COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Introduction to Psychology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 101
Fall
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives To introduce the fields of psychology to the students at a general level.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identify the theoretical (e.g. cognitive, social psychology) and applied fields (e.g., health psychology) of psychology.
  • Have knowledge about main theories and approcahes of psychology (e.g, behavioral, cognitive).
  • Learn the research methods that are used in psychology.
  • Have knowledge on how to apply psychological theory and research to different fields.
  • Explain the different bases (e.g. physiological, social) of human behavior.
  • Learn and use the scientific language used in psychology.
  • Learn the ethical rules that should be applied in psychological research.
Course Content In this course theoretical and applied fields of psychology are introduced to the students at a general level.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Discussion to Syllabus
2 Introduction to psychology Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 2-29.
3 Psychological research Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 30-55.
4 Neuroscience and Behavior Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 56-93.
5 MIDTERM I
6 Sensation and Perception Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 138-175.
7 Sensation and Perception Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 138-175.
8 States of consciousness Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 56-93
9 Learning Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. P. 176-209.
10 MIDTERM II Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 210-243.
11 Memory Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 244-277.
12 Cognition & Language Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 278-307.
13 Intelligence Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 278-307.
14 Review of the Semester Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 308-341.
15 Final
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks

Book chapters that are mentioned above and power point presentations.

Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill

References

Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
141

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest