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ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI329 ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to gain a general perspective on environment, "environmentally friendly/ destructive" behaviour, meaning of environmental psychology, research fields in environmental psychology, steps to be taken in environmental psychology.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects about environment.

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

Define basic concepts and subjects of environmental psychology. (Bloom's 1)
Determine "environmentally friendly" and “environmentally destructive" behaviours. (Bloom’s 2)
Research in the fields of environmental psychology. (Bloom’s 4)
Determine the important discussion questions about the readings and interpret the readings. (Bloom’s 3 and Bloom’s 3)
Prepare a draft of a project to help animal shelters and apply this draft. (Bloom’s 3 and Bloom’s 3)
Discuss and analyze the basic concepts in environmental psychology through the films and readings to be observed. (Bloom's 2 and Bloom's 4)
Construct a behaviour modification model. (Bloom’s 3)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Definition and history of environment and environmental psychology; definition and results of "environmentally friendly/ destructive" behaviour; Human-Environment Relationship from the point of Environmental Psychology (Environmental Psychology) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature review Research fields in Environmental Psychology (noise, smell, colour, light, heat, Office design etc.) “Perception and Representation of Environment”, (Environmental Psychology) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature review Research methods in Environmental Psychology; theoretical models and applied research; steps to be taken in the future; “Personal Space and Territoriality”, “House and Habitat” (Environmental Psychology) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature review Role of Architect and Architecture”, “Architecture and Environment” (Environment and Policy: Longing for Another World) “Place Dependence and Place Identity”, “Environmental Design Process” (Environmental Psychology) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature review Office Environments for Other Professions Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature review Office Environments for Other Professions Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature review “The point where Environmental Conscience is defeated by Market Transition: Sustainable Development”, “The European Union Solid Waste Strategy: Sustainable Solid Waste Management and Turkey” (Environment and Policy: Longing for Another World) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Human behavior and behavior changing; MOVIE Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature review “Destruction and Survival”, “A Running Battle” (Green History of the World: Environment and Decline of Great Civilizations), “Environmentalism: Historical, Philosophical Basics and Globalization” (Environment and Policy: Longing for Another World); MOVIE-Discussion Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature review Behaviour Modification Project “Ways of Thinking” (Green History of the World: Environment and Decline of Great Civilizations) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature review Behaviour Modification Project “Ways of Thinking” (Green History of the World: Environment and Decline of Great Civilizations) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature review “Second Big Change” (Green History of the World: Environment and Decline of Great Civilizations), “A Research based on the perception of Global and Green Environmental Problems as a Risk” (Environment and Policy: Longing for Another World) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature review “Importance of the Environmental Movement of Bergama (The Bergama Movement” from the point of the Environmental Movement in Turkey” “An environmental organization to be benefited from and developed: University Students’ Environment Organizations” (Environment and Policy: Longing for Another World) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature review “Polluting the World”, “Threats for Global Systems”, “Shadow of the Past” (Green History of the World: Environment and Decline of Great Civilizations) Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

GOREGENLİ, M. (2013). Çevre psikolojisi: insan-mekan ilişkileri. İstanbul Bilgi University Publications.
Bechtel, R. B., & Churchman, A. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of environmental psychology. John Wiley & Sons.

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

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