This course aims at preparing students to use academic skills in English.
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.
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.
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.
The course will help students recognize the skills needed for university life and their career goals. These skills include self-awareness, goal setting, time management, effective communication, mindfulness and analytical thinking. The course will also raise students’ awareness on problems such as addiction and bullying.
This course examines the basic theoretical and applied fields of psychology, research methods, evolutionary bases of behavior, perception center in the human brain, learning mechanism and cognitive processes.
In this course, students are introduced to basic levels of human development, motivation, social psychology, emotion, stress, health, psychological disorders and intervention methods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this course students are introduced with the basic topics (e.g., social influence processes, group processes), approaches and methods of social psychology.
This course is planned to introduce students to the scientific method, ethical issues in psychology research, observation and survey research from descriptive methods.
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.
As a follow-up course of Introduction to Developmental Psychology-I, the topics include the psychological theories and current literature in terms of physical, cognitive, psychological, and social development related to puberty, early-, middle-, and late-adulthood as well as death.
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.
As a follow-up course of 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.
The course which has been designed as a successor of Research Methods in Psychology I 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.
In this course, the history of personality theories, explanations of normal development, and emergence of psychopathology.
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.
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.
This course explores a variety of questions and problems about human existence that have been addressed in great depth in the history of Western philosophy. What role do emotions play in human existence? What can we know, and how can we know it? What is the difference between knowledge and mere belief? How is scientific method possible? Can we learn from our past mistakes? What is existence? What is the relevance of some basic human attitudes such as care, hope, irony, thoughtlessness, and anxiety to both individual and collective existence? We will examine these questions and their significance as they appear in different thinkers and schools of thought in the history of Western philosophical tradition.
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.
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.
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.
The course content includes various human cognitive processes and fundamental research methods in cognitive psychology.
This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need when they start their professional lives. The course simulates all stages of the job application process, including topics like finding job openings, CVs, job application forms, cover letters, job interviews, and following up, as well as handling job offers and rejection.
Internship covers field experience at any workplace for 4 weeks. Students should follow the instructions stated in IUE Internship Guide in order to successfully complete their internships.
This course is about abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories.
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.
PSY 300 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 research, write a research paper by using APA style including title page, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, and references. They will also present their research paper with 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 317 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 321 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 323 Contemporary Advances in Social Psychology
In this course contemporary approaches and research of social psychology are introduced.
PSY 327 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 330 Adolescence
This course focuses on psychical, cognitive, social, and emotional development and the developmental problems of adolescents in the contexts of family, school, peer, and culture.
PSY 340 Marriage and Family
Given the increasing diversity among families in contemporary society, this course focuses on contemporary families, current topics associated with contemporary families, family diversity, social issues faced by these families, marriage, and current topics associated with marriage.
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 Adolescent Psychopathology
The etiology and treatment of childhood and adolescence psychopathologies would be explored based on different approaches.
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 410 Principles of Psychological Counseling
The main aim of this course is to provide students with a knowledge of the psychological processes that direct counseling in addition to the theories that contributes to the profession.
PSY 411 Philosophical Basis of Psychology
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 412 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 neuropsychological testing and assessment would be explored. During the semester neuropsychological functions such as memory, attention, executive functions, language functions, and different tests developed to evaluate neuropsychopathology will be explained by considering their psychometric properties.
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
The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge about sociocultural climate in Europe when Sigmund Freud had started to develop his theory of psychopathology, types of problems led him to modify his initial theory, reasons of psychoanalysts coming after him modified Freud’s classical theory and how did his understanding of human nature and psychopathology changed within the psychoanalytical approach.
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 426 Motivation
What drives you to want to learn about psychology? Why did you choose your career? Why do some employees work more than 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 430 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 440 Applied Psychological Counselling
The course consists of demonstration of counseling skills through psychodrama group experience. The students will try to gain skills through psychodrama technique and receive feedback depending on their active participation in the group.
PSY 450 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 460 Forensic Psychology
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the relationship between psychology and law by showing how research and theory in the field of psychology inform the legal process. Titles include; crime and guilt, violence, social risk factors, crime victims, corrective mechanisms, functioning of courts, taking testimony from child witnesses and ethics. Students will be introduced to the application of relevant theory and research to real life events and practice, and they will be enabled to practice.
PSY 470 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 480 Health Psychology
The aim of this course is to introduce students to health behaviors, disease perception and adaptation, the relationship of stress with illnesses, adaptation to chronic, progressive and fatal diseases, and research methods used in the field of health psychology, which are the main study subjects of health psychology.
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.
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