2410A Syllabus


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Unformatted text preview: THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO LONDON CANADA Department of Psychology 2009‐2010 Psychology 2410A (formerly 240A) Section 001 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 1.0 CALENDAR DESCRIPTION A survey of theory and research in developmental psychology including: learning, cognition, perception, personality, and social development in infancy and childhood. Antirequisites: Psychology 2040A/B (145A/B), 2044 (140), 2480E (241E), Health Sciences 3700A/B (341A/B) Prerequisite: At least 60% in a 1000 (020) level Psychology course 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course Unless you have either the requisites for this course or written special permission from your Dean to enrol in it, you may be removed from this course and it will be deleted from your record. This decision may not be appealed. You will receive no adjustment to your fees in the event that you are dropped from a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites. 2.0 COURSE INFORMATION Time and Location of Lecture: M 9:30‐11:30, NCB 113 Instructor: Dr. Trzesniewski Office and Email: WH307; [email protected] Office Hours: Please email for an appointment Teaching Assistants and Lab Information: TA Name Lab Time Lab Office Hours Office Email Room Room Ya Xue 9:30‐10:30 SSC 2020 Wed 1:00 ‐ 2:00 WH 315 [email protected] Kathleen O’Conner 9:30‐10:30 NCB 117 Mon 11:30 ‐ 12:30 WH 315 [email protected] Kathleen O’Conner 10:30‐11:30 NCB 117 Mon 11:30 ‐ 12:30 WH 315 [email protected] Heather Wilk 9:30‐10:30 WL 258 Thu 10:00 ‐ 11:00 WH 215 [email protected] Heather Wilk 10:30‐11:30 WL 258 Thu 10:00 ‐ 11:00 WH 215 [email protected] The course website is located at http://webct.uwo.ca. Please check it often for announcements. 3.0 TEXTBOOK Development Psychology Childhood + Adolescence, 3rd Edition (Required) Author: Shaffer, Kipp, Wood, & Willoughby Publisher: Nelson Study guide is optional 4.0 COURSE OBJECTIVES The purpose of this course is to • familiarize students with basic concepts in developmental psychology, including major theories of human development, paradigms for studying human development, the biological foundations of development and major theories of cognitive and social‐personality development. • introduce students to the developmental faculty at UWO and the research that is currently going on in their labs. • help students develop practical skills, including how to do presentations, discussions, and working in groups. • to train students to think critically about scientific findings. 5.0 EVALUATION The Psychology Department follows the University of Western Ontario grading guidelines, which are as follows (see http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/general/grades_undergrad.pdf): A+ 90‐100 One could scarcely expect better from a student at this level A 80‐89 Superior work that is clearly above average B 70‐79 Good work, meeting all requirements, and eminently satisfactory C 60‐69 Competent work, meeting requirements D 50‐59 Fair work, minimally acceptable below 50 Fail F Policy on make‐up exams and late assignments In the case of medical illness, a make‐up exam cannot be accommodated unless instructed to by the Dean’s office of your home Faculty. If you miss an exam due to legitimate reasons (including illness) and cannot contact me prior to the exam, you must contact me within one week following the missed exam. Failure to contact Dr. Trzesniewski within this time frame will result in a score of zero on the missed test or exam. Any request to write the make‐up must be supported by written documentation outlining the reasons for your absence. NOTE. In fairness to all students, we cannot give special consideration to personal commitments (e.g., work‐related trips, vacation flight bookings, etc.) which conflict with scheduled tests and exams. Note as well that it is your responsibility to check and confirm the examination timetable as set by the Registrar. More information is available here: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/appeals/accommodation_medical.pdf For each test or exam, there will be one and only one formally scheduled make‐up. Typically, the make‐ up will be offered within 7 days of the original test or exam date. The format for the make‐up will be multiple‐choice or a combination of multiple‐choice and short answer questions. If you feel that you have a medical or personal problem that is interfering with your work, you should contact your instructor and the Faculty Academic