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  1. Psychololgy 281 Learning and Behaviour Spring 2012

  2. Dr. Snyder • Syllabus, Powerpoint slides, podcasts, assignments • BSP- • 780-492- • Skype: username michaelrsnyder • mrsnyder@ualberta.ca • Psyco 281 in subject line • @ualberta.ca account • Name and ID number in message • Allow up to 2 business days for response • Office hours: TR 10:00-10:30, 1:30-2:00, and/or by appointment

  3. Prerequisites • Psyco 104 (or equivalent from another institution) • Prerequisite, NOT co-requisite

  4. Textbook and Reading Schedule • Chance, P. (2009). Learning and behavior: Active learning edition (6th ed.). USA: Thompson Wadsworth. • Roughly a chapter per class

  5. Course Evaluation • Midterm exam • 25%, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and lectures • 29 May, 10:30-12:00 • Final exam • 35%, cumulative chapters and lectures (bias towards post-midterm material) • TBA • Four Assignments • 10% each • 15, 22, 31 May, 7 June

  6. Exams • Exam questions are proprietary; may not copy, transcribe, photograph, etc. • Sample questions will be provided on website; these are the only examples available • Midterm: 75 multiple choice, 90 minutes • Final: 100 multiple choice, 120 minutes

  7. Missed Exams • Serious illness (documented), medical emergency/death in immediate family, religious event • Midterm: weight transferred to final • Final: if deferred granted by Faculty office, write 12 July, 2012, 2:00-4:00PM, BSP-226

  8. Assignments • Short written answer, graphing, calculations, etc. • Can work individually or in group of up to 2 students (no more!) • Required by end of class on due date; 10% late penalty applied immediately thereafter • Additional 10% penalty applied each subsequent day at 12:00 PM • Submit directly to instructor or to Psychology office (BSP-217, hours M-F 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00)

  9. Grading Scheme Mark (%)GradeDescriptor 94-100 A+ Excellent 88-93.9 A Excellent 83-87.9 A- Excellent 78-82.9 B+ Good 73-77.9 B Good 68-72.9 B- Good 63-67.9 C+ Satisfactory 58-62.9 C Satisfactory 55-57.9 C- Satisfactory 52-54.9 D+ Poor 50-51.9 D Minimal pass 0-49.99 F Failure • Not graded on a curved • University distributions just guidelines • A+ is for exceptional performance, beyond the course level

  10. Posting Grades • Return assignments • Midterm viewing • Link to grades pdf on website • By ID

  11. Appealing Grades • Answer justification • Assignment: keep original, submit photocopy along with justification • Midterm: question number and exam code along with justification • Any issues with term work must be addressed before the final exam • Grades will not be reduced

  12. Cheating, Plagiarism • Detailed listing on syllabus • Code of Student Behaviour • Shall not represent another’s work on an assignment as his/her own • Shall not submit material completed/in progress for another course without written approval • Cheating on exams

  13. Class Disruption, Cell Phones • Any disruptive students will be required to leave • All cell phones MUST be turned off during class time • Please, no texting, surfing, video watching, etc.