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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY I PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI201 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY I 3 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 Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA KAYHAN BAHALI

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to explain the students of the psychology department for one semester about how our social feelings, behaviours and thoughts are affected by the social structure and process. The first part of a two-semester course focuses on social interaction. The relation of the theoretical framework with the social structure, and field research are conveyed through an intercultural perspective.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include subjects such as Definition of the field, the historical development process, main theoretical and methodological issues, social beliefs and judgements, social context of ego, attitudes and behaviours, conformity and obedience, persuasion and group effect.

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

Summarize the basic research methods and techniques of Social Psychology. (Bloom's 2)
Interpret the relationship between attitude and behaviour in social psychology. (Bloom's 3)
Summarize how it is affected by human nature and cultural diversity. (Bloom's 2)
Summarize the historical development of Social Psychology. (Bloom's 2)
Discuss how the social world is perceived. (Bloom's 2)
Identify the concept of compliance in social psychology. (Bloom's 2)
Discuss the classical conformity and obedience research. (Bloom's 2)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introducing Social Psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature review What is Social Psychology? Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature review Methods and examples on Social Psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature review Self Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature review Social beliefs and judgments Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature review Behaviours and Attitudes -1 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature review Behaviours and Attitudes -2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Behaviours and Attitudes -2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature review Genes, Culture and Gender Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature review Adaptation and Obedience Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature review Persuasion -1 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature review Persuasion -2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature review Group Effect -1 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature review Group Effect -2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Myers, D.G.,(2015). Sosyal Psikoloji. 10th Edition. Nobel Akademik Publications.
Myers, D. G., & Smith, S. M. (2012). Exploring social psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Kagitcibasi, C. ve Cemalcilar, Z., (2017). Dunden Bugune Insan ve Insanlar- Sosyal Psikolojiye Girid- 20th Edition. Evrim Publications.

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.
4
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
3
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.
0
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
1

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.
0

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.
0
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.
0

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.
0

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.
4
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
0
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.
2

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.
0

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 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 1 1 1
Assignment (Homework) 1 13 13
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 4 4 16
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 25 25
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 37 0 150
Total Workload of the Course Unit 150
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0