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Akademik Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Course Descriptions


Course Code Course Name Credit
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the field of psychology. Scientific methodology and the biological basis of behavior that govern learning, memory and perception. Motivational, cognitive, developmental, social and personality dimensions of behavior and social relationships including psychopathology.
PSY 102 Introduction to Psychology II (3+0+0) 3
Introduction of the developmental, social and personality dimensions of individual behavior, social relationships and psychopathology.
PSY 109 Ethics in Psychology (1+0+0) 1
Professional definitions of psychologists. Examination of various ethic codes. Ethics in research, psychotherapy, and psychological education.
PSY 211 Learning Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Survey of theory and techniques in learning and their applications in different settings. Topics include reward, punishment and reinforcement schedules as studied in animals and social settings.
PSY 212 Experimental Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Methods, results and interpretation of respondent and operant conditioning. Experimental analyses of selected topics in learning within the context of reinforcement theory.
PSY 213 Cognitive Processes (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to basic topics and research in cognitive psychology. Understanding how we perceive, attend and remember information. Focus on related topics of language, problem solving and intelligence.
PSY 222 Social Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Understanding of how behavior, feelings, and thoughts of individuals are influenced and determined by their own or others' attitudes, prejudice, social cognition and cultural characteristics.
PSY 223 Systems in Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Historical review of various theoretical approaches in psychology. Comparison of the assumptions related to ontology, epistemology, human nature and research methodologies.
PSY 232 Developmental Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to research and theories pertaining to the cognitive and social development of infants and children. Role of early experiences and biological factors in the formation of personality, mental development and motivational behaviors.
PSY 302 Presentation and Writing Skills in Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Skills for writing a report and paper in accordance with the standards and format of American Psychological Association (APA). Development of presentation skills through repeated practice.
PSY 311 Research Methods I (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the positivistic methodology, experimental design and survey techniques. Basic concepts in experimental research; internal-external validity, experimental control techniques, non-experimental design, basic principles of research techniques, measurement, validity, reliability, simple statistical techniques, research ethics.
Prerequisite: MATH 231
PSY 312 Research Methods II (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to advanced research techniques. Design and application of simple research projects by students.
Prerequisite: PSY 311
PSY 341 Theories of Personality (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the historical development of personality theories with social and clinical concerns. Exploration of classic theories of personality such as psychoanalytic, behavioral, trait, humanistic, cognitive and social roles theories.
PSY 342 Psychopathology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the wide range of ways in which personality may become disordered. Discussion of differences between normal behavior development and pathological behavior in the light of psychopathology. Theories concerning problems of treatment.
PSY 351 Measurment Techniques (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the development of scales and other tests, problems of validity, reliability and ethical problems in testing.
PSY 354 Observation and Interview Techniques (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the principles, skills and ethical aspects of interviewing with emphasis given to clinical or case studies.
PSY 490 Project (0+0+8) 4
Research of an issue within the framework of the program under the supervision of an academic advisor, submission of a written report and oral presentation.
Prerequisite: PSY 311 and 312 or Consent of the instructor
Course Code Course Name Credit
PSY 310 Neuropsychology (3+0+0) 3
The study of the relationships between the brain and the cognitive processes of sensation, perception, processing information and retention.
PSY 314 Physiological Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Analysis of the central nervous system, information processing and decision making, emphasis on physiological aspects of perception, attention, learning and memory.
PSY 315 Cognition and Emotion (3+0+0) 3
Introduction of the rapidly-expanding field of emotional and affective cognition. The nature of emotion, mood and affect, their relationship with cold cognition and their effects on processes such as attention, memory and decision making.
PSY 321 Cultıre, Family and Gender (3+0+0) 3
Review of theories and empirical research regarding the mediations in between culture, family and gender in terms of the historical transformation of the society, dominant cultural values - practices and subjectivity.
PSY 331 Psychology of Adolescence (3+0+0) 3
Review of theories and empirical research regarding the cognitive and emotional development of adolescents in relation to biological, social and psychological factors.
PSY 332 Moral Development (3+0+0) 3
Review of theories and research in relation to moral development of children and adolescents.
PSY 340 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the current diagnostic and treatment techniques in clinical psychology based on empirical, applied and theoretical perspectives.
PSY 360 Introduction to Industrial Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Application of the social psychological approach to the individual's work behaviour. Productivity, job satisfaction, motivation to work and influence of the management styles to the organizational processes that emphasize change. Discussion of the roles of psychologists and the behaviour of managers towards learning.
Prerequisite: PSY 311
PSY 415 Research in Cognitive Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Original research in cognitive psychology or affective cognition. Review of relevant scientific literature preparation of research materials, data collection and analysis.
Prerequisite: PSY 213
PSY 421 Selected Topics in Social Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to recent research results, methods and techniques in experimental or applied social psychology. Reviewing, discussing and report writing on the current publications about attitudes, attribution, social influence or prejudice.
Prerequisite: PSY 222
PSY 422 Project on Applied Social Psychology (0+0+6) 3
Research of an issue in social or community psychology under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of a written report and oral presentation.
Prerequisite: PSY 222; Senior Standing
PSY 424 Project on Experimental Social Psychology (0+0+6) 3
Research in experimental social-psychology on topics such as prejudice, stereotype, attraction, impressions, helping, aggression or conflict under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of a written report and oral presentation.
Prerequisite: PSY 222; Senior Standing
PSY 430 Language and Concept Development (3+0+0) 3
Human language and concept development. The basic terminology of psycholinguistics, the basic structure of human language and concept development, the basic mechanisms of human language acquisition in relation to cognition, human language typology and acquisition with possible effects on human cognition.
PSY 431 Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to literature review, techniques and principles of an experimental or applied developmental psychology research. In depth analysis of topics such as child rearing attitudes, attachment, gender or moral development.
