ECTS - Introduction to Social Psychology

Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY201) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Social Psychology PSY201 3 0 0 3 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
PSY 102
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. İrem Metin Orta
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim is to introduce students to a range of research and theories in classic and contemporary social psychology, and to have students develop intellectual skills in the critical analysis of social psychological theories and in the evaluation of empirical research.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define social psychology and related terminology.
  • Explain daily social behavior by means of social psychological theories and concepts.
  • Gain knowledge of the self, social beliefs and judgments, attitude and behavior, persuasion and social influence
  • Critically analyze and assess the theories, research methods and findings of social psychology
  • Discuss the generalizability of the social psychological research to different cultures and times.
Course Content The interrelationships of the functioning of social systems, the behavior and attitudes of individuals, current theories and research.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Social Psychology Assigned Reading, Chapter 1 and 2
2 Introduction to Social Psychology Assigned Reading, Chapter 1 and 2
3 Social Beliefs and Judgments Assigned Reading, Chapter 3 and 4
4 Social Beliefs and Judgments Assigned Reading, Chapter 3 and 4
5 The Self in the Social World Assigned Reading, Chapter 5
6 The Self in the Social World Assigned Reading, Chapter 5
7 Behavior and Attitudes Assigned Reading, Chapter 6 and 7
8 Behavior and Attitudes Assigned Reading, Chapter 6 and 7
9 Persuasion Assigned Reading: Chapter 7
10 Persuasion Assigned Reading, Chapter 7
11 Conformity and Obedience Assigned Reading, Chapter 8
12 Conformity and Obedience Assigned Reading, Chapter 8
13 Genes, Culture, and Gender
14 Genes, Culture, and Gender
15 Final exam period Review of topics
16 Final exam period Review of topics

Sources

Course Book 1. Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2014). Social Psychology. Pearson

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have a comprehensive understanding of basic psychological perspectives and to examine the mental, affective, and behavioral processes of human beings within a scientific discipline X
2 To have a knowledge about the historical and philosophical developments, basic concepts, applications and schools of science of psychology as well as the subfields of psychology such as clinical, experimental, social, developmental, industrial, health, traffic and educational psychology X
3 To gain skills in identifying, describing, formulating, and solving the problems related to basic mental, emotional, and behavioral problems of human beings X
4 To develop new ideas through analytical, critical, and creative point of view by using abstract concepts and to gain skills in evaluating different psychological phenomena X
5 To gain knowledge and skills in transforming his/her theoretical knowledge into practice in different fields of psychology X
6 To have skills in accessing knowledge and using resources X
7 To have knowledge about basic principles of psychological assessment along with various quantitative, qualitative, and experimental research methods, to have skills in designing and conducting research by using these methods, and analyzing, reporting, and presenting research data X
8 To have awareness of interpersonal sensitivity, societal processes and problems X
9 To have efficient written and oral communication skills in Turkish and English X
10 To gain skills in following the developments in the field of expertise and renewing himself/herself with an awareness of life-span learning X
11 To have professional and ethical responsibility, knowledge, and awareness X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 178