Courses


TURK 100  Turkish

Students will be taught how to use the written and verbal communication tools accurately and efficiently in this course. Various types of verbal and written statements will be examined through a critical point of view by doing exercises on understanding, telling, reading, and writing. Punctuation and spelling rules, which are basis of written statement, will be taught and accurate usage of these rules for efficient and strong expression will be provided. As for verbal statement, students will be taught how to use the body language, use accent and intonation elaborately, and use presentation techniques.


IUE 100  Academic and Social Orientation

Presentation of Administrative Units, Academic Units and Student Clubs


SFL 1013  Second Foreign Languages I


PSY 103  Quantitative Methods in Psychology I

This is a course aiming to teach basic statistics in psychology. In addition to learning about the basics of conducting psychological data analysis and hypothesis testing, students will learn about the following statistical tests: correlation, regression, chi-square test. Student’s task will be to learn the basic concepts behind these tests, as well as to be able to compute the tests by hand. Student will also learn how to run these tests in SPSS.


ENG 101  Academic Skills in English I

ENG 101 is a compulsory course for freshman students. ENG 101 focuses on the cognitive skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course uses current reading and listening texts and focuses on how to understand relevant parts of a text, how to read quickly and effectively, how to relate different ideas from multiple texts and how to use texts as sources for an output task. In speaking and writing, the course focuses on using sources, paraphrasing, quoting, summarizing and synthesizing. The students will learn how to write coherent, concise, informative or persuasive responses to writing questions supporting their point of view.


PSY 101  Introduction to Psychology I

In this course theoretical and applied fields of psychology are introduced to the students at a general level.


MATH 111  Fundamentals of Mathematics

Sets, functions, matrices, introduction to statistics, data types and collecting data, permutation, combination, probability function, random variable, their expected values and variances and distribution fuctions.


ENG 102  Academic Skills in English II

ENG 102 is a compulsory course for first year students. ENG 102 focuses on the cognitive skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students' academic listening skills will be improved by listening to important / relevant information from lectures or discussions and reading skills by reading recent academic texts and then using this information to create an output task. Speaking focuses on giving presentations and students get prepared to express their ideas and opinions by speaking persuasively and coherently. The writing component is a consolidation of the speaking activities.


PSY 104  Quantitative Methods in Psychology II

This is a course aiming to teach basic statistics in psychology. In addition to learning about the basics of conducting psychological data analysis and hypothesis testing, students will learn about the following statistical tests: t test, ANOVA and nonparametric tests. Student’s task will be to learn the basic concepts behind these tests, as well as to be able to compute the tests by hand. Student will also learn how to run these tests in SPSS.


SFL 1024  Second Foreign Languages II


PSY 106  Biophysiological Basis of Human Behavior

Biological bases of behavior. Structure and functioning of the nervous system and the brain. Effects of drugs on consciousness and behavior.


PSY 102  Introduction to Psychology II

This is a compulsory departmental (with non-departmental welcome) course allowing participants to explore interesting topics from the perspective of Psychology. Instead of providing a straightforward classical lecture format, it is designed to cover main theories of the psychology by encouraging participants to involve discussions, demonstrations, and even some small applications in and out of the class time. The course is designed to achieve the objectives based on the recommendations of the American Psychological Association (APA) task force report on undergraduate students' competencies (Board of Educational Affairs, 2002). Note: Due to online applications, prospective students must be aware that they have to have a computer which ability to access on internet by equipped microphone and camera.


HIST 100  Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution

This course provides a general information of the events from the end of the 19. century until the end of the Turkish War of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 and the following period until 1990’s.


SFL 201  Second Foreign Languages III


PSY 205  Research Methods in Psychology I

This course has been designed to create and promote basic strategies and methods for scientific understanding and inquiry.


PSY 203  Social Psychology I

In this course students are introduced with the basic topics (e.g., social influence processes, group processes), approaches and methods of social psychology.


PSY 201  Introduction to Developmental Psychology I

To discuss the developmental processes from fertilization through adolescence in terms of both physical, psychological and social development.


SFL 202  Second Foreign Languages IV


PSY 202  Introduction to Developmental Psychology II

To discuss the developmental processes from puberty through death in terms of both physical, psychological and social development.


