Department of Psychology Undergraduate Curriculum Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Elective Courses Taken From Other Departments

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology I
Psychology, research, neuroscience, sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, and language

PSY 102 - Introduction to Psychology II
Intelligence, motivation, emotions, gender, personality, psychological disorders, treatment of psychological disorders, development, health and social psychology.

PSY 111 - Ethics in Psychology
Understanding the ethical issues common to psychologists’ practices and psychological research; mastering the concepts of competence, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, and avoiding harm or exploitation; in depth examination of moral, philosophical, psychological and legal standards

PSY 201 - Introduction to Social Psychology I
The interrelationships of the functioning of social systems, the behavior and attitudes of individuals, current theories and research

PSY 202 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Group influence, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination, aggression, prosocial behavior: helping others, interpersonal attraction, intimate relationships

PSY 203 - Developmental Psychology
An introduction to the field of developmental psychology; prenatal development; physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development in the periods of infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood and middle childhood

PSY 204 - Psychology of Adolescence and Aging
Physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development in the periods of adolescence; early, middle and late adulthood; death and bereavement

PSY 213 - Research Methods in Psychology I
The concepts of psychological research, relationship between theory and research, formulating and testing hypotheses, ethics in research, a variety of correlational methods used in psychological research

PSY 214 - Research Methods in Psychology II
The principles of good experimentation, between-group and within-group experiments, how to deal with the problems associated with these kinds of experiments, design and interpretation of factorial experiments

PSY 221 - Introductory Statistics for Psychology I
Definitions of statistical concepts, sampling, summarizing data and graphing, measures of central tendency, dispersion, and position, counting rules and probability, discrete probability distributions, normal distribution, sampling distribution, and confidence intervals

PSY 222 - Introductory Statistics for Psychology II
Inferential statistics, hypothesis testing process, statistical decision making, univariate and bivariate parametric tests, analysis of variance, correlation, and selected nonparametric tests

PSY 301 - Introduction to Psychopathology
Theories of psychopathology and psychotherapy, clinical assessment procedures, psychopathologies such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma related disorders, personality disorders, eating disordes, substance use disorders, sexual disorders etc.

PSY 304 - Psychological Testing
Test construction and standardization, reliability, validity, norms, group and individual tests, testing special populations, different types of tests (e.g., projective, intelligence, aptitude, personality, industrial & occupational, neuropsychological, educational & clinical tests)

PSY 305 - Sensation and Perception I
The eye, eye and seeing, the brain and seeing, color sensation

PSY 306 - Sensation and Perception II
Seeing a three dimensional world, action and perception of events, spatial vision and form perception, object perception

PSY 308 - Psychology of Learning
Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning, aversive conditioning, partial reinforcement and classical-operant interactions

PSY 315 - Physiological Basis of Behavior
Nerve cells and nerve impulses, synapses, anatomy of nervous system, emotional behaviors, biology of learning and memory, cognitive functions, wakefulness and sleep, psychological disorders

PSY 401 - Psychology of Personality
Testability, refutability, idiographic/ nomothetic dimensions, psychoanalysis, analytic psychology, ego psychology, object relations theory, humanistic psychology, existential psychology, interpersonal theory, evolutionary psychology

PSY 402 - Clinical Psychology
Overview of the current issues in clinical psychology, research, assessment methods and psychotherapy approaches, the historical background, major theoretical models, and areas of specialization

Elective Courses

PSY 303 - Experimental Design
Experimental design , completely randomized design, randomized block designs, completely randomized factorial design with two treatments, completely randomized factorial design with three or more treatments and randomized block factorial design

PSY 309 - Organizational Psychology
Introduction to organizational psychology, attraction and socialization, job satisfaction and commitment, productive and counterproductive behavior in organizations, theories of motivation, introduction to group behavior and group effectiveness

PSY 311 - Cognitive Psychology I
Sensory memory, attention and pattern recognition, short-term memory, long-term memory

PSY 312 - Cognitive Psychology II
Working memory, autobiographical memory, implicit memory, memory illusions, and metacognition

PSY 313 - Introduction to Organizational Psychology
Organizational theory and behavior, decision making, work attitudes and motivation, work design, group dynamics, leadership, and organizational culture, reward systems, motivation and satisfaction

PSY 314 - The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making
Judgments, decisions, and rationality, judgmental distortions, heuristics, decision making under risk and uncertainty

PSY 316 - Leadership: Theory and Practice
Leadership, theories and approaches of leadership, transformational leadership, team leadership, women and leadership, political leadership

PSY 318 - Statistical Applications in Psychology
SPSS main menus, working with data, creating variables, and conducting various analyses such as t-test, univariate analysis, correlation, regression, chi-square and reliability analyses

PSY 319 - Developmental Psychopathology: Infancy through Adolescence
Developmental psychopathology as an approach, psychopathologies from infancy through adolescence such as intellectual disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, conduct disorder, anxiety and mood disorders etc.

