COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Social Psychology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 203
Fall
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students with the study topics, approaches, and research methods of social psychology.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Having knowldege of the teories and concepts that explain the basic topics of social psychology (e.g., attitudes, group processes).
  • Explaining how human behavior is affected by social factors, such as groups.
  • Relating the theoric knowledge and concepts of social psychology with everyday life situations, such as interpersonal and groups relationships.
  • Discussing the generalizibility of the social psychological research to different cultures and times.
  • Critically analyzing and assessing the theories, research methods and findings of social psychology.
Course Content In this course students are introduced with the basic topics (e.g., social influence processes, group processes), approaches and methods of social psychology.

 



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 Introduction to Social Psychology Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
2 Methodology in Social Psychology Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
3 Social Cognition Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
4 Social Perception Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
5 Social Perception Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
6 Mid-term I
7 Self Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
8 Self Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
9 Cognitive dissonance Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
10 Cognitive dissonance Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
11 Mid-term II
12 Attitude and Attitude change Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
13 Conformity Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. (2010). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.
14 Overview of the semester
15 Overview of the semester
16 Overview of the semester
Course Textbooks Book chapters that are mentined above and power point presentations.
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
45
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
4
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
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
12
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
    Total
120

 

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