PSY213-Research Methods II (Must)(4-0) 4
This is the continuation course of the PSY 113 Research Methods I. This second part of the course aims to give students an overview of randomized and nonrandomized experiments, causal inference, survey research, subject recruitment, summarizing the data, correlating variables, statistical significance, the comparison of two or more conditions, and analysis of frequency tables. This course aims to improve students’ knowledge about research methods in Psychology. At the end of the course students will know the types of research methods, the methods required to conduct them, interpreting the results in terms of statistical significance and comparison of variables. Additionally, students are expected to conduct a research project in an APA style as an application for this course.
PSY221-Developmental Psychology I (Must) (4-0) 4
The main goal of the course is scientificly describing the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development processes from beginning of life to adolescence. This course is the first part of a two-semester course which includes the investigation of change and continuity of physical, cognitive and psycho-social dimensions of human development by using an ecological approach. There is an emphasis on understanding of developmental process that could be seen for majority of populations. Also, there is an emphasis on the developmental differences that are specific to individuals. Birth, infancy, preschool and childhood are being studied in the light of various theories. This course covers the following topics: History, Theory, and Research Strategies, Biological and Environmental Foundations, Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby, Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood, Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood, Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood, Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood, Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood, Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood, Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood.
PSY243-Clinical Psychology I (Must) (4-0) 4
This course is an introduction course for Clinical Psychology. This course aims to give students introductory topics about clinical psychology. At the end of this course, students are expected to know what is clinical psychology, how it was evolved, ethical and current issues in clinical psychology, conducting research in clinical psychology. Moreover, students will be introduced with assessment issues such as diagnosis, clinical interview, intellectual, neuropsychological, personality, and behavioral assessment in the scope of this class. This course covers the following topics: What is Contemporary Clinical Psychology?, Recent History of Clinical Psychology, The major theoretical models, Interviewing and Observation in Clinical Psychology, Cognitive and Personality Assessment, Psychotherapeutic Interventions.
PSY251-Social Psychology I (Must) (4-0) 4
Aim of the course is to examine human behavior that is shaped by the impacts of other people, to analyze the interpersonal relationships, to introduce the basic social psychological theories, to improve the skills of students to capture the reflections within their daily life in the light of basic theories, and to reflect them in practice. Social psychology is discipline that aims to understand how our emotions, attitudes and thoughts are affected by social structure and process. This course is the first part of a two-semester course and it focuses on social interaction. The relation of the theoretical framework with the social structure, and the field reseraches transferred with intercultural perspective. The content of this course consists the topics that were indicated: the historical process of the field, the main theoretical and methodological issues, social cognition, perception of others, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, attitudes and attitude change, self in the social and cultural context.
PSY216-Statistics II (Must) (3-2) 4
This course is a continuum course for PSY 116 Statistics in Psychology I. This course aims to teach you the hypothesis testing and some statistical analyses. At the end of this course, you will be able to conduct statistical analyses for research purposes. You will learn statistical concepts at the lectures and usage of the SPSS software at labs. The course covers the following topics: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing, Hypothesis Tests with Means of Samples, Introduction to t-tests, The t-test for Independent Means, Factorial Analysis of Variance.
PSY222-Developmental Psychology II (Must) (4-0) 4
This course introduces the field of developmental psychology to psychology majors. Developmental psychology is a broad area which encompasses physical, cognitive, emotional and social development through the lifespan. This course is designed to provide students knowledge about physical, social, cognitive and emotional development between early childhood period and death. This course covers the following topics: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood, Emotional and Social development in Early Childhood, Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood, Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood, Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence, Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence, Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood, Emotional and Social Development in Early Adulthood, Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood, Emotional and Social Development in Middle Adulthood, Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood, Emotional and Social Development in Late Adulthood, Death, Dying, and Bereavement.
PSY246-Clinical Psychology II: Observation and Interview Techniques (Must) (4-0) 4
This course is a continuation course of PSY 243 Clinical Psychology I (Formerly PSY 244 Clinical Psychology I). Students must be successful from PSY 243/PSY244 can take PSY 246 Observation and Interview Techniques. Therefore, this course is the second prerequisite for PSY 342 Psychopathology. This course aims to give students the theory behind interviewing, observation, and skills required for these. Ethical considerations will be covered in terms of observation and interviewing. All students are expected to make interviews and observations under supervision. At the end of this course, student will be equipped with skills for interviewing, especially the first interview. Students are expected to make a first interview, at least 20 minutes long (determined by the lecturer depending on the number students enrolled to the course). Students will learn related ethical codes, informed consent, receiving feedbacks, and supervision in the scope of this course. They will also write a report for their interviews. Interviews are conducted in Psychology Lab, R block B floor in the Central Campus.
