Course Title : Introduction to Psychology
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
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Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
PSY 101-1 A 1 3 1 0 3.50 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description This course will be a brief and selective introduction to topics in contemporary psychology. The topics to be covered are diverse, covering scientific methods of research in psychology, learning, cognitive and social development, social behavior, personality, and psychological disorders and their treatment
Objectives Successful completion of this course will be determined by how well students demonstrate an understanding of the course objectives. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: - Understand the vocabulary and concepts of psychology. - understand the research upon which the knowledge of human thought and behavior is based - understand how critical thinking skills are developed - be a cautious and analytical consumer of information that is proclaimed to be scientific or based on research - have a greater understanding and accepting of him/herself and others - describe the critical developments that led to the present discipline of psychology contrast and compare the three major - describe and apply psychological theory in some areas of his/her life
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Exploring Psychology: Thinking critically with psychological science
2The biology of mind
3Consciousness and the two-track mind
4Nature, nurture and human diversity
5Sensation and perception
6Developing through the life span
7Learning
8Midterm Exam
9Memory
10Thinking, language and intelligence
11Motivation
12Emotions, stress and health
13Personality
14Psychological disorders
15Therapies
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Will be able to comprehend the psychology field as a scientific field
2Understanding related scientific methodology and research in psychology.
3Knowledge of sensory processes.
4Understanding of developmental theories.
5Establishes relationship the psychology knowledge with daily life.
6Will be able to explain the main concepts and subjects related to the psychology field.
7Explain the intelligence concept and intelligence theories.
8Explain the concepts of sensation, perception and memory.
9Understanding of motivation underlying behavior.
10Ability to differentiate normal and abnormal behavior.
11Knowledge of cognitive development.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes220
Projects00
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 000
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11010
Other 000
Total Work Load 126
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.04
ECTS 5

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