Course Title Course Code Program Level
Life Stages and Adjustment Problems RPDZ206 Psychological Counseling and Guidance (2018-2019 Academic Year and After) B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 - - - - 25 53 2 2

Teaching Staff Dr. Öğr. Üyesi F. Türkan Öncü
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites -
Recommended Optional Programme Component -
Course Objectives The course aims to briefly examine the issues of infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, adjustment problems in these periods and how to cope with them.
Course Content Problems in childhood, adolescence and adulthooh and ways to cope with them
Learning Outcomes (LO) Students attending the course and successful at the end of the term; 1. Learn the features of normal developmental stages and distinguish abnormalities. 2. They can provide appropriate solutions to problems. 3. They can help the individual establish healthy relationships with other individuals.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Mental and mental health, normality and abnormality criteria. The characteristics that the mental healthy person should have.
2. Week Factors affecting adaptation: family, peer groups, education, social environment and parent attitudes
3. Week Piaget's cognitive development theory and developmental stages. Vygotsky's sociocultural cognitive development theory
4. Week The stages of moral development of Piaget and Kohlberg
5. Week Freud's theory of psycho-sexual development and Erikson's theory of psychosocial development
6. Week Features and problems of infancy. Attachment theory
7. Week Features and problems of the early childhood
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Features and problems of middle childhood
10. Week Early childhood and middle childhood problems and ways to cope with them
11. Week Features of adolescence
12. Week Adolescence and young adulthood problems and ways to cope
13. Week Adaptation problems and coping in young adulthood and middle adulthood
14. Week Features of late adulthood and adaptation problems
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%) -
Homeworks/Term papers (%) -
Practice (%) -
Labs (%) -
Projects/Field Work (%) -
Seminars/Workshops (%) -
Final (%) 60
Other (%) -
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Yaşam Dönemleri ve Uyum Sorunları. Editör: Doç. Dr. Firdevs Savi Çakır
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)