Course Title Course Code Program Level
Parenting and Child Development PSI324 Psychology 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
42 83 125 3 5

Teaching Staff Assoc. Prof. Melisa EBEOĞLU DUMAN
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites There is no prerequisite for this course.
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to examine parenting and the effects of parenting on child development from a developmental perspective. It also aims to introduce the basic and current methods, studies, and findings in the field of parenting to the students.
Course Content In this course, parenting, parenting in various cultures, changing roles and responsibilities of parents throughout life, parenting in various situations, child maltreatment, family conflict, father involvement, maternal gatekeeping, and prevention and intervention programmes are introduced.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attended the course and successfully completed at the end of semester will be able to; 1-define the basic concepts and theories about parenting 2-evaluate the research methods and ethical principles in the field of parenting 3-summarize the changing roles and responsibilities of parents throughout their life 4-evaluate the effects of prevention and intervention programs on parents and children 5-evaluate the current research findings in the field of parenting
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction
2. Week Prenatal Development, Preparation for Birth and Parenthood, Transition to Parenthood
3. Week Basic Concepts and Theories in Parenting
4. Week Culture and Parenting, Intergenerational Transmission of Parenting, Contemporary Turkish Family Structure
5. Week Parenting in Various Situations
6. Week Child Maltreatment (Child Abuse and Neglect)
7. Week Family Conflict
8. Week MID-TERM
9. Week Father Involvement and Theoretical Foundations
10. Week Effects of Father Involvement on Child Development
11. Week Determinants of Father Involvement and Maternal Gatekeeping
12. Week Prevention and Intervention Programs
13. Week Prevention and Intervention Programs
14. Week Course Repetition
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%) 10
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 50
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Students who will graduate as a psychologist will be able to; 1-use the information they will obtain in the relevant work areas by following the development of children and adolescents and parents (Kindergarten, nursery, special education and rehabilition centers, private schools, etc.). 2-give the seminars on parenting and child development with the knowledge they will gain from this course. 3-provide the professional guidance and orientation in accordance with ethical principles in case they encounter processes and cases such as domestic violence and child maltreatment. 4-apply the current psychological concepts, theories, and research results in daily life problems.
Work Placement(s) There is no internship for this course.
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