Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707004562016HUMAN MEMORYElective486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is provide a detailed overview of current research issues and theory in various areas of human memory and the methods by which human memory is explored in contemporary experimental psychology.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Aycan Kapucu
Learning Outcomes
1Understanding of the current theories of the organization of human memory.
2Knowledge of methodological techniques used in the study of human memory.
3Application of basic principles of psychology to the study of specific topics in memory research.
4Understanding of how principles of memory theories apply to other areas such as education, neuroscience, human development, and cognitive science.
5Ability to detect and describe involvement of memory processes in daily life events.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
A survey of theories and research concerned with processes in the acquisition, storage and retrieval of information. Topics will include working memory, encoding and retrieval processes, implicit memory and multiple memory systems, reconstructive processes in memory, eyewitness memory, aging and memory, neuropsychological correlates of memory, metamemory, and emotional memory.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Memory Research: Some background Chapters 1 - 3
3Working Memory Chapter 5
4Nondeclarative Memory Chapter 6
5Episodic Memory Chapter 7
6Episodic Memory Chapter 8
7Semantic Memory Chapter 9
8Autobiographical Memory Chapter 12
9Midterm exam
10Memory and Reality & Eyewitness Memory Chapters 13 & 14
11Emotional Memory Fox (2008). Chapter 7 Affect-Cognition Relations: Memory
12Memory and Aging & Forms of Amnesia Chapters 17 & 18
13Adaptive Memory Nairne (2010). Adaptive Memory: Evolutionary Constraints on Remembering.
14Memory Improvement Foer
15Film Review
Recommended or Required Reading
Radvansky (2017). Human Memory. Routledge-Pearson + A collection of journal articles (listed in the course schedule below) Foer (2012). Einstein ile Ay Yürüyüşü. Altın Kitaplar. Schacter (2011). Hafızanın Yedi Günahı. Pozitif Yayınları.
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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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Homework Problems12525
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading14342
Homework11212
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO3 43      4     
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LO55         43   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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