Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General Information about the Course

Course Code: PSI105
Course Title: Introduction to Developmental Psychology-I
Course Semester: 1. Semester / Fall
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
4 0 4 5
Language of instruction: TR
Prerequisite of the course: No
Type of course: Necessary
Level of course:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Course Lecturer(s): Uzm. Dr. Elvan Başak Usta Gündüz

Purpose and content of the course

Course Objectives: Introduction to developmental psychology-1 is to introduce psychology students to the basic concepts and definitions of developmental psychology.
Course Objective: In addition to the definition of developmental stages from prenatal period to death, changes in the physical, cognitive and socio-emotional dimensions of development are discussed and students will learn to understand and think critically about theoretical issues and empirical research and to communicate this understanding.
Mode of Delivery: E-Learning

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (Described as Theoritical and/or Factual Knowledge.)
  1) After successfully completing this course psychology students should be able to demonstrate familiarity with key concepts, theories, and research methods in lifespan developmental psychology.
  2) Understand the fundamentals, major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in major areas of cognitive development
  3) Describe links between developmental processes in childhood and later life and development in socio-cultural context.
  4) Be able to compare, discuss, criticize research findings and theories in cognitive development.
  5) To enhance understanding and familiarity with normal developmental milestones such as acquisition of physical, linguistic, cognitive, social, and emotional skills from infancy to childhood.
  6) Explain the impact of biological/genetic influences and environmental factors on physical growth, cognition and behavior.
Skills (Describe as Cognitive and/or Practical Skills.)
Competences (Described as "Ability of the learner to apply knowledge and skills autonomously with responsibility", "Learning to learn"," Communication and social" and "Field specific" competences.)

Course Topics

Week Subject
Related Preparation Pekiştirme
1) Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Basic Concepts
2) Developmental Tasks
3) Normal Developmental Milestones
4) Physical Development
5) Psychomotor Development
6) Cognitive Development and Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
7) Theories of Cognitive Development
8) Theories of Cognitive Development
9) Language Development
10) Language Development
11) Erikson's psychosocial developmental theory
12) Erikson's psychosocial developmental theory
13) Erikson's psychosocial developmental theory
References: 1.Cole, M., Cole, S. R., & Lightfoot, C. (2005). The development of children. Macmillan.
2.Upton, P. (2011). Developmental psychology. Learning Matters.
3.Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Kaplan, H. I. (2009). Kaplan and Sadock's concise textbook of child and adolescent psychiatry. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
4. Pekcanlar Akay, A. , Ercan, E.S. ve ark. (2016), Çocuk ve Ergen Ruh Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları. Ankara: Türkiye Çocuk ve Genç Psikiyatrisi Derneği Yayınları
5. Erikson, E. (2014). İnsanın 8 Evresi (G. Akkaya Çev.) İstanbul: Okuyanus
6. Çudaharoğlu Çetin, F. ve ark. (2008), Çocuk ve Ergen Psikiyatrisi Temel Kitabı. Ankara: Çocuk ve Gençlik Ruh Sağlığı Derneği Yayınları
7. Harris, M., & Westermann, G. (2014). A student's guide to developmental psychology. Psychology Press.
8. Miller, P. (2017). Gelişim Psikolojisi Kuramları (Z. Gültekin Çev.) İmge Kitabevi

Ders - Program Öğrenme Kazanım İlişkisi

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Ders Öğrenme Kazanımları







Program Outcomes
1) Absorbs concepts related to all sub-fields of psychology (Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Learning Psychology, Social Psychology, Neuropsychology, Sports Psychology, etc.).
2) Explains the theories of psychology and human behavior based on theoretical foundations.
3) Explains the substructures of human and animal cognitive processes in the nervous system.
4) Conducts independent research within the framework of scientific principles.
5) Examines the emergence of psychology as a discipline, its development, and the process of decomposition into sub-fields in a historical perspective.
6) Applies the basic principles of psychological assessment.
7) Comprehends the cognitive, emotional and behavioral characteristics of people in working life.
8) Conducts scientific research for problems related to the subjects he/she is interested in.
9) Applies group dynamics and techniques that form the basis of the human-to-human communication process.
10) Learns contemporary information-processing and professional devices.
11) Evaluates human behavior in society in both ordinary and extraordinary situations.
12) Transforms the basic ethics, principles, values and rules of psychology into behavior.

Course Teaching, Learning Methods

Q & A
Case Problem Solving/ Drama- Role/ Case Management
Quantitative Problem Solving
Group Study / Assignment
Individual Assignment
WEB-based Learning
Practice in Field
Project Preparation
Report Writing
Social Activity
Occupational Activity
Occupational Trip
Application (Modelling, Design, Model, Simulation, Experiment et.)
Thesis Preparation
Field Study
Student Club and Council Activities
Interview and Oral Conversation
Watching a movie
Bibliography preparation
Oral, inscribed and visual knowledge production
Taking photographs
Mapping and marking
Reading maps
Copying textures
Creating a library of materials

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Practice Exam % 0
Quizzes % 0
Homework Assignments % 0
Presentation % 0
Project % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Field Study % 0
Article Critical % 0
Article Writing % 0
Module Group Study % 0
Brainstorming % 0
Role Playing + Dramatizing % 0
Out of Class Study % 0
Preliminary Work, Reinforcement % 0
Application Repetition etc. % 0
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.) % 0
Project Preparation + Presentation % 0
Report Preparation + Presentation % 0
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting % 0
Oral examination % 0
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Report Submission % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Kanaat Notu % 0
Committee % 0
Yazma Ödev Dosyası % 0
Portfolio % 0
Take-Home Exam % 0
Logbook % 0
Discussion % 0
Participation % 0
total % 100
total % 100

Calculation of Workload and ECTS Credits

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 56
Practice Exam
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 28
Article Critical
Article Writing
Module Group Study
Role Playing + Dramatizing
Out-of-Class Study (Pre-study, Reinforcement, Practice Review, etc.) 14 28
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.)
Project Preparation + Presentation
Report Preparation + Presentation
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting
Oral examination
Preparing for Midterm Exams 7 18
Preparing for the General Exam 7 18
GENERAL EXAM (Final) 1 1
Take-Home Exam
Total Workload 150
ECTS (30 saat = 1 AKTS ) 5