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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY231 Third Term (Fall) 4 + 0 6

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY2
SEMESTERThird Term (Fall)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED6
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
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 DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE DEFINITIONSocial 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.
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
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 READINGAranson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2014). Social psychology (8th. ed.). USA: Pearson.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Questions/Answers,Other
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term135
Quiz420
Attendance110
Total(%)65
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)65
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)35
Total(%)100
ECTS WORKLOAD
Activities Number Hours Workload
Midterm exam111
Preparation for Quiz4312
Individual or group work14570
Preparation for Final exam13030
Course hours14342
Preparation for Midterm exam12525
Laboratory (including preparation)
Final exam111
Homework
Total Workload181
Total Workload / 306,03
ECTS Credits of the Course6
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONEnglish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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