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1 1 DEVELOPMENTAL ASPECTS OF PSYCHOLOGY (ONLINE) Winter 2015 DE ANZA COLLEGE Course ID: PSYC- D014.63Z Title: Developmental Aspects of Psychology Professor: Dr Melissa Tamas CRN: Term: Winter 2015 Start Date: January 5, 2015 Class ends: March 27, 2015 Units: 4 De Anza College Distance Learning Center MLC 250 Phone: Instructor Information: Dr Melissa Tamas Phone: (408) (please do not call or text between 9PM and 7AM) Office Hours: by appointment Important Course Information: The Psych 14 Course is delivered on the Cengage site: (NOT ON CATALYST) which will come up as WWW. Register for the course there. This is also the sign in point for you after you have registered. Make sure you select the correct course which is De Anza Psych 14 after you have registered. De Anza Catalogue Course Description Interaction of the biological, social, cognitive and psychological development across the life span. Enhanced Course Description The purpose of this course is to provide you with an overview of lifespan development from the first few moments of life to the last minutes of death and dying. To do this, the course will focus on human development within the context of specific domains or areas such as cognition, memory, perception, and attachment. How does your thinking change over time? What changes to your body or your vision should you expect as you grow? In this way, you will be learning how an individual develops from birth to death within a specific domain. After completing this course, you will also become familiar with the factors that impact development and the various developmental issues that impact our growth experience. Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes The student will: Recognize the historical and philosophical background of psychology as an interdisciplinary enterprise, with special recognition of gender and cultural issues, including the contributions and perspectives of women and underrepresented groups.

2 2 Identify, explain and apply the major methods used by psychologists to study human behavior. Identify and explain the major age related changes as areas of development including gender roles and stereotypes. Analyze major psychological theories regarding developmental psychology: Freud, Erickson, Piaget, and Kohlberg. Distinguish and explain the major principles and concepts of genetics. Recognize and distinguish the major features of prenatal, infancy and childhood periods of development. Analyze the cognitive, psychosocial and biological development during adolescence. Compare and contrast the cognitive, psychosocial, and physical development of the young adulthood, mid life adulthood, and late adulthood. Textbook: Sigelman, Carol & Rider, Elizabeth (2015). Life- span human development (8 th Ed). Cengage Learning. ISBN: (ebook & access code) ISBN: (loose leaf book & mindtap access code) How to Get Started- Watch Your Deadlines! 1. Register for the Developmental Aspects of Psychology course at De Anza College. 2. Complete the Online Orientation through the De Anza College Distant Learning website and submit the Student Information Form by 5:00 pm, January 9th If you do not make that deadline, you might be dropped from the course. Be ready to give your address that you will use ALL quarter. All correspondence with your instructor will happen with that same address, so please keep it the same. Online Orientation may be found 3. Purchase the course text and materials. Access code comes with the book. This may be accomplished through the De Anza bookstore or online through cengage brain: Click on the link and the book options are available. It is also at the De Anza College bookstore. 4. Register onto the Mind Tap website by 5:00 pm January 9th using your access code. This is where the course happens, completely ONLINE. The course does NOT happen on Catalyst. If you do not make that deadline, you might be dropped from the course. 5. Start following the Course Requirements. 6. You must take all chapter as well as any associated chapter polls, surveys or quizzes as they are all part of the course credit. All activities in each chapter MUST be completed. 7. The course also has three exams. 8. Final grade is determined by the total points earned on chapter, assorted chapter quizzes, polls, surveys and three comprehensive exams (some extra credit will be offered). Wherever you choose to buy the course materials, please note: you must buy the Human Development text AND the Access Code to get registered onto the CengageBrain website. If all else fails follow the Cengage instruction sheet below. My course schedule and assignments are also listed below. Student Registration Instructions

3 3 Your class will be using a custom course in, an online educational resource. Your instructor may post pertinent course information within CengageBrain. Once you register, you will have easy access to all your materials with just a few clicks! To register for your course, you will need: A Course ID provided by your instructor. For this Developmental Aspects of Psychology course, the Course ID is: De Anza Psych 14 A Student Access Code (This code can be found on your Online Access card. Example: SIMPLE- FRILL- TONLE- WEIRS- CHOIR- FLEES) De Anza College s zip code: A valid address Course Key: MTPP- 4Z5P- ZRZK How to access & register for your MindTap course : Your Personal Learning Experience begins via with immediate digital access to MindTap a personalized program of digital content and services. Students have a Grace Period, which means you can join the class before paying. Remember you will have to pay for the class before the Grace Period expires or you will lose access until it is paid. If you already have a cengage account: 1. Connect to 2. If you already have an account, sign in. From your, My Home page, enter your course key (MTPP- 4Z5P- ZRZK) in the box that s below, Have Another Product to Register?, and click the Register button. Your Personal Learning Experience begins via with immediate digital access to MindTap a personalized program of digital content and services. If you DO NOT have a cengage account: 1. Connect to 2. If you don't have an account, click the Create an Account button, and enter your course key (MTPP- 4Z5P- ZRZK) in the box provided, and click the Register button. when prompted:. Continue to follow the on- screen instructions. Payment: Online: Purchase access to your MindTap course from the website. You receive a discount by purchasing directly from Cengage. Please make sure to purchase the correct ISBN s: ISBN: (ebook & access code) ISBN: (loose leaf book & mindtap access code) Hardcover Book: If you have to have a hard cover book, a bundle with the online access code will be available at the De Anza Book store on December 18, Free Trial: If you are unable to pay at the start of the semester you may choose to access MindTap until 11:59 PM on 01/25/2015 during your free trial. After the free trial ends you will be

