PS 390 Selected Topics in Psychology:
S1F 2013 QU
Mason, Teresa L.
PhD in Developmental Psychology from George Mason University
January 14 - March 10
5:30 - 10:50 PM
PS101 or permission of the instructor
Textbook: Hickey, E.W. (2013). Serial murderers and their victims (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning ISBN:9781133049708
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Educational Philosophy: I believe the ideal classroom is one where students add their own ideas to discussions, debate and challenge their fellow students, and actively think through the concepts being discussed. I learn so much from my students and I know they learn a lot from each other as well.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Possible selections include, but are not limited to:
These people have been selected because there is a great deal of video and written material regarding their crimes available as well as numerous other written documents and interviews. You may seek permission to study a person who is not on the list, as there are many more that could be worthy subjects.
Papers should be double-spaced, 12-point font, and in APA style. The paper will be a minimum of 6-8 pages. The paper should include at least six references. The paper is worth 20% of your overall grade.
5. Modules:You must complete 4 modules. Any additional modules completed will be worth 2 points that will be added onto your mid-term or final exam point total (not percentage) for a maximum of 4 points.
Grading: The final course grade will be determined by the following measurements:
1. Paper on Serial Murderer = 20%
2. Midterm and Final Examination = 55%
3. In-class Assignments, Participation, and Group Work = 10%
4. Out-of-class Assignments = 10%
5. Modules = 5%
Final course grading scale: 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, 60 and below = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three days past the due date without prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class Meeting Schedule
Assignments Due and Exams
Ch. 1&2: Intro and Development of Monsters
Ch. 3&4: Psycho-Genetics and Social Construction
Serial Killer must be chosen for paper
Module 1: TBD
Ch. 5: Sexual Predators
Lecture and Group Work
Module 2: TBD
Ch. 6&7: Healthcare and Male Murderers
Module 3: TBD
Ch. 8&9: Team and Female Murderers
Module 4: TBD
Ch. 10&11: Victims and Global
Module 5: TBD
Ch. 12: Responding to Serial Killers
Module 6: TBD
Module 7: TBD
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