Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology Syllabus


  • Course Code: PSY 101A

    Transcript:

    Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at United States University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.

    Credits: 3 semester

    Transfer: 4 year degree applicable

    Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits.They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. United States University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course and apply it towards your degree. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page.Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for pre-approval. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)

    Required Textbook:

    Psychology (4th edition)
    Saundra K. Ciccarelli, J. Noland White
    SBN-13: 978-0205972241 ISBN-10: 0205972241
    You can rent or buy (new or used), through Amazon or Chegg. Please make sure you use overnight shipping, as regular delivery can sometimes take a couple of weeks.
    Textbook purchase or rental for $11.49 - $191 on Amazon

    Textbook rental for $10.99 on Chegg

    Grading Mode:

    Standard Letter Grade

    Proctored Final: Yes

    Description

    This course provides an introduction to psychology as the scientific study of mental processes and human behavior. Biological, environmental and social factors which influence human behavior are examined as well as how humans feel, reason, remember, learn and develop. Psychological disorders and therapy methods are introduced.
    Prerequisite: None

    Learning Outcomes

    After completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the major concepts of psychology, historical trends and empirical findings.
    2. Explain the differences between the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
    3. Explain why psychology is considered a science and be able to think scientifically about mental processes and behavior.
    4. Understand the different basic psychological research methods and their application to behavior, emotions and cognition.
    5. Understand research design, data analysis, data interpretation and identify the pros and cons of each method.
    6. Use skeptical inquiry and critical thinking skills effectively to seek and evaluate scientific evidence for psychological claims, differentiate empirical evidence from speculation and analyze a variety of types of media for valid psychological findings.
    7. Understand and apply psychological concepts, theories and research findings to personal, social and everyday life.
    8. Distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior in the practice of psychology.
    9. Understand the interconnections between psychology and other disciplines.

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Quizzes 40% (May be taken twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate the grade.)
    Exercises, videos & discussion 35%
    Final Exam 25%
    (You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)
    The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters.

    Proctored Final: 25%

    This course go towards a degree which means it must have a proctored final. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells them the class will have a proctored final, and the 60% rule will apply. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know these standards won't be met.

    The final exam must be proctored at college testing center or a Sylvan Learning Center. A valid driver's license or State ID must be shown at the testing center. An expired license or State ID will not be accepted. Use this link to help you find a college testing center or Sylvan Learning center near your home: Proctored Final

    The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters of the course. Other than scratch paper, you may view the "Authorized Materials" list for the final exam for each class.

    • Students must obtain a 60% or better on the final exam in order to get a C or better in the class.
    • Students that obtain a grade of an F on the final can receive at most a D in the class. Students that obtain a D on the final can receive at most a C in the class. Students that obtain a C on the final can receive at most a B in the class.

    The 60% rule was set in place to protect the integrity of online math education by requiring a display of competency in exchange for a grade. All schools which are regionally accredited adhere to online standards. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells your college that standards have been met. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know the standards won't be met.

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Course Content Menu:

    Chapter 1

    The Science of Psychology

    Lessons
    1.1   What Is Psychology?
    1.2   Psychology Then: The History of Psychology
    1.3   Psychology Now: Modern Perspectives 1
    1.4   Psychological Professionals and Areas of Specialization
    1.5   Psychology: The Scientific Methodology
    1.6   Ethics of Psychological Research
    1.7   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking
    Chapter Quiz
     

    Chapter 2

    The Biological Perspective

    Lessons
    2.1   An Overview of the Nervous System
    2.2   Neurons and Nerves:   Building the Network
    2.3   The Central Nervous System:   The "Central Processing Unit"
    2.4   The Peripheral Nervous System:   Nerves on the Edge
    2.5   Distant Connections:   The Endocrine Glands
    2.6   Looking Inside the Living Brain
    2.7   From the Bottom Up:   The Structures of the Brain
    2.8   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Paying Attention to the Causes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 3

    Sensation and Perception

    Lessons
    3.1   The ABCs of Sensation
    3.2   The Science of Seeing
    3.3   The Hearing Sense:   Can You Hear Me Now?
    3.4   Chemical Senses:   It Tastes Good and Smells Even Better
    3.5   Somesthetic Senses:   What the Body Knows
    3.6   The ABCs of Perception
    3.7   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Beyond "Smoke and Mirrors"-The Psychological Science and Neuroscience of Magic
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 4

    Consciousness: Sleep, Dreams, Hypnosis, and Drugs

    Lessons
    4.1   What Is Consciousness?
    4.2   Altered States:   Sleep
    4.3   Dreams
    4.4   Altered States:   The Effects of Hypnosis
    4.5   Altered States:   The Influence of Psychoactive Drugs
    4.6   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Thinking Critically About Ghosts, Aliens, and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 5

