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San José State University Department of Psychology Psychology 195, Honors Seminar, Section 1, Spring 2010 Instructor: Mark Van Selst Office Location: DMH 314 Telephone: 408 924 5674 Email: mark.vanselst@sjsu.edu Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12:01 PM – 4:30 PM Class Days/Time: Monday & Wednesday 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Classroom: HGH 221 Prerequisites: At least 18 units of Psychology or Statistics with a gpa of at least 3.5; Psyc 120; and senior standing. Enrollment limited. Class ID Number: 26519 Permit Number (if adding): Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/mark.vanselst (you can find this through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page or the Faculty and Staff page from the psychology department home page). You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU and whichever email address you have set up within your MySJSU preferences for email communication. I use this feature of MySJSU extensively. Course Description Intensive examination of background and current status of student-selected problems. Course is repeatable once for credit. Required Textbook 1. Intelligence: A brief History. Cianciolo / Sternberg. 2. Mismeasure of Man (1996). Gould, S.J. . Norton (ISBN 0-393-31425-1) PSYC 135 (Van Selst), Cognition, Winter 2010 Page 1 of 11
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Recommended Text 1. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6 th edition (2009). APA: Washington, DC 2. Meta-Analysis: quantitative methods for research synthesis. Wolf, F.M. (1985). Sage Publications Inc.: Newbury Park, California. (ISBN 0-8039- 2756-8) 3. other sage “mini-books” (see www.sagepub.com ) as appropriate for your research topic Library Liaison The library liaison for Psychology is Bernd Becker. He can be reached at (408) 808-2348 or Bernd.becker@sjsu.edu Classroom Protocol All students are expected to display professionalism and respect for others. This explicitly includes arriving on time, participating in class, engaging in civil dialog, and paying attention to classroom activities. Please turn off your cell phones and refrain from activities that disrupt the class. If you have to arrive late, seat yourself quietly and near the door. If you have to leave early, be sure to let me know in advance and sit by the door. Course Overview This course can be used to meet the capstone graduation requirement for Psychology. It is intended to serve much the same function as the “current issues” capstone experience (Psychology 190) but the honors seminar is targeted to a population of honors students. The seminar nature of the course will require much more active participation than would
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