Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707002482012HUMAN DEVELOPMENTElective242
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to main concepts of psychology. The ultimate goals of this course is to examine human behavior and cognitive process related to science. The course covers behavior of humans 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)
Prof. Dr. Nuri BİLGİN
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to understand the nature of general psychology.
2To be able to understand the basic concepts of psychology.
3To be able to explain general theories of psychology.
4To be able to comprehend the basic concepts of psychology with related theories.
5To be able to apply critical and analytical thinking skills to main issues in psychology.
6To be 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
1Language Lecture and discussion (Plotnik, 14. chp., pp. 304-327)
2MotivationLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 15. . chp., pp.. 328-357)
3EmotionLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 16. . chp., pp. 358-375)
4InfancyLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 17. chp., pp. 376-387)
5ChildhoodLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 17. chp., pp. 388-405)
6AdolescenceLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 18. chp., pp. 408-420)
7AdulthoodLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 18. chp., pp. 420-431
8Midterm Exam
9Humanist TheoriesLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 19 . chp., pp. 432-455)
10PersonalityLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 20. chp., pp. 458-479)
11StressLecture and discussion (Plotnik, 21. chp., pp. 480-507)
12Psychopathology Lecture and discussion (Plotnik, 22-23-24 . chp., pp. 508-579)
13Social psychology Lecture and discussion (Plotnik, 25. chp., pp. 388-405)
14Social psychology Lecture and discussion (Plotnik, 25. chp., pp. 388-405)
15Evaluation and general discussion end of the term Article report and discussion.
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Required: Plotnik, R. (2007). Psikoloji’ye Giriş. İstanbul: Kaknüs Psikoloji. Recommended: Morris, C.G. (1996). Psikoloji Anlamak, Türk Psikologlar Derneği Yayınları Cüceloğlu, D. (1991). İnsan ve davranışı, Remzi kitapevi, 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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11818
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)60
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