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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY PSK403 --------------- 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)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will learn fundamental theories of media psychology.
2) Will develop a critical point of view regarding how certain social sub groups are represented in media.
3) Will learn basic research methods utilized in media psychology.
4) Will learn how people perceive, interpret, use, and respond.
5) Will develop critical awareness of the impact of media on individuals and society.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Started, Definition of Media
2nd Week Introduction to Media Psychology
3rd Week Research Methods in Media Psychology
4th Week Violence in Media and Its Effects
5th Week Representation of Prosocial Behavior in Media
6th Week Media and Pornography
7th Week Advertisements and Media
8th Week Mid-term and Children and Television
9th Week Adolescents and Media
10th Week Representations of Social Groups in Media
11th Week Representations of Mental Disorders in Media
12th Week Gender Roles and Media
13th Week Internet
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGGiles, D. (2008). Media psychology. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., Publishers.
Harris, R. J. (2009). A cognitive psychology of mass communication. NY: Routledge.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term120
Quiz440
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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