Prerequisite: PSY 232; Senior Standing
PSY 432 Project on Applied Developmental Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Research in applied developmental psychology on topics such as biological, cognitive, personality or social development under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of a written report and oral presentation.
Prerequisite: PSY 232
PSY 441 Selected Topics in Clinical Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to literature review, techniques and principles of clinical psychology research. In depth analysis of daily life events such as traumatic experiences, prevention, violence, depression and policies related to psychological health.
Prerequisite: PSY 342
PSY 442 Studies in Clinical Psychology (2+0+2) 3
Observation and discussion of some cases in clinical contexts, orientation to designing, applying, interpreting and evaluating clinical research on psychopathology under the supervision of the faculty.
Prerequisite: PSY 342
PSY 455 Program Development and Evaluation (3+0+0) 3
Planning an evaluation, selecting criteria, setting standards, developing measures, ethics in program evaluation, the assessment of need, monitoring the operation of programs, non-experimental, quasi-experimental and experimental programs, qualitative evaluation methods and writing evaluation reports.
PSY 461 Selected Topics in Industrial Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Discussion of various theories and research techniques in industrial psychology. In depth analysis of various topics such as leadership, performance management or motivation.
Prerequisite: PSY 360
PSY 462 Studies in Industrial Psychology (2+0+2) 3
Observation and discussion of interaction in work contexts, orientation to designing, applying, interpreting and evaluating research on organizational behavior and processes under the supervision of the faculty.
Prerequisite: PSY 360
PSY 470 Introduction to Psycholinguistics (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to human language development from the psycholinguistic point of view. The basic terminology of linguistics, the basic structure of human languages in relation to human cognition, the basic mechanisms of human brain in processing and producing language, language modalities, skills to understand the structure of everyday communication, current research areas of psycholinguistics.
Course Code Course Name Credit
PSY 313 Evolutionary Psychology (3+0+0) 3
The mechanism of evolutionary change; sexual selection and the evolution of mate selection, evolution and cognitive development, social development and evolution, evolutionary basis of social behavior, evolution and language, evolution and emotions, evolution and culture.
PSY 316 Perception (3+0+0) 3
Nature of the science of psychology; the biological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; memory; genetics and behavior.
PSY 320 Migration and Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the basic social psychological concepts and theories in the migration process. Discussion of each theory's implications for the social psychological behaviors of individuals and the interaction between migrants and the inhabitants of the host country.
PSY 322 Communication (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the concepts and theories regarding the social psychological communication styles, conflict and coping strategies.
PSY 323 Introduction to Urban Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Review of literature on globalization and urban issues such as cultural diversity, minorities, poverty and violence.
PSY 334 Educational Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Review of theories and research regarding the relationships among the community-family and school.
PSY 343 Psychology and Law (3+0+0 ) 3
Discussion of the application of psychological principles to legal concerns within the legal and clinical arenas. Psycho-legal research in a variety of areas such as mental health, legal -public policies and work.
PSY 345 Psychological Tests (3+0+0) 3
The basis of scales, development of items and measurement scales. Types and quantification of scales. Classical test theory, modern test theory. The validity and reliability of scales.
PSY 411 Psychopharmacology (3+0+0) 3
Detailed discussion of drugs used for the treatment of psychopathology.
PSY 413 Neuropsychologial Tests (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the general methods, technical aspects and perspectives of neuropsychology. The evaluation of the field and the standardization phases of neuropsychological testing, implementation and assessment of some of the tests. Explanation of cognitive processes and brain structures that are measured by neuropsychological tests.
Prerequisite: PSY 310
PSY 423 Interpersonal Relationships (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the social psychological concepts and theories related to affiliation, intimacy, love and sharing experiences. Language, face, body and space use. Analysis of the functions of non-verbal communication.
PSY 425 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the influence of cultural, socio-economic and political practices on individual behavior and relationships.
PSY 433 Psychology of Atypical Children (3+0+0) 3
Definition, categorization, range and behavioral causes of atypical children. Children with visual, auditory, verbal, mental and physical handicaps. Children with learning disabilities, adaptation problems, hyperactivity and attention deficits.
PSY 440 Introduction to Psychotherapy Techniques (3+0+0) 3
Psikoterapi tekniklerinin tarihsel gelişiminin tartışılması. Freudyen, Jungyen, Adleryen, Rogeryen, Beckyen, Ellisyen, varoluşçu ekoller. Davranış değişimi mekanizmalarının karşılaştırılması.
Prerequisite: PSY 342
PSY 443 Psychological Trauma (3+0+0) 3
Review of perspectives in the identification and treatment of individuals who have traumatic experiences such as disaster, fatal illness, war, torture, rape and violence.
Prerequisite: PSY 342
PSY 444 Intra-Family Relationships and Therapies (3+0+0) 3
Review of theories and research regarding the characteristics and patterns of pathological intra-family relationships and the related therapies.
Prerequisite: PSY 342
PSY 446 Introduction to School Psychology (3+0+0) 3
Review of perspectives and research related to children's school experiences. Relationships among teachers, friends and parents; bullying, aggression and violence, identifying problems and prevention programs.
PSY 448 Psychological Dependence (3+0+0) 3
The basis and types of dependency; dependence on substance, individuals and the family. Programs developed to support and treat dependence.
Prerequisite: PSY 342
PSY 464 Organizational Behavior Analysis (3+0+0) 3
Reviewing the relationships between the individual within his or her group, the group within their organization and the organization within the rest of the societal system. The use of information to increase the productivity and efficiency in which those groups achieve the goals of the organization as a whole.
Prerequisite: PSY 360
PSY 480-489 Special Topics (3+0+0) 3
Special Topics in Psychology.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor