PSY 102 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Psychology II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 102
Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives This course offers general theories in the discipline of psychology by focusing particularly on cognitive, emotional, and social aspects of an individual. A prospective learner who considers taking this course does not need any prior knowledge and course engagement on the field.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to identify the theoretical perspectives of psychology to explain a wide variety of thought, emotions, and behaviour.
  • Will be able to determine about cognitive systems in human brain which addresses the way people know and understand the world, process information, mental images, make decisions and judgements, creativity and problem solving strategies.
  • Will be able to draw connections between human needs and achievement, affiliation, and power motivation exhibited.
  • Will be able to explain emotions and how people experience them.
  • Will have recognition for human sexuality
  • Will have an awareness of rape and other forms of non-consensual sex and what their causes are
  • Will be able to understand fundamental changes of thought and behaviour in particular life
  • Will be able to analyse their own attitudes and stereotypes against the others
Course Content 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.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Emotion Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
3 Emotion Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
4 Motivation Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
5 Prenatal Development Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
6 Childhood & Adolescents, Aduldthood Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
7 Midterm (March 16th)
8 Cognitive Impairments Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
9 Personality Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
10 Personality Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
11 Health, Stress, Coping Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
12 Psychological Disorders Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
13 Social Psychology Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
14 Gender differences, Sexualism Understanding Psychology (2015). Robert S. Feldmann. Mc Graw Hill Education. (12.th Edition).
15 Overview of the semester and general discussion
16 Final

 

Course Textbooks Robert S. Feldman (2013). Understanding Psychology (Eleventh Edition), McGraw-Hill: Newyork.
References

Powerpoint presentations 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
    Total
166

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest