ECTS - Culture Family and Development

Culture Family and Development (PSY525) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Culture Family and Development PSY525 3 2 0 4 8
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrem Metin Orta
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is designed to introduce theoretical approaches in parenting, parent-child relations, attachment, the effects of parental behaviors in different developmental stages and cultural contexts and the development of self.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn classical theories and approaches in parenting and family
  • Differentiate among attachment styles in different developmental stages
  • Differentiate among parenting practices in different developmental stages and cultural contexts
  • Learn how different parenting practices affect child development
  • Explain the relationship between culture and development in different developmental areas
  • Discuss articles on cross-cultural research
Course Content Theoretical approaches in parenting, the Family System approach, Family Change Model, parenting styles and practices, culture and parenting, parental intervention programs, and the development of self.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Parenting and Cultural Influence Related articles and chapters
3 Parenting Styles and Child Outcomes Related articles and chapters
4 Parental Control, Child Outcomes and Cultural Influence Related articles and chapters
5 Attachment Theory and Quality of the Attachment Related articles and chapters
6 Early Attachment Related articles and chapters
7 Adult Attachment Related articles and chapters
8 Attachment, Parenting and Cultural Influence Related articles and chapters
9 Development of Self and Cultural Influence Related articles and chapters
10 Development of Self and Turkish Family Structure Related articles and chapters
11 Early Parenting Interventions Related articles and chapters
12 VIPP Intervention Programs Related articles and chapters
13 VIPP Applications in Turkish Samples Related articles and chapters
14 Review of the Topics
15 Overview and Conclusion
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Kağıtçıbaşı, Ç. (2017). Family, Self and Human Development Across Cultures: Theory and Applications. Routledge
Other Sources 2. Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research and Clinical Applications. (2008) by J. Cassidy & P. R. Shaver. (2nd Ed.) Guilford Press
3. Perspectives on Human Development, Family, and Culture (2012) by Sevda Bekman, Ayhan Aksu-Koç. New York: Cambridge University Press

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation 2 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 Knowledge of theories and empirical data on the professional relationship, such as: Interpersonal relationships, power relationships, boundary issues, therapeutic alliance and more specific knowledge of the fluctuations of the therapeutic/professional relationship as a function of intervention setting.
2 Knowledge of self, such as motivation, resources, values, personal biases and others; macro (work, national norms) and micro (family, gender differences) environment in which the person functions. X
3 Acquiring skills of effective communication, establishment and maintenance of rapport, establishment and maintenance of trust and respect in the professional relationship. X
4 Accepting obligations, being sensitive to others, and conducting the self in an ethical manner while working with other professionals. X
5 Knowledge and skills of assessment and evaluation such as assessment methods, knowledge of populations served in a cultural context, human development and diagnosis along with necessary skills such as collection and processing data, formulation of hypotheses and making a diagnosis when appropriate, report writing and formulation of an action plan. X
6 The learning of an array of varied interventions with individuals and systems such as couples, families, groups and organizations, selecting and applying appropriate intervention methods. X
7 Analyzing the information by utilizing critical reasoning skills, developing a conceptual framework towards solution of a critical problem, and communicating this to the client. X
8 Sufficient skills in the conduct of research to be able to develop and carry out projects in a professional context and, in certain cases, in an academic context. Applications of various research approaches to social systems.
9 Has knowledge of ethical principles and skills of ethical decision-making process, proactive identification of potential ethical dilemmas and resolution of ethical dilemmas. X
10 Learning to be a receptive supervisee such as open to supervision, well prepared, able to use time efficiently, aware of limits, and ability to link learning approaches to specific evaluation criteria. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Application 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 20 40
Homework Assignments 1 20 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 202