Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707004642016FUNDEMENTAL TEXTS OF PSYCHOLOGYElective486
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aims of the course is read and do a library research on a specialized topic in a primary scientific literature in psychology and discuss and translate it in class under supervision of the faculty member.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to read, understand and translate a text in psychology.
2To be able to do a review in a certain area of psychology.
3To be able to do research in internet and library.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Fundamental texts in the fields of research methods in psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, experimental psychology, thinking, and language will be read and will be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction Introduction of the reading material and the regulation of the class.
2Research Methods William James-the Principle of Psychology (Chap. 1)
3Developmental Psychology Judith Rich Harris and the “Nurture Assumption”
4Social Psychology Zimbardo’s The Stanford Prison Experiment
5Experimental Psychology Loftus’s False Memories
6Review and Class Discussion Quiz #1
7Experimental Psychology Baddeley’s Working Memory Model
8Experimental Psychology Gardner- Mind’s New Science (Chap. 6)
9Midterm exam
10Language and Thinking Steven Pinker- the Language Instinct (Chap. 13
11Language and Thinking Lev S. Vygotsky- Mind in Society (Chap. 4)
12Review and Class Discussion Quiz #2
13Research Methods Libet’s Challenge to Free Will (article)
14Research Methods Open Science Collaboration-Reproducibility Problem
15Review and Summary
Recommended or Required Reading
Several articles and book chapters.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation1012120
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
Individual Study for Final Examination166
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1      5 45 5   
LO24      345 5   
LO3      5  5 5   
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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