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
PSY4052 Cross-Cultural Psychology Fall 3 0 3 6
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Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ARZU KARAKULAK
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ARZU KARAKULAK
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Course Objectives: The aim of the course is to explore various aspects of psychology (social, organizational, developmental, experimental) from a cross-cultural perspective and the analysis of culture and cultural forms from a psychological perspective, blending theory and application to develop an academic and personal understanding of culture and its effects on behavior.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. To define cultural and cross-cultural psychology
2. To recognize culture specific knowledge and psychological processes, and to discuss the topic of cultural variations.
3. To name methodology of cross-cultural research
4. To differentiate essential perspectives of psychology (cognitive, developmental, clinical, social, behavioral, and biological) from a cultural viewpoint
5. To write report and to prepare a presentation.

Course Content

Main topics that will be covered in this class are understanding cross-cultural psychology,methodology of cross-cultural Psychology,critical thinking in cross-cultural psychology,cognition: sensation, perception and states of consciousness,intelligence,emotion and motivation,human development and socialization,psychological disorders,social perception and social cognition,social interaction and applied Cross-cultural Psychology: Some Highlights

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Understanding Cross-cultural Psychology
2) Methodology of Cross-cultural Psychology
3) Critical Thinking in Cross-cultural Psychology
4) Cognition: Sensation, Perception and States of Consciousness
5) Intelligence
6) Emotion & Motivation
7) Review
8) Human Development & Socialization
9) Psychological Disorders
10) Social Perception and Social Cognition
11) Social Interaction
12) Applied Cross-cultural Psychology: Some Highlights
13) Review
14) Presentations & Course Overview


Course Notes / Textbooks: Shiraev, E. & David, L. A. (2010). Cross-cultural Psychology, 4th Edition. Boston: Pearson Education.
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Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Presentation 1 % 5
Project 3 % 45
Midterms 2 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentations / Seminar 1 7 7
Project 3 3 9
Midterms 2 27 54
Total Workload 140

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.