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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
PHYSIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF BEHAVIOR PSY242 Fourth Term (Spring) 4 + 0 6

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY2
SEMESTERFourth Term (Spring)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED6
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) They explain life-long developmental stages by considering sociocultural variables.
2) They establish a relationship between the qualities and changes that individuals will have in adolescence, adulthood and later life.
3) Compares the theories of psychology explaining physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.
4) Interprets how the social and cultural environment can affect the developmental stage of the individual.
5) Will be able to analyze the problems and crises that can be seen in the developmental stages.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE DEFINITIONThe aims of this course are students will be able to explain basic concepts, research methods in developmental psychology and main development theories, to express prenatal development and its importance in development, to differentiate age appropriate physical, cognitive and socio-emotional characteristics in infancy, early childhood and middle childhood. This course covers history, basic concepts and research methods in developmental psychology, theories of developmental psychology, biological and environmental foundations of development, prenatal development and birth, physical, cognitive and socioemotional development in infancy, early and middle childhood.
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Understanding Human Development: Approaches and Theories
2nd Week Biological and Environmental Foundations. Prenatal period, Birth and the Newborn
3rd Week Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
4th Week Cognitive and Socioemotional Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
5th Week Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
6th Week Socioemotional Development in Early Childhood
7th Week Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood and Socioemotional Development in Middle Childhood
8th Week Mid-Term Exam
9th Week Physical and Cognitive Development in Adolescence
10th Week Socioemotional Development in Adolescence
11th Week Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood
12th Week Socioemotional Development in Early Adulthood and Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood
13th Week Socioemotional Development in Late Adulthood and the End of Life
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGKuther, T. L. (2018). Lifespan development: Lives in context. SAGE publications.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Practice,Project,Questions/Answers,Other
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Assignment230
Project110
Total(%)70
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)70
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)30
Total(%)100
ECTS WORKLOAD
Activities Number Hours Workload
Midterm exam111
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work14342
Preparation for Final exam12020
Course hours14342
Preparation for Midterm exam12020
Laboratory (including preparation)
Final exam111
Homework21020
Project13030
Total Workload176
Total Workload / 305,86
ECTS Credits of the Course6
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONEnglish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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