FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 300 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Reading and Writing in Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 300
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge and skills that the students need during their Psychology education, such as reading, writing, and expressing the ideas with the correct use of psychological concepts, styles (e.g., oral, poster, and paper), and format (e.g., APA).
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to conduct a literature search according to their original research ideas.
  • Will be able to discuss journal articles that they read.
  • Will be able to write basic papers with APA style.
  • Will be able to prepare poster presentations efficiently.
  • Will be able to prepare oral presentations efficiently.
  • Will be able to discuss their unique ideas with the aid of a research paper prepared according to APA format.
Course Description 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.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course
2 Writing in Psychology - Formulating the Ideas - Assessing the Sources Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 1, 2, & 3; pp. 1-40)
3 How to Conduct a Literature Search - How to Read and Summarize a Journal Article Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 4 & 5; pp. 41-66)
4 Organizing a Paper - Elements of Style - Communicating Statistics Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 6, 7, & 8; pp. 67-106)
5 Writing a Paper -The Introduction Section Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 9 & 10; pp. 109-132)
6 The Method Section Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 11; pp. 133-146)
7 The Results Section Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 12; pp. 147-170)
8 The Discussion Section Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 13; pp. 171-178)
9 References Citations in the Text and the Reference List - Final Touches: The Abstract and Formatting Details Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 14 & 15; pp. 179-214)
10 Creating Poster Presentations Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 16; pp. 217-230)
11 Giving Oral Presentations Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. (Chapter 17; pp. 231-242)
12 Poster Presentations
13 Oral Presentations
14 Oral Presentations
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Beins, B. C., & Beins, A. M. (2020). Effective writing in psychology: Papers, posters, and presentations (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1119722885

Suggested Readings/Materials

Course slides

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
60
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
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
2
26
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
2
30
60
Project
1
46
46
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    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.

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.

X
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.

X
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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