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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY PSK400 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Assistant Professor Sinan Alper
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will define culture.
2) Will establish the connection between psychology and culture.
3) Will have knowledge about the effect of culture in individual development.
4) Will learn cultural differences and relations.
5) Will have knowledge about the effect of cultural differences on individuals.
6) Will understand how individuals shape culture.
7) Will learn subcultures and their interactions.
8) Will obtain a broad knowledge about Turkish culture.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Acquainted and Introduction to Cultural Psychology
2nd Week Culture and Different Concepts Of Culture
3rd Week Culture and Human Nature
4th Week Culture and Basic Psychological Processes
5th Week Research Methods in Cultural Psychology
6th Week Culture and Human Development
7th Week Culture and Personality
8th Week Mid-term and Culture and Social Behavior
9th Week Culture and Gender
10th Week Culture, Health, and Psychopathology
11th Week Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology
12th Week Turkish Culture
13th Week Turkish Culture (continued)
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGCole, M. (1998). Cultural psychology: A once and future discipline. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Berry, J., Dasen, P., Kagitçibasi, C., Poortinga, Pandey, J., Y., Saraswathi, T., & Segall, H. (1997). Handbook of cross-cultural psychology. Toronto: Allyn and Bacon.
Kağıtçıbaşı, Ç. (2010). Benlik, aile ve insan gelişimi: Kültürel psikoloji. İstanbul: Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Assignment130
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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