Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707002472012SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY ICompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim and objective of this course is to introduce the main concepts of social psychology. This course provides an introduction to social psychology, the scientific study of human social influence and interaction. 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)
Doç. Dr İ. Mert Teközel
Learning Outcomes
1Describing basic concepts of social psychology.
2Understanding basic theoretical approaches in social psychology.
3Realizing the ethic issues in social psychological research.
4Understanding fundamental principals of social psychological methods
5Thinking critically and analytically on social issues.
6Connecting social psychological concepts, theories and research findings to everyday social issues
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic concepts: social perception, social behavior, interpersonal behavior, individual, group etc. Theory and Research in Social Psychology Collective behaviorSocial effect: Conformity and obedience Social effect: Minority effect Social Power Interpersonal attraction
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introducing the course contents Introducing the course contents and materials
2What is social psychology?Reading (Textbook Chapter 1 pp. 1-24)
3Research methods in social psychology (Observation and correlational methods)Reading (Textbook Chapter 2 pp. 27-39)
4Research methods in social psychology (experimental method and research ethics)Reading (Textbook Chapter 2 pp. 39-57)
5Social influence (Formation of social norms, conformity and minority influence)Reading (Textbook Chapter 3 pp. 57-82)
6Classroom activity (Designing a conformity experiment) Bir konformite deneyi tasarlamak
7Social influence (obedience to authority, collective behavior and deindividualization) Reading (Textbook Chapter 3 pp. 82-107)
8Classroom activity (The role-playing of Milgram’s obedience to authority)Reading (Hitler isteseydi… pp. 9-29)
9Social influence (Cognitive dissonance, social power) Reading (Textbook Chapter 3 pp. 107-128)
10Midterm
11Interpersonal attraction (factors influencing interpersonal attraction)Reading (Textbook Chapter 4 pp. 129-150)
12Interpersonal attraction (development of interpersonal attraction)Reading (Textbook Chapter 4 pp.150-162)
13Game theory and exchange Classroom activity (coorperation strategies and prisoner’s dilemma) Reading (Textbook Chapter 4 pp.162-177)
14Intergroup relations (categorization and social identity theory)Reading (Textbook Chapter 5 pp.177-178) Reading (İnsan ilişkileri ve kimlik) Okuma (İnsan ilişkileri ve kimlik)
15Prejudice, Discrimination and Stereotypes Reading (Textbook Chapter 5 pp.183-225)
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Bilgin,N. (2000). Sosyal Psikolojiye Giriş. Ege Üniversitesi Yay. İzmir. Recommended Readings: Dönmez, A. (1994). Hitler isteseydi: Sosyal psikoloji yazıları. Ankara: Gündoğan yay. Moscovici, S. (2002). Psychologie Sociale. PUF. Paris. Aronson E, Wilson, T.D., Akert R.M. (2002). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall. NJ. Bilgin, Nuri (1996). İnsan İlişkileri ve Kimlik, İstanbul: Sistem Yay.
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
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz122
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study22244
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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