Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707002502012SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY IICompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to provide the student a general introduction to the field of social psychology and introduce major theories and research fields in social psychology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. İ. Mert Teközel
Learning Outcomes
1Describing basic concepts of social psychoclogy
2Understanding basic theoretical approaches in social psychology
3Thinking critically and analytically on social issues
4Connecting social psychological concepts, theories and research findings to everyday social issues
5Understanding everyday thinking and folk epistemology
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Self Social comparison Attributions Social representations Applied social psychology
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introducing the course contents Introducing the course contents and materials
1Self (what is self, dimensions of the self) Reading (Textbook Chapter 6 pp. 225-250)
2Self (self and psychosocial processes)Reading (Textbook Chapter 6 pp. 255-261)
3Social comparison (what is social comparison, motivations of social comparison)Reading (Textbook Chapter 7 pp. 261-276)
4Social comparison (individual differences in social comparison, evolutionary approach to social comparison)Reading (Textbook Chapter 7 pp. 276-281)
5AttributionsReading (Textbook Chapter 8 pp. 281-299)
6Attributional biasesReading (Textbook Chapter 8 pp. 299-310)
7Attributional complexity Critics of attribution theory Reading (Textbook Chapter 8 pp. 314-323))
8Midterm
9Social representations (what is social representation and functions of social representations)Reading (Textbook Chapter 9 pp. 323-341)
10Social representations (formation of social representationsReading (Textbook Chapter 9 pp. 341-347)
11Sample studies on social representationsReading (Textbook Chapter 9 pp.357-364)
12Applied social psychologyReading (Textbook Chapter 10 pp.162-177)
13Social psychology and healthReading (Textbook Chapter 10 pp.364-372)
14Social psychology and environment Reading (Textbook Chapter 10 pp.372-381)
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Bilgin,N. (2000). Sosyal Psikolojiye Giriş. Ege Üniversitesi Yay. İzmir. Recommended Readings: Moscovici, S. (2002). Psychologie Sociale. PUF. Paris. Aronson E, Wilson, T.D., Akert R.M. (2002). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall. NJ.
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz428
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study717
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading14456
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)167
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1  4          3 
LO2          334  
LO3  5 3 455  5   
LO4  55           
LO5               
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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