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EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI460 EXPERIMENTAL 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 raise awareness about selected topics in the field of experimental psychology, to have knowledge about current theories and researches, to prepare and conduct similar researches as a group, to evaluate the results and to be able to prepare the publication by using these methods.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include an advanced study of methodological issues in experimental research.

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

Analyze theories established on the select subjects on experimental psychology. (Bloom’s 4)
Evaluate the contribution of experimental psychology research to psychology in general and the contribution of experimental studies to theory production. (Bloom’s 5)
Apply research and experiments developed in the field of experimental psychology. (Bloom’s 3)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Description of experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature Review Theoretical bases of selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature Review Research methods of selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature Review Findings of research on selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature Review Findings of research on selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature Review Current findings on selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature Review Current findings on selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature Review Creating a research design on selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature Review Writing introduction for the research Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature Review Data collection on selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature Review Data collection on selected topics on experimental psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature Review Data entry and methods of analysis Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature Review Data entry and methods of analysis Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature Review General Revision Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Er, N. & Er, N. (2014). Deneysel Psikoloji. Nobel Academic Publications.
Myers, A. & Hansen, C. (2012). Experimental Psychology. Wadswoth Cengace Learning.

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 20 20
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 25 25
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 0 127
Total Workload of the Course Unit 127
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0