency of Responses in the Group Discussion Thread – 5 response = 10 points, 4 responses = 8 points, 3 responses = 6, etc.
Summarize the Scholarly Literature Report Location. Be sure to include APA style citations to identify all literature being analyzed and matching what references listed for research article location.
Identify any relationships between the Scholarly Literature and the main points found in the Assigned Readings (In Doc Sharing). Be sure to include APA style citations to identify all literature being analyzed and matching what references listed for research article location.
Each student will read the assigned readings for the week. While reading, they will identify any evidence of the presence of their selected theoretical idea, find a similar theoretical idea, or find an opposed theoretical ideas. They will then enter their analysis in the discussion thread. They will also identify any significant historical figures associated with the idea and how they contributed.
Each student will then read two other student analysis entries and they will identify similarities and differences to their own findings.
Student Analysis of Their Theoretical Idea
Response to1st Student's Analysis
Response to 2nd Student's Analysis
Week 2 Entry
Week 8 Posting
Course grades are determined on the following bases.
Popular Literature Review
Scholarly Literature Review
Research Paper (Core Assessment)
1400 - 1260
1259 - 1120
1119 - 980
980 - 840
840 - 0
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any assignment turned in after the date it is due will be given up to half credit for that assignment. This will only be awarded if the instructor is contacted regarding extenuating circumstances that the instructor deems extreme enough to warrant an extension. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Weekly Schedule
To stay on track, try to accomplish each task by the day indicated.
No late assignments will be accepted after Sunday each week.
Week 1 – History, Science, and Psychology; Ancient Greek Science and Psychology
Week 2 – Rome and the Medieval Period; The Scientific Revolution
Week 3 – The Newtonian Psychologist; Physiology and Psychology
Week 4 – Theories of Evolution; Psychology in Germany
Week 5 – Psychology in America: The Early Years
Week 6 – Functionalism, Behaviorism, and Mental Testing; Neobehaviorism, Radical Behaviorism, and Problems of Behaviorism
Week 7 – The Cognitive Revolution; Abnormal Psychology
Week 8 – Social and Developmental Psychology; The Past and Future of Scientific Psychology
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