PSY 320 - Testing of Intelligence
Test administration, test scoring, test interpretation, psychological evaluation report, WISC-R, BG, AGTE

PSY 321 - Job Analysis
The nature of job, the application of job analysis methods and approaches, the current job analysis methods and approaches

PSY 322 - Work Performance and Performance Appraisal
Environmental and organizational influences, purposes of performance appraisals, obtaining information about performance, performance standarts, processes in evaluating judgement, error and accuracy measures

PSY 323 - Selected Topics in Cognitive Psychology
Thinking, decision making, judgment, problem solving, cognition, emotion and memory, thinking and language

PSY 324 - Stress Management
Stress literature, stress management techniques of REBT, application techniques

PSY 325 - Basics of Clinical Interviewing
Therapeutic relationship, self awareness of the therapist, ethics of interviewing, effective listening and responsing, conducting an assessment interview

PSY 326 - Gender Influences in Organizations
Women and men in organizations, understanding men’s and women’s experiences in the workplace: methods and theoretical perspectives, stereotypes, power and relationships at Work, gender discrimination in the workplace, career issues for women and men

PSY 327 - Culture and Social Behavior
Definitions of culture, cross-cultural research methods, how culture shapes social perception, social cognition, interpersonal relationships, motivational and self-related processes, social behavior in a variety of social settings

PSY 328 - Political Psychology
Personality, leadership, voting, role of media, ethnic conflict, nationalism, terror, international security and conflict

PSY 331 - Attitude and Attitude Change
Definition, characteristics and functions of attitudes, attitude measurement, attitude formation, attitude change, openness and resistance to persuasion, and attitude-behavior relations

PSY 332 - Attitude Measurement
Direct and indirect assessment techniques, different types of attitude scales, development of item pools, development of attitude scales, assessing the reliability and the validity of attitude scales, conducting item analyses and using exploratory factor analyses in the development and validation of attitude scales

PSY 403 - Multivariate Statistics
Univariate and multivariate analyses of variance in SPSS, multiple regression and factor analysis

PSY 404 - Practicum in Psychology
Students will participate in a practicum setting as well as classroom lecture and discussion. 140 clock hours of practical work in pre-approved institution. All students are required to bring an issue to be discussed in the classroom. Class time will be primarily spent on discussions of the practical issues brought by practicum settings.

PSY 405 - Contemporary Approaches to Psychotherapy
Contemporary psychotherapy approaches such as developmental therapy and multicultural therapy, theoretical framework, case studies

PSY 406 - Faculty Directed Advanced Research for Psychology as a Social Science I
Adequately prepared students will undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the faculty. The work of the course will include the collection and analysis of data and a written report.

PSY 407 - Faculty Directed Advanced Research for Psychology as a Social Science II
Adequately prepared students will undertake individual research of their own design under the direction of a member of the faculty. The work of the course will include the collection and analysis of data and a written report.

PSY 408 - Selected Topics in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Organizational commitment, commitment targets, job satisfaction, organizational justice, organizational communication & abusive supervision

PSY 409 - Needs Assessment and Training in Organizations
Introduction to empleyee training and development, strategic training, needs assesment, training evaluation, employee development, careers and career management

PSY 410 - Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology
An in-depth investigation of theoretical and practical issues regarding development in prenatal, infancy, early childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age periods within the field of applied developmental psychology

PSY 411 - Selected Topics in Social Psychology
This course is designed to introduce historical and contemporary literature on specific theoretical and applied topics in social psychology. In addition to acquiring formal knowledge on the selected topic of the semester, students are required to develop and implement a term project for the partial fulfillment of the course.

