Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708002032016SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY-ICompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to introduce the basic social psychological theories aimed at explaining human social thinking and social behavior. This course will also introduce the methods which are used to understand social behavior.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Mert Teközel
Learning Outcomes
1Describing basic concepts of social psychology
2Understanding basic theoretical approaches in social psychology
3Realizing the ethic issues in social psychological research4.
4Understanding fundamental principals of social psychological methods
5Thinking critically and analytically on social issues
6Connecting social psychological concepts, theories and research findings to everyday social issues
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
What is social psychology? Social perception and attribution theories Methods in social psychology Social effect Social Power Conformity and minority effect Compliance Obedience to the authority Collective behavior and deindividualization Social comparison
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introducing the course contents Introducing the course contents and materials
1What is social psychology?Reading (Textbook Chapter 1 pp. 1-24)
2Research methods in social psychology (Observation and correlational methods)Reading (Textbook Chapter 2 pp. 27-39)
3Research methods in social psychology (experimental method and research ethics)Reading (Textbook Chapter 2 pp. 39-57)
4Social influence (Formation of social norms, conformity and minority influence)Reading (Textbook Chapter 3 pp. 57-82)
5Classroom activity (Designing a conformity experiment) Okuma Bilgin (2009) sf. 39-57)
6Social influence (obedience to authority, collective behavior and deindividualization) Reading (Textbook Chapter 3 pp. 82-107
7Classroom activity (The role-playing of Milgram’s obedience to authority)Reading (Hitler isteseydi… pp. 9-29)
8Social influence (Cognitive dissonance, social power)Reading (Textbook Chapter 3 pp. 107-128)
9MidtermOkuma Bilgin (2009) sf. 82-87) Sakallı (2001) sf. 64-86
10Interpersonal attraction (factors influencing interpersonal attraction)Reading (Textbook Chapter 4 pp. 129-150)
11Interpersonal attraction (development of interpersonal attraction)Reading (Textbook Chapter 4 pp.150-162)
12Game theory and exchange Classroom activity (coorperation strategies and prisoner’s dilemma) Reading (Textbook Chapter 4 pp.162-177)
13Intergroup relations (categorization and social identity theory)Reading (Textbook Chapter 5 pp.177-178) Reading (İnsan ilişkileri ve kimlik)
14Prejudice, Discrimination and Stereotypes Reading (Textbook Chapter 5 pp.183-225)
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Bilgin,N. (2009). (Ed.) Sosyal Psikolojiye. Ege Üniversitesi Yay. İzmir. Recommended Reading: Kağıtçıbaşı, Ç. (2008). Günümüzde insan ve insanlar: Sosyal psikolojiye giriş. İstanbul: Evrim Yay. Sakallı, N. (2001). Sosyal etkiler: Kim kimi nasıl etkiler? Ankara: İmge Kitabevi Yay. Dönmez, A. (1994). Hitler isteseydi: Sosyal psikoloji yazıları. Ankara: Gündoğan yay. Aronson E, Wilson, T.D., Akert R.M. (2002). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall. NJ. Cialdini, R.B. (2001). İnsanları etkileme yolları. (Çev. A. Dönmez) Ankara: İmge Kitabevi Yay.
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination188
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1  544 3 44   
LO2   3     3   
LO32         33 
LO4  32         
LO5  54         
LO6             
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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