PS 406 Experimental Psychology
S2T 2013 DL
West, James E.
MEd Psychology and GuidanceMEd CounselingBS Sociology
San Antonio Texas
8 - 5 Monday - Friday
March 18 - May 12 2013
: EN 105, EN 106, PS101, SO 307, PS 308, passing the WCT, and 60 accumulated hours.
Kantowitz, B. H., Roedigger, H. L., &
Elmes, D. G., (2009). Experimental psychology (9th ed.). Wadworth, Belmont, CA.
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Philosophy” is the love of knowledge. “Education” is the process of guiding
people out of ignorance into the light of understanding. “The Liberal Arts” are
a set of disciplines that enable students to think critically and communicate
effectively so they can understand themselves and the world around them, and
how they can act for the purpose of serving a global community. Studying these
arts therefore liberates, or frees students from the constraints of ignorance
so they can understand and improve the world around them. To understand the
Liberal Arts, one must cultivate certain literacies: analytical and critical
thinking, community and civic responsibility, scientific inquiry, ethics and
values, literary and artistic expression. In this course, the primary methods
used to cultivate the literacies are: (1) learning by inquiry, reflection, and
interaction (the Socratic Method of guided questioning in group discussions),
(2) learning by experience (readings, lectures, demonstrations, videos,
internet and other presentation media), and (3) learning by doing (hands-on
interaction with the environment (e.g., collecting of one’s own research
observations). The Socratic Method will be used in the form of “Discussions” to
cultivate the development of analytic and critical thinking, community and
civic responsibility, and ethics and values by guided questioning in group
discussions of perennial themes and controversies (e.g., nature vs. nurture),
and curr ent events (e.g., politics, international trade agreements/disputes,
inter- and intracultural conflicts such as wars, terrorism, etc.). These
discussions frequently focus on issues with direct implications for community
and civic responsibility. They also highlight cultural diversity issues and
ethical and value judgments. Scientific Inquiry will be directly addressed
through reading assignments, lectures, and hands-on assignments for learning
how to collect and summarize the student’s own observations of naturally
occurring human behavior. Please note: Cross-cultural Psychology is about how
the culture one grows up in forges the beliefs, values, and behavior of
individuals and groups; how people get along with or do not get along with
other people. This topic is inherently controversial (e.g., politics, religion,
wars). We all have very dearly held beliefs and attitudes. No one likes to
consider, much less admit, that they might be wrong, especially in the ways
that that think and feel and act toward other people.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Design, conduct, analyze, and report a genuine experiment in psychology from start to finish, using APA style.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
5 pts each
10 pts each
Number of Points
90 - 100%
80 - 89.9%
70 - 79.9%
60 - 69.9%
00 - 59.9%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of assignments must be approved by the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The purpose of discussion questions and weekly discussion points is to
encourage student discussion. Thus weekly answers to discussion questions and
discussion points must be completed by midnight (MST) Sunday of the week
assigned in order to receive any credit whatsoever. Writing assignments must be
completed and successfully submitted to the Discussion thread or Drop Box (as
directed by me). If you ever have problems posting your assignments, contact me
immediately by Email or by phone and we'll get the problem solved.
Each week's work must be completed and RECEIVED by me by midnight MST on the
Sunday of the end of each week. As you work through this online course, keep in
mind that your workload to teach an online course will be equal to or greater
than the workload of this course.
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Discussion initial entries are due by Wednesday Midnight CST, all responses
should be complete by Sunday Midnight CST.
Assignments are due no later than Sunday Midnight CST (unless otherwise noted).
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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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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