Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
200001132002BEHAVIORAL SCIENCECompulsory112
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, principles and theories of psychology as well as the research methods used in different disciplines of psychology and to provide information on the biological, cognitive and social basis of human mental processes and behavior.The goals of this course are to improve the students’ understanding of social psychological phenomena and to improve their understanding of the research methodologies commonly used to understand social influence and interaction.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet KOYUNCU
Learning Outcomes
1Understand the nature of the science of psychology
2Explain the key theoretical perspectives
3Comprehend the theory and research on essential topics of psychology
4Be able to think critically and analytically
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Sensation and perception, Theories of psychology The science of psychology, , Scientific methods, Physiology and behavior, , State of consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Intelligence, Developmental psychology
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction: Objectives and scope of the course
2Definitions and concepts of behavioral Science
3Scientific method Research methods
4The science of psychology Theories Disciplines
5Sensation and perception Visual and auditory perception Perceptual illusions
6Development during childhood and adolescence Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development
7Development during childhood and adolescence Physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development
8Midterm exam
9Social influence (obedience to authority, collective behavior and deindividualization)
10Social influence (obedience to authority, collective behavior and deindividualization)
11Social influence (Cognitive dissonance, social power)
12Social influence (Cognitive dissonance, social power)
13Tutorial
14Tutorial
15Tutorial
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Lecture notes are supplied by the lecturer
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Report Presentation122
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)63
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