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2017-2018 Academic Calendar


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PSY101 - Introduction to Psychology I (4 + 0) 10.5

Psychology, research, neuroscience, sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, and language.

PSY102 - Introduction to Psychology II (4 + 0) 10.5

Intelligence, motivation, emotions, gender, personality, psychological disorders, treatment of psychological disorders, development, health and social psychology.

PSY111 - Ethics in Psychology (2 + 0) 4

Understanding the ethical issues common to psychologists? practices and psychological research; mastering the concepts of competence, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, and avoiding harm or exploitation; in depth examination of moral, philosophical, psychological and legal standards.

PSY201 - Introduction to Social Psychology (3 + 0) 7

The interrelationships of the functioning of social systems, the behavior and attitudes of individuals, current theories and research.

PSY203 - Developmental Psychology (3 + 0) 6

An introduction to the field of developmental psychology; prenatal development; physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development in the periods of infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood and middle childhood.

PSY213 - Research Methods in Psychology I (3 + 2) 7

The concepts of psychological research, relationship between theory and research, formulating and testing hypotheses, ethics in research, a variety of correlational methods used in psychological research.

PSY221 - Introductory Statistics for Psychology I (3 + 2) 7

Definitions of statistical concepts, sampling, summarizing data and graphing, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and position, counting rules and probability, discrete probability distributions, normal distribution, sampling distribution, and confidence intervals.

PSY202 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3 + 0) 6

Group influence, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, aggression, prosocial behavior (helping others), interpersonal attraction, intimate relationships.

PSY204 - Psychology of Adolescence and Aging (3 + 0) 7

Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development in the periods of adolescence, early, middle and late adulthood; death and bereavement.

PSY214 - Research Methods in Psychology II (3 + 2) 7

The principles of good experimentation, between-group and within-group experiments, how to deal with the problems associated with these kinds of experiments, design and interpretation of factorial experiments.

PSY222 - Introductory Statistics of Psychology II (3 + 2) 7

Inferential statistics, hypothesis testing process, statistical decision making, univariate and bivariate parametric tests, analysis of variance, correlation, and selected nonparametric tests.

PSY301 - Introduction to Psychopathology (3 + 0) 8

Theories of psychopathology and psychotherapy, clinical assessment procedures, psychopathologies such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma related disorders, personality disorders, eating disordes, substance use disorders, sexual disorders etc.

PSY305 - Sensation and Perception I (3 + 0) 8

Sensation and Perception I

PSY315 - Physiological Basis of Behavior (3 + 0) 7

Nerve cells and nerve impulses, synapses, anatomy of nervous system, emotional behaviors, biology of learning and memory, cognitive functions, wakefulness and sleep, psychological disorders.

PSY304 - Psychological Testing (3 + 0) 6

Test construction and standardization, reliability, validity, norms, group and individual tests, testing special populations, different types of tests (e.g., projective, intelligence, aptitude, personality, industrial

PSY306 - Sensation and Perception II (3 + 0) 8

Seeing a three-dimensional world, action and perception of events, spatial vision and form perception, object perception.

PSY308 - Psychology of Learning (3 + 0) 8

Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning, aversive conditioning, partial reinforcement and classical-operant interactions.

PSY309 - Organizational Psychology (3 + 0) 5

Attraction and socialization, job satisfaction and commitment, productive and counterproductive behavior in organizations, theories of motivation, introduction to group behavior and group effectiveness.

PSY311 - Cognitive Psychology I (4 + 0) 8

Sensory memory, attention and pattern recognition, short-term memory, long-term memory.

PSY312 - Cognitive Psychology II (3 + 0) 5

Working memory, autobiographical memory, implicit memory, memory illusions, and metacognition.

PSY313 - Introduction to Organizational Psychology (3 + 0) 5

Organizational theory and behavior, decision making, work attitudes and motivation, work design, group dynamics, leadership and organizational culture, reward systems, motivation and satisfaction.

PSY314 - Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making (3 + 0) 5

Judgments, decisions and rationality, judgmental distortions, heuristics, decision making under risk and uncertainty.

PSY316 - Leadership: Theory and Practice (3 + 0) 5

Leadership, theories and approaches of leadership, transformational leadership, team leadership, women and leadership, political leadership.

PSY318 - Statistical Applications in Psychology (2 + 0) 5

SPSS main menus, working with data, creating variables, and conducting various analyses such as t-test, univariate analysis, correlation, regression, chi-square and reliability analyses.

PSY319 - Developmental Psychopathology: Infancy through Adolescence (3 + 0) 5

Developmental psychopatholog from infancy through adolescence, intellectual disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, conduct disorder, anxiety and mood disorders.

PSY320 - Testing of Intelligence (2 + 0) 5

Test administration, test scoring, test interpretation, psychological evaluation report, WISC-R, BG, AGTE.

PSY321 - Job Analysis (2 + 0) 5

The nature of job, the application of job analysis methods and approaches, the current job analysis methods and approaches.

PSY322 - Work Performance and Performance Appraisal (3 + 0) 5

Environmental and organizational influences, purposes of performance appraisals, obtaining information about performance, performance standards, processes in evaluating judgement, error and accuracy measures.

PSY323 - Selected Topics in Cognitive Psychology (3 + 0) 5

Thinking, decision making, judgment, problem solving, cognition, emotion and memory, thinking and language.

