Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708001052016GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY-ICompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to provide students an introduction to main concepts of psychology. The ultimate goals of this course is to examine of human behaviour and cognitive process with related to scientifically. The course covers behaviour of human and cognitive process, theories and principle of psychology. By the end of the courses the students will understand indivual differences and psychological constructs. Because psychological experiences are part of the every student's life, the lectures allow discussions.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mediha Korkmaz
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to understand the nature of general psychology
2Being able to understand the basic concepts of psychology
3Being able to explain general theories of psychology
4Being able to comprehend the basic concepts of psychology with related theories
5Being able to apply critical and analytical thinking skills tom main issues in psychology
6Being able to apply at daily life problems of psychological concepts, theories and research results
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Theories of science of psyhology and schools, psyhcological research methods, psychobiology, heredity and behaviour sensation and perception, sleep and dreaming, psychoactive drugs, learning, memory
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introduction and overwiew of the course contentsIntroduction and overview of the syllabus
1Definition of psychological science and context Fields of psychology Historical roots of psychology and schoolsLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.1, pp.3-7 & 20-31)
2Research methods in psychology Ethics in psychologyLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.1, pp.7-17)
3Psyhobiology and control of behaviour The central nervous system The peripheral nervous systemLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.2, pp.50-75)
4Genetics and behaviour Heredity and genetics of human behaviour (intelligence, personality, alcoholism, schizophrenia, etc.)Lecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.2, pp.76-85)
5Sensory proccessing Sensory threshold Sensations (Visions, pain, etc.)Lecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.3, pp.93-97)
6Perception Perception of the form (figure and ground, the principles of Gestalt) Depth perception Perceptual disordersLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.3, pp.121-140)
7Consciousness Theories of conciousness The stages of sleep and functions DreamingLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.4, pp.152-169)
8Conciousness Drugs and behaviour Psychoactive drugs (depressants, stimulants, halluciogens)Lecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.4, pp.170-189)
9Midterm
10Learning and characteristics Classical conditioning and components Operant conditioning and componenets Applications of classical operant conditioning and behaviour changeLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.5, pp.198-210)
11Learning Interval reinforcement and punisment Cognitive learningLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.5, pp.211-233)
12Memory Sensory memory Short-term memory (working memory)Lecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.6, pp.246-256)
13Memory Long-term memory (episodic & semantic memory, explicit & implicit memory) Reconstruction of memoryLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp.6, pp.256-275)
14Evaluation and general discussion end of the termArticle report and discussion
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ders Kitabı: Morris, C.G.(1996). Psikolojiyi Anlamak, Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları Yardımcı Kitaplar: Cüceloğlu,D. (1991). İnsan ve Davranışı,Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul. Morgan, C.T.(1995). Psikolojiye Giriş, Meteksan, Ankara.
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Question-Answer14342
Report Preparation155
Individual Study for Homework Problems155
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11919
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1    433      
LO2    133      
LO3    124  2   
LO4    134      
LO5    134 3    
LO6             
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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