PSY 314 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Contemporary Advances in Social Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 314
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the students with the contemporary topic, approach, and research methods of social psychology.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Having the knowledge of contemporary topics, and theoretical approaches of social psychology
  • Evaluating and discussing the research findings of social psychology in the frame of different theoretical approaches.
  • Comparing and evaluating the old and modern studies of social psychology in terms of their topics, approaches and research methods
Course Content In this course contemporary approaches and research of social psychology are discussed by making related readings.

 



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 Inroduction to the course Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
2 Social Perception Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
3 Social Cognition Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
4 Attitudes Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
5 Social Identity Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
6 1. midterm
7 Prejudice and discrimination Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
8 Interpersonal attraction Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
9 Close relationships Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
10 Social influence Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
11 2. midterm
12 Prosocial behavior Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
13 Aggression Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
14 Group dynamics Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
15 Term review Wayne, A. L. (2012). Readings in Social Psychology. Pearson Inc.
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Book chapters and power point presentations.
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
65
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
35
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
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
12
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
150

 

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