Project Deliverable I â€“ 10%
As part of CPD1, students will have to make an outline of their chosen emotions and how emotions are related to facial expressions. The outline has to contain general information about the topic using different resources (including references from the course material) cited in APA style. The outline will constitute of three main sections: Introduction, Body and Conclusion.
Follow the below instructions carefully:
Â· Prepare a simple outline showing the main ideas of your project.
Â· In the introduction include your thesis statement or the topic of your research as well as the purpose of your study. You may include here the reason why you chose that particular topic or simply the significance of your research paper’s topic.
Â· The body of your paper is where you will be presenting all your arguments to support your thesis statement. Remember the â€œRule of 3â€ which states that you should find 3 supporting arguments for each position you take. Start with a strong argument, followed by a stronger one, and end with the strongest argument as your final point.
Â· The conclusion is where you form a summary of all your arguments so you can arrive at your final position.
Your outline should be written in Times New Roman, 12-point font, single spaced (2.0), all margins, top, bottom, left, and right, should be 1 inch. Not less than 2 pages (including the 1st page).
Â¨ Include References: APA Style
Â¨ Report Layout
Ã˜ Do not forget to download this document and type your report in this document.
Ã˜ Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Times New Roman Font
Ã˜ Line Spacing: Double-space throughout the paper
Ã˜ The text should be justified
Ã˜ Margins: One inch on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)
Ã˜ Your report CANNOT be less than 200 words
CRITERIA POOR WEAK AVERAGE GOOD STRONG
Creativity/layout of Content 5 10 15 20 25
Organization of Thoughts 5 10 15 20 25
Comprehension 5 10 15 20 25
Accuracy of Content 5 10 15 20 25
1 | P a g e Â© Copyright Statement: This ACM document and its content is copyright of the American College Of The Middle East â€“ Â© Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved – American College of the Middle East (ACM), Egaila, Kuwait. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all the content in any form without the prior written approval from the copyright holder is prohibited. Content in this document by ACM falls under ACM Copyright. Course Project Guidelines Motivation PSY 333 35 % of Total Grade Semester: SPRING 2021 I. Introduction II. Learning Outcomes III. Objectives IV. Project Files V. Deliverables & Project Management VI. Plagiarism VII. Marking Scheme VIII. Project Deliverables Submission Chart2 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 I. Introduction Motivation has been defined in various ways over the years, but a common component of the different definitions is that motivation is a force that energizes, activates and directs behavior. In psychology, emotion refers to the conscious and subjective experience that is characterized by mental states, biological reactions and psychological or physiologic expressions (e.g. facial expressions). Conducting this course project, students will have the chance to further improve their knowledge about emotions and facial expressions. Students will conduct their own research on the topic of emotions and facial expressions. This course project will be divided into three main deliverables: The first two deliverables will be submitted as group work, while the last deliverable will be submitted as individual work. Each group will have a maximum of 5 students. Teams are expected to follow given instructions and provide creative, clear concepts and theories. Students will create a presentation as their individual deliverable to display their individual creativity and Presentation skills. II. Learning Outcomes â€¢ Having a deeper understanding of the main theories of emotion â€¢ Demonstrating critical thinking skills necessary to critically assess actual situations explaining human behavior. â€¢ Understanding of the diverse assumptions and values that motivate our behaviors and us. â€¢ Understanding the universal facial expressions, the functions of emotions, and evaluating the role of cultural differences in the display of emotions. III. Objectives The object of this course project is to familiarize students with the science of motivation. This goal will be accomplished by establishing a thorough understanding of: â€¢ The emotion theory of Motivation. â€¢ Doing a research on the field of psychology. â€¢ The exploration and discussion of real world examples of motivation and emotions in various settings. IV. Project Files Project deliverablesâ€™ files will be uploaded on the Moodle page once needed as per the set schedule on the syllabus. (Refer to submission chart at the end of the document) 3 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 V. Deliverables & Project Management Deliverable What to deliver? When to deliver? Grading Tasks 1 Outline & Draft Week 4 In group The grade is out of 100. Value 10%. Turn it in Submission. As part of D1, students will have to make an outline of emotions and how emotions are related to facial expressions. The outline has to contain general information about the topic using different resources (including references from the course material) cited in APA style. The outline will constitute of three main sections: Introduction, Body and Conclusion. Follow the below instructions carefully â€¢ Prepare a simple outline showing the main ideas of your project â€¢ In the introduction include your thesis statement or the topic of your research as well as the purpose of your study. You may include here the reason why you chose that particular topic or simply the significance of your research paper’s topic. â€¢ The body of your paper is where you will be presenting all your arguments to support your thesis statement. Remember the â€œRule of 3â€ which states that you should find 3 supporting arguments/ideas for each position you take. Start with a strong argument, followed by a stronger one, and end with the strongest argument as your final point. â€¢ The conclusion is where you form a summary of all your arguments so you can arrive at your final position. Your outline should be written in Times New Roman, 12-point font, single spaced (1.0), all margins, top, bottom, left, and right, should be 1 inch. Not less than 200 words. 