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EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSY327 EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to 1. Know, explain and interpret the theories of evolutionary psychology 2. Describe and explain human behaviour, cognition and emotion processes from an evolutionary perspective 3. Evaluate empirical findings and hypotheses with a critical approach using scientific criteria 4. Gain the necessary skills and abilities to follow the developments in other sciences related to evolutionary psychology and psychology.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as "using the theory of evolution to explain human behaviour, emotion and cognitive processes, the effect of natural selection on human behaviour, the evolutionary roots of social behaviour, the development and evolution of cognitive processes, emotions and evolution, physiological and cultural evolution".

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

Use theories of evolutionary psychology. (Bloom’s 3)
Explain human behaviour, cognition and emotion processes from an evolutionary perspective. (Bloom’s 4)
Evaluate empirical findings and hypotheses with a critical approach using scientific criteria. (Bloom’s 5)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Literature review Synchronizers Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature review Immortal Spirals -1 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature review Immortal Spirals -2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature review Gene Machine - 1 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature review Gene Machine - 2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature review Evolving Modules - 1 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature review Evolving Modules - 2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Aggression: Selfish Machine and Determination Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature review Aggression Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature review Appearance of Aggressive Behaviour in Groups: Mobbing and Bullying Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature review Geneism Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature review Generation Conflicts Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature review Behaviour types like self-devotion and ve morality -1 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature review Behaviour types like self-devotion and ve morality -2 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

ZARATE, O., (2015). Evrimsel Psikolojiye Giris, TPD.
BUSS, D. M. (1998). The psychology of human mate selection: Exploring the complexity of the strategic repertoire. Handbook of evolutionary psychology: Ideas, issues, and applications.

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
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

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 3 39
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 25 25
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 20 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0