to Psych 419, Adult Development and Aging. I am really happy to be
your instructor for this WWW course. If you are on campus, please feel free to drop by my office (Forney
013) and say hello, ask questions, introduce yourself. If you are not
on campus, e-mail is welcome.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Jamie Nekich
(please call me Jamie). I have worked at the University of Idaho for
years and have taught
Developmental Psychology and Adult Development and
Aging that entire time.
licensed psychologist so I've also taught Abnormal Psychology. Disorders of
Childhood and Adolescence, and the Psychology of Well-Being, though I am not
currently teaching any of these courses.
I currently teach two sections of Psyc 305,
Child Development. I teach one section in the classroom and one
section on the web. I developed taught a freshman core discovery
course called: Art, Artists, & 'Madness' which was an
exploration of human emotion, mental health, and expressive pathways to
self-understanding from 2006-2010. That course has now been
transformed into Psyc
456 (available for Psychology Majors), The Psychology of Emotion. I have co-taught in the Department of Theatre on
topics related to imagination and dream.
I did my undergraduate work here at University of Idaho and
earned a BS degree in Business. I did my graduate work at Stanford
University where I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and two MA
degrees: Social and Organizational Psychology. In addition to the courses I
teach I am interested
in the healing aspects of the unconscious, dream work, healing story, and imagination. I
study and take classes/ offer classes in these topics all over the United
States and internationally. I am interested in mind/ body connections
in emotional and physical healing and feel we all possess a great deal of
inner wisdom if we find suitable ways to tap and utilize it. I have a small private
psychology practice as a Jungian-oriented Psychologist.
I am a single parent with two children. I have a son
who is sixteen, in Senior High this year. I have a daughter
who is 13 and in Junior High. Parenting and family life are among my
The structure of the course is laid out in the
schedule and the grading in laid out in the
syllabus. In addition to that basic
information you should be aware of the following:
- Make sure you get the 4th edition of the
text book. It's quite a
bit different from the earlier editions.
- You should log onto
Blackboard and make sure things are
you in that interface.
- Students who get the poorest grades in the course are
the ones who forget to turn in assignments.
- As in many courses, there are plenty of ways to take
even cheat, to raise your grade in this course.
Please let your personal ethics guide you. Put in your best
effort to master the material by doing the assigned work --- and accept
the grade you earn. If you're honest, act honest.
If misconduct comes to my attention I will
hold you accountable and report you to the Dean of Students. I do
monitor student behavior and have access to exam and homework submission statistics.
I will ask questions when I see suspicious behavior.