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Our textbook begins by highlighting the SQ4R Method, one technique behind the psychology of studying. This technique can help you read and learn the material in textbooks more effectively. It also helps you when taking tests! We all learn differently, though. It is very important to know how you learn best. If you use strategies that work best with your learning style, you will decrease the time you spend and increase the results!
- Take the learning style self-assessment ( https://www.webtools.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/) The direct link is https://www.webtools.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/
- Review the results of your assessment using the explanation below.
- Write at least 200 words describing the results, how you learn best, and how you will modify your study techniques to fit your learning style.
- Submit your assignment using the Learning Style Assignment link above to open the textbox.
- This assignment is due by 11:59pm Sunday night.
What do the results mean? Barbara Soloman, Coordinator of Advising, First Year College, North Carolina State University explains:
- Active Learners: tend to retain and understand information best by doing something active with it like discussing or explaining it to others. They enjoy group work.
- Reflective Learners: prefer to think about it quietly first. They prefer to work alone.
- Sensing Learners: tend to like learning facts. They are patient with details and good at memorizing things. They are practical and careful.
- Intuitive Learners: prefer discovering possibilities and relationships. They are good at grasping new concepts and are comfortable with abstractions and mathematical formulations. They are innovative and creative.
- Visual Learners: remember best what they see–pictures, diagrams, flowcharts, timelines, films, and demonstrations.
- Verbal Learners: get more out of words–written and spoken explanations. Everyone learns more when information is presented both visually and verbally.
- Sequential Learners: tend to gain understanding in linear steps, with each step following logically from the previous one. They follow logical steps when finding solutions.
- Global Learners: Global learners tend to learn in large jumps, absorbing material almost randomly without seeing connections, and then suddenly “getting it.” They may be able to solve complex problems quickly or put things together in novel ways once they have grasped the big picture, but they may have difficulty explaining how they did it.
Grading Grid (Journal/Assignment):
Writing displays adequate content and at least 200 words, word count posted 70 70 Reference is cited 10 100 APA format is used 10 10 Spelling and Grammar 10 10 TOTAL 100 100/100
Follow this link to learn the most effective strategies of how to learn based on your learning style self-assessment: Learning Style Strategies.
PREVIEW – Midterm Review for Week 2
- PSY 1012 Midterm Review – Coon 2019 PSY 1012 Midterm Review – Coon 2019 – Alternative Formats (43 KB)
PREVIEW – APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO MY LIFE Paper Directions
APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO MY LIFE
This assignment is due by 11:59pm Sunday night, March 1st.Over the past three weeks you have been exposed to many concepts, theories and terms related to psychology. Now is the time to make personal application of some of the terms you have studied. This personal application of concepts learned is one of the things that makes psychology such an interesting area of study. Not all courses of study have such a direct application to our own lives. You will select four (4) of the following terms or concepts. You will read and research at least three scholarly sources and then identify, discuss and place each concept in proper context. After you have identified each concept you will then explain ways each concept can be applied to your own life with examples. I hope you enjoy your research and the personal application.Please select four of the following concepts or theories.
- Social changes in life-span development
- Positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement and punishment
- Issues related to gender and sexuality
- Motivation and emotion
- Health psychology, stress and coping strategies
- Psychological Disorders and other Mental Health Issues
- Concepts of interpersonal relationships
You are required to write at least 750 words. This paper is worth 20% of your grade. Please use the APA format, cite and list at least three (3) sources. You are not required to include an abstract. I have guidelines on using the APA format and citing sources in Student Resources for you. To submit your paper click on the Applying Psychology to My Life Paper link under Week 3. Then click on the View/Complete link at the bottom of the page. Then attach your paper. Follow the directions below for a step-by-step process.Assignment Requirements (Use as a checklist):
- Use a 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman Font
- Double-space paper
- Minimum of 750 words. No more than 1,000 words
- Minimum of three (3) cited sources
- Use APA format and parenthetical citations right after cited material (See below)
- Make sure your name is on your paper
What is a parenthetical citation right after the material you cited?It is when you place the source in parenthesis ( ) right after the sentence you cited instead of waiting until the end of the paper. It helps the reader to know exactly what sentences and paragraphs are taken from particular sources. Example: Place the author’s name and the source’s date of publication in parentheses immediately after the end of the cited material.
