Institute of Social Sciences


PSYCHOLOGY ADMINISTRATION

  Mission and Broad-Based Goals

 Mission Statement:

 The aim of the Master of Psychology program is to provide students with the opportunity to research and apply ethical principles and to provide them with general education in a high standard that provides opportunities for students in academic and practical fields. In this context, it is aimed to provide students with an in-depth theoretical knowledge in various fields of psychology, to develop research and critical thinking skills and be educated and responsible individuals in a multicultural global world.

In the Master Program in Psychology, students will gain a stronger insight into the basic principles of psychology and gain the ability to apply this knowledge to personal, professional and social issues. In this respect, students are expected to gain responsibility in personal, professional and academic fields.

 

 

Program Definition

 

General Description of Psychology Program

Foundation & Recognition

Cag University was established in 1997 with the law no. Official Gazette: July 9, 1997, Issue: 23050NOC Approval: 13.04.2005 / 007700

Psychology Thesis / Non-Thesis Master's Program was established with the permission of YÖK 18.10.2013-65145 number 75850160-104.01.03-7686 in order to increase specialization in psychology.

Qualification Awarded

A student who wants to study in a Master's / Non-Thesis Program in Psychology has to have completed a four-year degree program in any department in a university with a domestic or international equivalence and must have a minimum score of 55 from ALES. For detailed information, see Çağ University web page.

Level Of Qualification

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

Specific Admission Requirements

Students who have started master program in other domestic and international programs can apply in accordance with regulations of Çağ University and YÖK. For detailed information, please see Cag University Student Admission Requirements.

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

Students enrolled in other universities can transfer to Çağ University after completing their first semester. All other courses with passing grades and courses with the same content of other universities will be covered by the exemption.

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

Graduates of Psychology with Thesis / Non-Thesis Program have the opportunity to work in public and private sector, non-governmental organizations and other similar organizations.

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

Turkish

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Şükrü UĞUZ

drsuguz@gmail.com - sukruuguz@cag.edu.tr

Tel: +90 324 6514800

Fax: +90 324 6514811

 

ECTS & Erasmus Coordinators

Gül KULAK                          
gulkulak@cag.edu.tr

Tel: +90 324 651 4800

Fax: +90 324 651 4811

 

 

 

 

Post-graduates will demonstrate:

 

  1. Have advanced and advanced thinking skills in scientific sense

  2. Has knowledge in the main areas of specialization of psychology.

  3. Follow, evaluate and analyze scientific studies published nationally and internationally.

  4. Connects the theoretical knowledge with the new knowledge

  5. Create new scientific research questions that will contribute to the study area

  6. Learns the methodological knowledge to analyze the results and conduct appropriate research to the scientific questions.

  7. Acquire the ethical principles of psychology

  8. Acts according to these principles in research, practice and professional fields

  9. Can use the knowledge and skills acquired in the field of application.

First Year, First Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSI-101 Introduction to Psychology Supplementary Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 08
PSI-201 Developmental Psychology Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 08
PSI-203 And Research Methods in Psychology Supplementary Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 06
PSI-305 Main Theories in Psychology Supplementary Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 08
Total Credit 0 30
First Year, Second Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSI-558 Clinical Approaches in Psychotherapy Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 07
PSI-559 Psychotherapy Theory and Techniques Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
PSI-537 Seminar / Term Project Department Compulsory Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Compulsory 3-0-3 08
PSI-538 Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
Total Credit 12 30
Second Year, Third Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSI-525 Current Approaches in Psychotherapy Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
PSI-536 Statistical Methods in Psychology Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
PSI-568 Scientific Research Methods and Publication Ethics Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 07
PSI-544 Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
PSI-545 Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
Total Credit 15 37
Second Year, Fourth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSI-598 Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
Third Year, Fifth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
PSI-597 Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
PSI-101 - Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to basic psychological processes such as psychological research, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and memory. These topics will be examined in the context of basic theoretical approaches in the field of psychology, including behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic and socio-cultural. The course will emphasize how psychology as a science contributes to our understanding of human nature and behavior. In this course, it is aimed to gain a general perspective about the currents that shape the science of psychology, research methods used in psychology, basic theories and application areas of psychology.


PSI-103 - Professional English

This course is designed to minimize the negative factors that hinder students' participation and to enable them to express themselves freely in international business and real life. This course includes current, general and necessary business English vocabulary, structures, and original articles and effective presentation techniques for students to improve their listening and reading skills. It is aimed to improve students' English language knowledge, to read book articles in different fields of their professions, to understand and discuss what they read, to follow current developments related to these issues and to develop effective presentation skills in their field.


