Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803003122017PSYCHOLOGY IN FILMElective365
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide a perspective for understanding and analyzing hero’s/heroin’s emotions, thoughts and behaviors and psycho-social dynamics of human relations in film in terms of psychological concepts and theories.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. K. Oya Paker
Learning Outcomes
11. To enhance of understanding own emotions, thoughts, behaviors and experiences as hero/heroin of his/her own stories with the concepts and/or theories of psychology; gaining insight.
2Increasing skills for analyzing individual and human relations.
3Increasing awareness of own psychological and emotional responses to film
4Understanding and exploring topics in psychology as they are presented in film
5
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Positive Psychology, Social Influence, Individualization, Self, Emotions, Intimate Relationships, Family Dynamics, Dynamics of Close Group, Childhood and Violence, Socialization Process
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Positive Psychology Lecturing& discussion
2Self-narrations in film Lecturing& discussion
3Close relationships, social influence and individual as narrations in film Lecturing& discussion
4Social Influence / Conformity: “12 Angry Man” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
5Autonomous State and Agentic State of Individual / Authority and Obedience: “Das Experiment” and “Experiment” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
6Faith, Belongingness and individualization: “The Secrets” (Ha-Sodot) Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
7Conflict and triangles within Family: “Ordinary People” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
8Midterm examination
9Childhood and Violence: “Confessions” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
10Confusing Emotions: “Hanna and Her Sisters” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
11Strangers, Coalitions within Group, Mutual Ignorance Game, Dynamics of Close Groups, Desire for Freedom, Ascetism and Conceit: “Dogville” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
12Postmodern Self: “Being John Malkovich” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
13Postmodern Individual & His/Her Psychosocial World: “Fight Club” Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
14Cinema therapy Analyzing film with psychological concepts and theories
15Overview of the subjects
16Final: Submitting term papers
Recommended or Required Reading
Carr, A. (2016). Pozitif Psikoloji, Çev. Ü. Şendilek. Kaknüs. Gabbard, K. ve Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Psikiyatri ve Sinema, Çev. Y. Eradam ve H. Satılmışoğlu. OkuyanUs. Gençöz F. (Ed.) (2007). Psinema: Sinemada Psikolojik Bozukluklar ve Sinematerapi. HYB Yay. Hefferon, K. ve Boniwell, I. (2014). Pozitif Psikoloji Kuram, Araştırma ve Uygulamalar, Çev. T. Doğan. Nobel. Indick, W. (2011). Senaryo Yazarları İçin Psikoloji, Çev. E. Yılmaz ve Y. Karaarslan. Agora Kitaplığı. Niemiec, R. M. ve Wedding, D. (2016). Sinema ve Akıl Sağlığı, Çev. R. A. Araton. Kaknüs. Zimbardo, P. (2015). Şeytan Etkisi, Çev.: C. Coşkan. Say Yay. http://www.psinema.org/index.php?c=3
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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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 Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Field Work16232
Reading41144
Performance15230
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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