Psy 300 entire class work

Week One

The Science of Psychology

        Examine the major underlying assumptions of the various schools of thought in psychology.

        Explain how psychological research applies to various aspects of personal and social life.

        Determine what guidelines should be applied to the evaluation of psychological research and practices.

        Identify ethical dilemmas that may arise in psychological research.

        Describe the basic biological foundations of psychology.

a.      Branches of Psychology

b.      The Complexity of Humans

3.      Foundations of Psychology Paper (due Week One)

Prepare a 700 to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the foundations of psychology. In your paper be sure to address the following components:

a.      Identify the major schools of thought in psychology and examine their major underlying assumptions.

b.      Describe the biological foundations of psychology.

c.    Please submit this assignment to your individual forum.

 LEARNING TEAM

1.      Review the objectives from Week One and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.

2.      Issues in the Workplace Paper (due Week Two)

a.      Prepare a 1,050 to 1,400-word paper in which you examine the application of psychology to workplace behaviors. As a part of this examination be sure to address following items:

1)     Analyze the impact of the following on the work environment:

a)     Human behavior

b)     Perception and conflict

c)      Bias and stereotyping

2)     Describe the role of motivation in the work environment and determine who is responsible for fostering motivation in the work environment.

3)     For each one of the learning team members’ organizations, describe at least one workplace issue (e.g., conflict between two employees, perceived biases in organizational polices) that exists in the organization and how psychological research findings, theories, or models can be used to improve the issue.

b.      Be sure to use a minimum of three sources in your paper to support your assertions.

c.    Submit it to the team forum

3.      Issues in the Workplace Presentation (due Week Two)

Prepare a 10 to 12 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, submitting it to the team forum – labeling it Wk. 2 team assignment.

 

Learning Team Charter (due at the end of week one)

 

Discussion Questions 1, 2, and 3 (due Week One)

 

Weekly Summary (due Week One)

 

Assignments:

 

Due Day 1 (Tuesday): Post your biography to the Chat Room forum. Respond to each other’s biographies.

 

Due Day 3 (Thursday): Discussion Questions (3 points): Post your responses to the Week 1 Discussion Questions in the Main forum  and begin responding to each other’s responses. Please post your responses in the DQ threads. Responses to each question should be at least 200-300 words.

 

Due Day 7 (Monday): Complete Foundations of Psychology Paper

These items should be posted as Word attachment in your individual forum.

 

Due Day 7 (Monday): Learning Team Charter

This charter should be posted as a Word attachment in the team forum

 

Due Day 7 (Monday): Weekly Summary (2 points): Post a brief statement of how the week’s learning has affected their thought process. This statement will include suggested real-world manifestations of the week’s material and a plan for implementing the material in personal and/or professional settings. This statement can also include questions for the course facilitator regarding material that may still be unclear.

 

1.            All WeekParticipation: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.

 

Brief Summary of Week One Deliverables

 

Individual or Learning Team

Ongoing— 4 days per week

Foundations of Psychology Paper

 

Week Two

Sensation and Perception

        Describe the concepts of transduction and absolute threshold.

        Examine sensation as it relates to the visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory systems.

        Distinguish sensation from perception.

        Explore the conditioning processes involved with learning.

        Distinguish between classical and operant conditioning.

        Define unconditioned stimulus, conditioned stimulus, reinforcement, shaping, and extinction.

        Examine cognitive-social models of learning.

INDIVIDUAL

1.      Read Chapters 4 and 5 in the text, Psychology.

2.      MyPsychLab
In preparation for this week’s discussion, use the link on the PSY 300   page to access and view the following clips:

LEARNING TEAM

1.      Review the objectives from Week Two and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.

 

2.  Issues in the Workplace Presentation & paper

 

Discussion Questions 1, 2, and 3 (due Week two)

Weekly Summary (due Week two)

 

Assignments:

 

Due Day 3 (Thursday): Post your responses to the Discussion Question No. 1,2 and 3 to the Main forum. Respond to each other’s responses. Please post your responses in the DQ threads. Responses to each question should be at least 200-300 words.

2.             

Due Day 7 (Monday)Weekly Summary (2 points): Post a brief statement of how the week’s learning has affected their thought process. This statement will include suggested real-world manifestations of the week’s material and a plan for implementing the material in personal and/or professional settings. This statement can also include questions for the course facilitator regarding material that may still be unclear.

 

Due Day 7 (Monday): Learning Team: Issues in the Workplace Presentation & paper

 

All WeekParticipation: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.

 

Brief Summary of Week 2 Deliverables

 

Individual or Learning Team

Ongoing— 4 days per week

Learning Team: Issues in the Workplace Presentation & paper

 

 

Week Three

Memory, Thought, Language, and Intelligence

        Examine the processes of memory and information processing.

        Describe short-term memory and long-term memory in relationship to each other.

        Compare and contrast language, thought, reasoning, and problem solving.

        Explore and evaluate definitions of intelligence and the validity of intelligence measurements.

        Articulate the relationship between memory and intelligence.

