PSY4052 Cross-Cultural PsychologyBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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 Spring 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.