PSY 212  Social Psychology II

In this course students are introduced with the basic topics (e.g., social influence processes, group processes), approaches and methods of social psychology.


PSY 216  Research Methods in Psychology II

The course has been designed being a successor of Research Methods class, and it deals with contemporary instrumental approaches to the experimental study of behavior. The experimental instrumentation includes computer aided research designing, implementing and data acquisition. Therefore, the students are introduced with state of the art systems such as electrophysiological, psychotechnical instruments. Also, one of the main goals of the class is to have students acquired neccessary computer programming skills to prepare and present stimuli, design an experimental set up, and collecting behavioral data.


ECON 140  Introduction to Health Economics

The course provides an economic approach to the analysis of health and medical care markets. Topics covered include the production of health, the production and consumption of medical care, the relationship between health and wealth, the health workforce and the training of health professionals, social insurance and the organization of health insurance markets.


PSY 305  Industrial Psychology

The course has been designed to inform the students about the nature, aims and the use of psychological tests, historical development of psychological testing, social and ethical considerations in psychological testing, basic statistical concepts related to psychological measurement, norms and interpreting test scores, reliability in classical test theory and types of reliability and validity including basic concepts and types of validity studies.


PSY 303  Psychology of Perception

This course will provide an introduction to human sensory and perceptual systems. Because of the historical research trend in the field, the main emphasis will be on vision, though some other senses will be studied in some detail.


PSY 307  Theories of Personality

History of personality theories, explanations of normal development, and emergence of psychopathology


POOL 005  GEC- Social Sciences C: Arts and Communication


PSY 405  Cognitive Psychology

To introduce basic human cognitve processes and fundemantal research methods.


PSY 206  Psychology of Learning


ENG 310  Essential Speaking Skills in English

ENG 310 is a compulsory course for third year students and is designed to enable them to speak more effectively while expressing themselves in a variety of areas, such as business related and academic related topics. These areas range from participating in discusiions to presenting information in the form of short presentations, known as Pecha Kuchas. Students will also take part in role plays and formal debates.


PSY 204  Clinical Psychology

History of clinical psychology, psychological assessment, clinical observation, psychological testing, and clinical interventions would be explored during the semester. In this course, the relations of clinical psychology with the related fields would be explored.


POOL 004  GEC- Social Sciences B: Humanities and Social Sciences


ST 304  Summer Training (4 weeks)

Internship, covers field experience at any work place for 3 weeks. Students should follow the instructions stated in IUE Internship Guide in order to successfully complete their internships.


ENG 410  English for Career Development

In order to equip the students with necessary skills for the processes they will be faced following graduation, the course simulates the whole job / graduate school application process which entails finding a job ad or a graduate school announcement, writing a CV and a cover letter for the ad they find, writing a statement of purpose and finally being interviewed for the job or academic program. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills they will need in their work environment.


PSY 304  Psychopathology

Gain a working understanding of abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories.


POOL 006  GEC- Social Awareness and Ethics


PSY 432  Independent Study

Conducting a psychology research from research proposal to completing a research with a manuscript with all necessary procedures.


POOL 007  GEC-Innovation and Entreprenuership


Elective Courses


PSY 100  Reading and Writing in Psychology

This course is arranged to teach the basic knowledge of preparing presentations, reading, writing and expressing skills that students will need during their Psychology education process. Within this course, students should be able to use PowerPoint of office programs effectively, do readings about classical psychology studies, writing reaction papers about their readings and organising and presenting them by using APA style


PSY 301  Principles of Psychological Counseling

To provide students with a knowledge of the psychological processes that direct counseling in addition to the theories that contributes to the profession.


PSY 302  Psychological Measurement

The course has been designed to inform students about test construction in different areas of psychology and to provide them to experience a test construction process.


PSY 311  Clinical Observation and Interview

In this course, psychological interviewing and observation skills would be explained from different approaches and the common skills, i.e. microskills, would be the focus. In the application hours, psychological interviewing and observation skills would be practiced.


PSY 312  Applied Psychological Counseling

The course consists of formal teaching and interactive practice of counselling skills in pairs, triads and larger groups. Students will be given extensive opportunities to ‘play’ and experiment with, to practise and discuss the skills, and to receive feedback on their performance.


