FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

Department of Psychology

 

Psychology is the science that studies human behavior and mental processes. Because of travel, migration, technological advances, and globalization, psychologists use theory and research to observe, describe, explain, and predict any given behavior or behavioral patterns that take place in various settings. No other field challenges the individual`s analytic abilities as directly as psychology because it requires human knowledge and training to understand another human`s behavior.

 

The Psychology Department has organized its courses and experiences to develop student mastery of the concepts, theory, and methods of psychology. Psychological perspectives, such as developmental, cognitive, physiological, environmental, cross-cultural, and psychopathological, serve as foundations for individual courses. These courses become analytical tools in the study of complex psychological issues and allow you to develop an understanding of both research and practitioner approaches to the field, as well as acquiring first-hand experience that helps you to develop the kind of understanding and empathy that characterizes the competent professional in psychology. The psychology major at GAU offers therefore a choice of two tracks, the Research track and the Professional track, according to the areas you wish to emphasize in your course of study.

 

Additionally, nationally and internationally recognized Master’s programs are offered in Applied Social Psychology and Counseling Psychology.



Course Descriptions

PSY101 - Introduction to Psychology I (3,0)3

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the broad range of topics that are studied in the field of psychology. This course provides the student with a broad introduction to the field of psychology, one of the social sciences. Among the topics covered are gathering data on the causes and correlates of behavior, and key figures in psychology and their theories. This survey of psychology will acquaint the student with the major concepts and terminology of the discipline and give a better understanding of self and others. In the process students will hopefully gain some insight into what makes people think, feel, and behave the way that they do.
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
COMP103  Introduction to Comp. & Inf.Sys.  3 0 3 0
EGL101  Development of Reading Skills  3 0 3 0
PSY101  Introduction to Psychology I  3 0 3 0
PSY105  Biological Bases of Behaviour  3 0 3 0
SOC101  Introduction to Sociology I  3 0 3 0
TURK100  Turkish I  0 0 0 0
AME 107  Writing Skills I  3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
COMP104  Computer Applications  3 0 3 0
EGL102  Development of Writing Skills  3 0 3 0
PHIL101  Introduction to Philosophy I  3 0 3 0
PSY102  Introduction to Psychology II  3 0 3 0
SOC102  Introduction to Sociology II  3 0 3 0
TURK200  Turkish II  0 0 0 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CS201  Communication Skills I  3 0 3 0
HIST100  History I  3 0 3 0
PSY221  Developmental Psychology I  3 0 3 0
PSY251  Social Psychology I  3 0 3 0
PSY281  Experimental Psychology I  3 0 3 0
PSY215  Statistics I  3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
CS202  Communication Skills II  3 0 3 0
HIST200  History II  0 0 0 0
PSY222  Developmental Psychology II  3 0 3 0
PSY252  Social Psychology II  3 0 3 0
PSY282  Experimental Psychology II  3 0 3 0
PSY215  Statistics I  3 0 3 0
PSY001  Internship I  0 0 0 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
PSY311  Research Design in Psychology  3 0 3 0
PSY313  Research Methods I  3 0 3 0
PSY320  Psychology in Education  3 0 3 0
PSY331  Testing & Measurement in Psychology  3 0 3 0
PSY340  Personality and its Assessment  3 0 3 0
  Elective  3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
PSY314  Research Methods II  3 0 3 0
PSY335  Psychology of Work  3 0 3 0
PSY341  Environmental Psychology  3 0 3 0
PSY342  Psychopathology  3 0 3 0
PSY345  Psychology of adjustment  3 0 3 0
PSY002  Internship II  0 0 0 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
PSY441  Clinical Psychology I  3 0 3 0
PSY450  Applied Psychotherapy  3 0 3 0
PSY455  Child Abuse  3 0 3 0
PSY460  Forensic Psychology  3 0 3 0
  Elective  3 0 3 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
PSY442  Clinical Psychology II  3 0 3 0
PSY447  Counselling  3 0 3 0
PSY456  Health Psychology  3 0 3 0
PSY499  Final Dissertation  3 0 3 0
  Elective  3 0 3 0
Total 15 0