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PSYC-2308-001 Child Psychology
This course will address psychological development from conception through middle childhood with references to physical, cognitive, social and personality changes. Students will examine the interplay of biological factors, human interaction, social structures and cultural forces in development.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
On Campus Course
Textbook: Child Psychology, 8th edition. Feldman
Supplies: pencil, pens, spiral notebook, and access to a computer. If you do not have your own computer, you will need to use AC computers located on the 4th floor of the Ware Student Commons or in the Underground.. You exams will be given online so you need to make sure you have reliable internet access.
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I expect you all to attend class, participate in class, be prepared for class, and respect everyone else who is the classroom. Turn cell phone ringers off. If you are waiting on an important call you must talk with me before class so I am aware. If you decided to leave the classroom to answer the phone please do not return. If you leave and come back, you have interrupted my class twice and that is unacceptable. NO texting, tweeting, Facebook, snapchat or selfies! If it is so important that you have to text, tweet or check-in right away, you may leave and please do not return. I want you to have your phone because it can be used as a valuable resource. Use your phone respectfully and appropriately. If you do miss class it is your responsibility to get the material you missed. I will be giving assignments during class that will be due the next class so if you miss you will miss that assignment unless you contact me or someone else in the class. It is your responsibility!! I do not take make-up work. Each student is expected to engage in academic honesty and refrain from cheating and/or plagiarism. All students are expected to be tolerant and respectful of other students. There will be zero tolerance for any type of harassment!! I want this to be an environment everyone can learn and feels safe!!
There will be a total of 1120 possible points for the semester. You will be able to check your grade on AC connect. Grading will be on the standard grade scale:
100-90% 1120-1008= A
89-80% 1007-896= B
79-70% 895-784= C
69-60% 783-672= D
Below 60% Below 672= F
The points will be earned:
600 points for exams (6 100 points for each exam)
190 points for chapter quizzes
180 points for in-class assignments
150 points for Social responsibility learning project and volunteer verification (you will need to answer the essay online and submit your verification online.)
Total points possible: 1070 points
It’s college; I know you want to skip, but if you just show up you will do better in the class. It’s an 8 week class so if you miss you will get behind very quickly. We are going to have to use our time together wisely and missing is not a good idea. I understand that things come up, but please try you best to be in class and be on time!!! If something does come up, please notify me immediately so we can work something out. Contacting me after the fact leaves me little room to work with you. I do not take make-up work, so please contact me as soon as you know you will miss so we can work something out.
The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus and/or calendar if needed. Some chapter titles have changed and will be updated.
All chapter quizzes are open now and will close the day the corresponding exam opens for those chapters.
Monday August 23rd Introductions
Tuesday August 24th Chapter 1 An Introduction to Child Development
Chapter 1 & 2 quiz are open and available until August 26th
Wednesday August 25th Finish chapter 1 and begin chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives and Research
Thursday August 26th In class assignment over chapters 1 & 2
Exam 1 covers chapter 1 and 2. It opens Thursday August 26th and will close Sunday August 29th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday August 30th Chapter 3 The Start of Life: Genetic and Prenatal Development
Tuesday August 31st Chapter 3 The Start of Life: Genetic and Prenatal Development
Chapter 3 & 4 quiz is open and available until Sept. 9th
Wednesday Sept. 1st In class assignment for chapter 3
Thursday Sept. 2nd Chapter 4 Birth and Newborn Infant
Monday Sept. 6th No class Happy Labor Day
Tuesday Sept 7th In class assignment over chapter 4
Wednesday Sept.8th Finish chapter 4 in class assignment
Thursday Sept. 9th Present chapter 4 assignment in class.
Exam 2 covers chapters 3 and 4. It will open Thursday Sept. 9th and will close Sunday Sept. 12th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday Sept. 13th Chapter 5 Physical development in Infancy
Chapter 5-7 quiz is open and available until Sept. 16th
Tuesday Sept. 14th Chapter 6 Cognitive development in Infancy
Wednesday Sept. 15th Chapter 7 Social and Personality Development in Infancy
Thursday Sept 16th In class assignment for chapters 5-7 Chapter
Exam 3 covers chapters 5-7. It will open Thursday Sept. 16th and will closes Sunday Sept. 19th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday Sept. 20th Chapter 8 Physical development in Preschool Years
Chapter 8-10 quiz is open and available until Sept. 24th
Tuesday Sept. 21st Chapter 9 Cognitive development in Preschool Years
Wednesday Sept. 22nd Chapter 10 Social and Personality development in Preschool Years
Thursday Sept. 23rd In class assignment chapters 8-10
Exam 4 covers chapters 8-10. It will open Thursday Sept. 23rd and will closes Sunday Sept. 26th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes
Monday Sept. 27th Chapter 11 Physical development in Middle Childhood
Chapter 11-13 quiz is open and available until Sept. 30th
Tuesday Sept. 28th Chapter 12 Cognitive development in Middle Childhood
Wednesday Sept. 29th Chapter 13 Social and Personality development in Middle Childhood
Thursday Sept. 30th In class assignment over chapters 11-13
Exam 5 covers chapters 11-13. It will open Thursday Sept. 30th and will close Sunday Oct. 3rd at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Sunday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday Oct. 4th In class assignment over adolescence
Social Learning project is due Tuesday Oct. 5th by 11:59 pm.
Chapter 14-16 quiz is open and available until Oct. 7th
Tuesday Oct. 5th Chapter 14 Physical development in Adolescence
Wednesday Oct. 6th Chapter 15 Cognitive development in Adolescence
Thursday Oct. 7th Chapter 16 Social and Personality development in Adolescence
Exam 6 covers chapters 14-16. It will open Thursday Oct. 7th and will close Monday Oct. 11th at 11:59 pm. Please do not wait until 10:00pm Monday evening because I will not be as likely to help you if you run into issues before the exam closes.
Monday Oct. 11th – Thursday Oct.14th: Finals week. No in class assignments
Good luck on all of your finals and have a great Fall break!!!
I do not allow make-up assignment or exams. If something happens please contact me immediately.
I will be in my office Monday- Thursday 7:50-8:50 Dutton 202L.If you need me come on by. If those times don't work for you email me.
The best way to reach me is my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you email me from the class when I respond it will go to you gmail account. If you do not check you gmail account please email me from the account you do check. Make sure to tell what class you are in and your name as it appears in the class.
Most issues can be resolved before or after class, however we can always set-up an appointment that will work for both of us if more time is needed.
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