Psyc 102: Applied Psychology

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INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Timothy N. Trainor

Behavior Modification (8th Edition) by Marrtine and Pear (ISBN: 978-0-13-194227-1)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to applied behavior analysis from a personal point of view. Students design projects which involve the identification of a behavior to be changed, collection of data to identify how frequently it occurs, and structure their environment to make the desired changes.


TEXTBOOK: Behavior Modification (8th Ed.)
     by Martin and Pear (ISBN: 978-0-13-194227-1)

MATERIALS: USB Flash drive

HOMEPAGE: Dr. Trainor's Homepage
     Links to this syllabus, course assignments and study questions are found on this Internet site.


COURSE FORMAT: The class is conducted as a series of lectures/discussions with some hands-on work with computers and electronic spreadsheet software. Outside work in the form of readings and personal projects with data collection using an electronic spreadsheet are expected.

GRADING: Final grades will be determined by the following percentage of points from project report (400), project presentation (200), weekly tests (90), answers to weekly study questions (10) and project evaluations (25).

A = 90% - 100%
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
E = 0% - 59%

Note: Homework not collected by last day of class and final examination papers are only kept for two weeks after the end of the semester.

TEST and QUIZZES: Questions can be any combination of True/False, Multiple Choice, Fill-in, or Short Answer. Students are expected to spell key terms from the study questions correctly, to answer in complete sentences, and to spell out words associated with acronyms. Failure to do so will result in a loss of points.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: The instructor reserves the right to withdraw any student absent from three class sessions. Missed tests and quizzes CANNOT be taken at a later date. However, 1 test score is dropped prior to figuring final grades. Students missing more than one test will receive zero points for those test scores.

LATE WORK: Written assignments must be turned in during class on the due date. Any assignments turned in after the class due date will automatically have 20 percent of the possible points deducted. Late work will not be accepted after class of Week 14.

ACADEMIC HONESTY: Honesty is highly valued at Muskegon Community College. As a teacher I would also like to promote students in my classes helping one another. However, for assignments in this class I expect all work to be solely prepared by each student. Students submitting the work of others as their own will be dropped from class.

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