Foundations of psychology; perception; learning; motivation; intelligence; personality and social relations.
Research process and basic research concepts; critical framework to examine social science problems and evaluate research; constructing social explanations; concept of causality; measurement, sampling, questionnaire construction; experimental methodology, ethnomethodology, document study; philosophy of social science.
The individual as a member of social groups and social psychological perspectives on issues such as aggression and violence, bystander intervention, obedience, conformity, attitudes, prejudice, and attribution.
Theories and research, including behavioral and cognitive perspectives, and such topics as classical conditioning, operant conditioning, social learning, insight learning, and information processing.
Human development from birth to old age. Different spheres of development are studied, such as cognitive, socio-emotional and moral, both from an individual and interactional perspective.
Students will develop an understanding of the family as a social institution and as a context in which individuals develop, make choices, and influence each other. The course will introduce the students to how social scientists understand and study the family. Today's most pertinent family issues are discussed such as dating, sex, cross-gender relationships, marriage, divorce, parenting, family violence, and family law.
Review theories and research related to fundamental topics and major issues in both theoretical and applied pscyhology; evaluate issues that have led to controversy and discussion among the experts.
Brain processes involved in perception, motivation, aggression, emotions, attention, psychopathology and learning.
Theoretical and practical introduction to planning, conducting, reporting, and evaluating experimental research in psychology; hypothesis generation and testing; experimental artifacts; analysis of published research; laboratory, field, and web-based experimentation.
Data collection techniques, data analysis, and interpretation; making inferences from data using statistical tools such as t-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, and MANOVA and individual or group research projects with an emphasis on experimental methodology.
Measure psychological constructs and interpret test results; test construction, standardization, reliability and validity; factor analysis; multi-dimensional scaling; and various standardized tests of intelligence and personality.
Etiology and symptoms of abnormal behavior from different theoretical perspectives including psychodynamic, physiological, behaviorist, cognitive, and humanistic. Prerequisite: PSYC 305 or consent of the instructor.
Major personality theories, including psychodynamic, social learning, cognitive, and trait-theory approaches.
Psychology in the workplace includes issues related to psychological testing and measurement in the following processes: employee selection and placement, talent management, performance management, program evaluation in organizational interventions, return on investment in training and development activities; psychological processes in employee health and well-being (stress, burnout, work-family conflict); employee attitudes, including job satisfaction, commitment, organizational citizenship behavior; and psychological processes in interpersonal phenomena including leadership, motivation, teamwork, and communication.
The self and others as part of social groups and the effect of social cognition on behavior. Several topical issues are examined in socio-cultural context.
Group dynamics and interpersonal relationships in groups of various sizes. Teamwork, leadership, group decision making and polarization.
Examination of some basic determinants of behavior and psychological processes; genetic/biological and social factors, their relative importance; implications for theory, explanation and application.
Reviews major theories and empirical findings on consumer behavior; relates them to design and execution of effective marketing strategy. Individual decision making and consumer learning; external influences such as culture, social class, reference groups, family, and situational variables.
The course focuses on factors facilitating and impeding women's leadership in politics, profit and nonprofit organizations by reviewing multiple theoretical perspectives, state-of-the-art-research, and workforce practices. Research findings, practices and policies in Turkey will be compared with those in the developed and developing nations. Students will participate in designing and implementing projects aiming at empowering women.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Students will identify and develop the skills needed to make an effective contribution to organization, to manage others, and to maintain a high quality of work life. Topics covered include: motivation, communication, conflict negotiation, group dynamics, leadership, organizational&job design, and change management
The interdisciplinary study of mind, is at the intersection of psychology, philosophy, computer science, linguistics, and neuroscience. An introductory course focus in how the mind Works (i.e.various cognitive processes such as attention, learning, perception, memory, language) Describes different theories and methodologies from these disciplines.
Detailed examination of current topics in Psychology.
Detailed examination of current topics in Psychology.