PSY252-Social Psychology II (Must) (4-0) 4
As a continuation of the course Social Psychology I, the aim of this course is to examine the human behavior that is shaped by the impacts of other people, to analyze the interpersonal relationships, to introduce the basic social psychological theories more detailed, to improve the skills of students to capture the reflections within their daily life in the light of basic theories, The course content includes the topics such as interpersonal attraction, close relationships, interpersonal aggression, prosocial behavior, social influence, compliance, leadership and power, group processes, organizational dynamics, and psychology applied to health.
PSY310-Psychological Assessment (Elective) (3-0) 3
The aim of this course is to provide information about the administration, scoring, interpretation and writing reports of the most common self-report and projective measures in clinical practice. This course will provide students an overview about the assessment of both adult personality and psychopathology. In addition, psychometric properties of each test will be discussed on relevant papers.
PSY331-Testing and Measurement in Psychology (Must) (3-2) 4
This course provides an introduction to the use of psychological tests to make important decisions about individuals in a variety of settings. It explores the theory, methods, and applications of psychological testing, and gives a full and fair evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of psychological testing in general, and selected tests in particular. This course covers the following topics: Defining and Measuring Psychological Attributes: Ability, Interests, and Personality; Basic Concepts in Measurement and Statistics; Scales, Transformations, and Norms; Reliability: The Consistency of Test Scores; Validity of Measurement: Content and Construct-Oriented Validation Strategies; Validity for Decisions: Criterion-Related Validity; Item Analysis; The Process of Test Development; Developing Measures Of Ability, Interests, and Personality.
PSY335- Theories of Personality (Must) (4-0) 4
This course is an introduction course for Personality. This course aims to give students information about personality, its measurement, personality testing, and different theories about personality. At the end of this course, students are expected to know what is personality, how it is measured, personality testing, psychodynamic theories, humanistic/existential theories, dispositional theories and learning theories of personality. This course covers the following topics: Introduction to personality: definition, measurement, methods; Personality testing: objective and projective tests; Sigmund Freud; Alfred Adler; Carl Jung; Erik Erikson; Maslow and Carl Ransom Rogers; Albert Bandura; B. F. Skinner; Raymond Cattell and Hans Eysenck.
PSY341-Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Must) (4-0) 4
This course aims to introduce students to the field of the industrial and organizational psychology, and make them gain knowledge about the duties of psychologists working in the field of industrial / organizational psychology, their responsibilities and teach them the methods used. The main topics of the course includes historical development and research methods of industrial and organizational psychology, job analysis, personnel recruitment and selection processes and methods, needs analysis and training, performance evaluation and feedback, motivation, leadership, intra-group and inter-group processes in corporate environments, organizational structures and change, job satisfaction, counterproductive work behaviors, positive employee attitudes, work-family balance and conflict and ways of coping with stress in the workplace.
PSY401-Cross-Cultural Psychology (Elective) (3-0) 3
For many years, the effects of cultural contexts on various areas of psychology have been investigated and they were examined within the frame of many different theories. The purpose of this course is to describe the effects of a cultural context in which an individual grows up, its reflections on personality traits, attitudes and functioning of an individual in the light of scientific findings and social psychological viewpoint. In addition to the first theories that often focused on the effects of cross-cultural differences on human psychology, this course is designed to describe the cross-cultural similarities which are emphasized more with the globalization in recent years compared to past years. Examples from the recent literature are presented. In addition, students are expected to searchdifferent cultures that they are interested in, and to inverstigate psychological variables such as attitudes, group norms, and leadership practices. As a result, they gain knowledge on different perspectives, as well as experience in this field by getting the perspective of cross-cultural social psychology, and have opportunity to conduct research in related areas.
PSY403-Leadership (Elective) (3-0) 3
PSY409-Selective Topics in Social Psychology (Elective) (3-0) 3
The course aims to familiarize student with important issues and theories in the field of Social Psychology. Specific topics include personal relationships, behavior in group, gender, prosocial behavior and aggression. Moreover, at the end of the semester, how principles regarding social psychology are applied to other areas applications of In addition, the course aims to introduce 1) the concepts and theories of psychology, 2) the research methods used by social psychologists, and 3) the importance of the environment on individuals’ thoughts, emotions and behaviors. At the end of the semester, students are expected to 1) define basic concepts covered in the mentioned topics, 2) explain main theories in relation to the issues discussed in the course, 3) explain the key terms seen in each topic, 4) evaluate research findings. This course covers the following topics: Interdependence theory, self-disclosure; intimacy, the balance of power; conflict, satisfaction, commitment; behavior in the presence of others; basic features of groups, group performance; group decision making, group interaction: competition versus cooperation; gender, gender stereotypes; comparing the social behavior of women and men, changing roles for women and men; defining altruism and prosocial behavior, theoretical perspectives on helping.
