Experimental psychology refers to both a methodological approach to psychological science and to the collection of various subfields of psychology which inherently use experimental methodology such as psychophysics, learning and conditioning, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, sensation and perception. Thus, this course introduces students to more of scientific way of thinking and acting about psychology. We will discuss the logic of experimentation, its strengths and weaknesses compared to other methodologies, and how experiments can be used to investigate psychological phenomena. Students will learn how to interpret, design, execute and analyze experiments. The course will adopt a case approach to enrich the content by various examples from different subfields of the experimetal psychology.

Students who closely and carefully engage course readings, attend and participate in class discussions, and complete course assignments will be able to:

• Explain important concepts and arguments made by prominent scholars in causal inference and experimental methods

• Design, analyze and experiments suited to your own particular research question

• Understand and explain the ethical debates that surround experimental research

• Apply course concepts to analysis of current research and contemporary social scientific debates


Discovering different genres of literary writing, reading selections from well-known and appreciated writers, choosing and following a specific genre, working on their own writing assignments weekly,  following their style and specific genre, and being imaginative enough to write and create characters and settings.

The main aim of this course is to further develop ELT students’ writing skills. It envisages enabling students to read in order to write as well as to write to be read. The course also intends to create students’ awareness of the required pre-writing, while-writing, and post-writing activities; students will be engaged in rewriting from feedback, checking and proof-reading of writing, related self-assessment, and peer evaluation. Towards the course, completion students will be assigned writing compositions and completing homework reports.

This is the continuation of Social Psychology I. In this course, we will be covering topics including people in groups, prejudice and discrimination, intergroup behavior, aggression, prosocial behavior, attraction and close relationships, language and communication, and culture. While social psychology is around us at all times, we are reciprocally influenced by our interactions with our environment.  One of the aims of social psychology is to understand how these influences shape our ideas, our thoughts, our prejudices, and our behaviors as we interact with the social world. While examining these key concepts, we will also explore the base research that developed the key theories in social psychology that are still utilized today in explaining human behavior and interactions.

 


This course aims to explain how statistics has a place in the social sciences. The definition of statistics, its importance, foundation concepts, data collection, presentation and interpretation, measures of central tendency, distributions, graphs, wrongful graphs, the normal distribution, probability, z and t scores, and hypothesis testing for various samples will be covered/

This course will set the foundations of  researching and writing scientific research. Students will learn about the process of writing a research paper as well as the different stages and formats. They will learn how to format a scientific paper including: cover, index, tables list, and  figures list. Student will learn the APA citation process thoroughly. The principles and the rules of using and citing resources in text will also be taught. They will learn to format the end of a scientific paper including:  appendixes and reference list. Learning to research through the library open databases, internet sources and other sources will also be a key component of this class.


The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the basic tenants of thanatology. Students will be introduced to a wide range of topics that address death, dying and bereavement through the biological, psychological, anthropological and sociological perspectives. Topics include: bereavement throughout the life cycle, illness, coping with loss, living with dying, existential issues surrounding death, developmental perspectives on death, legal aspects, diversity in death rituals, and unexpected losses. 


As a continuation of Developmental Psychology I, this course focuses on human development from adolescence till late adulthood. This semester, we will focus on physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes from adolescence onwards.


Research methods deals with data collection, analysis and interpretation, preparing a research report as well as a general overview of research methods and research process. Characteristics of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods designs will be introduced. Students will engage in data collection and analysis in these approaches. Data collection instruments and sampling practices will also be discussed. Validity and reliability concerns in quantitative and qualitative research designs will be discussed as well.

*After the introduction to psychology I, continuing to make an introduction to psychology by covering clinical psychology issues such as the theories of personality, psychological disorders, approaches to therapy and treatment, emotion, stress and health, the major motives of life; and by getting familiar with the variations of clinical psychology such as criminal psychology, health psychology and interventions for children.