4 4 required to pay for access. Please note: At the end of the free trial period, your course access will be suspended until your payment has been made. All your scores and course activity will be saved and will be available to you after you pay for access. If you already registered an access code or bought MindTap online, the course key to register for this course is: MTPP- 4Z5P- ZRZK. Video Viewing Instructions You will be required to view the videos in MindTap that accompanies the textbook. You can purchase an access code bundled with your textbook at your bookstore, or if you purchase a used textbook, you can purchase online access directly at: < "Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability- related need for reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide (name of Instructor) with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain a TAV form from their DSS counselor ( DSS main number) or EDC advisor ( EDC main number)." Logging in To log in and access your course: 1. Go to < and click the Log In button. 2. Enter the login name and password you created during registration. 3. From the page, click on your course name (De Anza Psych 14) to begin your work for that course. What s in Cengage Brain? 1. The full electronic version of your textbook, with embedded multimedia, such as Videos, Simulations, Explorations, Biographies 2. Pre- tests and Post- tests to check your understanding and get immediate feedback for a better grade. You must take all polls, quizzes, surveys and chapter tests as they are part of the course credit. 3. Multi- media library- takes you right to all of the multimedia resources- the videos, simulations, etc. and you can search by chapter or media type 4. MySearchLab- a writing and research resource that helps you be able to research for a paper as well as walks you step by step through the writing process. IMPORTANT NOTE: * A required component of this course is to watch the videos embedded in each Chapter. You can quickly find the videos by clicking on the MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY button on the left menu bar. Choose your chapter and select Watch to see the videos. They are also tied to specific page numbers in your textbook and if you open the e- book, the videos will be linked on the pages. This psychology 14 is online and requires a student with sufficient discipline, time management and motivation to do the work without a regular in class schedule to prompt performance. That means that if you are not engaged in the course work you are not completing the course. The material is driven by your effort and motivation, otherwise

5 5 it does not happen. The drop rate in the online course format, as a result, is quite high. Too avoid being dropped you need to stay on schedule, stay motivated. Be advised you should get a head start on the material, as it becomes more challenging as the course proceeds. You should spend hours per week on the material. Final Grades Your total points earned in the class will be converted to 100: Your total point/total points possible for the class = Your converted grade/100 Once a converted grade is obtained, the following scale will be used to calculate final grades. Total Score Final Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F Remember the course is hosted on the Cengage Mind tap site not Catalyst Course Schedule WK Week Topic Chapter Chapter Quiz Comprehensive Exams # Starting 1 1/5 Developmental Theories 1 & 2 Chapter 1 & 2 2 1/12 Genes 3 Chapter 3 3 1/19 Prenatal 4 Chapter 4 4 1/26 Physical Development 5 Chapter 5 EXAM 1 covering Chapters 1-4 on Mind Tap Exam 1 to be completed

6 6 5 2/2 Sensation, Perception & Attention 6 Chapter 6 by the end of the 4th week (by 11:59PM on 2/2) 6 2/9 Cognition 7 Chapter 7

7 7 WK Week Topic Chapter Chapter Tests Comprehensive Exams # Starting 7 2/16 Intelligence 9 Chapter 9 8 2/23 Self & Personality 11 Chapter 11 EXAM 2 covering chapters 5, 6, 7 & 9 on CengageBrain Exam 2 to be completed by the end of the eight week (11:59PM on 2/23) 9 3/2 Attachment & Social Relationships 14 Chapter /9 The Family 15 Chapter /16 Developmental Psychopathology 12 3/24-3/27 16 Chapter 16 FINAL EXAM FINAL EXAM Final Exam covering Chapters 11, 14, 15 & 16 Final Exam Starts March 24th to be completed by 11:59PM on Friday March 27 th. Cheating: Policy on Copying and Cheating: Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities. The Library West Computer Lab offers support services for Distance Learning students including: open computer lab with Internet access, stations for viewing videotapes and videotape checkout. A photo I.D. card is required to check out materials or use computers in the Library West Computer Lab, use computers in other campus computer labs.

8 8 The Distance Learning I.D. cards are available from the Distance Learning Center. MLC 250 Location: Phone: De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information Phone: LIBRARY SERVICES De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus. Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours: De Anza College Library: