PSI201


Course Title Course Code Program Level
Developmental Psychology I PSI201 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
03
(Fall)
42 83 125 3 5

Teaching Staff Associate Professor Funda KUTLU
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites No prerequisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce the field of developmental psychology from life-span perspective and includes development during prenatal, infancy and childhood periods.
Course Content Developmental psychology is a field of psychology which investigates the developmental patterns of human from conception to death. The contents of this course includes developmental theories, research methods in developmental psychology and physical, cognitive, socio-emotional development during prenatal period, infancy and childhood.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and successfully completed will acquire the followings; 1-) Identifying the core concepts of the developmental psychology, 2-) Having knowledge about the theories and research methods in developmental psychology, 3-) Comprehending the prenatal development and the biological and environmental factors that affect prenatal development, 4-) Having knowledge about biological, socio-emotional and cognitive development in infancy and childhood, 5-) Identifying the relationship between biological, socio-emotional and cognitive development in fancy and childhood 6-) Comprehending the developmental tasks in infancy and childhood in the light of contemporary developmental problems
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction of the course: What is development?
2. Week Chapter 1 Introduction :The life-span perspective
3. Week Chapter 1 Introduction :The life-span perspective (cont.)
4. Week Chapter 2 Biological beginnings
5. Week Chapter 3 Prenatal Development and Birth
6. Week Chapter 4 Physical Development in Infancy
7. Week Chapter 5 Cognitive Development in Infancy
8. Week Chapter 6 Socio-emotional Development in Infancy
9. Week Chapter 7 Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
10. Week Chapter 7 Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood (cont.)
11. Week Chapter 8 Socio-emotional Development in Early Childhood
12. Week Chapter 8 Socio-emotional Development in Early Childhood (cont.)
13. Week Chapter 9 Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle and Late Childhood
14. Week Chapter 10 Socio-emotional Development in Middle and Late Childhood
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 30
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%) 10
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Textbook; Santrock, J. (2017). Life-span development (16th.Ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Company. Additional learning resources; Berk, L. E. (2007). Development Through the Life Span (4th Ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Broderick, P. C. & Blewit, P. (2003). The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals. New Jersey: Merrill/Prentice Hall. Course material: PPT of the chapters
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

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LO 1

5

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO 2

5

5

5

5

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO 3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

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4

 

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5

 

 

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