INDIVIDUAL

1.      Read Chapters 6-8;15-18  in your text, Psychology.

2.      Social Influences on Behavior Paper (due Week Three)

Prepare a 1,050 to 1,400-word paper in which you examine basic concepts of human interaction from a psychology perspective. In your examination, describe at least two examples of how human behavior changes based on social situations. In your description be sure to address the following:

                                          i.    Describe the specific behaviors.

                                         ii.    Describe the context in which the behaviors occurred.

                                        iii.    Analyze precursors and consequences of the behaviors in terms of social psychology concepts.

                                        iv.    Identify any associated phenomenon (e.g., social faciltation, social loafing, group think) with your selected behaviors.

                                         v.    Determine if the exhibited behaviors necessitate therapeutic intervention.

Be sure to properly cite your reference(s) in your paper, per APA guidelines.

 

 LEARNING TEAM

Review the objectives from Week Three and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.

 

Discussion Questions 1,2, and 3 (due Week Three)

 

Weekly Summary (due Week Three)

                                                                                           

Assignments:

 

Due Day 3 (Thursday): Discussion Questions: Post your responses to the Discussion Questions #1, 2, and 3 in the Main forum and begin responding to each other’s responses. Please post your responses in the DQ threads. Responses to each question should be at least 200-300 words.

 

Due Day 7 (Monday): Social Influences on Behavior Paper

 

 

Due Day 7 (Monday)Weekly Summary (2 points): Post a brief statement of how the week’s learning has affected their thought process. This statement will include suggested real-world manifestations of the week’s material and a plan for implementing the material in personal and/or professional settings. This statement can also include questions for the course facilitator regarding material that may still be unclear.

 

All WeekParticipation: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.

 

Brief Summary of Week 3 Deliverables

 

 

Individual or Learning Team

Ongoing— 4 days per week

Social Influences on Behavior Paper

 

 

Week Four

Motivation and Personality

        Examine basic theories of motivation.

        Compare and contrast theories of personality in terms of how they explain an individual’s unique patterns and traits.

        Determine the usefulness and the limitations of personality testing.

        Identify basic theories of development.

        Distinguish between the influences of heredity and environment on psychological development.

INDIVIDUAL

1.      Read Chapters 10, 12, 13, and 14 in the text, Psychology.

 

 LEARNING TEAM

1.      Review the objectives from Week Four and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.

 

Discussion Questions 1,2, and 3 (due Week Four)

 

Weekly Summary (due Week Four)

 

Due Day 3 (Thursday): Discussion Questions: Post your responses to the  Discussion Questions #1, 2, and 3 in the Main forum and begin responding to each other’s responses. Please post your responses in the DQ threads. Responses to each question should be at least 200-300 words.

                          

Due Day 7 (Monday) Weekly Summary (2 points): Post a brief statement of how the week’s learning has affected their thought process. This statement will include suggested real-world manifestations of the week’s material and a plan for implementing the material in personal and/or professional settings. This statement can also include questions for the course facilitator regarding material that may still be unclear.

 

All WeekParticipation: Remember to participate in the class discussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.

 

Brief Summary of Week 4 Deliverables

 

 

Individual or Learning Team

Ongoing— 4 days per week

 

 

Week Five

Social Psychology

        Analyze precursors and consequences of human interaction in terms of social psychology concepts.

        Examine basic concepts of human interaction from a social psychology perspective.

Abnormal Psychology and Therapy

        Define abnormal psychology in contrast to “normal psychology.”

        Examine mental disorders and mental illness from the perspective of psychology.

        Compare and contrast therapies designed for each school of thought in psychology for treating mental disorders.

INDIVIDUAL

1.      Review Chapters 15-18 in your text, Psychology.

LEARNING TEAM

1.      Review the objectives from Week Five and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.

2.      Abnormal Psychology and Therapy Paper (due Week Five)

Prepare a 1,050 to 1,400-word paper in which you discuss abnormal psychology and therapy. In your paper, be sure to address each one of the following items:

a.      Compare and contrast normal and abnormal psychology.

b.      Examine at least two mental disorders and two mental illnesses from the perspective of psychology.

c.      Discuss the similarities and differences among the therapies for each school of thought in psychology for treating mental disorders.

d.  Submit this assignment to the team forum – labeling it  Wk. 5 team assignment

 

Assignments:

 

Due Day 5 (Saturday): Post the Learning Team Abnormal Psychology and Therapy Paper in the team forum and in a member’s individual forum.

Due Day 7 (Monday): Learning Team Peer evaluation

Submit to your individual forum.

All WeekParticipation: Remember to participate in the class discussion and/or activity 4 out of 7 days during the week.

Due Day 3 (Thursday): Wk. 5 DQs

Due Day 7 (Monday): What I Learned post (weekly summary)

 

Note: Participation points for week five can be earned by actively engaging and involved in Learning Teams.

 

Brief Summary of Week 5 Deliverables

 

Individual or Learning Team

Ongoing— 4 days per week

What I learned (weekly summary)

Learning team: Abnormal Psychology and Therapy Paper

 

Learning Team Peer evaluation