PSI-201 - Developmental Psychology

A topıcal 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 socioemotıonal systems. Theoretıcally based emphasıs 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.


PSI-203 - And Research Methods in Psychology

This course is an introduction to the basics of qualitative research and the importance of qualitative research in science and practice. Therefore, different qualitative research designs as well as data collection methods will be examined. Moral issues will also be discussed in the context of different methodological approaches with concepts such as validity and reliability. The aim of this course is to make students acquainted with experimental psychology researches and to gain the ability to test their own hypotheses with appropriate research method.


PSI-305 - Main Theories in Psychology

In addition to current theoretical approaches, the study of theories of psychology such as structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt and psychoanalysis. To teach students the perspective of modern psychology to science, human, external reality and the relationship between schools of psychological thought.


PSI-507 - Seminar (Thesis)

The seminar activities conducted under the supervision of a faculty member aim to make the student gain experience by doing independent research and to develop the ability of speaking in front of the community. Determining the subject of the study, researching the secondary sources and using them in the study, field research, preparing the draft study in the light of the obtained information, making the necessary corrections, completing the report in accordance with the rules of writing the report and finally presenting the report to the audience and discussing the scope of this course. In this course, theoretical and practical seminars will be held to help candidates who are prepared for scientific expertise to prepare papers, articles, reports, theses, books and other academic studies more effectively; analysis and proofreading of term papers in terms of form and content will be done.


PSI-509 - Seminar (Non-Thesis)

The seminar activities conducted under the supervision of a faculty member aim to make the student gain experience by doing independent research and to develop the ability of speaking in front of the community. Determining the subject of the study, researching the secondary sources and using them in the study, field research, preparing the draft study in the light of the obtained information, making the necessary corrections, completing the report in accordance with the rules of writing the report and finally presenting the report to the audience and discussing the scope of this course. In this course, theoretical and practical seminars will be held to help candidates who are prepared for scientific expertise to prepare papers, articles, reports, theses, books and other academic studies more effectively; analysis and proofreading of term papers in terms of form and content will be done.


PSI-511 - Project

It is an academic study to be written in accordance with the rules of writing in the field of psychology. The content of the course can be a comprehensive essay, a critical report, a practical project, an experimental study. The project course is evaluated as successful or unsuccessful at the end of the semester.


PSI-520 - Industrial Psychology

The course will focus on topics such as personality and business values, motivation, groups and teams, leadership and power, and politics and conflict and negotiation, focusing on Industrial Psychology. One of the most important elements in the industry is to determine the causes of human behavior and the factors that affect them, revealing that the most important key to understand and manage people, to understand the human beings and to guide them positively from a psychological perspective and to explain the basic principles of the science of psychology.


PSI-525 - Current Approaches in Psychotherapy

It is concerned with the development of a perspective on the creation and implementation of an integrated therapy model that can be tailored to the needs of the people in the therapy process, as well as teaching current approaches in psychotherapy and integrating these practices with other therapy models. The aim of this course is to introduce contemporary psychotherapies and give basic information. For this purpose, different psychotherapy methods and techniques used to apply these therapies to various psychological disorders will be given. In addition, the effectiveness of examined psychotherapy approaches will be emphasized.


PSI-526 - Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence

The etiology and treatment methods of child and adolescent psychopathologies are examined based on different perspectives. The aim of this course is to present the basic theories and approaches on child and adolescent psychopathology. The aim of this course is to provide the students with a general knowledge about problems such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, behavior disorder, learning disability, autism and anxiety disorder.


PSI-527 - Undiscovered Awareness (MINDFULNESS)

To learn awareness techniques and improve their application skills. Through this course, students will learn the principles of awareness, develop their own tool applications and apply the principles to daily life. While learning strategies that will work skillfully with thoughts, emotions, they will develop the capacity of current experiences to raise mind-body awareness. They will explore theories and research in the field of emerging science that have beneficial effects on awareness, physical and mental health.


PSI-536 - Statistical Methods in Psychology

In this course, basic information about statistical methods used in psychology is taught. In addition to teaching basic hypothesis testing and conducting psychological data analysis, students are provided with the following statistical tests: t test, ANOVA and nonparametric tests. In addition to the basic elements underlying these tests, students will perform these tests manually. At the same time, students will learn to conduct these tests in the SPSS statistical program. The main objective of this course is to enable students to comprehend the basic functions of statistics and the concepts, measurement units and assumptions in this field, various examples covering the field of psychology, and thus to provide the student with a background on which statistical techniques will be used in various research designs. In line with this main objective, it is aimed that the students will be able to use basic statistical techniques correctly, apply them and have the ability to report and interpret the results obtained from these tests.