PSY421-Thinking and Reasoning (Elective)(3-0) 3
This course covers classic and contemporary theories of thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. It also covers research on human concepts and categorization, language and thought processes, deductive reasoning, syllogistic reasoning, hypothesis testing, and development of thinking. This course covers the following topics: Concepts and Categorization, Language and Thought, Logic and Reasoning, Deductive Reasoning, Syllogistic Reasoning, Hypothesis Testing, Decision Making, Problem Solving, The Development of Thinking.
PSY441-Psychology of the Self (Elective) (3-0) 3
As being one of the most important issues of social psychology, the concept of ‘the self’ has received much attention during the past decades. The purpose of this course is to present a brief overview of the theories, studies and concepts related to the self. The course will include topics such as self-knowledge, self-esteem, self regulation, self-presentation and cultural effects on individuals’ self-conceptions. This course covers the following topics: The Nature and Structure of the Self, Self-Development & Self-Knowledge, Self-Esteem, Motivational & Cognitive roots of Self-Esteem, Individual Differences on self-esteem, Self-Concept Change and Self-Presentation, Self-Enhancement, Self-Affirmation, Self-Handicapping, Self and Culture.
PSY404-Cross-Cultural Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Elective)(4-0) 4
Aim of the course is to provide a cross-cultural perspective for students and to inform them aboutboth Human Resource Management modules and applications that are investigated in the field of Industrial Psychology as a subfield of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and also aboutthe behaviors and attitudes of individuals at work that are examined in the field of Organizational Behavior. The differences and similarities that are nourished from individuals’ cultural orientations and that are reflected on behavior and attitudes in business, the effects of cultural contexts for corporate culture and practices, and the scientific studies with contemporary examples from Social Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology will be presented. During the lecture, the effects of the basic concepts of cross-cultural psychology on workplace attitudes, forms and outputsof management, and work-family life balance are covered, and the opportunity to be directed to different research areas and to participate in practices that support students’scientific creativity is provided.
PSY406-Close Relationships (Elective) (4-0) 4
The purposeof this course is presenting the psychology ofclose relationships within a wide perspective. The course combines theoreticaldevelopments, scientific findings, and practical implicationswith contemporary discussions. In this context, it is expected from students to combine their own experiences or their relatives’ experiencesand / or observations with the theory in creative ways, then from these combinations they are expected to produce new research questions. Mainly in the course, the role ofattachment styles in close relationships, the effects of these styles on the adult attachment styles and relationship outcomes, effects of attribution stylesonclose relationships, beginning processes of romantic relationships, cognitive and evolutionary theories of close relationships, and approach of these theoriesto gender differences,effect of culture onadult attachmentstyles,emotional processes in close relationships, communication, miscommunicationand conflict, conflict-resolution processes andstyles, relationship satisfaction,jealousy, and violence in relationships will be discussed.
PSY408-Human Memory (Elective) (4-0) 4
This course is aimed to introduce students to the topic that is concerned with the human memory, specifically. The course requires a fairly sophisticated background in psychology because human memory is a research area which several disciplines could contribute to the field such as neuroscience, cognitive science. The branches and the sub-branches of the memory system like declarative and nondeclarative memory will be introduced and the students will be encouraged to conduct their own researches during the course. This course covers the following topics: Biological Basis of Memory, Critical Thinking on Memory, Materials used in Memory Researches, Memory and Aging, Reviewing the literature of the geriatric studies on memory, Emotion effect on Memory, Flashbulb Memory, False Memory, False Memory and Eyewitness Testimony.
PSY410-Neuropsychological Tests (Elective) (3-2) 4
This course is aimed to introduce students the field of neuropsychology and neuropsychological testing. Neuropsychology is an interdisciplinary branch of psychology which deals with the relationship between nervous system, brain structures and behavioral processes. Course is designed both as a lecture and applied sessions. Students will have a chance to administer each neuropsychological test individually after we cover the tests’ nature. This course covers the following topics: Principles of Neuropsychology, Applications of Neuropsychology, Stroop Test TBAG Form, Verbal and Nonverbal Cancellation Test, Visual Aural Digit Span Test, Raven Standard Progressive Matrices (RSPM), IOWA Gambling Test, Judgement of Line Orientation Test, Trail Making Test, Öktem Verbal Memory Processes Scale, Tower of London.
