PSY 304 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Psychopathology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 304
Fall
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 The purpose of this course is to provide a working understanding of abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories. Different theories would be introduced to provide a broad framework to explain abnormal human behavior
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define an understanding of abnormal behavior from both scientific and clinical perspectives.
  • Discuss the definitions of abnormal behavior.
  • Explore different approaches on abnormal behavior.
  • Discuss the possible causes of abnormal behavior.
  • Explain assessment, diagnoses and treatment of various forms of abnormal behaviors.
  • Critically evaluate DSM and ICD 10 classification systems.
  • Recognize the importance of the cultural-social perspectives and prevention strategies.
Course Content Gain a working understanding of abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories.

 



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 to Abnormal Psychology Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 1: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
2 Paradigms and Etiology of Abnormal Behavior Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 2: Paradigms and Etiology of Abnormal Behavior Abnormal Behavior
3 Therapeutic Techniques for Psychological Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 3: Therapeutic Techniques for Psychological Disorders
4 Causes of Mood Disorders and Suicide Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 4: Classification, Diagnosis and Clinical Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
5 Midterm I
6 Anxiety Disorders and OCD Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 5: Causes of Mood Disorders and Suicide
7 Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders and OCD
8 Stress, health and coping Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 7: Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders
9 Personality Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 9: Personality Disorders: Types, Causes and Treatment
10 Midterm II
11 Eating Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 10: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment of Eating Disorders
12 Substance-Related Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 11: Substance-Related Disorders
13 Sexual Dysfunctions and Gender Identity Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 12: Sexual Dysfunctions and Gender Identity Disorders
14 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Oltmanns & Emery, Chapter 13: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders: Causes and Treatment
15 Final Exam
16 Overview of the semester

 

Course Textbooks Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology, 18th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey
References Powerpoint slides, Internet Database (EbscoHOST, ScienceDirect, Türk Psikiyatri Dizini, etc.)

 

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
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
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
17
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
    Total
165

 

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