UNT PSYC 1650 - 1650.004 Sp17 syllabus (5 pages)

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University of North Texas
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Psyc 1650 - Gen Psy Ii
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PSYCHOLOGY 1650 004 General Psychology II Spring 2017 Tuesday Thursday 12 30 1 50 in BLB 075 Instructor Danielle Moyer Email daniellemoyer my unt edu Office Terrill Hall 215 Cubicle 2 Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday 7 30 10am and by appointment Required Text Cacioppo J T Freberg L A 2015 Discovering Psychology The Science of Mind 2nd Edition Cengage Learning Overview and Objective This course will introduce psychology as a scientific discipline and a profession Emphasis will be placed on the diverse theoretical approaches within psychology and applications of these theories We will broadly cover core areas of psychology such as research methods biological bases of behavior sensation and perception states of consciousness motivation learning and memory By the end of the course students should be familiar with the basic methodologies and theories within these topics Grading Policy Points Percentage 540 600 90 100 480 539 80 89 420 479 70 79 360 419 60 69 up to 359 up to 59 Course Grade A B C D F Grades will be based on the following activities Thought Cards 8 10 points each 80 In class Exercises 20 10 points each 170 Exams 3 50 points each 150 Quizzes 2 10 points each 20 Critique paper 30 points 30 BTD Paper 60 points 60 Presentation 30 points 30 Research 10 credits 6 points 60 Total points 600 30 potential bonus points 2 points for each extra up to 20 points Thought Cards You are expected to complete the reading for the class period prior to the start of class At the beginning of class you will turn in a thought card with a few sentences reaction to the assigned reading It may be in the form of questions that you have about the content reactions to something you learned applications of the material to your own life etc You may also want to note your reaction in your own notes in order to remember it for the discussion portion of the class Each thought card is worth 10 points Thought cards can be turned in early if you already know you will be missing a class period but they will not be accepted after the due date In class Exercises Periodically throughout class you will be asked to answer questions on a sheet of paper and those answers will be turned in at the end of class Often there will be no right or wrong answers but you will get points for participation Points will be deducted for missing answers Each in class exercise is worth a total of 10 points In class exercises cannot be made up However there will be three extra in class exercises so that you will not be penalized until more than 3 class periods are missed This also means that if you complete every exercise you can earn up to 30 bonus points Exams and Quizzes There will be three required exams Each exam will be worth 50 points You will need a scantron green with 100 answers and a 2 pencil for all exams unless otherwise specified Exams will be distributed at the beginning of the class session If you arrive late you will not be allowed extra time Make up exams should be scheduled BEFORE an exam is missed There will also be two quizzes one on the syllabus and one on APA formatting Each quiz is worth 10 points Make up quizzes will be considered on a case by case basis Critique Paper You will choose ONE of several articles available on Blackboard and write a 12 page double spaced article critique to be submitted on Blackboard through Turnitin This will be a critique of the science NOT a summary of the article Refer to Chapter 2 Research Methods to determine what is good science The critique paper is worth 30 points and 2 points will be deducted for each day it is late More information will be provided following exam 1 Be The Difference Paper Choose a topic that is important to you and apply what you have learned in class to make a difference in yourself or the world in a 3 5 page paper using APA format Pick any topic getting better sleep healthy eating habits getting people to wear seat belts etc and use psychological concepts or principles to formulate a reasonable way to make a difference This paper is worth 60 points More information will be provided following exam 1 Be The Difference Presentation Using the topic written about in your Be The Difference Paper you will compose a brief 5 10 minutes presentation to share your topic with the class This presentation is worth 30 points More information will be provided following exam 1 Research Participation 10 of your grade is earned by completing the research requirement You are expected to earn ten 10 credits by either participating in psychology experiments through the SONA system 1 credit for each hour of participation or write summaries of research papers 4 credits for a 2 page summary You can earn research credits by either 1 participating in research studies and or 2 writing research summaries After the required 10 credits you can receive up to 10 additional credits worth 2 bonus points each If you choose to participate in research studies You must be 18 years or older to participate in research studies To participate in research studies go to http unt sona systems com and create an account Here you will be able to find and sign up for studies that interest you Once you sign up for a study make certain to be on time or early If you sign up for a study but then do not show up you will be assigned a no show If you have failed to show up for 3 or more research studies over the course of your account i e this is NOT 3 per semester it is 3 total you are blocked out of the SONA system permanently Once this happens you will need to complete research summaries for credit The last day to participate is May 3 at 5pm Questions should be sent to untsonarep yahoo com If you choose to write research papers Each successfully completed summary is worth 4 credits If you would like feedback on your summaries and a chance for revision should there be any need if problems exist you must turn your summary in to the Psychology Main Office Terrill Hall 316 before March 31 at 5pm If you do not want feedback or a chance for revision the final due date for summaries is April 14 at 4pm No late papers are accepted so plan ahead Questions should be sent to untsonarep yahoo com For further information and help visit http sites google com site sonasystemshelp Attendance Policy One of the most important things you can do to succeed in this class is show up Each day you will complete an in class assignment which cannot be made up if missed see in class exercise section Three extra in class


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