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POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY PSK430 --------------- 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 Sinan Alper
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will learn political psychology and its fundamental concepts.
2) Will evaluate critically the major theoretical approaches in the field of political psychology.
3) Will analyze a particular problem within the perspective of political psychology approaches.
4) Will learn the major research methods used in political psychology.
5) Will present and discuss the research in the field of political psychology.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction to Political Psychology
2nd Week Historical Perspectives to Political Psychology
3rd Week Personality and Politics
4th Week Personality and Politics (continued)
5th Week Ideology and Public Opinion
6th Week Ideology and Values
7th Week Attitudes and Attitude Change
8th Week Mid-term and Prejudice, Diversity, and Social Contact
9th Week Prejudice, Diversity, and Social Contact (continued)
10th Week Group and Group Dynamics
11th Week Social Identity Theory
12th Week Terror Management Theory
13th Week Mass Media
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGJost, J. T., & Sidanius, J. (Ed.). (2004). Political psychology: Key readings. NY: Psychology Press.
Kuklinski, J. (Ed.). (2002). Thinking about political psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term120
Assignment120
Quiz1040
Total(%)80
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)80
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)20
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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