FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 101 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Psychology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 101
Fall
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery face to face
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to introduce the fields, historical roots, basic theories and basic research methods of psychology to the students at a general level.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to identify the theoretical (e.g. cognitive, social psychology) and applied fields (e.g., health psychology) of psychology.
  • Will be able to explain different bases (e.g. physiological, social) underlying human behavior.
  • Will be able to discuss the basic scientific theories and approaches of psychology.
  • Will be able to explain the research methods used in psychology.
  • Will be able to use the scientific language used in psychology.
  • Will be able to define the ethical rules that should be applied in psychology studies.
  • Will be able to discuss how psychology theory and research can be applied to different fields.
Course Description 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.

 



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 Discussion to Syllabus
2 Psychology and Life Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 1; pp. 1-19)
3 The Biological and Evolutionary Bases of Behavior Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 3; pp. 46-78)
4 Sensation and Perception Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 4; pp. 79-102)
5 Sensation and Perception Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 4; pp. 102-119)
6 Quiz
7 Mind, Consciousness and Alternate States Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 5; pp. 120-143)
8 Learning and Behavior Analysis Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 6; pp. 144-156)
9 Learning and Behavior Analysis Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 6; pp. 156-172)
10 Midterm Exam
11 Memory Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 7; pp. 173-205)
12 Cognitive Processes Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 8; pp. 206-223)
13 Cognitive Processes Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 8; pp. 223-238)
14 Intelligence Richard J. Gerrig (2013) Psychology and Life. Pearson New International Edition. 20th Edition. (Chapter 9; pp. 239-259)
15 Overview of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Richard, J. G. (2013). Psychology and Life (20th ed.). Pearson New International Edition. ISBN: 9781292034850

Suggested Readings/Materials

PowerPoint presentations.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
25
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
-
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
35
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
13
4
52
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
20
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
-
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
25
25
Final Exam
1
35
35
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

X
2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

X
3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

X
10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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

 


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