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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
ODY114 Introductıon to psychology and developmental psychology 927001 1 2 3
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to examine why and how people behave. It helps the individual to learn how to understand himself / herself and others and how they feel. It enables people to establish positive and effective relationships with themselves and their environment .It is aimed to gain knowledge about the physical, psychological, social development and changes of the mother's womb until her death and to get to know the characteristics of the individual in each stage of development.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Asuman KÜÇÜKÖNER
Learning Outcomes
  1. To understand the nature of psychology
  2. To be able to apply psychological concept theory and research results to daily life problems
  3. To be able to understand the development period and its properties
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Bilgin. M, İnanç. B, Atıcı.M. Child and adolescent development. Pegem Publishing, Ankara, 2008.
2.. Carter, F. (Trans: Kaya. S.Ş.) Education of small tree, Say publications, Istanbul, 2000.
3. Morris, C.G. (2002). Understanding Psychology (Introduction to Psychology).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Defining the definition, purpose and benefits of psychology; describes the biological basics of behavior. To examine the cognitive and personality development of human; the defense mechanisms used by the individual to protect his mental health; feelings and excitement; the motives that motivate the human, explaining the needs and motives; description of laws of attention and perception; This course covers the study of learning, memory, intelligence, multiple intelligence, emotional intelligence and demonstrating the social effects on the individual's behaviors. Developmental stages, features of infancy and childhood, characteristics of adolescence period, characteristics of middle age period, features of old age period.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Psychology as a science: Definition and research methods
2.Behavioral biology
3.Sensation and perception
4.Language and Thinking
5.Learning and Memory
6.Lifelong development
7.Lifelong development
8.Midterm Exam
9.Social behavior and individual differences
10.Social behavior and individual differences
12.Developmental periods
13.Child education and outcomes, emotional development
14.Mental problems and communication in children
15.Atypical child development characteristics and communication
16.Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination11010
Final Examination13030
Attending Lectures10110
Individual Study for Mid term Examination188
Individual Study for Final Examination11515