Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707001132010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ICompulsory116
Level of Course Unit
First 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.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Aycan Kapucu
Learning Outcomes
1Comprehend the main concepts and theories of psychology.
2Comprehend about basic scientific theories and approaches of psychology such as behavioral, cognitive
3Comprehend the basic methods of psychology.
4Comprehend how psychological theories and research can be applied to different fields
5Comprehend explain the different foundations (eg physiological, social) underlying human behavior
6The ability to learn and use the scientific language used in psychology
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The science of psychology, Theories of psychology, Scientific methods, Physiology and behavior, Sensation and perception, State of consciousness, Learning, Cognition, Intelligence, Developmental psychology
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Science of Psychology Reading- Chapter 1
2Research Methods Reading- Chapter 2 ARTICLE: Drawing the line between science and pseudo-science (J. D. Stemwedel)
3Brain and Behavior Reading- Chapter 4
4Brain and Behavior Reading- Chapter 4
5Sensation and Perception Reading- Chapter 5
6Sensation and Perception Reading- Chapter 5
7Consciousness Reading- Chapter 6
8Consciousness Reading-Chapter 6
9Midterm
10Learning Reading- Chapter 7
11Learning Reading-Chapter 7
12Memory Reading-Chapter 8
13Memory Reading-Chapter 8
14Language and Thinking Reading-Chapter 9
15Language and ThinkingReading-Chapter 9
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Passer, M. W. & Smith, R. E. (2009). Psychology: The science of mind and behavior
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 Activities60
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination12121
Final Examination12727
Attending Lectures14342
Writing Paper8648
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO43345   54 34  4
LO5 4   4455 3    
LO6   5  4  5 5  5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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