PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
F2RR 2012 MT
Heath, Kristen R.
B.A. Psychology; Purdue UniversityM.S. Counseling; Butler University
665 Falcon Street, Suite 214, Mountain Home AFB
By Appointment Only
22 October- 16 December, 2012
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Textbook: Myers, D. (2013). PSYCHOLOGY (10th). New York: Worth Publishers.
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Educational Philosophy: As an instructor in Psychology I strive to help my students learn about
this great, mind-blowing science. Through thrilling lectures,
astonishing readings and educational assignments I hope to provide the
students in this class with a new view of a science that has been around
for over a hundred years! I hope to help the students see Psychology
all around them and learn how to apply the theories they learn to their
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Position Paper- Controversial Topic
The purpose of this critical thinking assignment is to examine both sides of a controversial issue, select a position, apply it to a multicultural context, and to apply the Park University General Education literacies: aesthetic, civic, critical, science, and values. Two of these literacies (critical and values) are perceived to cut across disciplines and departments, while the other three (aesthetic, civic, and scientific) literacies address major academic concerns. Students with these literacies should be able to succeed in communicating, computing and problem-solving, clarifying values, using the arts, functioning within social institutions, and using the sciences and technology.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
progress will be evaluated by attendance and participation, two examinations,
two assignments, four quizzes, and two papers. One paper will be your Core Assessment required by Park University. Standards for that can be found on the syllabus,
along with a rubric for grading. The
points awarded to each assessment are as follows:
Grading Scale for this class is as follows:
A 900-1,000 points
B 800-899 points
C 700-799 points
D 600-699 points
F Below 699 points
are due NO LATER THAN 12:00am CST each week.
For due dates for each individual assignment, quiz, paper, or exam see
the Class Schedule/Assignment Syllabus.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments
are due NO LATER THAN 12:00am on the due date listed. For due dates for each individual assignment, quiz, paper, or exam see
the Class Schedule/Assignment Syllabus.
Late submission of work is not acceptable. If you think you will need help, extension, etc. for an assignment you must contact me before the day it is due. The same holds true for attendance. If you are going to miss a class the ONLY way to excuse the absence is for you to inform me of the absence prior to class start. I will then warrant whether or not your reason is valid for an excused absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
My Course Policies:
1. Each week’s work must be completed by the DATE
it is due according to the syllabus. Items due will be due at 12am/Midnight on the DATE stated on
syllabus. No credit will be received for
work turned in after the day it was due, unless you have contacted me before
the due date and explained any special circumstances. I will then decide if the circumstances
warrant late work.
2. I expect that all interactions and
communication in this class will be civil and professional. I will not tolerate derogatory language,
profanity, personal attacks and other offensive communications. If you feel as though someone is being
offensive, please let me know and I will deal with it properly.
3. All work done in this class should be
original work, and done for this course only. Submission of papers done for other classes will not be tolerated. When writing papers PLEASE give credit where
it is due and cite your sources. Plagiarism is grounds for a failing grade and possible consequence from
Park University. Please see Park’s
guidelines for plagiarism at: http://captain.park.edu/cd/poiq/Pages/academic_honesty.htm or check out how NOT to
plagiarize at: http://www.plagiarism.org.
4. Grading will be tracked in the Gradebook
tab on the tool bar at the top of your Online Classroom. Please check their frequently for grades and
comments. If you have a question about a
grade, please feel free to contact me. I
am here for you at all times and in any situation!
5. That being said, please communicate with
me! If something comes up and you need
assistance, please know that I have an open ear (or email inbox). If you are military and have special duty
circumstances, I am no stranger to that. If you are a parent and have a sick kid, I too have dealt with
that. I’m sure there are things I
haven’t heard before, but give me a try. My email is email@example.com. Use it!
6. It is required that you check your Park
Email! You will be informed of new items
available to you on your online classroom toolbar, deadlines for assignments,
and any other classroom information that may come up along the way. If you are having trouble with your Park
Email or do not know how to access it, please call IT at 1-800-653-3963. Make sure to have your Student Identification
number handy! J
7. When emailing me, please use the course
number and your student id number. This
makes things so much simpler! THANK YOU!
8. Lastly, please remember that technology
is not completely fool-proof. Computers
can crash, internet connections can be lost and thumb drives can break
easily. Make sure to have a back-up
plan. Find a friend with internet, keep
a couple of back-ups and remember to save stuff as you go.
9. Have a good, fun class! Feel free to discuss as much as you want on
the threads! And always check the Webliography
tab for new, fun things to do/watch for class!
Outline & Assignment Syllabus- Psychology 101, Park University at MHAFB
10/22 Class 1: Class Introduction, Expectations, Assignments and Syllabus
of Psychology, from Myers Text
10/24 Class 2: Assign first assignment on Famous Psychologists
1—Thinking Critically about Psychology
10/29 Class 3: Quiz 1 over Prologue and Chapter 1 in Myers Text
DUE in Dropbox in Online Classroom
2—Biology of the Mind
10/31 Class 4: Happy Halloween!
4—Nature vs. Nurture
11/5 Class 5: Assign 1st Paper over Learning
11/7 Class 6: Quiz 2 over Chapters 3, 4, 5, & 7 from Myers Text
6—Sensation and Perception
11/12 Class 7: Paper 1 Due
for Midterm Examination
11/14 Class 8: Midterm Examination on Prologue and Chapters 1-7 from
11/19 Class 9: Assign 2nd Paper (Core Assessment Paper, Rubric
9—Thinking and Language
11/21 Class 10: Assign 2nd Assignment on Psychological Disorders
11/26 Class 11: Quiz 3 over Chapters 9, 10, 15, & 16 from Myers Text
11/28 Class 12: Assignment 2 Due!
12/3 Class 13: Chapter 11—Motivation and Work
12—Emotions, Stress and Health
12/5 Class 14: Core Assessment Paper Due
Final Papers in Class
any uncovered chapters from Midterm-Final
12/10 Class 15: Quiz 4 over Chapters 11 and 12
12/12 Class 16: Final Examination
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 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 .
Last Updated:9/25/2012 12:03:04 PM