COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Language and Thought
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 418
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To acquire an understanding about language and its relationship to mental states in general and psychological states in particular. Psychology is the branch of science having close connections to philosophy of language. This course aims at developing a framework in which students can conceptualize psychological experience in terms of language.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To know basic concepts of the philosophy of language.
  • To understand basic theories of the philosophy of language.
  • To acknowledge the link between psychological experiences and language.
  • To have an understaning about how we can conceptualize psychological problems in terms of language
Course Content The course consists of the basic knowledge about the philsophers of language and their theories such as Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Derrida, and Saussure.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Language as a system of signs: F. de Saussure Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
3 Language as a system of signs: F. de Saussure Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
4 Heidegger’s philosophy of language Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
5 Heidegger’s philosophy of language Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
6 Wittgenstein’s second period philosophy Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
7 Wittgenstein’s second period philosophy Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
8 Derrida, postmodernism, and constructionism in psychology. Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
9 Derrida, postmodernism, and constructionism in psychology. Loewenthal, D., Snell, R. (2003) Postmodernism for psychotherapists. New York: Routledge.
10 Reflections in psychology Bucci, W. (1984). Linking words and things: Basic processes and individual variation. Cognition, 17, 137153.Pennebaker, J. W., & Seagal, J. D. (1999). Forming a story: the health benefits of narrative. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55(10), 12431254.
11 Reflections in psychology Stiles, W. B., HonosWebb, L., & Lani, J. A. (1999). Some functions of narrative in the assimilation of problematic experiences. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55(10), 12131226.Wolcott, R. H. (1970). Schizophrenese: A private language. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 11(2), 126134.
12 Reflections in psychology Clarke, K. M. (1991). A performance model of the creation of meaning event. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 28(3), 395401.Clarke, K. M. (1996). Change process in a creation of meaning event. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64(3), 465470.
13 Presentations and discussions.
14 Presentations and discussions.
15 Presentations and discussions.
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Book chapters outlined above, recent articles holding current scientific enquiries in psychology, and .ppt presentations.
References All of the prestigious journal that publish psychological research.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

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

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
40
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
60
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
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
166

 

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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