PS 408 Cognitive Psychology
SP 2013 HO
Johnson, Andrew T.
Professor of Psychology
M, W, F (9a-10a) & M, W (12pm -1:30) or by appointment
Jan 14- May 8
1:30 - 2:45 PM
PS101 and Jr or Sr standing
Coglab 2.0 on a CD (2007). Wadsworth, ISBN 978-0495090649
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: WHY I USE COGLAB FOR THIS CLASS.
1. The Coglab experiments provide personal, hands-on experiences that increase student awareness of the importance of the concepts, facts, and theories that are being illustrated.
2. It is easy for students to lose sight of the idea that psychology is more than a set of facts and theories—that it is an activity as well. Conducting the science of psychology is important because it provides an opportunity for understanding how facts and theories are derived. Coglab experiments help to convey the importance of methodological issues.
3. Many ideas in cognitive psychology tend to be abstract or otherwise inaccessible to student understanding. Some are dry and seem unimportant. By having students “get messy”, Coglab experiments have the ability to bring to life what would otherwise remain difficult or remote.
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is based on using a variety of methods in learning, focusing on student engagement. Investigation, inquiry, demonstrations, participation activities, readings, class discussion, examinations, writing, and use of Internet resources and technology are significant components of this learning process. It is important that students analyze, synthesize, and evaluate course material and apply it to their own lives.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Course Assessment: A variety of methods, e.g., examinations, participation activities, inclass/ online experiments, papers, etc, will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed on their performance on exams and writing assignments.
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 = 400)
360 - 400
320 – 359
280 - 319
240 - 279
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments receive half credit. No course materials will be accepted after the last regular class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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Asn 1 Presentation
3/ Asn 1 due
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STM/ Working Memory
6/ Exam 1
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9 / Asn 2
10 - Asn 2 due
11/ Paper Due
12/ Asn 3 due
12/ Exam 2
1:00 – 3:00p
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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 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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