Faculty of Arts and Sciences

PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

Goals:

The aim of the psychology program is to graduate competent psychologists who have nationally and internationally recognized scientific research and publications, have the skills of working in both public and private institutions, are equipped with contemporary knowledge of psychology and have a high level of sensitivity to ethical issues.

Objectives:

         By developing analitical, critical and creative thinking skills, the program aims to provide students with the fundamentals of pychology with the ability to apply it into practice.

Our graduates should be able to;

(1) apply major research methods in psychology to practice.

(2) use knowledge, skills and values they learn during the four-year pogram to their work and other areas of their lives.

(3) recognize and respect socio-cultural differences among individuals.

(4) employ communication and counseling skills in sub-fields of psychology.

(5) develop interpersonal sensitivity and awareness towards social events and problems.

(6) develop a hümanitarian and participating attitude as competent psychologists

General Description of Psychology Program

Foundation & Recognition

Çağ University, Psychology Department was founded in 2011 with the objective of training well qualified psychologists working in public and private institutions with the following article and number: 2880; Article. 7/d-2, 7/h.

Psychology Program was opened to train students in the science of psychology. It provides courses in the tracks of psychology in a balanced manner so that the graduates can look for employment  in all types of institutions related with theoretical or applied psychology.

Certified by Higher Education Council: 23.05.2011/021695

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully completed the program will be awarded with a four year undergraduate Degree in Psychology.

Level Of Qualification

First Cycle (B.Sc.) Degree Program on Psychology

Specific Admission Requirements

Students who have started studying in other domestic or international universities may apply for admission according to Regulations of Council of Higher Education and Cag University.

See for details: Information About Çağ > Admission Requirements

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of  Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal And İnformal)

Students from other universities may transfer to the Psychology Programme of Çağ University, after completion of the first two semesters of their existing programs.

Exemptions are possible for courses which have been taken with passing grades and same content from other universities.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

A student is required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 and no failing grades.

Profile Of The Programme

Psychology Program is designed to equip the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of the psychology.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates With Examples

Graduated students have opportunity to work in public and private institutions or organizations as a psychologist, counsellor, educational consultant, academics.

Access To Further Studies

Students may apply to masters and doctorate programs in Psychology and Psychological Counseling and Guidance Departments.

Examination Regulations, Assessment And Grading

The examination regulations are specified for each course. However, generally, there is one Midterm Exam and one Final Exam for each course. See the exam regulations, assessment and grading of each course in the Course Structure Diagram for details.

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements for the Psychology Program are as same as the general qualification requirements and regulations of Çağ University. There is no additional requirements to secure the B.Sc. Degree. The Degree provides that the student has passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a letter grade of DD and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 out of 4.00.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Programme Language

English

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Şükrü Uğuz ( Program Director)

Öğretim Görevlisi Kahraman Kıral (Program Vice-Director)

Contact: kahramankiral@cag.edu.tr


Tel: +90 324 6514800 
Fax: +90 324 6514811

ECTS & Erasmus Coordinators

Faculty Coordinator: Can Şakırgil cansakirgil@cag.edu.tr

Department Coordinator: Kahraman Kıral kahramankiral@cag.edu.tr

Tel: +90 324 6514800
Fax: +90 324 6514811

PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PO)

Graduates will be able to:

1. demonstrate familiarity with the sub-fields, major concepts,theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

2.  apply basic research methods in psychology, including conventional and innovative research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

3. develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.

4. apply theoretical knowledge of observation, effective communication skills and interview techniques into practice in different sub-fields of psychology

5. use effectively public, private and media sources to follow the information and data in psychology

6. weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.

7. have the knowledge about the principles of psychological measurment and psychological tests.

8. use creativity and critical thinking skills in the field of psychology.

9. demonstrate skills to use computer and internet technology in the field of Psychology,

10. achieve proficiency to use English in reading, comprehending and presenting in the field of psychology.

11. master Turkish communication skills and apply  them in seminars and presentations.

12. have the knowledge of information about the Principles and reforms of Ataturk.

