PSI 325


Course Title Course Code Program Level
Readings in Psychology III PSI 325 Psychology B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
05
(Fall)
42 83 125 3 5

Teaching Staff Assistant Professor Funda KUTLU
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites No prerequisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives Reading and discussing contemporary issues in psychology and also preparing a poster and a brochure related to the selected issue
Course Content In this course, the students are introduced the articles related to the contemporary issues in different psychological areas and they discuss and assess the methodology of the article. They also prepare n poster including brief information and a brochure including more detail information about the selected issue in psychology
Learning Outcomes (LO) Students who is successfully completed this course will acquire the followings; 1-) Comprehending the core concepts in contemporary issues of psychology in English, 2-) Having knowledge about the contemporary articles in applied or academic domains of psychology, 3-) Relating theoretical knowledge and practical issues in different areas of psychology 4-) Developing the ability to prepare informational poster and brochure about the psychological issues for people 5-) Developing the ability to think critical
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction of the course; the course programme and objectives
2. Week Psychology as a science-is it a science or not? Debate discussion Class activity; Critical thinking; Alien travel guide Start to think about the topic for your poster assignment and presentation!!!
3. Week Research methods in psychology: Critically Evaluating the Validity of Websites Class activity; GROUP Discussions: 2 students will discuss the critical thinking questions and present their conclusion to the class Start to prepare your poster assignment
4. Week Approaches to psychology: Do We Have Free Will? https://bigthink.com/videos/why-physics-ends-the-free-will-debate (watch the video before the class Class activity; Debate topic in class: Do we have free will?
5. Week Differentiation of Self in Romantic Relationships-essay Class assignment on the concept of “differentaion of self” Class-Activity- ask questions about yourself
6. Week Narcissistic attitudes in modern society Class-Activity: Design an research to measure narcissistic epidemic in your campus
7. Week What factors play into learning languages and learning language capacities Class-Activity Start to think about the topic for your brochure assignment and presentation!!!
8. Week Mid-term exam Deadline: POSTER ASSIGNMENT
9. Week Social Influence and group dynamics; Manipulation Class-Activity: Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/tristan_harris_the_manipulative_tricks_tech_companies_use_to_capture_your_attention Start to prepare your brochure assignment and presentation!!!
10. Week Moral Panic: Class-Activity: Presentations on seven clusters of the object of moral panic
11. Week Overconfidence Class-Activity: Debate –Is overconfidence is universal? Generation dependent?
12. Week Presentations
13. Week Presentations
14. Week Presentations
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 15
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%) 15
Practice (%) 20
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%) 10
Seminars/Workshops (%) 20
Final (%) 40
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References TEXTBOOK; Reading materials is noted on the syllabus. There will be additional readings that will be provided for you by the instructor. This course is also aimed to develop thinking skills of the students. For this reason, the following books on the critical thinking will be assigned in the class. - Moore, B.N. & Parker, R. (2009). Critical Thinking (9th. Ed.). Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill Education. - Ruggiero, V. (2011). Beyond feelings: A guide to critical thinking. Boston: McGraw Hill. - Stanovich, K. E. (2004). How to think straight about psychology. Boston: Pearson.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

PQ1

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PQ3

PQ4

PQ5

PQ6

PQ7

PQ8

PQ9

PQ10

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LO1

5

3

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO2

 

 

 

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO3

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

LO4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

LO5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

* Degree of Contribution : 1 Very low    2 Low     3 Medium     4 High      5 Very High