    Learning

    Lessons
    5.1   Definition of Learning
    5.2   What's in It for Me?   Operant Conditioning
    5.3   Cognitive Learning Theory
    5.4   Observational Learning
    5.5   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Can You Really Toilet Train Your Cat?
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 6

    Memories

    Lessons
    6.1   Three Processes of Memory
    6.2   Models of Memory
    6.3   The Information-Processing Model:   Three Memory Systems
    6.4   Getting It Out:   Retrieval of Long-Term Memories
    6.5   The Reconstructive Nature of Long-Term Memory Retrieval:   How Reliable Are Memories?
    6.6   What Were We Talking About?   Forgetting
    6.7   Neuroscience of Memory
    6.8   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Alzheimer's Disease
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 7

    Cognition

    Lessons
    7.1   How People Think
    7.2   Intelligence
    7.3   Language
    7.4   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Mental and Physical Exercises Combine for Better Cognitive Health
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 8

    Development Across the Life Span

    Lessons
    8.1   Issues in Studying Human Development
    8.2   The Basic Building Blocks of Development
    8.3   Prenatal Development
    8.4   Infancy and Childhood Development
    8.5   Adolescence
    8.6   Adulthood
    8.7   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Cross-Cultural Views on Death
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 9

    Motivation and Emotion

    Lessons
    9.1   Approaches to Understanding Motivation
    9.2   What, Hungry Again? Why People Eat
    9.3   Emotion
    9.4   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: When Motivation Is Not Enough
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 10

    Sexuality and Gender

    Lessons
    10.1   The Physical Side of Human Sexuality
    10.2   The Psychological Side of Human Sexuality:   Gender
    10.3   Human Sexual Behavior
    10.4   Sexual Dysfunctions and Problems
    10.5   Sexually Transmitted Infections
    10.6   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   The AIDS Epidemic in Russia
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 11

    Stress and Health

    Lessons
    11.1   Stress and Stressors
    11.2   Physiological Factors: Stress and Health
    11.3   Coping With Stress
    11.4   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Exercising for Mental Health
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 12

    Social Psychology

    Lessons
    12.1   Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, Obedience, and Group Behavior
    12.2   Social Cognition: Attitudes, Impression Formation, and Attribution
    12.3   Social Interaction: Prejudice and Aggression
    12.4   Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction
    12.5   Aggression and Prosocial Behavior
    12.6   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Anatomy of a Cult
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 13

    Theories of Personality

    Lessons
    13.1   Theories of Personality
    13.2   The Man and the Couch:   Sigmund Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective
    13.3   The Behaviorist and Social Cognitive View of Personality
    13.4   The Third Force:   Humanism and Personality
    13.5   Trait Theories:   Who Are You?
    13.6   The Biology of Personality:   Behavioral Genetics
    13.7   Assessment of Personality
    13.8   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   The Biological Basis of the Big Five
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 14

    Psychological Disorders

    Lessons
    14.1   What Is Abnormality?
    14.2   Models of Abnormality
    14.3   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)
    14.4   Anxiety Disorders:   What, Me Worry?
    14.5   Mood Disorders:   The Effect of Affect
    14.6   Eating Disorders
    14.7   Dissociative Disorders:   Altered Identities
    14.8   Schizophrenia:   Altered Reality
    14.9   Personality Disorders:   I'm Okay, It's Everyone Else Who's Weird
    14.10   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Taking the Worry Out of Exams
    Chapter Quiz

    Chapter 15

    Psychological Therapies

    Lessons
    15.1   Two Kinds of Therapy
    15.2   The Early Days:   Ice-Water Baths and Electric Shocks
    15.3   Psychotherapy Begins
    15.4   Humanistic Therapy:   To Err Is Human
    15.5   Behavior Therapies:   Learning One's Way to Better Behavior
    15.6   Cognitive Therapies:   Thinking Is Believing
    15.7   Group Therapies:   Not Just for the Shy
    15.8   Does Psychotherapy Really Work?
    15.9   Biomedical Therapies
    Chapter Quiz

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 16 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.

    Week Complete Chapters
    1 Chapter 1
    2 Chapter 2
    3 Chapter 2
    4 Chapter 3
    5 Chapter 4
    6 Chapter 5
    7 Chapter 6
    8 Chapter 7
    9 Chapter 8
    10 Chapter 9
    11 Chapter 10
    12 Chapter 11
    13 Chapter 12
    14 Chapter 13
    15 Chapter 14
    16 Chapter 15
    17 Final

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

  • Course Code: none

    Transcript:

    A certificate of completion is issued from Omega Math. This course under the non-credit option does not go through one of our partner universities; thus, a transcript is not included with the course.