First Year, First Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
FLE-101 Freshman English I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 05
HIS-101 History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 04
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 07
TUR-101 Turkish 1 Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
PSY-103 Statistics in Social Sciences I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
PSY-111 Introduction to Sociology Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
PSY-115 Introduction to Philosophy Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
Total Credit 20 35
First Year, Second Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
FLE-102 Freshman English II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 05
HIS-102 History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 04
PSY-102 Introduction to Psychology II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 07
TUR-102 Turkish II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
PSY-104 Statistics in Social Sciences II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
MAT-124 Computers Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-2-3 06
Total Credit 17 30
Second Year, Third Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSY-201 Social Psychology I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-203 Developmental Psychology I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-205 Research Methods I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-207 Computer Applications in Psychological Research Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSX-201 Elective II-I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 05
PSX-203 Elective II-III Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 05
Total Credit 18 30
Second Year, Fourth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSY-202 Social Psychology II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-204 Developmental Psychology II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-206 Research Methods II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-208 Physiology Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSX-204 Elective II-IV Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 05
PSX-202 Elective II-II Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 05
Total Credit 18 30
Third Year, Fifth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSY-301 Psychopathology I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-303 Physiological Psychology Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-305 Psychology of Learning Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-307 Clinical Observation and Interview Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 2-2-3 05
PSX-303 Elective III-III Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 05
PSX-301 Elective III-I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 05
Total Credit 18 30
Third Year, Sixth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSY-302 Measurement in Psychology Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-304 Cognitive Psychology Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-306 Theories of Personality I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-308 Psychotherapy Techniques I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSY-328 Psychopathology II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 05
PSX-302 Elective III-II Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 05
Total Credit 18 30
Fourth Year, Seventh Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSY-401 Graduation Project I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
PSY-445 Theories of Personality II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
PSX-403 Elective IV-III Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
PSX-401 Elective IV-I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
PSX-405 Elective IV-V Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 15 30
Fourth Year, Eighth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSY-402 Graduation Project II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
PSY-404 Ethics in Psychology Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
PSX-402 Elective IV-II Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
PSX-404 Elective IV-IV Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
PSX-406 Elective IV-VI Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 15 30
FLE-101 - Freshman English I

This course aims to enable students to expand their business vocabulary by creating authentic contexts consisting of new words, phrases and collocations, to structure the new business language knowledge by providing comprehensible language input in the course of the term, to improve their reading and listening skills by the assistance of the texts and scripts related to the topic of the week, to build up students’ confidence in expressing themselves in the target language through improving their communication skills and fluency in the target language by the help of in-class practices such as telephoning, negotiating and taking parts in meetings and to improve their writing skills in business format.


HIS-101 - History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles I

The course focuses on bringing up the process of transformation from an empire to a national state, the meaning and importance of the Turkish National Struggle for independence, and the philosophy behind the formation of the new Turkish State. Bringing up philosophy behind the formation of the new Turkish State


PSY-101 - Introduction to Psychology I

This course surveys the scientific study of behavior and basic psychological processes. Topics include history and systems of psychology, research methods; biological aspects of behavior; sensation and perception; learning and memory; cognition and language; consciousness and cognitive abilities; health, stress and coping; and the social aspects of behavior. Students will learn initial course material using current theoretical biopsychosocial perspectives.


TUR-101 - Turkish 1

The objective of the course is to teach the students Turkish linguıstic rules . So the students will be able to expres themselves clearly and efficiently. For the development and evaluation of speaking skills, some topics such as techniques of panel discussions, symposium, conference etc. are handled in this course.


FLE-102 - Freshman English II

The aim of the course is to acquire the skills of reading and writing academic texts. These skills are developed thanks to the classroom activities and group discussions. Every week, a different topic is handled and each topic begins with reading exercises, and continues with exercises to develop critical reading skills.


HIS-102 - History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles II

The declaration of the Republic The importance of the leader and the staff in the revolution Constitutional solutions to the problems related to the Lausanne Conference The participation of Turkey in pacts and in international organizations Reactions to the new governmental structureTrials in the multi party system The Home and foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey Atatürk s foreign policy to inspire confidence in the future of Turkey Kemalism the Principles of Atatürk.


PSY-102 - Introduction to Psychology II

A continuation of the scientific study of behavior and basic behavioral processes including: intelligence; motivation & emotion; sexuality and gender; human development; personality types; and psychological disorders and treatment in a biopsychosocial perspective.


TUR-102 - Turkish II

The development and evaluation of speaking skills, pronunciation, intonation, pacing and stress, an awareness of errors in speaking, techniques of panel discussions, symposium, conference etc. the development of listening skills; reading comprehension.


