Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708002042016SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY-IICompulsory243
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. The topics such as attitudes and attitude change, factors effecting interpersonal attraction and evolutionary bases of human behavior will also be discussed.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İ. Mert Teközel
Learning Outcomes
11. Understanding basic theoretical approaches in social psychology
22. Thinking critically and analytically on social issues
33. Connecting 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
Social cognition Evolutionary approaches to social behavior (mating, romantic relationships, jealousy etc.) Cooperation Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination Special topics in social psychology (gender and sexism etc.) Attitudes and attitude change
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Introducing the course contents Introducing the course contents and materials
1Social cognitionOkuma Aronson E, Wilson, T.D., Akert R.M. (2005) sf. 74-79
2Introduction to evolutionary approaches to social behavior
3Romantic relationships in evolutionary perspective
4Attraction and sex differences in attraction
5Jealousy and sex differences in jealousy
6Cooperation and helping behavior
7Theories of helping behavior
8Prejudice, Discrimination and Stereotypes Reading (Textbook Chapter 5 pp.183-225)
9Theoretical approaches to intergroup hostility and discriminationReading (Textbook Chapter 5 pp.183-225)
10Midterm
11Special topics in social psychology
12Attitudes and attitude change
13Theory of planned behavior
14Special topics in social psychology
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. Taylor, S.E., Peplau, L.A. ve Sears, D.O. (2007). Sosyal Psikoloji. (Çev. A. Dönmez) İmge Kitabevi Yay. Aronson E, Wilson, T.D., Akert R.M. (2002). Social Psychology. Prentice Hall. NJ.
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  4 3       3
LO2   33   4    
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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