2 Report – Culture and gender differences Week 8 In group The grade is out of 100. Value 10% Turn it in Submission. Student should prepare a full report about 4 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 of expressing emotions emotions and facial expressions and their differences based on culture and gender. A report must be written following the below structure: â€¢ Cover Page (you can find it on your moodle page for your reference) â€¢ Introduction â€¢ Body (3 main arguments) â€¢ Conclusion â€¢ References (minimum 3 – 4 references) Report needs to answer the below questions: â€¢ What is an emotion? â€¢ What is a facial expression? â€¢ What is expression of emotion? â€¢ Which are the four basic emotions? Are there other emotions? â€¢ How many facial expressions are there? â€¢ Which facial expressions are universal? â€¢ Are there differences on understanding and expressing emotions among males and females? What do studies show about this? â€¢ Are there cultural differences on expressing emotions? What are some of the studies about this? Report needs to include the below points: â€¢ A clear introduction. â€¢ The body clearly breaks information through different paragraphs â€¢ The report is interesting. â€¢ Facts completely and correctly documented with the use of the references â€¢ Concluding statement â€“ report contains conclusion to summarize main arguments and results. â€¢ Resources â€“ Sources are mentioned and credited at the end of the report in the references part â€¢ 350 â€“ 500 words long report to be submitted. 3 Experiment + Power Point Presentation Week 10 Individual The grade is out of 100. Value is 15%. Turn it in Submission. The student will use the information gathered from the report and will continue alone starting with a simple experiment on emotions and facial expressions. The experiment is to take or find (collect pictures from the internet) pictures of different subjects/individuals of different age and gender showing the 5 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 different 8 emotions. After conducting the experiment, students must prepare a presentation of their results. The Presentation should answer the below questions: â€¢ Where did you find the subjects showing the different emotions on their faces? â€¢ What emotions were easy to be identified? â€¢ What emotions were difficult to be identified? â€¢ Did you find more male or female showing different face expressions? â€¢ What did males identify easily? What about females? â€¢ Are there age-differences on identifying emotions? What are those? â€¢ What can you conclude from the experiment? The Presentation should reflect the below points: â€¢ Creativity: Presentation showing that the idea is truly creative, and that it only came about after much thought and consideration. â€¢ Originality – Product shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way. â€¢ Use of graphics – All graphics are attractive (size and colors) and support the theme/content of the presentation. â€¢ All parts of the task are completed fully and support the theme/content of the presentation. â€¢ Sources – All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format. VI. Plagiarism One of the signs that the course material has been properly understood is honesty when accomplishing the assignments. Lack of academic integrity (e.g. plagiarism, copying another personâ€™s work, the use of unauthorized aids on examinations, cheating, facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others) will not be tolerated. Therefore, if students include ideas, sentences, or other material that are not theirs in their work, they must properly quote the source(s). Students are encouraged to consult with the instructor if they have any questions on the issues of academic integrity or technical formatting of the references.6 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 Upon suspicion and doubt of the authenticity of the work submitted, the Instructor has the right to ask the student to verify her/his work. This can be done through, but not limited to, repeating the work, oral examination or discussion, alternative or similar on spot class assignment, pop quiz, or any other action deemed necessary. If the student fails to prove the authenticity of the work, then the Instructor will apply the academic misconduct rules as mentioned in the ACM Student Handbook which may include awarding the work a zero grade. Students are expected and encouraged to be honest and to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity in their academic work and assignments at the College. Any act of Academic Dishonesty may result in severe consequences for violations range from zero grades given for the assignments, failing the course, and suspension from the College. Students will refrain from any academic dishonesty or misconduct including, but not limited to: â€¢ Plagiarism: the presentation of someone elseâ€™s ideas, words, or artistic, scientific, or technical work as oneâ€™s own creation. Also, paraphrasing, summarizing, like direct quotation, is considered as plagiarism, if the original source is not properly cited. â€¢ Cheating: is an act of lying, deception, trickery, imposture, or imposition. