FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 203 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Social Psychology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 203
Fall
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
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 students with the study topics, approaches, and research methods of social psychology.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will have knowledge of the theories and concepts that explain the basic topics of social psychology (e.g., attitudes, group processes).
  • Define basic theories and constructs explaining social perception, social cognition, self, and attitudes
  • Relate basic theories and constructs explaining social perception, social cognition, self, and attitudes with daily and/or social phenomena
  • Describe the effect of social influence on human cognition and behavior
  • Discuss the generalizability of the social psychological studies across different cultures and times
Course Description In this course students are introduced with the basic topics (e.g., social influence processes, group processes), approaches and methods of social psychology.

 



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 Introduction to Social Psychology Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 1, pp. 1-23
2 Methodology in Social Psychology Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 2, pp. 23-51
3 Social Cognition Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 3, pp. 51-84
4 Social Perception Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 4, pp. 84-119
5 Social Perception Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 4, pp. 84-119
6 Self Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 5, pp. 119-157
7 Self Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 5, pp. 119-157
8 Cognitive dissonance Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 6, pp. 157-188
9 Midterm Exam
10 Cognitive dissonance Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 6, pp. 157-188
11 Attitude and Attitude change Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 7, pp. 188-226
12 Attitude and Attitude change Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 7, pp. 188-226
13 Attitude and Attitude change Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education. Chapter 7, pp. 188-226
14 Semester Review
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Aronson, E., Wilson T. D., Akert, R. M. & S. R. Sommers (2015). Social Psychology (9th Edition). Prentice Hall: Pearson Education.

ISBN-13: 978-0133936544

ISBN-10: 0133936546

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
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
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
2
26
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
18
18
Final Exam
1
28
28
    Total
120

 

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.

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.

X
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.

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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