|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Compulsory Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||2
|SEMESTER||Third Term (Fall)
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||6
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||Associate Professor Zuhal Yeniçeri Kökdemir
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will be able to learn the fundamental concepts and theories of social psychology which attempts to understand and explain how individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.
2) Will be able to learn the basic approaches and researches in social psychology.
3) Will be able to have knowledge about the topics of social thinking and social influence which constitute the general frame of the course.
4) Be able to learn about the way how they can develop a research question of social psychology and determine the proper research method for the question.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|COURSE DEFINITION||Social psychology is defined as the scientific discipline that attempts to understand and explain how individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Students are informed of the basic approaches and researches in social psychology. Social thinking and social influence constitute the general frame of the course. The course contains the chapters as self, social beliefs and judgment, attitudes, culture and gender, conformity and obedience, persuasion, and group influence.
|1st Week ||Introduction to Social Psychology|
|2nd Week ||Research Methods in Social Psychology|
|3rd Week ||Social Neuroscience and Theory of Mind|
|4th Week ||Self, Identity and Groups|
|5th Week ||Social Cognition, Attitudes and Persuasion|
|6th Week ||Conformity and Obedience|
|7th Week ||Prejudice and Discrimination|
|8th Week ||Mid-Term Exam|
|9th Week ||Attachment and Close Relationships|
|10th Week ||Aggression and Violence |
|11th Week ||Evolutionary Theories in Social Psychology|
|12th Week ||Helping and Prosocial Behavior|
|13th Week ||The Family and Culture |
|14th Week ||General Overview|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||Aranson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2014). Social psychology (8th. ed.). USA: Pearson.
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture,Questions/Answers,Other
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA|
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||65|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||35|
|Preparation for Quiz||4||3||12|
|Individual or group work||14||5||70|
|Preparation for Final exam||1||30||30|
|Preparation for Midterm exam||1||25||25|
|Laboratory (including preparation)|
|Total Workload / 30||6,03|
|ECTS Credits of the Course||6|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||English