PSY-103 - Statistics in Social Sciences I

Review of qualitative and quantitative research methods that form the empirical basis of contemporary psychology. Progresses from the logic of scientific discovery and comprehension of research literature to the formulation, design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of specific research projects. Basic introduction to the application and interpretation of qualitative statistical analysis in psychology including: statistical methodology, branches of statistics, definition of a variable(s) and measurement. Topics will explore measures of central tendency; dispersion and measurement of linear relationships; frequency tables and graphs; variability; probability distributions; normal distribution. estimation; significant tests; comparison of two or more groups; association between categorical variables; regression; and correlation. Also, students learn basic principles of testing, calculation, and data analysis using manual and software scoring (SPSS) of dependent and independent samples (i.e., Mann-Whitney nonparametric tests [Utest & Wilcoxon]).


PSY-104 - Statistics in Social Sciences II

Application and interpretation of statistical analysis in psychology with emphasis on “inferential statistics” is the focus of this course. Students learn the definition of probability; random variables and characteristics; main probability distributions, as well as, statistical application for sample selection and determining the median. Statistical packages (SPSS) will be used for application of results and problems of prediction will be covered.


PSY-111 - Introduction to Sociology

Sociology is a way of understanding the world using a systematic study of social forces and social groups from small clusters to social institutions to entire societies, including family, education, work, community structure, and political and economic phenomena of social structures. Discussions on the uses of sociology are organized around themes of social interaction, social inequality, and social change.


PSY-115 - Introduction to Philosophy

MAT-124 - Computers

Course aims to make the students capable of using computers efficiently and to provide the students with the knowledge of Operating Systems and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Additionally, the students will be able to use Internet effectively.


PSY-201 - Social Psychology I

This course explores the interplay between individual thoughts and the social world using experimental methods to study many aspects of the human experience. Students will study the nature and methodology of applied research in social psychology; an extension of general psychological principles and methods to the study of interaction with social and physical environment. Major theoretical concepts, applications and contributions in the field of social psychology explores prejudice and stereotyping, person perception, social norms, conflict resolution, biases in judgment, affective processes, cultural diversity in thinking, morality, helping and aggression, identity and the self, attitudes and persuasion, and motivation. Further topics are related to the influence of other people on individuals\' thoughts, emotions, and behaviors including factors that affect how people influence others; what causes us to like, love, help, or hurt others; and how social psychology helps to understand questions about law, business, and health.


PSY-202 - Social Psychology II

A continuation to the introduction to the social behavior of the individual and the group: social perception, attribution theory, attitude formation and change, interpersonal attraction, aggression and conflict, group dynamics, applied social psychology.


PSY-203 - Developmental Psychology I

A topical approach to the study of human growth and development across the lifespan with emphasis on normal growth and milestones achieved in the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional systems. Theoretically based emphasis on educational and familial contexts is highlighted. Students will develop an understanding of the concepts, methods, and research findings central to the study of developmental psychology from birth to death.


PSY-204 - Developmental Psychology II

A continuation to the introduction to developmental psychology. This course emphasizes later stages of growth and development including: adolescence, young and middle adulthood, old age, death and bereavement. A topical approach will discuss the areas of cognitive, physical, and socioemotional maturation in biopsychosocial, ecological contexts.


PSY-205 - Research Methods I

This course provides an introduction to the techniques and methods of psychological research. Research logic and investigating how psychological phenomena affect issues and limitations in psychological research are discussed. Students will be taught to be alert to these issues and limitations when conducting their own research. Internal and external threats of psychological research will be discussed while students participate in active research projects to prepare them for data analysis and reports written in APA style.


PSY-206 - Research Methods II

A continuation to the introduction to research methods in psychology. Focus will be on the foundations, importance and practice of scientific qualitative research. Thus, qualitative research designs as well as different methods of data collection will also be examined. Validity, reliability and ethical consideration in the context of different methodological approaches are discussed.


PSY-207 - Computer Applications in Psychological Research

This course emphasizes software used in psychological research, especially a word processor (MS-Word). Focus will include a matrix technique processor (MS excel), an e -mail program and a presentation program (MS- PowerPoint). Students will learn when, where and why to use particular computer software statistical software packages to analyze psychological data (Statistical Package for Social Sciences - SPSS).


PSY-208 - Physiology

This course explores the relationship between the nervous system and behavior. Topics include biopsychology as a neuroscience, brain structures and functions, sensory and motor systems, human motivation, cognition, emotion and mental health. Neuroscience is the primary objective of understanding the physiological basis of behavior.


PSY-211 - Interpersonal Communication

In this course, the main focus is on the role of communication in interpersonal relations. In this respect, communication process is analyzed with a special emphasis on the cultural and personal impacts on verbal and nonverbal communication, the reciprocal relation between self and communication is discussed and quality of listening and fallacies in ordinary speech is revealed.


