Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707003652016ADULTHOOD AND OLD AGE PSYCHOLOGY Elective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to introduce the theories of adulthood and old age and the changes experienced in lifelong development approach.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Banu Çengelci Özekes
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to define basic concepts related to adulthood and old age
2Understanding theories about adulthood and old age
3Understanding the history of old age in lifelong developmental psychology
4To be able to recognize physical, emotional, social, mental and sexual changes observed in old age
5Understanding the place and importance of the elderly in the social structure
6Coping with the problems encountered in old age as a psychologist
7Ability to do library and internet research on a specific subject
8To be able to express his / her knowledge and experience regarding the research subject in written and oral form
9Understanding the duties of psychologists working in elderly institutions
10To be able to think critically and analytically
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
The topics covered in the course are the theories of adulthood and old age, physiological, emotional, social, mental and sexual life changes starting with adulthood and continuing in old age, the middle age crisis and its social and emotional reflections.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course: scope, importance and rules
2What is Old Age? How To Define?
3Social Life in Adulthood and Middle Age Crisis
4Physical and Physiological Changes in Old Age
5Mental Changes in Old Age
6Psychological and Cognitive Diseases in Old Age
7Personality Changes in Old Age
8Midterm
9Social Changes in Old Age
10Old Age and Daily Life
11Sexuality in Adulthood and Old Age
12Old Age and Family
13Services to the elderly in Turkey and the World
14Old Age and Death
15Guest
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the sections of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation".
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures11616
Question-Answer12020
Observation11515
Report Preparation11515
Self Study11515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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