PSY 313  Evolutionary Psychology

Traditional psychology is a rich and vital field, but it has no overarching theory of what we call “mind design”. Also most of traditional psychology’s reliable findings are more sensible and more informative when they are interpreted in an evolutionary framework. Evolutionary psychology is a different way of thinking about the entire field of psychology.


PSY 314   Contemporary Advances in Social Psychology

In this course contemporary approaches and research of social psychology are discussed by making related readings.


PSY 316  Advanced Physiological Psychology

This course is to provide students an advanced understanding of the physiological basis of behavior. Topics of discussion will include the structure and function of the nervous system at a molecular, cellular, and system level.


PSY 320  Forensic Psychology

This course promotes an understanding of the relationship between psychology and law by showing how psychological research and theory can inform the legal process. Topics include crime and delinquency, violence and intimidation, social risk factors, victims of crime, correctional psychology, court structure, obtaining information from child witnesses and ethical issues. Preparation of reports for court and other forensic settings will also be examined. Students will be introduced to the application of theory and research to real world issues and practice.


PSY 401  Test Construction in Psychology

This course is arranged to inform students about various psychological tests used in different fields of psychology and to practice them by experiencing a test construction process.


PSY 404   Children and Adoloscent Psychopathology

The etiology and treatment of childhood and adolescence psychopathologies would be explored based on different approaches.


PSY 408  Health Psychology

The aim of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of health psychology which includes illness, adaptation to illness, health related quality of life, health behaviors and basic research methods that widely applied in health psychology.


PSY 409  Cross Cultural Psychology

In this course the influence of culture on several areas of psychology, especially on the field of clinical psychology, would be explored. The influence of the experiences of disadvantaged groups on mental health would be discussed throughout the semester.


PSY 411  Philosophical Basis of Psyhology

The course consists of the knowledge about the basic disscussions on the fields of philosophy such as philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science, which are, at the same time, important to the science of psychology.


PSY 413  Introduction to Psychotherapy

This course introduces the major theories of psychotherapy. The different approaches of psychotherapy will be compared and contrasted in the effort to provide students a critical framework.


PSY 414  Psychological Testing in Practice

In this course, historical development of clinical testing and assessment would be explored. During the semester several tests to measure personality, intelligence, neuropsychological functioning, and psychopathology as well as their psychometric properties would be explained.


PSY 415  Human Sexuality

This course is aimed to introduce human sexuality in terms of anatomical structures, sexual development, sexual identity and orientation, sexually transmitted diseases, safe sex practices and sexual disorders and paraphilias.


PSY 416  History of Psychology : Systems and Theories

This course explores major developments and ideas in the history of psychology as an academic discipline. We will address such topics as: the history of ideas about "the mind;" key historical and social events that shaped the field; when and how psychology became a science; life histories of psychologists; and how ideas about what is "normal" shape and are shaped by psychology.


PSY 418  Language and Thought

The course consists of views on language and thought from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, linguistics, cognitive psychology and neuroscience


PSY 420  Neuropsychological Assessment

This course is formed to give information about three essential topics of neuropsychology: the correlation between the cognitive function and brain structure, administration of neuropsychological assessment and characteristic of cognitive impairment in neuropsychiatric disorders.


PSY 422  Traffic Psychology

In this course traffic psychology topics, such as driver behaviors, psycho-technical evaluation, risk-taking, and driver rehabilitation, are introduced both in theoretical and applied ways.


PSY 423  Motivation

What drives you to want to learn about psychology? Why did you choose your career? Why do some employees work more than the others? What are the drives behind employees’ motivation? Do they work more because they will earn money, or because they just have an internal drive to work harder? Why do some employees have more energy than others? Are engaged workers more productive than the others?These are the basic questions that will be focused in this course.


PSY 424  Individual Differences

This course is aimed to discuss the interaction between individual differences and situational factors. This course specifically examines individual differences in emotional, cognitive and motivational dispositions.


PSY 497  Developing a Research Project in Psychology

It sia aimded to introduce conducting a psychology research from literature review to writing a research proposal with necessary other procedure that is needed.


PSY 498  Conducting and Reporting a Research Project in Psychology

Conducting a psychology research from research proposal to completing a research with a manuscript with all necessary procedures.