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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
SUPPORTIVE PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES I PSK193 First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall) 2 + 0 3

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERFirst Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED3
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Associate Professor Okan Cem Çırakoğlu
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Learn definitions and theories of stress, its evolutionary and brain-specific foundations, and stress management practices.
2) Become knowledgeable about their communication style and how to improve it.
3) Learn about effective studying skills
4) Manage his/her stress and communication effectively.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNo
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction: Definition of Stres
2nd Week Stress, stressors and stress management
3rd Week Systems that control stress arousal
4th Week Body's response to stress
5th Week Stressful emotions, thoughts and beliefs
6th Week Demands and expectations
7th Week Stress Management Practices
8th Week Introduction to human communication
9th Week Perception, self and communication
10th Week Interpersonal communication
11th Week Studying Skills: Listening
12th Week Studying Skills: Reading
13th Week Studying Skills: Note Taking
14th Week Closing and Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING(Primary Textbook)
Girdano, D., Dusek, D. E., & Everly, G. S. (2012). Controlling stress and tension (9th Ed). NY: Benjamin Cummings.
Pearson, J. C., Nelson, P. E., Titsworth, S., & Herter, L. (2013). Human communication (5th ed.). NY: McGraw-Hill.
Eldoğan, D., Korkmaz, L., Helvacı, E., Yeniçeri, Z., & Kökdemir, D. (2015). Akademik yazım kuralları kitapçığı (4. Baskı). Ankara: Başkent Üniversitesi.

* The primary textbook for this course is renewed every year.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term135
Project130
Total(%)65
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)65
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)35
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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