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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 What is cultural psychology?
2nd Week Culture and human nature
3rd Week Cultural evolution: Chicken-or-egg question
4th Week Major cultural differences
5th Week Culture and developmental processes
6th Week Culture, self and personality
7th Week Culture, self and personality (continued)
8th Week Living in multicultural worlds
9th Week Culture and motivation
10th Week Culture, cognition, and perception
11th Week Culture and emotion
12th Week Culture and psychological distorders
13th Week Presentations
14th Week General Evaluation
15th Week
16th Week
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGHeine, S. J. (2012). Cultural Psychology (3rd edition). New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Matsumoto, D., & Juang, L. (2013). Culture and psychology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.


PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion,Questions/Answers
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term140
Presentation of Case Study115
Total(%)55
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)55
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)45
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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