|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Elective Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||-
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||4
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||Assistant Professor Zuhal Yeniçeri
|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 DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||No
|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||Buss, D. (2012). Evolutionary Psychology: The new science of mind (4th ed.). US: Allyn & Bacon.
Pinker, S. (2002). The blank state: The modern denial of human nature. New York: Viking
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture,Discussion,Project
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA||
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||90|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||10|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||Turkish