COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Children and Adoloscent Psychopathology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 404
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to present major theories and perspectives on abnormal child and adolescent psychopathology. Students are expected to gain preliminary level of knowledge about commonly encountered problems during childhood and adolescence: attention deficit hyper activity disorders, conduct disorder, learning disability, autism, anxiety disorders, etc.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain historical development and milestones of definitions of childhood and adolescence.
  • Recognize common psychological problems of children and adolescents.
  • Compare different approaches (biological, family, social, and individual) on child and adolescent psychopathology.
  • Explain how different approaches treat psychological problems of child and adolescents (biological treatments, family and individual psychotherapies, prevention and social change problems, special education programs).
  • Recall the symptoms of psychological disorders.
  • Explain the importance of the cultural-social perspectives and prevention strategies.
Course Content The etiology and treatment of childhood and adolescence psychopathologies would be explored based on different approaches.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology Chapter 1. Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology
2 The Developmental Psychopathology Perspective Chapter 2. The Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
3 Biological and Environmental Contexts of Psychopathology Chapter 3.Biological and Environmental Contexts of Psychopathology
4 Anxiety Disorders Chapter 6. Anxiety Disorders
5 Mood Disorders Chapter 7. Mood Disorders
6 Conduct Disorders Chapter 8. Conduct Disorders
7 Midterm I
8 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Chapter 9. ADHD
9 Language and Learning Disorders Chapter 10. Language and Learning Disorders
10 Mental Retardation Chapter 11. Mental Retardation
11 Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Schizophrenia Chapter 12. Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Schizophrenia
12 Disorders of Basic Physical Functions Chapter 13. Disorders of Basic Physical Functions
13 Case presentations
14 Case presentations
15 Case presentations
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Rita Wicks-Nelson & Allen C. Israel (2008). Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, 7/E, Pearson Publication
References Wilmhurst, L. (2004). Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Sage Publications, Powerpoint slides, Internet database (EbscoHOST, ScienceDirect, Türk Psikiyatri Dizini, etc.)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
8
15
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
11
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
35
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
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
8
3
Presentation / Jury
1
12
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
45
    Total
175

 

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