PSY324 - Stress Management (3 + 0) 5

Stress literature, stress management techniques of REBT, application techniques.

PSY325 - Basics of Clinical Interviewing (3 + 0) 5

Central concepts and core processes of therapy and interview settings, interview skills, active listening, questioning, reflective statements, empathy, ethical principles.

PSY326 - Gender Influences in Organizations (3 + 0) 5

Women and men in organizations, understanding men?s and women?s experiences in the workplace, methods and theoretical perspectives, stereotypes, power and relationships at work, gender discrimination in the workplace, career issues for women and men.

PSY327 - Culture and Social Behavior (3 + 0) 5

Definitions of culture; cross-cultural research methods; how culture shapes social perception, social cognition, interpersonal relationships, motivational and self-related processes, social behavior in a variety of social settings.

PSY328 - Political Psychology (3 + 0) 5

Personality, leadership, voting, role of media, ethnic conflict, nationalism, terror, international security and conflict.

PSY331 - Attitudes and Attitude Change (3 + 0) 5

Definition, characteristics and functions of attitudes; attitude measurement; attitude formation; attitude change; openness and resistance to persuasion; attitude-behavior relations.

PSY332 - Attitude Measurement (3 + 0) 8

Direct and indirect assessment techniques, different types of attitude scales, development of item pools, development of attitude scales, assessing the reliability and the validity of attitude scales, conducting item analyses and using exploratory factor analyses in the development and validation of attitude scales.

PSY403 - Multivariate Statistics (3 + 0) 8

Univariate and multivariate analyses of variance in SPSS, multiple regression and factor analysis.

PSY404 - Practicum in Psychology (2 + 0) 8

Students will work in a practicum setting for 140 hours.

PSY405 - Contemporary Approaches to Psychotherapy (3 + 0) 5

Contemporary psychotherapy approaches such as developmental therapy and multicultural therapy, theoretical framework, case studies.

PSY406 - Faculty Directed Advanced Research for Psychology as a Social Science I (3 + 0) 8

Students` individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the faculty; collection and analysis of data.

PSY407 - Faculty Directed Advanced Research for Psychology as a Social Science II (3 + 0) 8

Following PSY 406, writing of the research report.

PSY408 - Selected Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3 + 0) 5

Organizational commitment, commitment targets, job satisfaction, organizational justice, organizational communication and abusive supervision.

PSY409 - Needs Assessment and Training in Organizations (3 + 0) 5

Employee training and development, strategic training, needs assesment, training evaluation, employee development, careers and career management.

PSY410 - Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology (3 + 0) 5

Theoretical and practical issues regarding development in prenatal, infancy, early childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age periods within the field of applied developmental psychology.

PSY411 - Selected Topics in Social Psychology (3 + 0) 8

A detailed exploration of selected specific theoretical and applied topic in social psychology.

PSY412 - Personnel Selection and Testing (3 + 0) 5

Membership decisions in organizations, analysis of selection problem, developing the predictive hypothesis, bivariate prediction of performance, assessment by tests and inventories.

PSY413 - Motivation and Social Behavior (3 + 0) 5

Definitions, metaphors, and measurement of motivation; theories of motivation; the self in motivation.

PSY415 - Psychology of the Self (3 + 0) 5

The nature of the self, sources of and cognitive processes involved in self-knowledge, self-development, self-regulation of behavior, self-presentation, self-esteem, and cultural variations in self-related phenomena.

PSY416 - Qualitative Research Methods (3 + 0) 8

Designing qualitative research, ethical issues, development of and data-analytical procedures in interviews, ethnographic research, unobtrusive measurement, case studies, and content analysis as an analytical technique.

PSY417 - Assessment of Personality (3 + 0) 5

Assessment ethics; assessment devices used in clinical practice; administration, scoring and interpreting MMPI; projective techniques; Beier Sentence Completion Test and report writing.

PSY418 - Crisis Intervention (3 + 0) 8

Theories, strategies, and skills in clinical crisis intervention; models for assessing and responding to crises; theoretical and ethical implications; psychological traumas such as post traumatic stress disorder; disaster psychology; natural disasters and violence.

PSY420 - Selected Topics in Clinical Psychology (3 + 0) 8

Schizophrenia including field study with families of schizophrenic patients, research on cognition-emotion, field applications of health psychology and community based mental health.

PSY421 - Introduction to Psychopharmacology (3 + 0) 5

The characteristics of psychoactive drugs, their working principles in the nervous system, and their effects on the brain and on the behavior, an overview of psychopharmacological medications, their basic taxonomy, indications, contraindications, and side-effects.

PSY419 - Health Psychology (3 + 2) 8

The effects of behavioral, psychological and social factors on health and illness, descriptions and psychosocial interventions of stress, pain and chronic illnesses, and health behaviors such as smoking and exercising

PSY401 - Psychology of Personality (3 + 0) 7

Testability, refutability, idiographic/nomothetic dimensions, psychoanalysis, analytic psychology, ego psychology, object relations theory, humanistic psychology, existential psychology, interpersonal theory, evolutionary psychology.

PSY402 - Clinical Psychology (3 + 0) 7

Overview of the current issues in clinical psychology, research, assessment methods and psychotherapy approaches, the historical background, major theoretical models, and areas of specialization.