Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707003182007PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNINGCompulsory355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course is an introduction to learning. Main concepts and paradigms of psychology of learning are discussed in the course. This course provides students knowledge about habituation, sensitization, Pavlovian conditioning and operant conditioning. These topics are also discussed in a comparative form. In addition, the course deals with schedules of reinforcement, types of reinforcer and reinforcement theories. At the end of the course, students are expected to gain knowledge about basic concepts of learning, compare main theories of learning and improve understanding of applied fields in learning of psychology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonia AMADO
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding the nature of learning.
2Comprehending main theoretical issues in learning
3Understanding main experimental procedures used in learning research.
4Reading scientific paper about psychology of learning.
5Comprehending applied fields of learning.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Main characteristics of learning, habituation, sensitization, Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction: outline, content, rulesIntroduction, overview
2Main concepts of learning, habituation and sensitization.Reading: Chapter 1,
3Pavlovian conditioning Reading: Chapter 3
4Pavlovian conditioning Reading: Chapter 3
5Pavlovian conditioning Reading: Chapter 4
6Pavlovian conditioning -presentation
7Operant conditioningReading: Chapter 5
8Operant conditioningReading: Chapter 5
9Midterm exam
10Theories of reinforcementReading: Chapter 6
11Schedules of reinforcementReading: Chapter 8
12Schedules of reinforcementReading: Chapter 8
13Sosyal Öğrenme (Bandura)
14Avoidance and punishmentReading: Chapter 7
15Operant conditioning- Presentation
16Final examFinal Sınavı
Recommended or Required Reading
Tevfik Alıcı (2018). Öğrenmenin Bilimsel Temelleri. Kaknüs Yayınları Domjan, M. (2004). Koşullama ve öğrenmenin temelleri (H. Çetinkaya, Çev.). Ankara: Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading14570
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1 4             
LO2 2       3     
LO3    24   2     
LO4         532   
LO55              
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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