PSY-212 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology

PSY-213 - History of Psychology

This course explores major developments and ideas in the history of psychology as an academic discipline. We will address such topics as: the history of ideas about \"the mind;\" key historical and social events that shaped the field; when and how psychology became a science; life histories of psychologists; and how ideas about what is \"normal\" shape and are shaped by psychology.


PSY-214 -


PSY-219 - Academic Writing in Psychology

Bu derste öğrenciler, akademik yazım ve yayınlama, diğerlerinin yazılarını eleştirme, çalışmaları konferanslarda sunma ve yaptıkları çalışmalar ile ilgili bir rapor hazırlama için gerekli becerileri kazanacaktır.


PSY-220 -

PSY-223 - Community Psychology and Social Project

PSY-224 - Academic Presentations in Psychology

PSY-301 - Psychopathology I

Survey of various types of psychological disorders and of contrasting theoretical views and empirical studies on the etiology, prognosis and treatment of these disorders. Problems and advantages of creating a classification scheme for abnormal behavior will be covered. Students will learn the major diagostic categories and review the more common patterns of abnormal behavior including how such disorders arise from subtle interactions between organic or psychological predispositions.


PSY-302 - Measurement in Psychology

This course is a study of psychometrics that provides students basic knowledge of tests and measurement required to understand the use, misuse and structure of objective and projective assessment. Topics include: issues related to the history of psychological testing, psychometric principles, and standardized test administration. Intellectual, achievement, and personality tests are reviewed. Comprised of two parts: Part One - students learn how to tailor testing to the needs of the evaluation and what ethical and social issues are related to administering, scoring and interpreting psychological tests noting cultural bias; and in Part Two- students learn psychometric principles and an overview of test construction and development (i.e., validity & reliability).


PSY-303 - Physiological Psychology

Presentation of concepts important for the study of neuroscience and behavior with a special emphasis on the classic topics of physiological psychology: brain-behavior relations, sensory integration, physiological correlates of motivation and emotion. Topics include: biopsychology as a neuroscience; brain structures and function; sensory and motor systems; human motivation; cognition; emotion; psychoneuroimmunology; and mental health.


PSY-304 - Cognitive Psychology

Current and classical research and theory concerning mental processing and mental structures. Emphasis on the processes of perceiving, learning, remembering, and thinking. The merits and limitations of studying these processes from an information-processing perspective exploring behavioral and neuropsychological paradigms is emphasized. Attention, perception, multiple memory systems, retention, recall, the role of language and reasoning will be examined.


PSY-305 - Psychology of Learning

Reviews learning theories and principles of experimental and behavioral psychology. Using fundamentals of the processes involved in learning, memory and conditioning, discussion will emphasize human and animal classical and operant conditioning models. This is followed by an exploration of the techniques and theories of behavioral psychology in applied settings.


PSY-306 - Theories of Personality I

The study of the development and dynamics of human personality from a variety of theoretical perspectives and psychological adjustment theory and research.. Perspectives include: behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and environmental determinants of personality with the following theoretical viewpoints and theorists explored: Psychoanalytic (Freud, Jung); Socio-cultural (Adler, Horney, Erikson); Trait (Allport, Cattell, Eysenck); Learning (Skinner, Dollar, Miller, Bandura, Mischel); Sociobiological (Wilson); and Existential-Humanistic (Kelly, Rogers, Maslow, May).


PSY-307 - Clinical Observation and Interview

This course explores the principles of effective observation and interviewing. Topics include interviews, interview strategies, and effective communication patterns. Verbal and nonverbal language, posturing, and establishing an effective rapport with others are discussed. This course will include interactive exercises with an emphasis on role playing and demonstration of effective observation and interview skills with people across the lifespan.


PSY-308 - Psychotherapy Techniques I

Major approaches to psychotherapy and their relationship to personality development and change. This course will introduce basic theories related to the five perspectives of psychotherapeutic practice. These varied approaches to psychotherapy will provide a critical perspective to the field of counseling.


PSY-319 - Psychology of Addiction

In this course the biological and psychological aspects of addiction are analyzed, and treatment and prevention of this maladaptive habit are discussed.


PSY-326 - Close Relationships

1. selected theories, basic research, and applied research in the area of close relationships 2. skill and comfort in oral expression, 3. critical analysis, and 4. written communication though assignments and 5. class discussions.