Counseling Office as soon as possible. Problems may then be documented and possible arrangements to assist you can be discussed at the time of the occurrence rather than on a retroactive basis. In general, retroactive requests for grade revisions on medical or compassionate grounds will not be considered. LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Any assignment not handed in by the due date and time will receive a zero. No exceptions, so please do not ask. Please refer to the official policy statements at the end of this document. The policies can also be found online at http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/psychology/newundergradstudentresp.htm Grades will be based on a combination of exams, assignments, and active participation in lab. See below for grade breakdown. Details about assignments will be posted on WebCT. 6.0 TEST AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE Weeks Covered Due Date % of Grade th Exam 1 1 to 3 Oct. 7 15% th Exam 2 4 to 7 Nov. 4 15% th Exam 3 8 to 10 Nov. 25 15% Final 11 to 13 (60% of final) TBA 25% Cumulative (40% of final) Lab Participation N/A N/A 10% Lab Group Presentation N/A Variable 10% Lab School Observation Paper N/A Nov. 18th 10% Notes: • All exams will be given during lab sections • All exams are multiple‐choice • All assignments need to be turned in at http://webct.uwo.ca 7.0 LECTURE SCHEDULE Week Date 1 2 3 4 September 14 September 21 September 28 October 5 Topic Introduction Theories and Methods Cognitive Development I Cognitive Development II Reading Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 7 Chapter 6, pp. 200‐204, pp. 224‐238 5 6 October 12 October 19 HOLIDAY Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience HOLIDAY Chapter 5, pp. 163‐169 An extra reading will be posted on WebCT 7 October 26 Heredity Influences on Development Chapter 3, pp. 74‐83, pp. 93‐110 8 9 November 2 November 9 The Development of the Self Studying Cohort Effects Chapter 12, pp. 464‐478 Reading will be posted on WebCT 10 11 12 November 16 November 23 November 30 Emotional Development and Temperament Parent‐Child Attachment Sex Differences and Aggression Chapter 11, pp. 421‐434 Chapter 11, pp. 434‐463 Chapter 13, pp. 503‐537 Chapter 14,pp. 547‐561 13 December 7 Peer Relationships Chapter 16, pp. 642‐646, pp. 657‐680 8.0 STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC OFFENCES Students are responsible for understanding the nature and avoiding the occurrence of plagiarism and other scholastic offenses. Plagiarism and cheating are considered very serious offenses because they undermine the integrity of research and education. Actions constituting a scholastic offense are described at the following link: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/handbook/appeals/scholoff.pdf As of Sept. 1, 2009, the Department of Psychology will take the following steps to detect scholastic offenses. All multiple‐choice tests and exams will be checked for similarities in the pattern of responses using reliable software, and records will be made of student seating locations in all tests and exams. All written assignments will be submitted to TurnItIn, a service designed to detect and deter plagiarism by comparing written material to over 5 billion pages of content located on the Internet or in TurnItIn’s databases. All papers submitted for such checking will be included as source documents in the reference database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of papers subsequently submitted to the system. Use of the service is subject to the licensing agreement, currently between The University of Western Ontario and Turnitin.com (http://www.turnitin.com). Possible penalties for a scholastic offense include failure of the assignment, failure of the course, suspension from the University, and expulsion from the University. 9.0 OTHER INFORMATION Office of the Registrar web site: http://www4.registrar.uwo.ca Student Development Services web site: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca Please see the Psychology Undergraduate web site for information on the following: http://psychology.uwo.ca/newundergradstudentresp.htm ‐ Policy on Cheating and Academic Misconduct ‐ Procedures for Appealing Academic Evaluations ‐ Policy on Attendance ‐ Policy Regarding Makeup Exams and Extensions of Deadlines ‐ Policy for Assignments ‐ Short Absences ‐ Extended Absences ‐ Documentation ‐ Academic Concerns ‐ 2009 Calendar References No electronic devices, including cell phones, will be allowed during exams. ...
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