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Psychology Seminar Syllabus
Professor: Dr. Christine Olson 11:45 AM Course: PSYC 110 Meeting Times: T/TH 1:30-2:20 PM Location: SS 228 12:00 PM Phone: 537-7248 Email: email@example.com appt.) Required Texts: Landrum, E. R. (2009). Finding jobs with a psychology bachelor’s degree: Expert advice for launching your career. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Sternberg, R. J. (2006). Career paths in psychology: Where your degree can take you. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Optional Texts: Perrin (2006) Pocket Guide to APA Style Course Objectives: Office Hours: T M 11:00-
6:00 – 6:30 PM 11:00 – 12:00 PM 4:15 – 5:30 PM W 2:00 - 3:30 H 11:00 – (and by
1. to orient you to the general field of psychology and an array of career paths
within it (with content covering the interests of those intending to pursue graduate studies immediately after graduation and those intending to pursue entry level positions with a Bachelor’s degree); 2. to facilitate insight into your personal interests, values, and skills as they relate to career development in the discipline of psychology, making use of formal and informal assessment measures; 3. to foster informed decision-making related to professional development in psychology, including consideration of coursework, applied experiences, and professional affiliations that will best prepare you for a career with a Bachelor’s degree or for advanced studies in your areas of interest 4. to articulate specific “next steps” , after review of vocational options and selfreflection, that will enhance your ability to gain entry into the workforce with a Bachelor’s degree and/or entry into graduate studies programs; 5. to foster mentoring relationships between faculty and students; 6. to orient you to the curriculum and standards of the SMSU Psychology Program, including its dual goals of science and practice; 7. to introduce you to professional journals in psychology; 8. to enhance your knowledge of how to use PsychInfo and other relevant databases; 9. to enhance your familiarity with basics of APA format; and 10. to orient you to APA Code of Ethics as they relate to various disciplines. Process of Instruction The process of course instruction will include lecture, small and large group discussion, and involvement in various application exercises. Because this course will assume more of seminar (group discussion) than didactic lecture format, it is important that you complete all assigned readings prior to the class meeting time. Being fully prepared for class discussion through having read and reflected upon assigned material will enrich your learning as well as that of your fellow classmates.
(For more information. some or all attendance points will be deducted for that day. I. it is your responsibility to obtain information about topics reviewed and assignments due. Unexcused absences have a bearing on your grade. I will specifically address cell phone usage. if you are behaving in ways that regularly detract from the learning of other students. coming late and leaving early.) IMPORTANT: Attendance and participation expectations include the following: 1) being prepared to participate---in an informed way--through having read the required material and having completed assignments due for a given day. Folders are due at the beginning of class. All students at SMSU have the right to a stimulating and productive learning environment. and 3) not behaving in ways that draw your attention or the attention of your classmates away from topics being discussed. leaving early…. When you miss class. This enables me to remind you to minimize classroom disruption (by sitting near the door). material should be submitted in a folder. It also enables me to be aware of your circumstances so that I can accurately assess the attendance/participation portion of your grade. please see SMSU policies in the Student Handbook. and sit close to the door so that you can minimize the disruption caused by leaving the classroom. as students. With these general expectations in mind. but will clarify nonetheless---leaving the classroom for “urgent” reasons should be the exception. To facilitate grading of these and other assignments.) Cell phone use. you will receive up to 50 points. you should have word processed notes. Comments/Questions on Readings Assignments: In any given class period for which there is an assigned reading. If you are not prepared in this way.) You will be expected to arrive to class on time and remain in class the duration of the class period.Attendance and Participation You are expected to attend every class. In addition. unless there is a valid emergency/reason.and general concerns related to respectful behavior in the classroom. (I think it is a good idea to get the phone number/email address of a few of your classmates in case I am not available and you need to contact them to find out what was covered in class. 2) being actively involved in class discussions. comments and questions for each chapter due for the day. You. have the responsibility to foster and maintain this type of environment. have an obligation to your fellow students to contribute to such a learning environment as well. Assigned work completed during the class period will receive half credit. Policy on Late Work: Late work may be turned in for half credit by Friday of the last week of the semester (prior to Finals Week). coming late. you will need to turn the cell phone off during class time— unless you have an urgent concern to address that requires access to your phone. Grading Criteria: Participation/Attendance Discussion Notes on Chapter Readings LN Notes ( 7 chapters X 20 pts) ST Notes (Pick 10 out of 14 chapters X 20) 100 points 140 points 200 points 2 . (I am assuming this is obvious. If this is the case. not the rule. If you are prepared and participate in this way. Regarding cell phone use. please put the phone on the vibrating (or meeting) function. If you need to leave early or come late. I will engage the SMSU judicial disciplinary process. please let me know in advance. as instructor.