PSY-327 - Crisis Intervention and Prevention

Students will be provided with a background in theories and intervention and prevention strategies that deal with crisis situations. A number of important themes will be addressed including the crisis interventionist, suicide intervention and prevention, violence, sexual assault, trauma in childhood, recovery of trauma, crisis related to substance use, illness, death and loss.


PSY-328 - Psychopathology II

This course presents neuroses, psychoses, organic disorders, mental deficiency, alcoholism, and epilepsy, and description and discussion of possible causes, symptoms and treatment modes.


PSY-329 - Developmental Disorders in a Lifespan Perspective

PSY-330 - Gender Issues In Psychology

PSY-331 - Mythology and Ideas

PSY-333 - Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

PSY-340 - Neuropsychology

Topics covered will include foundations of neuropsychology, structure of the nervous system, functional specialization of the brain, cognitive functions, and assessments of brain disorders.


PSY-342 - Psycholinguistics

PSY-344 - Applications in Clinical Observation and Interview

PSY-401 - Graduation Project I

Students are involved in a surpervised research project. This project involves an extensive literature review demonstrating a command of previous, related research and their project will represent a novel approach to a research problem, not merely a replication of prior work. Also, students are expected to work independently, yet closely under the supervision of at least one on campus professor/advisor. The project should be viewed as a collaboration with faculty to ensure that the literature review is complete and accurate, that the methods are carefully planned, and that the results are appropriately analyzed and interpreted. Students are expected to write a full-length journal-style paper in APA format and style and submit their results to the CAG Journal. Finally, students should consider submitting a poster for a national or regional conference.


PSY-402 - Graduation Project II

A continuation of active research in PSY 401. See course description above.


FEF-403 - Creativity and Problem Solving

PSY-403 - Industrial Psychology

Overview of psychological theories, emergent research, and methods relevant to studying the behavior of individuals in industrial and social organizations. Motivation; team effectiveness, prediction of job performance; changes in job design; personnel testing, training and development; leadership; hiring practices; human factors; organizational development; consumer welfare; workplace and family issues; and ethical and legal aspects will be examined.


PSY-404 - Ethics in Psychology

This course is designed to provide the helping professional with the knowledge of the major ethical and legal issues in psychology, counseling and psychotherapy today. Learners will be exposed to such topics as ethical theory, laws and court decisions, incompetency, malpractice, licensure and certification, privileged communications, and legal liabilities and obligations affecting psychologists and psychotherapists. Ethical standards for individual practitioners will be examined in detail. Participants will be involved in some case research, group discussions, group reports, and individual presentations of ethical and legal issues throughout the course with emphasis on forensics.


PSY-411 - Topics in Developmental Psychology I

Topics covered in this course will focus on cognitive and social development. Specifically, topics will include object representation, language acquisition in infancy, autobiographical memory, drawing, cognitive aspects of play, understanding intentions and causality, development of emotional understanding, and social interaction in cognitive development.


PSY-412 - Topics in Developmental Psychology II

This course is designed to provide ability to use a variety of assessment methods to determine the developmental levels and needs of young children. Students are introduced to the meaning and uses of authentic assessment as well as various tools and assessment strategies.


PSY-413 - Topics in Social Psychology I

In this course the development of applied social psychology, specificities, methods, ethical issues, health and social psychology relations, law, politics and social psycholog relations, applications within industrial psychology, environmental issues, media, traffic issues are explained.


PSY-415 - Family Counseling

This course examines psychological formulation of family life, gender, generation and interaction processes in the context of culture and the family life cycle. The major theoretical and technical approaches to the understanding and treatment of family and marital dysfunction are studied


PSY-416 - Crisis Intervention Techniques

This course is designed to provide a theoretical and applied foundation for working with people in crisis. Students will examine the dynamics of various situational and developmental crises, consider family and cultural influences on coping, and explore methods for intervening in crisis situations.


PSY-420 -


PSY-421 - Psychology of Trauma

In this course clinical diagnosis of PTSD, theories of traumatic stress, biochemistry of PTSD, PTSD related disorders and their symptoms, symptom management for PTSD, memory process of trauma will be discussed. The aim of this course is to make students understand the process of traumatization, victim thinking, different types of traumatic experiences, diagnosis, assessment and management of PTSD symptoms.


PSY-422 - Psychodrama

This course explores the theory, history, methods, and practice of psychodrama and its applications in psychology, theatre, education and more. Through a combination didactic and experiential methods, students will learn role theory, and the “Canon of Creativity”, sociometry as well as the art of “doubling” and role reversal. Applications for using action methods working with individual and groups will be explored.


