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

This course aims at preparing students to use academic skills in English.


PSY 101  Introduction to Psychology I

This course has been designed to introduce the theories and methods used in psychology.


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

In this course students are introduced with the structure and functioning of the nervous system and the brain; effects of drugs on consciousness and behavior.


PSY 102  Introduction to Psychology II

This course has been designed to introduce the theories and methods used in psychology.


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

Topics include basic concepts in developmental psychology, life-span perspective, basic theories of development, research methods, and certain physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development from conception to adolescence.


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 includes experimental methods in which cause-effect relationships are investigated. Within the scope of computer-aided experimental design, preparing and presenting the stimulus, designing an experimental setup and introducing computer programs for collecting behavioral data constitute the content of the course In addition, students are introduced to the latest technological systems in order to obtain physiological measures such as The Remote Eye Tracking Device and BIOPAC systems.


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 is a basic introduction to human sensory and perceptual systems. Because of the historical trend in this research area, the visual perception systems and principles will be focused on, but all sensory systems will be studied in 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

The course content includes various human cognitive processes and fundamental research methods in cognitive psychology.


PSY 206  Psychology of Learning

The content of this course includes the general principles of learning. In relation to that theoretical and practical issues will be discussed about the habituation, sensitization, classical conditioning, operant conditioning and their applications.


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 will be explored. In this course, the relations between clinical psychology and other related fields will be discussed.


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 the necessary skills and knowledge that they willl need when they start their professional lives, the course simulates the whole job application process, which entails finding a job advertisement in English, writing a CV, filling out a job application form, becoming familiar with cover letters, and finally being interviewed for a job. After these stages, the course then focuses on the skills and knowledge they will need in what comes after a job interview: following up and handling job offers and rejection.


PSY 304  Psychopathology

Gain an 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

This course includes the development of an original research problem, make literature review, formulation of the hypotheses, selection and/or development of data collection instruments, data collection and analysis, reporting the results and presentation of the project in APA format.


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 (both oral and poster), reading, writing, and expressing skills that students need during their Psychology education. Throughout the course, they will select a research topic, conduct a literature search, write a research proposal by using APA style including title page, abstract, introduction, method, predicted results, discussion over predicted results, and references. They will also present their research proposals within an oral as well as a poster presentation session. Within this course, students will use office programs (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher) effectively and will collaborate with other group members to be able to present their works.


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 the nature, aims and usage of psychological tests, historical development of psychometrics, ethical issues in psychometrics, basic statistical concepts related to psychometrics, interpretation of norms and test scores, validity and reliability types in classical test theory.


PSY 311  Clinical Observation and Interview

The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge about observation and interview processes in order to gain an understanding of the nature of the problems leading to seeking help, obtaining information about the possible diagnosis of the client, and deciding or guiding the treatment appropriate for the client. The aim of the course is to improve the students' ability to make effective listening and observation, to establish a relationship, to make a diagnosis-specific evaluation, and to take personal histories.


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 introduced.


PSY 316  Advanced Physiological Psychology

This course provides 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 systems neuroscience 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 designed to inform students about various psychological tests used in different fields of psychology and to provide them an experience by 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 introduced. 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 consists of the core topics in the field of human sexuality including sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual arousal and response, gender roles, attraction, love, intimate relationships, sexual communication, sexual orientation, conception, birth control, prenatal development, childbirth, sexual behavior across the life span, sexual dysfunction and sex therapy, sexually transmitted diseases, atypical variations in sexual behavior, sexual coercion, and commercial sex.


PSY 416  History of Psychology : Systems and Theories

What was the sociocultural climate in Europe when Sigmund Freud had started to develop his theory of psychopathology. What types of problems led him to modify his initial theory. How and Why the psychoanalyst coming after him modified Freud’s classical theory. How did the understanding of human nature and psychopathology changed within the psychoanalytical approach?


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 includes three essential topics of neuropsychology which are the relationship between the cognitive function and brain structure, characteristic of cognitive impairment in neuropsychiatric disorders and administration of neuropsychological tests and assessment of the results.


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

This course has been designed to introduce drives, employee motivation, the external and internal effects of work motivation and productivity at work.


PSY 424  Individual Differences

This course has been designed to discuss the interaction between individual differences and situational factors especially in terms of interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, motivational, and self-related dispositions.


PSY 497  Developing a Research Project in Psychology

This course includes the development of an original research problem, make literature review, formulation of the hypotheses, selection and/or development of data collection instruments and their writing in a research proposal format.


PSY 498  Conducting and Reporting a Research Project in Psychology

This course includes the development of an original research problem, make literature review, formulation of the hypotheses, selection and/or development of data collection instruments and preparing a manuscript in APA format.