Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2104001272013SOCIAL PYSCHOLOGY Compulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to introduce basic concepts and theories of social psychology and to address the problems of the dominant scientific paradigm in social psychology and the possibilities of critical social psychology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr.Gör.Dr. Nükhet Adalet AKPULAT
Learning Outcomes
1Defines the basic concepts of social psychology such as Attitude, perception, motivation, propaganda, communication, role, group, socialization, culture, personality, language, collective interaction and social movements, urban and environmental psychology. Explain the reference frame of experience and behavior. Evaluates the relationship between the factors in various psychological events. Interpret the foundations involved in structuring the experience and the cultural differences on the ground. It compares the views of the dominant and critical paradigm in social psychology. Interpret the relation of social psychology with industrial structure. In social psychological analysis, racist, sexist and all kinds of discriminatory politics are criticized. They interpret the social psychological aspects of the public debate from a critical perspective. It solves the theoretical-practical integrity of public debate. Evaluate the social psychological effects of new communication technologies.
2He knows the basic theories of social psychology.
3Summarize the basic facts in social psychology.
4 Evaluates the relationship between the factors in various psychological events.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Defines the basic concepts of social psychology such as Attitude, perception, motivation, propaganda, communication, role, group, socialization, culture, personality, language, collective interaction and social movements, urban and environmental psychology.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Basic Concepts of Social Psychologylecturing
2A summary of the discussions on concepts such as Attitude, Perception, Motivation, Propaganda, Communication, Roles, Group, Socialization, Culture, Personality, Language
3Social Psychology Theories
4Social Psychology Theories
5Social Psychology Theories
6Issues of Dominant Scientific Paradigm in Social Psychology: Towards Critical Social Psychology
7midterm exam
8 Relationship between industry and social psychology: Development of Attitude Scales and Hawthorne Experiments and Social Darwinism in Social Psychology, Racial and Origin of the Thought of Racism (Galton's connection to intelligence measurement tests and classroom loyalty)
9 Sosyal Psikolojide Temel Olgular (Deneyim ve Davranışların Referans Çerçevesi, Çeşitli Psikolojik Olaylardaki Faktörler Arası ilişkiler, Deneyimin Yapılandırılmasında Yer Alan Dayanaklar, Dayanaklarda Kültürel Farklılıklar) 11.hafta İnsanlararası Etkileşim ve Bu Etkileşimin Ürünleri: Grup Yapısı ve Normlar
10 Basic Facts in Social Psychology (Reference Frame of Experience and Behaviors, Relations Between Factors in Various Psychological Events, Basis in Constructing Experience, Cultural Differences in Strengths)
11 Collective Interaction and Social Movements (Strong Social Behaviors, Important Factors, Conditions, New Values ​​Emerging from Major Social Movements) and Urban and Environmental Psychology (Noise, Personal Space, Crowds, Crowd-related Theories, Architectural Design, Life in the City
12 Collective Interaction and Social Movements (Strong Social Behaviors, Important Factors, Conditions, New Values ​​Emerging from Major Social Movements) and Urban and Environmental Psychology (Noise, Personal Space, Crowds, Crowd-related Theories, Architectural Design, Life in the City
13 Examples and discussion
14 Examples and discussion
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Metin İnceoğlu (2004). Tutum Algı İletişim. Elips:Ankara Muzaffer Şerif, Carolyn W. Şerif (1996) Sosyal Psikolojiye Giriş I-II, Çevirenler: Mustafa Atakay, Aysun Yavuz, Sosyal Yayınlar, İstanbul
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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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)2
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