FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 201 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Developmental Psychology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 201
Fall
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery Online
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to explain the basic features of developmental psychology and life-span development perspective and certain physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development from conception to adolescence.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to explain certain developmental periods, processes, and issues in life-span development.
  • Will be able to define the distinctive features of life-span perspective on development.
  • Will be able to define the basic theories related to life-span development.
  • Will be able to discuss how life-span development researches are done.
  • Will be able to compare developmental theories of Erikson, Freud, and Piaget.
  • Will be able to classify physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes in specific developmental periods.
Course Description 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.

 



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 Welcome and introduction to the course The life-span perspective Course Syllabus/ Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 1; pp. 1-46)
2 The life-span perspective – The nature of development Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 1; pp. 1-46)
3 Theories of development – Research on life-span development Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 1; pp. 1-46)
4 Biological beginnings Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 2; pp. 48-72)
5 Prenatal development and birth Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 3; pp. 73-102)
6 Midterm Exam I
7 Physical development in infancy Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 4; pp. 104-138)
8 Cognitive development in infancy Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 5; pp. 139-166)
9 Socioemotional development in infancy Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 6; pp. 167-196)
10 Physical and cognitive development in early childhood Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 7; pp. 198-231)
11 Midterm Exam II
12 Socioemotional development in early childhood Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 8; pp. 232-266)
13 Physical and cognitive development in middle and late childhood Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 9; pp. 268-304)
14 Socioemotional development in middle and late childhood Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. (Chapter 10; pp. 305-338)
15 Overview of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Santrock, J. W. (2021). Life-Span development (18th ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9781260245844

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
60
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
14
2
28
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
15
30
Final Exam
1
44
44
    Total
150

 

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.

X
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.

X
11

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

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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