COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Reading and Writing in Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 100
Fall
2
2
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills such as readingwriting and expressing with correct use of style and psychological concepts and jargon.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will have information about the studeies that changed psychology
  • Will be able to prepare PowerPoint presentations efficiently
  • Will be able to write basic papers with APA style
  • Will be able to declare their ideas by the aim of reaction papers.
Course Content This course is arranged to teach the basic knowledge of preparing presentations, reading, writing and expressing skills that students will need during their Psychology education process. Within this course, students should be able to use PowerPoint of office programs effectively, do readings about classical psychology studies, writing reaction papers about their readings and organising and presenting them by using APA style

 



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 Psychological Reading and Writing. Barnet, S. & Bedau, H. (1993). Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings. NY: Bedford Books.
2 Presentation tecniques. Barnet, S. & Bedau, H. (1993). Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings. NY: Bedford Books.
3 Writing a reaction paper with APA style. Reading on: “One brain or two?” Reading on: “To sleep, no doubt to dream…” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
4 Reading on: “Acting as if you are hypnotized.” Reading on: “It’s not just about salivating dogs!” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
5 Reading on: “Little emotional Albert.” Reading on: “Knock wood!” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
6 MIDTERM
7 Reading on: “See aggression, do aggression…” Reading on: “Making a good impression.” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
8 Reading on: “Discovering love.” Reading on: “Out of sight, but not out of mind.” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
9 Reading on: “Born first, born smarter?” Reading on: “A prison by any other name…” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
10 Reading on: “I can see it all over your face!” Reading on: “The one, the many.” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
11 Reading on: “Learning to be depressed.” Reading on: “Who is crazy, anyway?” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
12 Reading on: “Are you a natural?” Reading on: “Projections of who you are.” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
13 Reading on: “Choosing your psychotherapist.” Reading on: “Picture this!” Reading on: “Obey at any cost.” Hock, R. R. (2013). Forty Studies that Changed Psychology. NY: Pearson.
14 Components of an article. Evaluation of a psychology article. Barnet, S. & Bedau, H. (1993). Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings. NY: Bedford Books.
15 Evaluation of a psychology article. Barnet, S. & Bedau, H. (1993). Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings. NY: Bedford Books.
16 Submission of final homework.
Course Textbooks Mentioned book chapters and ppt slides
References Articles

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
40
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
60
Total

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

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
15
    Total
121

 

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

 

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