|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Compulsory Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||3
|SEMESTER||Sixth Term (Spring)
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||4
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||-
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Gain knowledge on the historical roots of psychology.
2) Understand the dynamics leading to the separation of psychology from philosophy.
3) Point out to the political, economic and scientific influences which helped shape the basic theoretical approaches in psychology.
4) Learn about the modern theories/approaches/perspectives in psychology and be able to discuss their historical roots.
5) Develop his/her personal synthesis and perspective to explain the dynamics of human behavior and specify the several historical and modern influences on his/her perspective.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|COURSE DEFINITION||This course will start with the different stages the science of psychology passed through including its philosophical foundations. These historical philosophical theories will be discussed within the socio-cultural context they evolved in. Evolution and accumulation of psychological knowledge from ancient times to modern ages is the main concern of this course. Therefore, as well as philosophical views that have contributed to psychology, birth and development of modern psychology perspectives will be discussed throughout the term. Within this scope, modern psychology perspectives such as behaviorism, psychoanalysis, humanistic and cognitive psychology will be explained within the context of 19th and 20th centuries.
|1st Week ||Understanding Psychology?s History |
|2nd Week ||Society and Psychology?s History |
|3rd Week ||Psychological Knowledge in Ancient Greek, Mesopotamia, China and India|
|4th Week ||Psychology Between 15th Century and the End of 19th Century|
|5th Week ||Influential Philosophical Theories |
|6th Week ||History of Psychology in Laboratories |
|7th Week ||The Birth of Modern Psychological Approaches |
|8th Week ||Mid-Term Exam|
|9th Week ||Clinical Psychology at end of 19th and at the Beginning of 20th Century. |
|10th Week ||The Birth and Development of Behaviorist Approach |
|11th Week ||The Birth and Development of Psychodynamic Approach|
|12th Week ||The Paths of Gestalt Psychology|
|13th Week ||Behaviorism and Psychoanalysis in the Mid-20th Century|
|14th Week ||Humanistic and Cognitive Psychology|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||Shiraev, E. (2015). A history of psychology: A global perspective (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture,Practice,Project,Questions/Answers,Other
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA|
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||50|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||50|
|Preparation for Quiz|
|Individual or group work||14||3||42|
|Preparation for Final exam||1||20||20|
|Preparation for Midterm exam||1||20||20|
|Laboratory (including preparation)|
|Total Workload / 30||4,2|
|ECTS Credits of the Course||4|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||English