Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708001062016GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY-IICompulsory124
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 behavior of human and cognitive process with related to scientifically.The course covers behavior of human and cognitive process,theories and principle of psychology.By the end of the courses the students will understand individual 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
Motivation , emotion,stress, coping with stress, personality and personality theories,abnormal behavior,intelligence.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Motivation;definition and theories Primary drives Stimulus centered motivesLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 9. pg. 408-419)
2Social motives Achievement motivationLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 9. pg. 420-427)
3Emotion General theories of emotionLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 9. pg. 428-443)
4Stress Defrinition of stressand theories Sourcess of stressLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 11. pg. 492-500)
5Cognitive components of stress (thinking-emotiom-behavior) Irrational automatic thinkingLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 11. pg. 509-520)
6Coping with stress Defense mechanism Stress and related topics (illness,nutrition etc.)Lecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 11. pg. 500-509)
7Personality and definition Psychodynamic theories Sigmung FreudLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 10. pg.452-460)
8Mid term
9Personality Psychodynamic theories Jung,Adler,Horney,EriksonLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 10. pg. 460-465)
10Personality Trait theories,humanistic theories Cognitive-learning theoriesLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 10. pg. 468-476)
11Personality Sigmund Freud and Little Hans caseResearch and discussion
12Intelligence and theories Intelligence testsLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 7. pg. 303-312)
13Determination of intelligence Psychometric definition of intelligenceLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 7. pg. 319-327)
14Abnormal behavior Mood disorders Anxiety disordersLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 12. pg. 526-542)
15Abnormal behavior Personality disorders Schizophrenic disordersLecture and discussion (Morris, understanding psychology, chp. 12. pg. 548-559)
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Ders Kitabı: Morris , C.G.(1996). Understanding Psychology,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
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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
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