PSY-427 - Health Psychology

This is mainly a course on fundamental concepts of health psychology. Reviewing established theory and recent research, comprehensive health perceptions and beliefs, and behaviors including smoking, exercise, diet and health screening will be discussed. Also, women’s health issues, exploring recent research into pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, menopause and related areas will be included. Finally, chronic illnesses will be discussed in terms of stigma, health related quality of life and depression.


PSY-433 - Psychotherapy Techniques II

This course introduces the major theories of psychotherapy. The different approaches of psychotherapy will be compared and contrasted in the effort to provide students a critical framework.


PSY-434 - Theories of Personality II

This course examines assumptions about the nature of humankind. Students focus on psychometric techniques as well as major theories and theorists.


PSY-435 - Psychopharmacology

PSY-440 - Special Education

PSY-441 - Family Therapy

PSY-442 - Individual Development


PSY-443 - Psychological Testing and Assessment

PSY-444 - Psychological Testing and Assessment

PSY-445 - Theories of Personality II

PSY-446 - Psychotherapy Technics for Children

PSY-447 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

PSY-448 - Contemporary Issues in Clinical Psychology

PSY-451 - Psychoanalytic Psychopathology

PSY-452 - Forensic Psychology

Basic Occupational Courses
Code Course Credit ECTS
PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology I 3-0-3 07
PSY-102 Introduction to Psychology II 3-0-3 07
PSY-103 Statistics in Social Sciences I 3-0-3 06
PSY-104 Statistics in Social Sciences II 3-0-3 06
PSY-201 Social Psychology I 3-0-3 05
PSY-202 Social Psychology II 3-0-3 05
PSY-203 Developmental Psychology I 3-0-3 05
PSY-204 Developmental Psychology II 3-0-3 05
PSY-205 Research Methods I 3-0-3 05
PSY-206 Research Methods II 3-0-3 05
PSY-207 Computer Applications in Psychological Research 3-0-3 05
PSY-208 Physiology 3-0-3 05
PSY-301 Psychopathology I 3-0-3 05
PSY-302 Measurement in Psychology 3-0-3 05
PSY-303 Physiological Psychology 3-0-3 05
PSY-304 Cognitive Psychology 3-0-3 05
PSY-305 Psychology of Learning 3-0-3 05
PSY-306 Theories of Personality I 3-0-3 05
PSY-307 Clinical Observation and Interview 2-2-3 05
PSY-308 Psychotherapy Techniques I 3-0-3 05
PSY-328 Psychopathology II 3-0-3 05
PSY-401 Graduation Project I 3-0-3 06
PSY-402 Graduation Project II 3-0-3 06
PSY-404 Ethics in Psychology 3-0-3 06
PSY-445 Theories of Personality II 3-0-3 06
Supplementary Courses
Code Course Credit ECTS
FLE-101 Freshman English I 4-0-4 05
HIS-101 History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles I 2-0-2 04
TUR-101 Turkish 1 2-0-2 02
FLE-102 Freshman English II 4-0-4 05
HIS-102 History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles II 2-0-2 04
TUR-102 Turkish II 2-0-2 02
PSY-111 Introduction to Sociology 3-0-3 06
PSY-115 Introduction to Philosophy 3-0-3 05
MAT-124 Computers 2-2-3 06
Department Elective Courses
Code Course Credit ECTS
PSY-340 Neuropsychology 3-0-3 05
PSY-415 Family Counseling 3-0-3 06
PSY-421 Psychology of Trauma 3-0-3 06
PSY-427 Health Psychology 3-0-3 06
PSY-433 Psychotherapy Techniques II 3-0-3 06
PSY-434 Theories of Personality II 3-0-3 06
PSX-203 Elective II-III 3-0-3 05
PSX-204 Elective II-IV 3-0-3 05
PSX-201 Elective II-I 3-0-3 05
PSX-202 Elective II-II 3-0-3 05
PSX-303 Elective III-III 3-0-3 05
PSX-302 Elective III-II 3-0-3 05
PSX-301 Elective III-I 3-0-3 05
PSX-405 Elective IV-V 3-0-3 06
PSX-403 Elective IV-III 3-0-3 06
PSX-401 Elective IV-I 3-0-3 06
PSX-402 Elective IV-II 3-0-3 06
PSX-404 Elective IV-IV 3-0-3 06
PSX-406 Elective IV-VI 3-0-3 06