COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Psychopathology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 304
Spring
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 The purpose of this course is to provide a working understanding of abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories. Different theories would be introduced to provide a broad framework to explain abnormal human behavior
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define an understanding of abnormal behavior from both scientific and clinical perspectives.
  • Discuss the definitions of abnormal behavior.
  • Explore different approaches on abnormal behavior.
  • Discuss the possible causes of abnormal behavior.
  • Explain assessment, diagnoses and treatment of various forms of abnormal behaviors.
  • Critically evaluate DSM and ICD 10 classification systems.
  • Recognize the importance of the cultural-social perspectives and prevention strategies.
Course Content Gain a working understanding of abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories.

 



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 Abnormal PsychologyAn overview Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 1: Examples and Definitions of Abnormal Behavior
2 Causal Factors of Abnormal Psychology Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 2: Causes of Abnormal Behavior
3 Treatment of Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 3: Treatment of Psychological Disorders
4 Assessment of Abnormal Behavior Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 4: Classification and Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
5 Mood Disorders and Suicide Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 5: Mood Disorders and Suicide
6 Midterm I
7 Anxiety Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders
8 Acute and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 7: Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders
9 Stress and Physical Health Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 8: Stress and Physical Health
10 Personality Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 9: Personality Disorders
11 Eating Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 10: Eating Disorders
12 Midterm II
13 Substance Use Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 11: Substance Use Disorders
14 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 12: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
15 Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 13: Schizophrenic Disorders
16 Dementia, Delirium, and Amnestic Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 14: Dementia, Delirium, and Amnestic Disorders
Course Textbooks Main resource: Oltmanns & Emery, Abnormal Psychology (6th edition, 2010)
References Powerpoint slides, Internet Database (EbscoHOST, ScienceDirect, Türk Psikiyatri Dizini, etc.)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
9
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
11
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
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
9
1
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
14
Final / Oral Exam
1
14
    Total
115

 

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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