PS 315 Theories of Personality
U1B 2013 BL
Cotchery, David L.
BA Psychology / (Park University.1990)MA Counseling / (Webster University, 1992)Qualified Mental Health Professional L.M.C.(Q.M.H.P.)
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Before and After class/Telephone/E-mail
June 4 2013- July 25 2013
740:PM - 10:10 PM
Jess Feist, MCNEESE STATE UNIV Gregory J Feist, SAN JOSE STATE UNIV Tomi-Ann Roberts, COLORADO COLLEGE (2013) Theories of Personality, 8th Edition, Softcover 656 pgs ISBN-139780073532196:MHID-0073532193
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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:
The class assessment will be based on examinations, case studies, comprehensive paper, group presentations and class attendance/participation.
· The grading plan will consist of the following:
1. Midterm Exam: 30 points
2. Final Exam: 40 points
3. Research Paper : 80 points
4. Group Presentation: 30 Points
5. Psychology Articles ( 4x15 ): 60 points (15 points each)
6. Total Points = 250
Research Paper Refering to Core Assessment:
The research paper will be written in English and in the APA format. An exact sample of the required format is posted at parkonline.org in the DOC sharing tab. The paper will be 10 pages in length, excluding the cover and reference page, double spaced, 12 font, one-inch margins, and Times New Roman. The paper will contain 10 to 15 references from credible library sources and obtained from Park University's online library resources or any other scholarly journal. Students must run their "spell checker" and edit their paper for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors prior to submitting the paper.
All papers will be submitted on parkonline.org in the provided "dropbox" or instructor’s email address where the paper can be uploaded in MS Word format.
The following will be used to assigned course letter grades:
91 to 100 = A
81 to 90 = B
71 to 80 = C
61 to 70 = D
60 to 0 = F
All final exams will be closed book and closed notes. No cell phones or electronic devices allowed during tests or quizzes. Turn phone off or put on vibrate mode. If there is an emergency, please let your instructor know.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attend all classes for the entire class period and be on time to all classes. Roll will be taken before and after at each class meeting, therefore students who leave during class breaks will be considered absent and receive a "U". If classes are missed for a legitimate reason such as temporary duty or illness the student is responsible to make up the missed work, obtain lecture notes and handouts. If you are going to miss a class, I expect to be communicated with prior to class, if possible. Assignments will be turned in on time. There will be exceptions.
PS315 Theories of Personality
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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
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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