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LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INSTRUCTOR: DR. STUART FADER
CATALOG NO. PSY210
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT SHOULD:
1. HAVE A CLEAR,BALANCED, AND UP TO DATE INTRODUCTORY KNOWLEDGE OF
PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE, SOCIAL, MORAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DURING INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, AND ADOLESCENCE.
2. BE FAMILIAR WITH BASIC TERMS, CONSTRUCTS, AND
PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN THE STUDY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
3. BE FAMILIAR WITH AND ABLE TO USE THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND THE
VARIOUS RESEARCH APPROACHES INVOLVED IN THE STUDY OF DEVELOPMENTAL
PSYCHOLOGY.
4. BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND SUMMARIZE THE MAJOR THEORETICAL
APPROACHES(BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHODYNAMIC, BEHAVIORAL, COGNITIVE,
HUMANISTIC,SOCIOCULTURAL, AND EVOLUTIONARY) USED TO EXPLAIN HUMAN
BEHAVIOR.
5. BE HELPED IN THEIR PERSONAL GROWTH BY DEVELOPING THEIR
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS AND INCREASING THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF
THEMSELVES, THEIR RELATIONSHIPS, AND THE WORLD THEY LIVE IN.
6. HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF HUMAN DIVERSITY.
7. RECOGNIZE THAT THE FIELD OF PSYCHOLOGY IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING,
RATHER THAN ONE IN WHICH WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS.
8. DEVELOP GOOD WRITING AND ORAL COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS. THESE SKILLS
ARE HIGHLY SOUGHT BY GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS, AS WELL
AS BY EMPLOYERS.
9. HAVE EXPERIENCED AN ENJOYABLE AND MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
PROCEDURES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THESE OBJECTIVES:
1. CLASSROOM LECTURES (INCLUDING CASE VIGNETTES AND THE
INSTRUCTOR'S PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES) TO COMPLIMENT,
CLARIFY,AND ELABORATE ON THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IN THE TEXTBOOK.
2. CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS
3. VIDEOS AND CLASS DEMONSTRATIONS TO STIMULATE INTEREST AND
SUPPLEMENT LECTURE MATERIAL.
STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE:
1. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO READ ASSIGNED CHAPTERS IN THE
TEXTBOOK BEFORE THE MATERIAL IS DISCUSSED IN CLASS.
2. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS DISCUSSIONS.
3. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE 5 EXAMS AND TO WRITE A
4 – 6 PAGE TERM PAPER (SEE TERM PAPER HANDOUT).
4. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ADHERE TO ALL COLLEGE POLICIES AS
PUT FORTH IN THE SUFFOLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE CATALOG.
EXAMS:
1. EXAMS WILL BE BASED ON CLASSROOM LECTURES, DISCUSSIONS, AND
DEMONSTRATIONS, AS WELL AS ASSIGNED TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS.
2. THERE WILL BE 5 HALF-HOUR EXAMINATIONS ON THE DATES
SPECIFIED IN THE COURSE OUTLINE. YOUR FINAL EXAM GRADE WILL BE
BASED ON YOUR 4 HIGHEST EXAM GRADES.
3. EXAMS WILL CONSIST OF MULTIPLE CHOICE, FILL-IN-THE-BLANK,
MATCHING, AND TRUE-FALSE TYPE QUESTIONS. THERE WILL ALSO BE
SOME SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS.
GRADING:
EXAM
EXAM
EXAM
EXAM
EXAM
I .......
II ......
III......
IV.......
V........
20
20
20
20
20
POINTS
POINTS
POINTS
POINTS
POINTS
ONLY TOP 4 EXAM SCORES COUNT.
80 TOTAL EXAM POINTS – BASED ON 4
HIGHEST GRADES
5 POINTS BASED ON: ATTENDANCE,
CLASS PARTICIPATION
& STUDENT EFFORT
15 POINTS TERM PAPER
100 POINT
YOU CAN DO EXTRA CREDIT PROJECTS TO EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND RAISE
YOUR GRADE
FINAL GRADE = 100 POINTS + EXTRA CREDIT POINTS
RULES CONCERNING STUDENT ATTENDANCE:
1. ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED AND IS CONSIDERED IN FORMULATING
STUDENTS' FINAL GRADES.
2. THE COLLEGE DEFINES "EXCESSIVE ABSENCE OR LATENESS" (P. 49
THE COLLEGE CATALOG) AS "MORE THAN THE EQUIVALENT OF ONE
OF CLASS MEETINGS DURING THE SEMESTER." "EXCESSIVE ABSENCE
LATENESS MAY LEAD TO FAILURE IN A COURSE OR REMOVAL FROM
CLASS ROSTER."
OF
WEEK
OR
THE
3. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO NOTIFY THE
INSTRUCTOR ON OR BEFORE THE DAY OF THE EXAM IF HE/SHE IS
UNABLE TO TAKE THE EXAM. A MAKE-UP EXAM WILL BE ARRANGED.
4. MAKE-UP EXAMS WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE MISSED EXAM.
THOUGH THEY WILL COVER THE SAME COURSE CONTENT.
**STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE EXAMS IN CLASS
ON THE SCHEDULED EXAM DAYS !!!
STUDENT HOURS: AFTER CLASS AND BY APPOINTMENT IN ADJUNCT OFFICE - ROOM MA209
E-MAIL ME AT:
[email protected]
MESSAGES CAN ALSO BE LEFT FOR ME WITH THE SECRETARY: ROOM MA202
MY WEBSITE:
PHONE: 631-851-6571
http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/faders/
CHECK WEBSITE FOR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS, STUDY TIPS, AND HANDOUTS
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