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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
BEHAVIOR GENETICS PSK426 ----------- 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 Aslıhan Gevrekci
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Learn the basics of genetics and its contribution to psychology.
2) Learn how human emotions, thoughts and behavior are influenced by
genetic background.
3) Learn the way genetics effect personality and cognitive processes.
4) Learn the contribution of genetics in psychopathology.
5) Learn how the animal models can be used in understanding human
behavior.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNo
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction
2nd Week Quantitive Methods and Models
3rd Week The Effect of Genetics in Cognition
4th Week Cognitive Aging
5th Week Behavior Genetics in Speech and Language
6th Week The Effect of Genes on Brain
7th Week The Effect of Environment and Genes on Personality
8th Week The Effect of Genes in Childhood Temperament
9th Week The Effect of Environment and Genes on Sexual Orientation
10th Week Genetics of Mood Disorders and ADHD
11th Week Genetics of Schizophrenia
12th Week Genetics of Smoking and Drug Addiction
13th Week Animal Models in Psychopathology
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGKim, Y.K. (2009) Handbook of Behavior Genetics. Athens, GA: Springer
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion,Questions/Answers,Presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term140
Presentation of Article120
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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