PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 003 Educational Psychology for After you Graduate
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in Psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This is an upper-level course that covers a considerable portion of the Educational Psychology taught to teachers in EDUC 391, or non-teachers in PSYCH 356, but with a specific focus on practical application to life after graduation.

At the conclusion of the course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with major learning theories such as Behaviorism, Information Processing, and Constructivism in terms of their history, major tenets, and significant personalities.
  • Conduct a basic curriculum design/analysis for teaching a simple task or area of content. Teach the curriculum designed to a learner or learners, applying what has been discussed in class, assess the training, and write a reflection on the experience.
  • Understand various options for assessment of learning, to include positive and negative characteristics of each option. Additionally will have formed an opinion on the legitimacy and appropriateness of current levels of emphasis on “high stakes testing”
  • Define “Lifelong Learning” as it applies to themselves, and explain how it will apply through the duration of their life course.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major theories of Motivation as applied to education, to include reflection on their own motivation for education and classes they have taken thus far.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with major theories of Development, to include applying these theories in training contexts.
  • Discuss the differences between IQ vs EQ, to include the history and significant personalities around each term. Develop an awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses related to each term.
  • Craft a personal statement for the questions “Where are you going? What are you prepared to do out there in the real world?”

Course Requirements:

Assessment will consist of multiple papers of 5-10 pages, a term-long summative curriculum development task tied to a teaching experience, and participation.

Class Format:

Using a variety of selected textbook chapters and readings, reviewed in a seminar format of short lectures and group activities, students will address various themes across educational, developmental, and cognitive psychology.

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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26069
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30
20PSYCH Majors
3COGNITIVE SCIENCE MAJORS
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
23434
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15
 
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TBA
Note: Psych 401-002 is only for students concurrently enrolled in Psych 457-002 who will be travelling to China.
003 (SEM)
P
23435
Open
30
25PSYCH Majors
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
24764
Open
45
40PSYCH Majors
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
26077
Open
24
20PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
32299
Open
30
20PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
P
32300
Open
60
50PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
009 (SEM)
P
32498
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25
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
011 (SEM)
P
32301
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18
18PSYCH Majors
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
012 (SEM)
P
26120
Open
18
18LSA BBCS, BCN OR PSYCH MAJ
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
013 (SEM)
P
32302
Open
18
18PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
014 (SEM)
P
32303
Open
18
18PSYCH Majors
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
015 (SEM)
P
26121
Open
18
18PSYCH Majors
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
016 (SEM)
P
32304
Open
18
18PSYCH Majors
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
017 (SEM)
P
32305
Open
18
18PSYCH Majors
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
018 (SEM)
P
32306
Open
18
18LSA BBCS, BCN OR PSYCH MAJ
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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