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Course Code: 
PSY 101
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course aims at providing students with a general and broad introduction to the field of psychology. At the end of this course, the student will develop an understanding of core psychological concepts and theories, as well as the scientific study of behavioral and mental processes.
Course Content: 

Introduces Psychology as an empirical science and discusses biological and evolutionary bases of behavior. Examines basic psychological processes such as motivation, emotion, learning, development, and social behavior.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes  Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods  Assessment Methods 
Ability to explain psychology, as the science of behavior and mental processes, and subfields of psychology   3, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 2 A
Ability to describe core psychological concepts and theories   3, 7, 8, 9, 10 1, 2 A
Ability to explain the principles of scientific methods to study behavior and mental processes, and show  examples of research conducted in the various areas of psychology   5 1, 2 A

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to the course  
2 What is Psychology?

Research Methods in Psychology

Textbook Chapters 1, 2
3 Biological and Evolutionary Roots of Behavior  Textbook Chapter 3
4 Learning 1 Textbook Chapter 6
5 Learning 2 Textbook Chapter 6
6 Revision Textbook Chapters 1,2,3 & 6
7 Midterm exam Textbook Chapters 1,2,3 & 6
8 Human Development 1 Textbook Chapter 10
9 Human Development 2 Textbook Chapter 10
10 Motivation Textbook Chapter 11
11 Motivation Textbook Chapter 11
12 Emotion, Stress and Health 1 Textbook Chapter 12
13 Emotion, Stress and Health 2 Textbook Chapter 12
14 Social Psychology Textbook Chapter 16
15 Social Psychology Textbook Chapter 16
16 Final  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Gerrig, R. J. (2010). Psychology and Life, 20th Edition. Allyn & Bacon (Pearson). ISBN-13: 978-0-205-87327-2, ISBN-10: 0-205-87327-8
Additional Resources Mypsychlab (Pearson Learning Website)

Introductory Psychology Video Series

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Fundamental Courses

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Students demonstrate knowledge on market segmentation, are able to follow the trends in consumer behavior, and create effective advertising messages suitable for target audiences          
2 Students design advertisements suitable for both traditional and digital media.          
3 Students gain awareness and knowledge on interdisciplinary subjects that are beneficial both for their professional and intellectual lives.         x
4 Students demonstrate knowledge of the campaign processes in written, audio-visual, electronic, and outdoor advertising media. They plan and manage campaigns in accordance with national and international standards.          
5 Students demonstrate knowledge of the research methods related to the field of advertising and are able to use the obtained data to evaluate results in campaign processes.     x    
6 Students create and lead media strategies in the field of advertising.           
7 Students abide by universal values, law and ethical principles.         x
8 Students follow the developments in the fields with the awareness of lifelong learning and entrepreneurial approach. They are self-confident in communicating with institutions and persons and suggest solutions to problems independently or as team members.   x      
9 Students adopt the critical approach in evaluating knowledge and skills related to the field.         x
10 Students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts and models related to the field.     x    

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 7 91
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     139
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5,56
ECTS Credit of the Course     6