Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Critical review of current theories and persistent issues.
Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)
or equivalent; or instructor's consent
Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
1. Understanding of behavioristic learning theory
Students will extend their understanding of the behavioristic tradition of learning theory as science and philosophy. Measurement: Take-home essay exams on assigned reading. Regular in-class conversation focused on student-submitted questions about the assigned reading.
2. Describe behavioristic account of phenomena
Students will describe the behavioristic account of phenomena typically accounted for in cognitive, intuitive, and humanistic terms, such as mind, will, agency, privacy, and self. Measurement: Take-home essay exams on assigned reading. Regular in-class conversation focused on student-submitted questions about the assigned reading.
3. Apply behaviorism to phenomenon of personal interest
Students will apply the behavioristic account in an analysis of a phenomenon of personal interest. Measurement: Author an argumentative essay in multiple drafts with peer- and instructor-review.