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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOLOGY PSK407 --------------- 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)Professor Doğan Kökdemir
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will make distinction between existential philosophy and existential psychology.
2) Will learn how to test existential problems in psychological studies.
3) Will question existential anxieties in their lives.
4) Will develop methodology to experimentally test existential paramaters.
5) Will evaluate psychological concepts through existential philosophy.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction to Existential Psychology
2nd Week Introduction to Existential Philosophy
3rd Week Existentialism and the Absurd
4th Week Being-in-the-World
5th Week What is Death?
6th Week Body, Soul, and Immortality
7th Week Fear of Death and Terror Management
8th Week Mid-term and The Existential Self
9th Week Isolation
10th Week Existential Isolation
11th Week Freedom
12th Week The Meaning of Life
13th Week Existential Anxieties Combined
14th Week Experimental Existential Psychology
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGGreenberg, J, Koole, S. L., & Pyszczynski, T. (2004). Handbook of experimental existential psychology. New York: Guilford.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Total(%)30
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)30
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)70
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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