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in oneâ€™s own interest, and often at the expense of others. The person who is sending or receiving assistance is considered cheating. â€¢ Assisting in cheating â€¢ Substituting for another student in the taking of an examination â€¢ Substituting examination booklets/papers â€¢ Submitting the same work for more than one course â€¢ Submitting papers and other work written by others â€¢ Receiving or providing unauthorized help or assistance in any academic work or assignment â€¢ Intentional violation of program and degree requirements and regulations as established by the College â€¢ Dishonest reporting of computational, statistical, experimental, and research results, or the like â€¢ Using any format of smart or electronic devices as a tool of cheating For a detailed description of academic misconduct please refer to the undergraduate ACM Student Handbook. NOTE In case of group work uploaded to Turnitin, plagiarism will be checked for the work as a whole as well as the parts assigned to and signed by individual members. If the work displays instances of plagiarism in its entirety, an academic misconduct form will be submitted for all the students involved in the group. If plagiarism is an issue for specific parts, then an academic misconduct form will be submitted for the student(s) whose part presents a high percentage of similarity. Specific notes: Late Submission Scheme – Submission Scheme of the Assessments Assessment deadline: 5 calendar days â€“ After the assignment is uploaded on Moodle, the students will be given 5 days to complete the assignment, including weekends. Late submission starts after the deadline. Within the Deadline, the student is allowed up to two submissions with no penalties, including the original submission.7 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 There is no makeup for any assessment; however, they can be replaced by a late submission. After the deadline of the assessment (in calendar days): – Day 1 of late submission: deduction of 5% of the grade – Day 2 of late submission: deduction of 10% of the grade – Day 3 of late submission: deduction of 15% of the grade – Day 4 of late submission: deduction of 20% of the grade – Day 5 of late submission: deduction of 100% of the grade – Late submission will not be applied for the Final Assessment and Assessment R and need to be submitted by the deadline. No late submission is allowed. VII. Marking Scheme Deliverable 1: Outline CRITERIA POOR WEAK AVERAGE GOOD STRONG Creativity/layout of Content 5 10 15 20 25 Organization of Thoughts 5 10 15 20 25 Comprehension 5 10 15 20 25 Accuracy of Content 5 10 15 20 258 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 Deliverable 2: Report Criteria weight Exemplary Yes Accomplished Yes, but Developing No, but Beginning No Topic 15% ï‚¨ Directly relevant 15 ï‚¨ Somewhat relevant 10 ï‚¨ Remotely related 5 ï‚¨ Totally unrelated 0 Organizatio n 20% ï‚¨ Good organization; points are logically ordered; sharp sense of beginning and end 20 ï‚¨ Organized; points are somewhat jumpy; sense of beginning and ending 15 ï‚¨ Some organization ; points jump around; beginning and ending are unclear 10 ï‚¨ Poorly organized; no logical progression ; beginning and ending are vague 5 Quality of Information 35% ï‚¨ Supporting details specific to subject 35 ï‚¨ Some details are nonsupporting to the subject 25 ï‚¨ Details are somewhat sketchy. Do not support topic 15 ï‚¨ Unable to find specific details 5 Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Spelling 10% ï‚¨ No errors 10 ï‚¨ Only one or two errors 8 ï‚¨ More than two errors 5 ï‚¨ Numerous errors distract from understandi ng 2 Vocabulary 10% ï‚¨ Vocabulary is varied; supporting details vivid 10 ï‚¨ Vocabulary is varied; supporting details useful 8 ï‚¨ Vocabulary is unimaginati ve; details lack â€œcolorâ€ 5 ï‚¨ Basic vocabulary; needs descriptive words 2 Credibility, integrity, and Referencing 10% ï‚¨ Submitted text is credible and is furnished with in-text and endtext references. ï‚¨ Submitted text is credible but in-text and end-text references are not enough. ï‚¨Submitted text is somewhat credible and references are not enough ï‚¨ Submitted text is not credible and no references provided9 | P a g e Copyright Â©American College of the Middle East, 2020 10 8 4 0 Deliverable 3: Presentation VIII. Project Deliverables Submission Chart Project Deliverable Submission Date Content PD1 â€“ Outline Group Week 4 – Deadline â€“ 28/03. Late submission deadline â€“ 2/04 Submitting Outline PD2 â€“ Report Group Week 8 – Deadline â€“ 25/04. Late submission deadline â€“ 30/04 Submitting Report PD3 â€“ Experiment & Presentation Individual Week 10 – Deadline â€“ 9/05. Late submission deadline â€“ 14/05 Submitting Presentation Category Scoring Criteria Total Points Score Organization (15 points) The type of presentation is appropriate for the topic and audience. 10 Information is presented in a logical sequence. 10 Presentation is visually attractive and creative. 10 Content (45 points) Introduction is attention-getting, lays out the problem well, and establishes a framework for the rest of the presentation. 15 Technical terms are well-defined in language appropriate for the target audience. 10 Presentation contains accurate information. 15 Material included is relevant to the overall message. 10 Appropriate amount of material is prepared, and points made reflect well their relative importance. 10 There is a conclusion summarizing the presentation. 10 Total