PSY412-Intra- and Inter-Group Relationships (Elective) (3-0) 3
The aim of this course is to present a historical perspective for the theories related to intra-group and inter-group processes in the field of Social Psychology. Besides, it is aimed to teach the research findings in literature, and how these findings had predictions and practical implications for social events and developments that occurred in different countries and through the history. Hence, students are expected to develop a professional point of view for intra-group and inter-group processes and social events in light of this knowledge, and they can do interpretations, participate in research and practices. During the course, in general, basic theories such as the Social Identity Theory, Equity Theory, System Justification Theory and scientific findings related to these theories are discussed along with current developments. With regard to cultural contexts, topics such as inter-group differences, leadership / followership, group identity, norms, and value formation, bases of inter-group conflicts and resolutions, psychology of belonging, reasons for group efficiencyand inefficiency, intra-group and inter-group psychology theories and applications are among the topics covered during the course.
PSY414- Cognitive Impairments in Psychological Disorders (Elective) (4-0) 4
The aim of this course is to provide students a general overview about cognitive impairments in psychological disorders. Specifically, it deals with how mental illnesses affect the different high-level cognitive systems such as attention, memory, learning and executive functions. Since each disorder has a distinct pattern of cognitive impairments, they will be discussed from the cognitive and clinical psychology’s perspectives. This course covers the following topics: Cognitive impairments in Sleep Disorders, cognitive problems in Depressive Disorders, cognitive deficits in Anxiety Disorders, cognitive dysfunction in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), cognitive deficits in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), cognitive impairments in Substance Use Disorder, cognitive deficits in Schizophrenia, cognitive impairments in Bipolar Disorders, cognitive dysfunction in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), reviewing the literature of neuroscientific findings.
PSY444-Family Therapy Approaches (Elective)(4-0) 4
This course aims to introduce students the principles of family and couple therapy. The history of family therapy approaches and different models for family therapy will be introduced. The main objective of this course is to make an introduction to family therapy approaches. Individual and family life cycles, healthy and dysfunctional families, the history, and the process of family therapy are included in the course. The different approaches to family therapy are discussed and compared in the scope of the course.This course covers the following topics: Individual and Family Life Cycles, Healthy and Dysfunctional Families, History of Family Therapy, The Process of Family Therapy, Couple and Marriage Enrichment and Therapy, Psychodynamic and Bowen Family Therapies, Experiential Family Therapy, Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapies, Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Solution-Focused and Narrative Family Therapies.
PSY446-Attachement Across the Lifespan (Elective) (4-0) 4
This course will introduce students attachment theory, historical trends, applications and practical assessment procedures. The academic study of attachment examines systematically how people form close relationships and how various attachment types are played out over the life-span.
PSY466-Basic Therapy Techniques (Elective) (4-0) 4
This course will cover the basic and well-accepted therapy techniques in clinical psychology field. The aim is to provide a general overview about the theoretic backgrounds of the psychotherapies that are being applied within the clinical field. The theory is aimed to be combined with basic applications by using psychopathologies.
PSY470-Attitudes and Attitude Change (Elective) (4-0) 4
Attitudes and methods of changing attitudes have is one the vital topics in the field of Social Psychology. At the top of the research topics in this field, attitudes, such as being biased, sexism, discrimination, which affect the social life significantly are mentioned. One of the aims of this course is to present the theories which aim to explain factors such sources of attitudes in the field of Social Psychology, their formation and transformation processes, individual, group and cultural factors that have impacts on various attitudes. The course starts with the definition of attitude conceptand explanation of factors mentioned above within a historical framework. In addition, it is expected from students to focus on an individual or group attitude that they would like to change, and then to develop a project for it. Students are continuosly and closely supervised by the instructor, and they are be encouraged to present their projects at the end of the semester.
PSY482-Selective Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Elective)(4-0) 4
This course encompasses several selected topics in the field of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology. The course mostly focuses on worker issues and employees’ psychological states such as motivation, job satisfaction and stress that profoundly affect work behaviors and work-related attitudes. While the compulsory course PSY341-Industrial and Organizational Psychology concerns with the industrial (I) part (such as employee selection, job analysis, training, performance evaluation etc.) this selective course focuses on the organizational (O) part of the field such as employee well-being, positive and negative employee attitudes and behaviors, organizational culture, leadership and personality at work. It is believed that this course will be especially useful for students who are interested in this sub-discipline of psychology and who want to extend their knowledge in the field.
PSY484-Selective Topics in Clinical Psychology (Elective)(4-0) 4
The course aims to give students detailed information about Mahler’s theory. The theory is within the scope of Psychoanalytic theories and about individuation and separation of human being in general. Also students will learn basics of content analysis as a qualitative method.