COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Introduction to Developmental Psychology II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 202
Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives Topics include periods of adolescence, adulthood and old age. Theories related to these topics are examined.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will able to make comparisons in physical, psychological, and social issues related to rites of passage, including pubertal changes, health, cognition, and moral reasoning.
  • Will able to define socioemotional development issues in adolescence, including identity/self esteem, romantic relationships, work, and dependency of drugs, depression, and delinquency.
  • Will able to explain relationships in young and middle adulthood, including friendships, love, violence, singlehood, family life cycle, and divorce/remarriage.
  • Will able to define major occupational and lifestyle issues in young and middle adulthood, including occupational selection, discrimination, occupational transitions, work and family, and leisure activities.
  • Will able to explain the unique challenges of middle adulthood, including physical changes and health, intelligence, five-factor personality model, and the sandwich generation.
  • Will able to summarize the major issues of later life, including demographics, third/fourth age of life, physical/psychological/social deterioration, and intervention strategies.
  • Will able to summarize the primary theories of aging and compare the major social issues associated with aging.
  • Will able to define among the definitions of death, ethical issues associated with dying and death, grief processes and coping strategies, and bereavement experiences throughout the lifespan.
  • Will able to explain the unique challenges of late adulthood, including physical changes and health, intelligence, five-factor personality model, and the sandwich generation.
Course Content To discuss the developmental processes from puberty through death in terms of both physical, psychological and social development.

 



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 the course
2 Physical and cognitive development in adolescence Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
3 Social and personality development in adolescence Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
4 Physical and cognitive development in early adulthood Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
5 Social and personality development in early adulthood Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
6 Midterm I
7 Physical and cognitive development in middle adulthood. Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
8 Social and personality development in middle adulthood. Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
9 Physical and Cognitive Development in late adulthood Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
10 Cognitive Development in late adulthood Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
11 Social and personality development in late adulthood Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
12 Death, dying and bereavement Santrock, "Life Span Development". McGraw Hill International Edition, 13.baskı.2011.
13 Presentation I
14 Presentation II
15 Final
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
35
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
50
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
15
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
138

 

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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