After that.org/about/division. possible Office Hours: Feel free to make use of my office hours.apa. resources. You may stop by or arrange a time to meet in advance. Need for Special Accommodations: I will be happy to do what is necessary to accommodate students with special needs (e..html ) -------------------------------------------------------------- Due: One page of of two 2 Jan 18 . etc.63-65 20 points 20 200 points ______________ 1000 points Extra Credit = 50 pts.APA Division Assignment (Visit two APA division site and describe what you learned points about the division mission.g. the class will be divided in half. with one group meeting on Tues and one on Thurs. need for note-take if you are hearing or sight impaired. career options.) comments for each divisions of interest in APA (http://www.Chp 6 STNotes . 27 -------------------------------------------------------Independent Practice Counseling Psychology STNotes .Chp 8 3 . Assignments to Tues and Thurs sections will be given on Jan 13.90-93 B+ 86-89 B 83-85 B80-82 C+ 76-79 C 73-75 C.70-72 D+ 66-69 D.) Please let me know if you have a need for this sort of accommodation. 13 Topic Topics and Assignments Assignments Due Course/Overview and Introductions (All students meet at same time during first week of class. 20 Epilogue Preparing for a Career in Psychology Professional Organizations in Psychology ST Notes - LANotes #1: Chp1 LANotes #2: Chp2 3 Jan 25. Week 1 Jan 11 .) 20 Career Assessment Assignments points Information Gathering Assignments 30 X 4 activities 30 X 4 activities 120 120 points PsychInfo/Library Assignment (meet in library) 60 points Next Steps Checklist APA Format Quiz (group activity in class) points Final Integration Paper/Presentations Grading Scale: A 94-100% A.
Apr 2 Information Gathering # 1 .Chp 7 School Psychology STNotes – Chp 13 5 Career Assessment #1B: Autobiography CA #1B: Autobiography DUE Feb 8. Reading Interests) Career Resource Center Presentation Career Assessment #4 Self-Directed Search (SDS) CA# 2 and CA #4 (SDS) . 7 Library PsychInfo/Library Assignment Meet/Complete in 4 . 24 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Consulting Psychology Managed Care LNNotes #5. 17 Topic Public Service Government Service Military Psychology Assignments Due STNotes – Chp 11 STNotes – Chp 12 STNotes – Chp 16 STNotes – Chp 14 STNotes – Chp 15 STNotes – Chp 18 11 Mar 22.Community Psychology Early.Chp 5 12 Mar 31. 17 #3 DUE 7 Feb 22. Career Values Scale. 10 Clinical Neuropsychology STNotes – Chp 9 Health Psychology STNotes – Chp 17 6 Feb 15.3 Career Assessment #1A: Autobiography CA #1A: Autobiography DUE Child Clinical Psychology STNotes .DUE SPRING BREAK (Revised – After Spring Break) Week 10 Mar 15. 3 Career Assessments# 2 and #3 (Bolles.Career Professionals in Social Fields Middle. 24 8 Mar 1.#4 Discussion APA Format Quiz (group activity) 13 Apr 5.and Later-Career Professionals in Social Fields --------------------------------------------------------4 (SNOW DAY 2/1) LANotes #3: Chp 3 LANotes #4: Chp 4 Feb 1.
14 Teaching. 27 Finals Week Final Integration Papers/Presentations Final Course Evaluations Late work due by Mon – May 2 Final Integration (This syllabus may be changed as necessary. 20 DUE Next Steps 16 Paper DUE Apr 25.) 5 . Realistic. Artistic and Investigative LNNotes #6 – Chp 6 Themes and Advice from Profiles LNNotes #7 – Chp 7 PsychInfo/Library Assign Next Steps Checklist DUE (in class assignment) 15 Apr 18. Research and More STNotes – Chp 1 Conventional.14 Apr 12.
