St. Joseph's University Dr. Judi Chapman PSY 1401-151 VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION Spring, 1994Service Learning Course - 4 credits Tues. 9:00-11:15, Thurs. 10-11:15, SC 109
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will survey the causes and consequences of violence and aggression. Students will be introduced to the theoretical issues that help to define and delineate aggressive behavior and to practical issues concerning violence and aggression as it exists in our social world. Consideration will be given to means of preventing violence and aggression throughout discussions of course content. This course is being offered as a service learning course. All enrolled studets are required to spend a minimum of three-four hours in service to the community on sites related to course content. One class hour of each week will be devoted to discussion and integration of service learning experiences with course material.
EVALUATIONS and ASSIGNMENTS: Course content follows the syllabus provided. Readings required for each class meeting are listed and are to be read prior tothat class meeting.There will be three noncumulative multiple choice examinations. EXAMS ARE TO BE TAKEN AT SCHEDULED TIMES. Make-up exams will only be permitted when emergencies, illness, orunavoidable family obligations intrude on one's academic schedule.
Note the examination schedule carefully and schedule your studying time
effectively. Work "pileup" or examinations for other courses are NOT
appropriate excuses for a make-up exam in this course.There will be one
Students will be required to keep a diary of thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to service. The required paper will include personal reflections on service, integrated with course content. (You are asked to discuss and apply principles you have learned in this course that related to service experience). This assignment will be explained in more detail as class progresses. Your grade on the paper will be counted as a fourth exam. The four exam scores will be averaged to determine the final grade. Grades will be determined by each student's relative standing to other students in the class.Finally, the supervisor of your service experience will provide an evalaution of your performance at the site that will be considered in determining your final course grade.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance will be mandatory. You will be held responsible for all materials covered in the text, films, and lectures.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: Any student either "borrowing or lending" information or using unauthorized materials during examinations will fail the course and will be reported to the Dean of the College. Please familiarize yourself with the most recently adopted Academic Honesty Policy of Saint Joseph's University.
Berkowitz, L. (1993). Aggression: Its causes, consequences, and control.
NY: McGrawll Hill, Inc. Campbell, A. (1993). Men, women, and aggression. NY: HarperCollins
OFFICE: 127 Science.
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 660-1804.OFFICE
HOURS: Mon. 10-12, Tues. 1-3
SYLLABUS VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION DR. J. CHAPMAN DATE LECTURE READINGS 1/18 Introduction: Syllabus Service Learning Component Diary and requirement 1/20 Aggression: Definitions and Perspectives Definition of Aggression B1 1/25, 27 Theoretical Perspectives B12, C1, C2 (Film: The Violent Mind) Biological and Genetic Factors Aggression: Methods for Systematic Study 2/1 Methodological Issues B13 (Film: The Psychologist and the Experiment) Emotional Aggression 2/3, 8, 10 Interpersonal Antecedents:Frustration B2, C3, C4 Provocation Third-Party Instigation Gender Responses 2/15 EXAM I: Chapters: B1, B2, B12, and B13 C1, C2, C3, and C4
2/17, 22, 24 Environmental Antecedents:Negative Affect Theory B3
Situational Antecedents: Arousal, Cues, Drugs, and Groups 3/1 Intervening Processes B4 Individual Determinants of Aggression 3/3, 3/15 Aggressive Personalities B5, C5 3/17, 22 Development of Proneness B6, C8 (Film: Racism in America) 3/24 Exam II: Chapters: B3, B4, B5,C6 and C8 3/29, 31 Violence in Society/Culture B7 Violence in the Media (Film: Pornography: The Double Message) (Film: Dreamworlds)
4/5, 7 Domestic Violence B8, C7 (Film: Violence in the Family) 4/12 Rape (Film: Rape: An Act of Hate) 4/14 Murder B9, C6
4/19 Global Aggression: War, Terrorism (Film: Suffer the Little Children) Prevention and Control of Aggression 4/21 Punishment/Societal Control B10, C9 4/26 Psychological Procedures B11 4/28 Conclusions B14
Paper is due on APRIL 28. Late papers will be dropped one letter grade.
5/ Exam III: Chapters: B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B14 C6, C7, C9