PSY 412 - Personnel Selection and Testing
Membership decisions in organizations, analysis of selection problem, developing the predictive hypothesis, bivariate prediction of performance, assessment by tests and inventories

PSY 413 - Motivation and Social Behavior
Definitions, metaphors, and measurement of motivation, theories of motivation, and the self in motivation

PSY 415 - Psychology of the Self
The nature of the self, sources of and cognitive processes involved in self-knowledge, self-development, self-regulation of behavior, self-presentation, self-esteem, and cultural variations in self-related phenomena

PSY 416 - Qualitative Research Methods
Designing qualitative research, ethical issues, development of and data-analytical procedures in interviews, ethnographic research, unobtrusive measurement, case studies, and content analysis as an analytical technique

PSY 417 - Assesment of Personality
Assessment ethics, assessment devices used in clinical practice, administration, scoring and interpreting MMPI, projective techniques, Beier Sentence Completion Test and report writing

PSY 418 - Crisis Intervention Strategies
Theories, strategies, and skills and an overall introduction to clinical crisis intervention, models for assessing and responding to crises, theoretical and ethical implications, psychological traumas such as post traumatic stress disorder and to the disaster psychology, natural disasters and violence

PSY 419 - Health Psychology
The effects of behavioral, psychological and social factors on health and illness, descriptions and psychosocial interventions of stress, pain and chronic illnesses, and health behaviors such as smoking and exercising

PSY 420 - Selected Topics in Clinical Psychology
Schizophrenia including field study with families of schizophrenic patients, research on cognition-emotion, field applications of health psychology and community based mental health

PSY 421 - Introduction to Psychopharmacology
The characteristics of psychoactive drugs, their working principles in the nervous system, and their effects on the brain and on the behavior, an overview of psychopharmacological medications, their basic taxonomy, indications, contraindications, and side-effects

Elective Courses Taken From Other Departments

- General Elective

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

COMPE 105 - Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
Fundamentals of information systems, system and application software. Input, processing, storage, output and communication. Exploring the windows environment. Learning management systems. Internet applications. Use of applications software: word processing, spreadsheets and creating presentations, integrating and sharing information between applications.

ENG 102 - English Communication Skills II
ENG102 consists of more academic skills such as reading comprehension, class discussions, use of academic vocabulary and critical analysis of texts. It also includes research assignments and review of the English language structure. Skills such as listening and note-taking, analysis of written products, writing, portfolio keeping, presentation and use of technology are developed in this course, as well.

ENG 202 - Presentation Skills
In this course, students are trained to prepare and write research reports and deliver effective oral/written informative and persuasive presentations. It includes gathering information, organizing data, outlining, using appropriate techniques in presentation & delivering for a maximum impact, using visual aids and citation effectively. Flipped learning is utilized when necessary.

ENG 301 - English for Career Development I
This course includes job-related communication skills. In this frame, the functions such as, describing relationships at work, discussing performance reviews and giving feedback, discussing plans and arrangements, using social media for professional communication, discussing on recruitment tests and job interviews, presenting a service or product, writing reviews on websites, writing job-related e-mails are dealt with.

ENG 302 - English For Career Development II
This course includes more detailed job-related communication skills. In this frame, describing and organising meetings, developing communicational styles in various cultural settings, handling mistakes and apologizing, getting familiar with marketing styles and advertising, deciding how to adapt and market a product in different countries, preparing different types of presentation (speech), discussing workplace dilemmas and rules, writing job-related e-mails are dealt with.

ENG101 - English for Academic Purposes I
ENG101 consists of English language skills especially academic skills, such as reading comprehension, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. In this frame, listening and note-taking, class discussions, presentations, writing, research assignments and use of technology are some of the important functions.

ENG201 - English for Academic Purposes III
The course consists of mainly advanced reading and writing skills, applying critical reading skills and strategies, identifying the organization of a reading text, main ideas of the texts, and the author’s main purpose, summarizing a given text, outlining and writing an argumentative essay. Some parts of the input are in flipped learning mode.

HIST 221 - History of Civilization
Analysis of the importance of theuse of technology in human evolution and the emergence of early civilizations; ancient societies from Ancient Egypt to Greece as the cradles of modern civilizations; some classical texts of certain key authors –Machiavelli, Hume, Descartes, Hobbes, Bacon, Locke, Rousseau, etc. As outstanding contributions to the history of enlightenment; some groundbreaking scientific texts of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton to understand the contribution of scientific thought to the progression of civilization.

HIST111 - Principles of Ataturk and History of Turkish Revolution I
A history of the foundation of the Turkish Republic in the light of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s principles and basic terms, concepts and events of modern Turkey history in a period covering 16‐20th centuries in comparison with world and global history in the same period of time.

HIST112 - Principles of Ataturk and History of Turkish Revolution II
A history of the foundation of the Turkish Republic in the light of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s principles and basic terms, concepts and events of modern Turkey history in a period covering 16‐20th centuries in comparison with world and global history in the same period of time.

MATH 101 - Introduction to Calculus
Course Description : Basic algebra, Graphs, Functions and Their Graphs, Equations and Inequalities, Polynomials and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, System of Equations, Matrices, Determinants.

PR119 - Introduction to Sociology

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TURK 402 -