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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI103 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 1 3 3 6

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Lecturer ÜNAL ERDEM ELLİ

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the students of the psychology department for 1 semester the importance of psychology, its functioning, history, modern psychological approaches, research methods, and the main theories of personality that shed light on normal / abnormal behaviours and psychotherapy.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include subjects such as the definition of psychology, history, modern psychological approaches, subfields of psychology, psychological research methods, structure of the nervous system, physiology, neonatal and childhood capacities, cognitive development, development of moral and judgement, theories related to personality and personality development, consciousness structural and topographic theory, defence mechanisms of the ego, sleep and dreams, sleep disorders, psychoactive substances, learning theories, psychiatric examination and presentation of various psychiatric disorders.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explain the functioning of human physiology and psychological phenomena. (Bloom's 2)
Explain how to intervene in potentially pathological states and conduct them (Bloom's 2)
Distinguish between the psychiatrically normal and non-normal (Bloom's 4)
Distinguish different psychological approaches from each other. (Blooms 4)
Compare the hypotheses of these approaches, the approaches related to growth and development, perception of anxiety and ways to cope with anxiety. (Bloom's 4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction, What is psychology? What are psychological approaches? Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature review What are modern psychological approaches? What are subfields of psychology? What are research methods? Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature review Structure of the nervous system Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature review Functioning of the nervous system Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature review Psychological development Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature review Personality theories Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature review Topographic and structural theories Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Sleeping and dreams Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature review Learning Theories Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature review Learning Theories Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature review Psychiatric examination Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature review Psychiatric disorders Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature review Psychiatric disorders Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature review Psychiatric disorders Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Atkinson, R. L., Smith, E. E., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Fredrickson, B., Bem, D. J., & Maren, S. (2012). Psikolojiye giris. Arkadas Publications.
PLOTNIK, Rod (2009), Psikolojiye Giris, Trns. Tamer Genis, Istanbul: Kaknus Publications.
OZTURK, O., AYLIN ULUSAHIN A., (2015). Ruh Sagligi ve Bozuklukları, Gozden Gecirilmis ve Yenilenmis 13th Edition, Ankara.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
5
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
4
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
0
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
0
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
4
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
4

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
5
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
0
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
3
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
4
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
3

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 4 52
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 30 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 25 25
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 151
Total Workload of the Course Unit 151
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0