PSY 4333, Section 501 Call #11663 SPRING 2006 Monday 7-9:45pm Green Hall 4.301 INSTRUCTOR E. Clifton Davis, Ed.D. Clinical Psychologist Private Office (972) 404-1377 TEACHING INTERN Paul Gandy (214) 557-4896

GOALS AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES This course is designed as an overview of human relations. Students will learn about how relationships are developed and maintained. Emphases will focus on intimacy, how conflicts develop and are resolved and other aspects of human relations. Four areas of the human relations in the lifespan will be highlighted. They are (1) childhood, (2) adolescence, (3) early/middle adulthood, and (4) later adulthood. TEXT Wright, Dale. Personal Relationships, Mountain View, CA.: Mayfield Pub. Co., 1999. EXAMS Students will be required to complete three non-cumulative exams (multiple choice, definitions, minor and major discussion questions). You will be allowed to drop your lowest exam. METHOD OF EVALUATIONS Grading is based with following basis A 90 – 100 B 80 - 89 C 70 - 79 D 60 - 69 F Below 60 A “minus” may be added to the grade if it is marginally low, or a “plus” may be added for a “high end” grade. Good attendance and class participation/preparation will also be taken into account. No “extra credit” work will be given. WEIGHING OF GRADING PROCEDURE Each exam will comprise 25% of your grade. The interviews will comprise 15%. Attendance will comprise 10%. CLASS ACTIVITIES Classes will include lectures, films, demonstrations, class projects/games and “interview discussions”. POLICIES Exams: DO NOT MISS AN EXAM! Make-up exams will be given only if: (a) you were seriously ill and have documentation from a physician, or (b) you were detained the day and time of the exam, or(c) you made arrangements prior to the exam to attend an urgent family affair (e.g., funeral). In any of these cases, you must notify the professor in advance of the scheduled time of the exam (call and leave a voice-mail message if you can do nothing else). Otherwise, you will receive an F. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that an exam is made up within one week of the scheduled time. Beware, make-up exams are designed to be more difficult to compensate for having more study time. OUT OF CLASS ACTIVITIES Each student will be required to conduct eight (8) interviews (two with children, two with adolescents, two with young/middle aged adults [25-45 years of age], and two with fifty+ aged adults). Interview and write-up formats (1-2 pages) per interview will be discussed in class.

SCHOLASTIC DISHONESTY Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. Exams will be monitored. If you are observed cheating you will be reported to thee Dean of Students for a scholastic violation. INCOMPLETE GRADES The grade of “Incomplete” will normally not be given. If a student is unable to attend a substantial portion of the course then he/she should drop or withdraw from the course. CELL PHONES Please turn them off before class unless an emergency situation exists. If this is the case, please notify Dr. Davis before class. Violations of this policy could cause you to be asked to leave that night’s class. TENATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE: JAN JAN JAN 9 16 23 Introduction/Course Syllabus/Course Overview Chapter 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Systems Theory Chapter 2 & Chapter 6 Film: “Rock-a-bye Baby” OR Film: “Supporting Children in Resolving Conflict” Chapters 3 and 4 Film: “Good Night Moon” EXAM #1 Children Interviews Due Chapters 14 and 15 Chapters 5 and 7 Adolescent Interviews Due Exam #2 SPRING BREAK (no class) Chapter 16 Chapters 8 and 9 Young Adult Interviews Due EXAM #3 Chapter 10 “Core Characteristics” Relationships in the “Senior Years” Chapters 11 and 12 Older Adults Interview Due Chapter 13 EXAM #4 (Not Cumulative)


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