    Credits: 0

    Certificate of Completion: Yes

    Transfer:

    If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the non-credit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. If you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like pre-approval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. The non-credit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination. (K-12 use)

    Enrollment Schedule:

    Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the self-paced courses as soon as they are able. (Note: The 30-day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)

    Class Limit: 30
    There is limited space in this class, so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure you have a virtual seat in the class.

    Required Textbook:

    Psychology (4th edition)
    Saundra K. Ciccarelli, J. Noland White
    SBN-13: 978-0205972241 ISBN-10: 0205972241
    You can rent or buy (new or used), through Amazon or Chegg. Please make sure you use overnight shipping, as regular delivery can sometimes take a couple of weeks.
    Textbook purchase or rental for $11.49 - $191 on Amazon

    Textbook rental for $10.99 on Chegg



    Grading Mode:

    Standard Letter Grade

    Proctored Final: No

    Description

    This course provides an introduction to psychology as the scientific study of mental processes and human behavior. Biological, environmental and social factors which influence human behavior are examined as well as how humans feel, reason, remember, learn and develop. Psychological disorders and therapy methods are introduced.
    Prerequisite: None

    This course runs for ten weeks.
    Next course starts: 2-6-17
    Late enrollment through: 2-14-17
    Drop date: 2-12-17
    Course end date: 4-14-17

    Learning Outcomes

    After completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the major concepts of psychology, historical trends and empirical findings.
    2. Explain the differences between the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
    3. Explain why psychology is considered a science and be able to think scientifically about mental processes and behavior.
    4. Understand the different basic psychological research methods and their application to behavior, emotions and cognition.
    5. Understand research design, data analysis, data interpretation and identify the pros and cons of each method.
    6. Use skeptical inquiry and critical thinking skills effectively to seek and evaluate scientific evidence for psychological claims, differentiate empirical evidence from speculation and analyze a variety of types of media for valid psychological findings.
    7. Understand and apply psychological concepts, theories and research findings to personal, social and everyday life.
    8. Distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior in the practice of psychology.
    9. Understand the interconnections between psychology and other disciplines.

    Methods of Evaluation:

    Quizzes 25%
    Exercises, videos & discussion 25%
    Exams 25%
    Final Exam 25%
    (You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)
    The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters.

    Assessment:

    A 90-100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
    B 80-89 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
    C 70-79 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    D 60-69 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
    F 0-59 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.

    Course Content Menu:

    Chapter 1

    The Science of Psychology

    Lessons
    1.1   What Is Psychology?
    1.2   Psychology Then: The History of Psychology
    1.3   Psychology Now: Modern Perspectives 1
    1.4   Psychological Professionals and Areas of Specialization
    1.5   Psychology: The Scientific Methodology
    1.6   Ethics of Psychological Research
    1.7   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking
     

    Chapter 2

    The Biological Perspective

    Lessons
    2.1   An Overview of the Nervous System
    2.2   Neurons and Nerves:   Building the Network
    2.3   The Central Nervous System:   The "Central Processing Unit"
    2.4   The Peripheral Nervous System:   Nerves on the Edge
    2.5   Distant Connections:   The Endocrine Glands
    2.6   Looking Inside the Living Brain
    2.7   From the Bottom Up:   The Structures of the Brain
    2.8   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Paying Attention to the Causes of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    Chapter 3

    Sensation and Perception

    Lessons
    3.1   The ABCs of Sensation
    3.2   The Science of Seeing
    3.3   The Hearing Sense:   Can You Hear Me Now?
    3.4   Chemical Senses:   It Tastes Good and Smells Even Better
    3.5   Somesthetic Senses:   What the Body Knows
    3.6   The ABCs of Perception
    3.7   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Beyond "Smoke and Mirrors"-The Psychological Science and Neuroscience of Magic

    Chapter 4

    Consciousness: Sleep, Dreams, Hypnosis, and Drugs

    Lessons
    4.1   What Is Consciousness?
    4.2   Altered States:   Sleep
    4.3   Dreams
    4.4   Altered States:   The Effects of Hypnosis
    4.5   Altered States:   The Influence of Psychoactive Drugs
    4.6   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Thinking Critically About Ghosts, Aliens, and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Chapter 5

    Learning

    Lessons
    5.1   Definition of Learning
    5.2   What's in It for Me?   Operant Conditioning
    5.3   Cognitive Learning Theory
    5.4   Observational Learning
    5.5   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Can You Really Toilet Train Your Cat?

