Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ISL5965 Social Psychology Spring 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery:
Course Coordinator : Instructor HAKAN ASLAN
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor TUĞRUL ÖZKARACALAR
Recommended Optional Program Components: none
Course Objectives: The aim of this research is to give general information about the basic concepts and applications of social psychology to the students. The basic theories and researches of this derste social psychology will be discussed. Knowledge of social psychology is necessary for you to better understand and interpret both yourself and your social world

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. To recognize the theoretical (eg cognitive, social psychology) and applied fields (eg health psychology) of psychology.
2. Describe sensation and perception, and separate these two concepts from each other in everyday use.
3. To learn about basic theories and approaches of psychology (eg behavioral, cognitive).
4. To learn about learning theories and basic principles of conditioning.
5. To learn basic concepts in social psychology.
6. Learn about different approaches to memory and memory.
7. To define motivation and to learn basic approaches about motivation and emotion.
8. Learn different approaches to intelligence.
9. To learn about personality and some personality theories.
10. Discussing stress and coping and learning about their health implications.

Course Content

To provide students with a general knowledge of basic concepts and applications of social psychology. The basic theories and researches of this derste social psychology are discussed. Knowledge of social psychology is necessary to understand and interpret both yourself and the social world in your circle

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the course-sharing of topics and course content
2) Social Psychological Theories and Methods
3) Perceptions about people: How do impressions form?
4) Social Cognition: Understanding the Social World
5) Changing Attitudes and Attitudes
6) six sigma, benchmarking, basic skill
7) Prejudice
8) Social Impact
9) Personal Approaches
10) Behavior in groups
11) Gender
12) Help Behavior
13) Aggression
14) General evaluation
15) Final Exam


Course Notes / Textbooks: sosyal psikoloji Yazar: Aronson, Wilson Yayınevi : Kaknüs Yayınları
References: "Sosyal Psikoloji
David O. Sears Letitia Anne Peplau Shelley E. Taylor
İmge Kitabevi Yayınları"

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 50
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Application 12 36
Study Hours Out of Class 13 117
Midterms 1 3
Final 1 3
Total Workload 201

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.