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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 mrsnyder@ualberta.ca Psyco 372 in subject line @ualberta.ca account Name and ID number in message

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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

  • mrsnyder@ualberta.ca

    • 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


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Prerequisites

  • PSYCO 104, 105, STAT 141 or 151 and BIOL 207

  • Prerequisite, NOT co-requisite


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Textbook

  • Plomin, R., DeFries, J.C., McClearn, G.E., & McGuffin, P. (2008). Behavioral Genetics, Fifth Edition. New York: Worth.


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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%


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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


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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


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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!


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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


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Posting Grades

  • Link to grades pdf on website

  • By ID


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Appealing Grades

  • Answer justification

  • Grades won’t go down

  • Any issues with term work must be addressed before the final exam


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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


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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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