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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY PSK410 ----------- 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) Define evolution.
2) Establish the connection between psychology and evolution.
3) Be able to apply evolutionary theory to individual and cultural differences.
4) Be able to critically evaluate the hypothesis and studies within evolutionary psychology.
5) Be able to synthesis different viewpoints relating to the evolution of human mind and behavior.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNo
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week The scientific movements leading to evolutionary psychology
2nd Week Darwin, natural and sexual selection
3rd Week Inheritance and variety
4th Week Problems of survival
5th Week Learning
6th Week Sex and mating
7th Week Problems of parenting
8th Week Problems of kinship
9th Week Problems of group living
10th Week Aggression and warfare
11th Week Conflict between the sexes
12th Week Status, prestige, and social dominance
13th Week Toward a unified evolutionary psychology
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING(Primary Textbook)
Buss, D. (2012). Evolutionary Psychology: The new science of mind (4th ed.).
US: Allyn & Bacon.
(Suggested Readings)
Pinker, S. (2002). The blank state: The modern denial of human nature. New
York: Viking
* The primary textbook for this course is renewed every year.
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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