- Psychology is defined as the science of behavior and mental processes (Coon, p. 12)
- Families with no telephone service have difficulty accessing social services for which they are qualified (Benton Foundation, 1998, chap. 2, “Societal Priorities”). http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html
- Use spell and grammar check
- Make sure you indented paragraphs (5 spaces in)
- Balance â€“ Each paragraph should be similar in length
Citing Sources:Parenthetical (In-Text) CitationsA parenthetical (in-text) citation is when you place the source in parenthesis ( ) right after the sentence you cited instead of waiting until the end of the paper. It helps the reader to know exactly what sentences and paragraphs are taken from particular sources.Place the author’s name and the source’s date of publication in parentheses immediately after the end of the cited material. If it is a direct quote, include the page number as well. For example: “Psychology is defined as the science of behavior and mental processes” (Coon, 2012 p. 12).If you have paraphrased the information then you do not need to include the page number. For example: Psychology is a scientific field that specifically studies both mental processes and the associated behaviors (Coon, 2012).Helpful Tips
- Always use spell and grammar check
- Make sure you indented the paragraphs (5 spaces in)
- Balance â€“ Each paragraph should be similar in length
- Review the APA video and resource in Student Resources under Course Home
- You can send your paper to the Keiser OWL (Online Writing Lab) for review and to ask for help.
A Quick Guide to Referencing SourcesBookAuthor, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.Example: Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Article or Chapter in an Edited BookAuthor, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.Example: O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.
Article from Library DatabaseAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.Example: Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55(3), 893-896.Note – If the article can also be found in print you do no need to provide the database or online location. If there is a doi # that should also be given at the end of the reference.Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000Example: Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41(11/12), 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161
Article in Online JournalAuthor, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/Example:Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A list apart: For people who make websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving
Web PageAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Retrieved from http://webaddress.comExample: Cressia, L. L. (1997). Copyright and fair use: Future of fair use. Retrieved from http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/courses/fall97/concl.html
Web Page without AuthorBipolar disorder. National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/complete-index.shtml
Online Lecture Notes or Presentation SlidesHallam, A. Duality in consumer theory [PDF document]. Retrieved from Lecture Notes Online Web site: http://www.econ.iastate.edu/classes/econ501/Hallam/index.html
Newspaper ArticleAuthor, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/Example: Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
Graphics, Audio, or Video FilesCBS News. (2006). MLK Jr.â€™s legacy [Video]. Available from http://www.cbsnews.comFor files without titles, use the file name instead. press-image4.jpg [Graphic]. Retrieved from http://universe.nasa.gov/images/press-image4.jpg
Online Encyclopedias or DictionariesFeminism. (n.d.). In EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica online. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/724633/feminism
BlogsBartow, A. (2006, March 26). Parody is fair use! Sivacracy.net. Retrieved from http://www.nyu.edu/classes/siva/Psychology Video Blog #3 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqM90eQi5-M
Interview, Emails, or other Personal CommunicationNo personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the communicator’s name, the phrase “personal communication,” and the date of the communication in your main text only.(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).Example of how this would be presented as an in-text citation: E. Robbins also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal communication, January 4, 2001).
Reference: Purdue Online Writing Lab. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/A Few Other Helpful Websites on Referencing Sources
- APA Online â€“ Electronic Resources: http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html
- The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Keiser is a great resource! -They will read and help you edit your papers.
- APA Power Point Presentation under the Course Home heading of your Student Resources
- APA Citation Guide: How to cite anything in APA Format – Bib Me http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide/apa/
- Online Writing Lab at Purdue University: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Item Description Percent Grade Four concepts identified with personal application (20 points each) 80% APA-style in-text citations (at least three) 10% APA-style references list at end of paper 10% Total 100%
- There will be a 20 pt. penalty for writing less than 750 words on this assignment.
- There will be a 10pt. penalty for each day the assignment is late. It is due Sunday, by midnight, at the end of week 3.
- There will be a 100 pt. penalty for plagiarizing. This means a 0. If in doubt, cite, cite, cite.
Last, but not least, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.