Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707002572016DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ICompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to teach students to the fundamental concepts, research methods, and theories of developmental psychology as well as the information on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development during life-span (e.g., prenatal, infancy, childhood)
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Aysun Doğan
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the nature of developmental psychology.
2To be able to define the basic concepts of developmental psychology.
3To be able to explain basic developmental theoretical approaches.
4To comprehend the basic principles of research methods in developmental psychology.
5To do library and internet research.
6To be able to express research results and personal opinions in written and oral form.
7To think analytically and critically.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Theories of developmental psychology, research methods, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development during prenatal period, infancy, childhood.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Presentation of the course and speaking about the content of the course.
2Introduction: Lifespan perspective The nature of developmentReading (Chapter 1, page 1-21) Quiz 1
3Introduction: Theories of developmental psychology Research methods Reading (Chapter 2, page 22-48)
4Biological Beginnings: Genetic basis of development Inheritance and Environment Reading (Chapter 2, page 50-78)
5Prenatal Development: Prenatal Birth Postnatal Reading (Chapter 3, page 79-107)
6Physical Development in Infancy: Motor development Sensory and perceptual development Reading (Chapter 4, page 108-144)
7Cognitive Development in Infancy: Learning and remembering Language developmentReading (Chapter 5, page 145-176) Homework 1
8Socio-Emotional Development in Infancy: Personality Development AttachmentReading (Chapter 6, page 177-204)
9MIDTERM EXAM
10Socio-Emotional Development in Infancy: Personality Development AttachmentReading (Chapter 6, page 177-204)
11Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: Language development EducationReading (Chapter 7, page 206-240)
12Socio-Emotional Development in Early Childhood: Families Peer RelationsReading (Chapter 8, sayfa 241-272) Homework 2
13Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood: Health Disabled Children Language DevelopmentReading (Chapter 9, page 276-311)
14Socio-Emotional Development in Middle and Late ChildhoodReading (Chapter 10, sayfa 312-346)
15FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Ders Kitabı: Santrock, J. W. (2012). Yaşam Boyu Gelişim. Ankara: (Çeviri Ed: Galip Yüksel)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
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 Activities50
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities50
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz111
Attending Lectures13339
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Individual Study for Quiz11111
Homework21020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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