PS 315 Theories of Personality
U1EE 2012 MOH
Patterson, Howard A.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
MSW, Master of Social Work/GA. Licensed Clinical Social WorkerMS, Master of PsychologyMS, Master of Sociology
Park U. Admin Office
30 minutes before and after class
June 4---July 29, 2012
5:00 - 8:00 PM
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Educational Philosophy: Instructor will engage and encourage discussion based on lectures, readings, exams, dialogues, internet, videos, websites and writings.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
PS315 Theories of PersonalityCore Assessment
Research Reaction Paper In order to help you relate theories of personality to current research in the field, students will complete a research reaction paper focusing on the analysis of an empirical research article relevant to the study of personality. The research reaction paper should include a summary and discussion of the research article including the following areas: 1) topic area; 2) hypotheses; 3) method; and 4) major results and findings. Most importantly, reaction papers should include a thoughtful commentary by the student. Specifically, not only should students provide a general summary, but focus on a critique of the research question and design, as well as a discussion of how the research relates to other theories of personality. In addition, students should include a commentary about the relationship of the research findings to their own life and personality development. Students' comments, critique, and discussion should form the majority of the paper.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Students are responsible for:
Grading: Points will be assigned as follows:
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments will be due on the assigned date unless student gets prior approval from the instructor for late submission of the assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: No food, drink or gum will be allowed in the classroom. Students are expected to arrive for class on time and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. If a student must miss a class the instructor should be notified in advance if possible or at the soonest opportunity after class has met. Military assignments and work load will be given full consideration.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Assignments, Chapters 1,2
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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 93Plagiarism will not be tollerated. Any student guilty of plagiarism will be dismissed from the class and given a grade of F for the course.
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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