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PS 408 Cognitive Psychology
Cook-McDaniel, Kimberly


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

PS 408 Cognitive Psychology

Semester

S2B 2013 BL

Faculty

Cook-McDaniel, Kimberly

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

BBA Computer Information Systems
MS Professional Counseling
TX Notary, CISM, CART

Office Location

TBA

Office Hours

TBA

Other Phone

915-849-1899 (No calls after 10pm MST during the week/ no calls on Sundays)

E-Mail

kimberly.cookmcdaniel@park.edu

Web Page

Facebook: Professor Cook-McDaniel-(Park-University)

Semester Dates

18 March 2013 - 12 May 2013

Class Days

------S

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required:

Reed, S. K. (2009). Cognition: Theories and applications (8th ed.). California: Wadsworth.

ISBN 10: 0-495-60230-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-495-60230-9

Suggested:

American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) American Psychological Association. Note: 2nd Printing

ISBN10:1-4338-0561-8   

ISBN13: 978-1-4338-0561-5

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/  (APA Help)
http://www.umuc.edu/library/citationguides.shtml  (APA Help)
http://library.osu.edu/sites/guides/apagd.php  (APA Citation Guide)

Course Description:
PS408 Cognitive Psychology: Students are introduced to modern concepts in cognitive psychology. Human information processing, representation and organization of knowledge and the uniqueness of higher cognitive skills are emphasized. Classroom demonstrations and experiments are used in exploring human learning and memory. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: PS 101 or permission of instructor.

Educational Philosophy:

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Utilize the vocabulary of cognitive psychology
  2. Demonstrate metacognitive processes.
  3. Display professional psychological writing and proper and appropriate us of APA style
  4. Critically analyze cognitive psychology literature.
  5. Apply cognitive psychological concepts to one's life and circumstances.


Core Assessment:

Research Paper.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Assessments

Points

%

Weekly Assignments



     Participation (8 x 10 pts)

80

16%

     Homework  (6 x 25pt)

150

30%

     Core Assessment Paper

150

30%

     Quiz (4x5 pt)

20

4%

     Final Exam

100

20%

Total

500

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Grading:

The course grade is determined by the total number of points from the assignments and exams. Grades will be based on percentage cutoffs, i.e., 90 % = A, 80 % = B, 70 % = C, 60 % = D, and 59% less = F.

Points (total = 500)

Grade

450 - 500

A

400 – 449

B

350 - 399

C

300 - 349

D

Below 299

F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Due to the accelerated format of this course the instructor must be notified and approve the request to submit the late work. Outside this notification and approval, no late assignments will be accepted. There are no late penalties for instructor approved late requests.

Until late work is submitted there will be a zero "0" point value assigned until the assignment is reviewed and the point value updated.  You can keep up with your points by going to http://parkonline.org for PS408 and accessing the course Grade Book.    

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

For this class the APA writing style will be the standard for all assignments. 

Computers make writing and revising easier and more productive. Students must recognize that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work and print out paper copies for back up purposes.

Assignments will be submitted using the Doc Sharing folder found in the class' eCompanion web site.

Submission of papers written for other classes is not acceptable. I expect each assignment submitted for this class be original and unique. Violation of this will result in a failing grade for the assignment.

Please do not wait until the last minute to contact me when a situation presents itself that will interfere with class participation or timely assignment submission.

I do not accept late assignments without prior written approval from me nor do I accept multiple assignment submissions at the end of the term. If assignments are not handed in on time then a grade of zero (0) will be applied. Submitting assignments without my approval will not result in a grade change so please do not insist on a grade change.

We may be holding a class session online. Please ensure you have online access and you work out your compatibility issues with Park University technical support before the online class takes place. The online class session date will be determined during the term.

Please be sure to check your e-mail, grade book comment section and the eCollege course area for announcements related to the course, your assignment, and / or Park University.

Responses to e-mails will occur within 48 hrs.
Please ensure all e-mail correspondence contains your name and course number in the "Subject" line. If you would prefer me to call you please e-mail your information.

You 
cannot pass the class without taking the final. There is no alternate assignment for the final exam.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week

Chaps

Topics

Specifics

Points

1

1

 Information Processing / Introduction



  


Participation

Introduction, Information-Processing

10



Homework

Assignment

25

2

2,3

Pattern Recognition, Attention





Participation

Pattern Recognition, Attention

10



Homework

Assignment

25



Quiz

Chaps 1, 2, 3

5

 3

4,5

 S/T Working Memory, L/T Memory





Participation

Short Term Working Memory, Long Term Memory

10



Homework

Assignment

25



Quiz

Chaps 4, 5

5

4

6,7

 Memory Codes, Visual Images





Participation

Memory Codes, Visual Images

10



Homework

Assignment

25



Quiz

Chaps 6,7

5

5

8,9

 Categorization,
Semantic Organization





Participation

Categorization,
Semantic Organization

10



Homework

Assignment

25



Quiz

Chap 8,9

5

6

10, 11

Language, Comprehension and Memory for Text





Participation

Language, Comprehension and Memory for Text

10



Homework

Assignment

25

7

12, 13

 Problem Solving,
 Expertise and Creativity

  




Participation

Problem Solving,
 Expertise and Creativity

10



Core Assessment

Due

150



Final Exam Info


 

8

13

Decision-Making





Participation

Decision-Making

10



Final Exam

Comprehensive

100





500

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:



Bibliography:



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Analysis & Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
1,2,3,5,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Sophisticated critique of at least two empirical studies - beyond description - reference to more than two strengths and weaknesses of both studies.
 
Description of two empirical studies with 1-2 statements of analysis and evaluation.
 
Description of less than 2 empirical studies and/ or no analysis or evaluation of the studies.
 
 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1,2,5,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Sophisticated presentation of major issues and contributions.  The application reflects a depth of application (more than 3).  
 
General presentation of at least 2 major issues and 2 contributions.  
 
Superficial presentation of the major issues and contributions (less than 2 each).  
 
 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Artifact displays sophisticated professional writing and correct APA formatting. More than 10 primary sources in the paper.
 
General professional writing displayed and APA Format is generally followed (1 class error: cover page, running head, internal citations, headings, references, etc.). Ten primary sources
 
Professional writing problems (e.g., excessive quoting, use of contractions, informal language) and/ or APA formatting problems (2 or more class errors: cover page, running head, internal citations, headings, references, etc.) and/ or less than 10 primary sources.
 
 

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