    Chapter 6

    Memories

    Lessons
    6.1   Three Processes of Memory
    6.2   Models of Memory
    6.3   The Information-Processing Model:   Three Memory Systems
    6.4   Getting It Out:   Retrieval of Long-Term Memories
    6.5   The Reconstructive Nature of Long-Term Memory Retrieval:   How Reliable Are Memories?
    6.6   What Were We Talking About?   Forgetting
    6.7   Neuroscience of Memory
    6.8   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Alzheimer's Disease

    Chapter 7

    Cognition

    Lessons
    7.1   How People Think
    7.2   Intelligence
    7.3   Language
    7.4   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Mental and Physical Exercises Combine for Better Cognitive Health

    Chapter 8

    Development Across the Life Span

    Lessons
    8.1   Issues in Studying Human Development
    8.2   The Basic Building Blocks of Development
    8.3   Prenatal Development
    8.4   Infancy and Childhood Development
    8.5   Adolescence
    8.6   Adulthood
    8.7   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Cross-Cultural Views on Death

    Chapter 9

    Motivation and Emotion

    Lessons
    9.1   Approaches to Understanding Motivation
    9.2   What, Hungry Again? Why People Eat
    9.3   Emotion
    9.4   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: When Motivation Is Not Enough

    Chapter 10

    Sexuality and Gender

    Lessons
    10.1   The Physical Side of Human Sexuality
    10.2   The Psychological Side of Human Sexuality:   Gender
    10.3   Human Sexual Behavior
    10.4   Sexual Dysfunctions and Problems
    10.5   Sexually Transmitted Infections
    10.6   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   The AIDS Epidemic in Russia

    Chapter 11

    Stress and Health

    Lessons
    11.1   Stress and Stressors
    11.2   Physiological Factors: Stress and Health
    11.3   Coping With Stress
    11.4   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Exercising for Mental Health

    Chapter 12

    Social Psychology

    Lessons
    12.1   Social Influence: Conformity, Compliance, Obedience, and Group Behavior
    12.2   Social Cognition: Attitudes, Impression Formation, and Attribution
    12.3   Social Interaction: Prejudice and Aggression
    12.4   Liking and Loving: Interpersonal Attraction
    12.5   Aggression and Prosocial Behavior
    12.6   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Anatomy of a Cult

    Chapter 13

    Theories of Personality

    Lessons
    13.1   Theories of Personality
    13.2   The Man and the Couch:   Sigmund Freud and the Psychodynamic Perspective
    13.3   The Behaviorist and Social Cognitive View of Personality
    13.4   The Third Force:   Humanism and Personality
    13.5   Trait Theories:   Who Are You?
    13.6   The Biology of Personality:   Behavioral Genetics
    13.7   Assessment of Personality
    13.8   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   The Biological Basis of the Big Five

    Chapter 14

    Psychological Disorders

    Lessons
    14.1   What Is Abnormality?
    14.2   Models of Abnormality
    14.3   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)
    14.4   Anxiety Disorders:   What, Me Worry?
    14.5   Mood Disorders:   The Effect of Affect
    14.6   Eating Disorders
    14.7   Dissociative Disorders:   Altered Identities
    14.8   Schizophrenia:   Altered Reality
    14.9   Personality Disorders:   I'm Okay, It's Everyone Else Who's Weird
    14.10   Applying Psychology to Everyday Life:   Taking the Worry Out of Exams

    Chapter 15

    Psychological Therapies

    Lessons
    15.1   Two Kinds of Therapy
    15.2   The Early Days:   Ice-Water Baths and Electric Shocks
    15.3   Psychotherapy Begins
    15.4   Humanistic Therapy:   To Err Is Human
    15.5   Behavior Therapies:   Learning One's Way to Better Behavior
    15.6   Cognitive Therapies:   Thinking Is Believing
    15.7   Group Therapies:   Not Just for the Shy
    15.8   Does Psychotherapy Really Work?
    15.9   Biomedical Therapies

    Time on Task:

    This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8 - 10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirty-day extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.

    Schedule:

    Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 16 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.

    Week Complete Chapters
    1 Chapter 1
    2 Chapter 2
    3 Chapter 2
    4 Chapter 3
    5 Chapter 4
    6 Chapter 5
    7 Chapter 6
    8 Chapter 7
    9 Chapter 8
    10 Chapter 9
    11 Chapter 10
    12 Chapter 11
    13 Chapter 12
    14 Chapter 13
    15 Chapter 14
    16 Chapter 15
    17 Final

    Conduct Code:

    Code of Ethics:

    Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.

    Respectful communications:

    When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.

    We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.

    Grading information and proctored final policies:

    The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first log-in to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.

    Examples of academic misconduct:

    Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.

    Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.

    By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.

    Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing un-permitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for re-grading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.

    Unauthorized collaboration:

    Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.

    Important Notes:

    This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.