utexas.com/bigfive/ (FREE) Strong Campbell Interest Inventory (Contact SMSU Career Services.as p ($10 fee) OR The Career Interest Game (U of Missouri assessment based on Holland) http://career.careerkey. http://www.com .org/asp/your_personality/hollands_theory_of_career_choice.com Graduate School Handbook. www.com.com Princeton Review and Educational Testing Service.ONLINE CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES* General Career Development Resources Comprehensive Career Development Websites O*Net http://online.gradschools.edu/students/explore/thecareerinterestsgame.gradschools. Values and Skills The Career Key (based on Holland RIASEC personality types/work environments) http://www.gov/OCO/ Career Assessment : Interests.html 6 .bls. http://www.php (FREE) The Personality Page (based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) www. www. Higher Education.org/ Americas Career InfoNet http://www.acinet. www.com OR www.org Web U.com/ ($5 fee) The Big Five Personality Test (48-item questionnaire adapted from Costa and McCrae.org/acinet/ Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.missouri.gradschools.outofservice.S. www.com/feedback/hbk.com Petersons.petersons.onetcenter.personalitypage.princtonreview. author Frank Sulloway) http://www.edu/world/univ/state/ GradSchools.ets.) Graduate School Information GradSchools.
mn.LP http://www. LADC) http://www. provides state specific information and national trends) http://online.psychologyboard.aspx (Certification Finder also part of O*Net site.us/license.bbht.org/certifications_new/default.onetcenter.salliemae.careerinfonet.org/acinet/scholarshipsearch/ Federal Student Aid www.mn.state.state.careeronestop.acinet.finaid.com Certification and Licensure Information CareerOneStop: Certification Finder http://www.studentaid.LPC.us/ Minnesota State Board of Psychology (psychologist or doctoral level status mental health occupations.org Sallie Mae www.org/find/ Military Transition Career Resources http://www.asp Salary Information O*Net (enter career of interest and find “wage and employment” section.) (Psychology Majors) Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (counseling certification.gov FinAid! www. LPCC.org/militarytransition/ 7 .Financial Aid America’s CareerInfoNet: Scholarship Search www.
http://www. http://www. http://www. http://www.apa.hscareers.org/jobs/ National Association of Social Workers.html 8 .indiana.cacrep.org/students/brochure/ School psychology job center.naswdc.gov/ Human Services Career Network. http://www.html o APA for Graduate Students.html Careers in School Psychology.psychology.com PsychGrad. http://www. http://www.org/about/division.org/directory. http://www.psychologicalscience.Resources for Psychology Majors* Professional Association Links .usajobs.apa.cfm Non-Academic Careers in Psychology.htm Psych Web. http://www.PSYCHOLOGY • American Psychological Association.edu/%7Ediv16/G&O.org/ American Psychological Society.com/Heartland/Flats/5353/classes/psychjobs/ Psych Watch. http://www.org Psychology Careers.apa. http://www.org/apags o Minnesota Psychological Association http://www.psychgrad. Internship.psychologicalscience. http://www.psyccareers.org/jobs/ Association of Psychological Science.com/jobs/ Encyclopedia of Psychology.psichi.com/ o List of APA Divisions: http://www.org/science/nonacad_careers.org/nassembly/na_job_display.apa.org/ • • • Career Development.com/ National Human Services Assembly.htm Chronicle of Higher Education (entry level jobs in higher ed) http://chronicle. http://www.net/p_jobs.schoolpsychology.html Psych job listings in geocities. and Job Search Sites – PSYCHOLOGY Accredited Graduate Programs in Counseling (from CACREP).mnpsych.org/links/Career/ Eye on Psi Chi.nassembly.com/job_page. http://www.geocities.org/pubs/eye Government Jobs.psywww. http://www.psychwatch. http://www. http://www. http://www. http://www.
org/ (volunteer opportunities) Nonprofit Times Jobs.org/ Idealist.gov/ Philanthropy News Network.idealist.dhhs.html US Department of Housing & Urban Development. 9 .com/ Soci US Department of Health & Human Services.org/index.gov/jobs/index.hud.nptjobs. 2007 and the University of North CarolingWilmington career development website.cfm?fuseaction=main.com.gov/jobs/index. http://www. http://www.org/modules.nationalservice. http://www.socialservice. http://www. http://www.org NON-PROFIT AND NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES Community Career Center (Nonprofit Jobs). http://www.php? op=modload&name=phprofession&file=index The Mentor Network. http://www.com/ Corporation for National & Community Service (includes Americorp VISTA).aspx?guid=bb92659c053f-476b-a9ec-dc4d2dd07be7 *Many of these site listings were taken from the following resource Best Career and Education Websites by Anne Wolfinger.sjob Chronicle of Philanthropy. http://www.pnnonline.peacecorps.org/ PeaceCorps.philanthropy.socialpsychology. http://www.nonprofitjobs. http://www. http://www.thementornetwork. http://www.com/ Opportunity Knocks.cfm Social Psychology Network (info for all areas of psychology).opportunitynocs.Social Service. http://www.com/forward/careers.
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