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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY I PSK301 Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall) 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY3
SEMESTERFifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)-Fifth Term (Fall)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Associate Professor Okan Cem Çırakoğlu
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will gain knowledge on the historical roots of psychology.
2) Will understand the dynamics leading to the seperation of psychology from philosophy.
3) Will point out to the political, economical and scientific influences which helped shape the basic theoretical approaches in psychology.
4) Will learn about the modern theorie/approaches/perspectives in psychology and be able to discuss their historical roots.
5) Will learn about the development of psychology in Turkey and be able to speculate and discuss where it is evolving.
6) Will develop his/her personal synthesis and perspective to explain the dynamics of human behavior and specify the several historical and modern influences on his/her perspective.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week The Relationship between History, Science and Psychology
2nd Week Perspectives on Human Behavior in Ancient Greek Philosophy
3rd Week Influences of Ancient Greek Philosophy on Modern Psychological Theories
4th Week Perspectives on Human Behavior in Europe in the Middle Ages and Rennaissance
5th Week Perspectives on Human Behavior in the Islam World
6th Week Influences of Middle Ages and Rennaissance Philosophy on Modern Psychological Theories
7th Week Scientific Revolution and the Explanations Regarding the Dynamics of Human Behavior.
8th Week Mid-term and Influences of the Scientific Revolution on Modern Psychological Theories
9th Week The Newtonian Psychologists and Their Approach to Human Behavior
10th Week Developments in Physiology and Their Influence on the Development of Psychology as a Science.
11th Week Influences of the Developments in Physiology on Modern Psychological Theories.
12th Week Influences of the Lamarckian and Darwinian Theories of Evolution on the Explanations Regarding Human Behavior.
13th Week Influences of the Theories of Evolution on the Modern Day Psychological Theories and Perspectives
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGLeahey, T. H. (2012). A History of psychology: From antiquity to modernity (7th Ed.). NY: Prentice Hall.
Greenwood, J. D. (2009). A conceptual history of psychology. Boston: McGraw Hill.
Schultz, D. P., & Schultz, E. S. (2008). Modern history of psychology (9th Ed.). ABD: Thomson Learning.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz430
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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