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

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.
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.

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.

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.
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.

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.

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.
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.

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.

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.

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