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PSY 101
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Course Objectives: 
This course aims at providing students with a general and broad introduction to the field of psychology. At the end of this course, the student will develop an understanding of core psychological concepts and theories, as well as the scientific study of behavioral and mental processes.
Course Content: 

Introduces Psychology as an empirical science and discusses biological and evolutionary bases of behavior. Examines basic psychological processes such as motivation, emotion, learning, development, and social behavior.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program


Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Ability to explain psychology, as the science of behavior and mental processes, and subfields of psychology 1,2,11,12,13,


1,2 A
Ability to describe core psychological concepts and theories 1,3,9,15,16 1,2 A
Ability to explain the principles of scientific methods to study behavior and mental processes, and show  examples of research conducted in the various areas of psychology 2, 3, 5, 6, 8,15,16 1,2 A

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to the course  
2 What is Psychology?

Research Methods in Psychology

Textbook Chapters 1, 2
3 Biological and Evolutionary Roots of Behavior Textbook Chapter 3
4 Learning 1 Textbook Chapter 6
5 Learning 2 Textbook Chapter 6
6 Revision Textbook Chapters 1,2,3 & 6
7 Midterm exam Textbook Chapters 1,2,3 & 6
8 Human Development 1 Textbook Chapter 10
9 Human Development 2 Textbook Chapter 10
10 Motivation Textbook Chapter 11
11 Emotion, Stress and Health 1 Textbook Chapter 12
12 Emotion, Stress and Health 2 Textbook Chapter 12
13 Social Psychology Textbook Chapter 16
14 Social Psychology Textbook Chapter 16

Recommended Sources

Textbook Gerrig, R. J. (2010). Psychology and Life, 20th Edition. Allyn & Bacon (Pearson). ISBN-13: 978-0-205-87327-2, ISBN-10: 0-205-87327-8
Additional Resources Mypsychlab (Pearson Learning Website)

Introductory Psychology Video Series

Material Sharing



Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to overall grade   60
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade   40
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Basic Professional Courses

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Having knowledge of past, basic though and principles of the PCG, and implementing PCG         X  
2 Comprehending meaning and importance of the coordination, consultation/consulting and supervision in the PCG field, and implementing them            
3 Having knowledge of ethical rules accepted by national and international PCG associations, and implementing them            
4 Learning to accept everyone as they are / with all kind of features by the multicultural approach     X      
5 Learning theories/information about cultural awareness, cultural social justice, solution of conflicts, and other cultural behaviors; for development and health of human soul, mind and body, and implementing them     X      
6 Learning theories related to the development, learning and personality development so as to facilitate positive development and wellness of individual for his/her life time, and implementing them       X    
7 Understanding the environmental factors affecting normal and abnormal behaviors, psychopathology, disability conditions and crisis during his/her development process,            
8 Learning and implementing the career consulting, processes, techniques and sources, career development and decision-making model so as to include those applied to certain groups in the global economy       X    
9 Learning psychological consulting theories, being aware and use of intervention techniques suitable for counselees in practice         X  
10 Learning group process, roles and behaviors of group members, group working, therapeutic factors, and principles and techniques of group dynamics containing developmental stages   X        
11 Learning varieties and skills of being group leader and implementing them            
12 Gaining understanding to assess individual and group approaches within framework of multicultural society     X      
13 Comprehending and implementing standardized and non-standardized tests containing the environmental assessment, performance assessment, individual and group assessments and inventory methods, psychological testing, and behavioral observations, as well as basic concepts of other assessment techniques       X    
14 Learning qualitative and quantitative scientific research methods, comprehending importance to make research in the field of PCG and to present results in written, and implementing them     X      
15 Learning how to use internet and technology for accessing information, sharing information, professional development and data analysis         X  
16 Sticking to confidentiality principle in the PCG services, believing that benefiting from the PCG services is open to everyone for their life time on voluntarily basis       X    
17 Understanding the barriers before education of students who need special education and supporting students in these fields            



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Work Load     150
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     6
ECTS Credit of the Course     6