PSI-557 - Selected Topics in Psychopathology

PSI-558 - Clinical Approaches in Psychotherapy

Application areas of clinical psychology, definition of psychopathology and psychopathological definitions, terminology and diagnostic evaluation methods, clinical intervention techniques are explained. The aim of this course is to teach the concepts of normal and abnormal behavior, psychological symptoms, mental disorders, classification, recognition, causes and treatments.


PSI-559 - Psychotherapy Theory and Techniques

This course focuses on discussing the principles of effective interviewing, interview strategies, interviewing skills, effective communication patterns. The aim of this course is to provide students with information about effective communication, interviewing skills and clinical observation.


PSI-560 - Cognitive Psychology

This course allows the study of mental processes and introduces human cognitive processes. Topics covered include perception, attention, memory, categorization, problem solving and decision-making. To understand the history and basic assumptions of cognitive approach; to provide current empirical and theoretical knowledge about some mental processes such as attention, memory, perception, information categorization, language, problem solving and decision making.


PSI-568 - Scientific Research Methods and Publication Ethics

PSI-578 - Cultural Psychology

This course provides students with an in-depth study of the cultural context of human development and behavior; It aims to provide knowledge and skills regarding a critical assessment of psychological theory and knowledge from a cultural and intercultural perspective. Students learn to evaluate the basic principles of management discipline in the global framework.


PSI-587 - Learning to Learn and to Teach

PSI-589 - Critical Thinking

PSI-597 - Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing procedure.


PSI-598 - Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing procedure.


Code

Course Title

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PO9

PSİ 501

Scale Development

X

-

X

X

X

-

-

-

X

PSİ 503

Multivariate Statistics

X

-

X

X

-

X

-

-

-

PSİ 502

Assessment and Evaluation in Psychology

X

-

X

X

-

X

X

-

-

PSİ 532

Seminar

X

X

X

-

X

X

-

X

-

Number of Courses Related to Program Outcomes / 8

4

1

4

3

2

3

1

1

1

Percentage Related to Program Outcomes

%57

%14

%57

%43

%29

%43

%14

%14

%14

 

Elective Courses

Code

Course Title

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PO9

PSİ 510

Selected Topics in Clinical Psychology

-

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

PSİ 511

Theories of Personality

-

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

-

PSİ 512

Social Cognition

-

X

X

X

X

X

-

-

-

PSİ 513

Contemporary Approaches in Social Psychology

-

X

X

X

X

-

-

-

X

PSİ 514

Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology

-

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

-

PSİ 515

Forensic Psychology

-

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

PSİ 516

Contemporary Approaches to Intergroup Processes

-

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

X

PSİ 517

Psychology of Communication

-

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

X

PSİ 518

Psychology of Learning

-

X

X

-

X

X

X

X

X

PSİ 519

Existential Therapies

-

X

X

-

-

-

X

X

X

PSİ 520

Contemporary Approaches to Interpersonal Relations

-

X

X

-

X

-

-

-

-

PSİ 521

Contemporary Approaches to Gender

-

X

X

-

X

-

-

-

-

PSİ 525

Children and Communication

-

X

X

X

-

-

-

-

X

PSİ 527

Selected Topics in Industrial Psychology

-

X

X

X

X

-

X

X

X

 

PSYCHOLOGY MASTER'S PROGRAM

BASIC LEARNING OUTCOMES AND COURSES

PSYCHOLOGY MASTER'S PROGRAM

2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR “FALL” TERM (FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER)

Code

Course Name

Type

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PSİ305

                                 Main Theories in Psycholgy

S

   X

   

X

 

X

X

X

PSİ201

Developmental Psychology

S

     

X

   

X

X

PSİ203

Resarch Methods In Psychology

S

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

PSİ101

Introduction to Psychology

S

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

PSİ507

Seminar

Z

 

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

PSİ511

Term Project

Z

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

PSİ560

Cognitive Psychology

S

X

X

X

PSİ520

Industrial Psychology

S

X

X

X

PSİ558

Clinical Approaches in Psychotherapy

Z

X

X

PSİ559

Theory and Techniques in Psychotherapy

Z

X

X

X

 

PSYCHOLOGY MASTER'S PROGRAM

2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR İÇİN SPRING ”TERM (FOR THE 2nd SEMESTER)

Code

Course Name

Type

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PSİ525

Current Approaches in Psychotherapy

Z

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

PSİ526

Psychopathology in Children and Adolescence

S

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

    PSİ527

Awareness Without Judgment (Mindfullness)

S

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

Z: Zorunlu S: Seçmeli