FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 421 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Psychopathology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 421
Fall
3
0
3
6

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 purpose of this course is to provide a working understanding of abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories. Different theories would be introduced to provide a broad framework to explain abnormal human behavior.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to define abnormal behavior from both scientific and clinical perspectives.
  • Will be able to discuss the definitions of abnormal behavior.
  • Will be able to explain different approaches on abnormal behavior.
  • Will be able to express the possible causes of abnormal behavior.
  • Will be able to explain assessment, diagnoses and treatment of various forms of abnormal behaviors.
  • Will be able to critically evaluate DSM and ICD classification systems.
  • Will be able to define the importance of the cultural-social perspectives and prevention strategies.
Course Description This course is about abnormal behavior as both a scientific and a clinical perspective from the viewpoint of different theories.

 



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 Abnormal Psychology Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey,.Chapter 1.pp.37-56
2 Paradigms and Etiology of Abnormal Behavior Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 2.pp.59-85
3 Causes of Mood Disorders and Suicide Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 5.pp.138-171
4 Anxiety Disorders and OCD Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 6.pp.174-197
5 Anxiety Disorders and OCD Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 6. pp.174-197
6 Midterm exam I
7 Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Somatoform Disorders Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 6. pp.174-197
8 Personality Disorders Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 9.pp.254-281
9 Eating Disorders Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 10.pp.284-305
10 Case studies
11 Midterm exam II
12 Substance-Related Disorders Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 11.pp.307-336
13 Sexual Dysfunctions and Gender Identity Disorders Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 12.pp.339-366
14 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, Chapter 13.pp.368-396
15 Overview of the semester
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Oltmanns, T. F. & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (18th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

ISBN: 978-0205971060

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
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
3
42
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
25
25
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
25
25
Final Exam
1
40
40
    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.

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.

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.

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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