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Psychololgy 372. Behavioural Genetics Winter 2011. Dr. Snyder www.psych.ualberta.ca/~msnyder/p372/main.html Syllabus, Powerpoint slides, podcasts, assignments BSP-241 492-3834 [email protected] Psyco 372 in subject line @ualberta.ca account Name and ID number in message

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psychololgy 372

Psychololgy 372

Behavioural Genetics

Winter 2011

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Dr. Snyder
  • www.psych.ualberta.ca/~msnyder/p372/main.html
    • Syllabus, Powerpoint slides, podcasts, assignments
  • BSP-241
  • 492-3834
  • [email protected]
    • Psyco 372 in subject line
    • @ualberta.ca account
    • Name and ID number in message
    • Allow up to 2 business days for response
  • Office hours: TR 1:00-2:30, after class, or by appointment
prerequisites
Prerequisites
  • PSYCO 104, 105, STAT 141 or 151 and BIOL 207
  • Prerequisite, NOT co-requisite
textbook
Textbook
  • Plomin, R., DeFries, J.C., McClearn, G.E., & McGuffin, P. (2008). Behavioral Genetics, Fifth Edition. New York: Worth.
course evaluation
Course Evaluation
  • Midterm 1 (10 February)
    • 20%, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and lectures
  • Midterm 2 (17 March)
    • 20%, chapters 7, 8, 9, 12, 10 and lectures
  • Final exam (TBA)
    • 35%, cumulative chapters and lectures (bias towards material not covered on midterms)
  • Paper (22 March)
    • 25%
exams
Exams
  • Exam questions are proprietary; may not copy, transcribe, photograph, etc.
  • Sample questions will be provided on website; these are the only examples available
  • Multiple choice, short written
missed exams
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 13 May 2011, 2:00-4:00PM, BSP-241
paper
Paper
  • 5 pages, 6 references (4 of which peer reviewed articles); details on website
  • Due by end of 22 March class
  • 10% penalty per day late starting immediately after class on 22 March
  • Submit directly to instructor or to Psychology office (BSP-217, hours M-F 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00)
  • Please DO NOT put any assignment under instructor’s door!
grading scheme
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
posting grades
Posting Grades
  • Link to grades pdf on website
  • By ID
appealing grades
Appealing Grades
  • Answer justification
  • Grades won’t go down
  • Any issues with term work must be addressed before the final exam
cheating plagiarism
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
class disruption cell phones
Class Disruption, Cell Phones
  • Any disruptive students will be required to leave
  • All cell phones MUST be turned off during class time
  • No texting, surfing, video watching, etc.
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