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Course Code: 
PCG 202
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
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Course Objectives: 
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to life span development and adjustments. Emphasis is placed on emprically-based theories, theoretically based interventions, and current issues in the world of life span development.
Course Content: 

This is an interactive cooperative learning course in which topics are presented by the instructor, discussed and analyzed critically in the classroom according to the needs and the interests of the students to upgrade the understanding about history of developmental psychology, theories, researches and relation to all aspects of life through the questions and objectives: Are people more social as they grow older? Do they have more wisdom, more tolerance, more money, better health? Unedrstanding this age group first to recognize the limits of both predictable and unique changes across the life span, theories of human behavior, current researches, the biological, cognitive and psychological especially emotional areas of human development, individual and common events in people’s social cognitive, emotional and psychological development.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Written exam, 2. multiple-choice test, 3. Space-filling, 4. Right-Wrong type, 5. Oral examination, 6. Portfolio

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Evaluation Techniques
1) Describe the biological changes and risk factors across the life span 1, 2,3,5,6,7,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
2) Describe cognitive development based the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky and information processing 1, 2,3,5,6,7,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
3) Know some of the research methods and findings in human development 1, 2,3,5,6,7,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
4) Sharpen observational skills for identifying developmental stages in people 1, 2,3,5,6,7,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3
5) Develope basic interviewing skills and report writing based on developmental theory 1, 2,3,5,6,7,8 1,2,3,4,5,6 1,2,3



Course Flow

Week Subject Preparation
1 General Introduction to the Course  
2 Basic Concepts, Methods and Theories of Development  
3 Physical, Cognitive,  Social, and Personality Development in Early Adulthood  
4 Social and Personality Development in Early Adulthood  
5 Physical, Cognitive,  Social, and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood  
6 Social and Personality Development in Middle Adulthood  
7 Physical and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood  
8 Social and Personality Development in Late Adulthood  
9 Physical and Cognitive Problems  
10 Social and Personality Problems  
11 Adjustments  
12 Evaluation of Current Articles about Life Span Development  
13 Evaluation of Current Articles about Life Span Development  
14 Application  



Recommended Sources

Required Reading Shaffer, David R. ve Kipp Katherine. Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence.
Recommended Reading Bilgin, Mehmet. Yazgan İnanç, Banu. Kılıç Atıcı, Meral. Gelişim Psikolojisi. 2012. Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık.



Material Sharing

Exams 1 midterm, 1 final





Homework 2 40
Presentation 1 20
Final Homework 1 40
Total   100
Contribution of Final Exam to Success Grade   40
Contribution of Term (Year) Learning Activities to Success Grade   60
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Lecture on Specialized Field



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   X        
3 Having knowledge of ethical rules accepted by national and international PCG associations, and implementing them   X        
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,     X      
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          




Activities Number Duration
Work Load
Duration (hour) 15 3 45
Prestudy 15 3 45
Homework 2 4 8
Mid-Term 1 4 4
Final 1 9 9
Total Workload     111
Total Workload / 25 (h)     4.44
ECTS Credit     5