Engineering Psychology Handbook AY 2012 - 2013
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND LEADERSHIP
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As you should know by now, the Engineering Psychology curriculum is unique among academic fields at West Point because of its interdisciplinary and integrated electives. All cadets take the same electives in the same sequence. This design allows maximum integration among courses and eliminates the dump mentality. You can t afford to forget what you ve learned in previous Engineering Psychology courses because material in PL386 Experimental Psychology, for example, is used in all other Engineering Psychology courses. Likewise, knowledge of the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the eye, mastered in PL390 Biopsychology, is needed to understand visual perception in PL391 Sensation Perception and cognitive processes in PL392 Cognitive Psychology. Accordingly, uniform standards for work in all Engineering Psychology courses exist. For example, the written report is the fundamental exchange medium between instructor and cadet. During your first semester in Engineering Psychology, you will learn how to write a report in PL386. Later, you will use that knowledge to compose reports for other courses. Regardless of the course, your Engineering Psychology instructors will use the same criteria to evaluate your work - the criteria contained in this Handbook. Therefore, a thorough understanding of whats contained in this Handbook will not only reduce your workload, but quite probably will result in a higher grade. It has been developed to complement, clarify, and tailor the material found in both the Little, Brown Handbook and the Dean s Documentation of Academic Work 2010. Keep it for the rest of your time at West Point and refer to it often.
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