PSK 102 introduction to psychology II

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Psychology has long past, yet its real history is short.

- Hermann Ebbinghaus

PSK 102 Introduction to Psychology II

Psychology has long past, yet its real history is short.” - Hermann Ebbinghaus

Psyche by DK

We cannot state a specific year when people talked about the psychology of things around themselves. It appears that, as Ebbinghaus said, although psychology has a short written story, its past had begun with the evolution of the first human being. In this course, students will learn how to look at different perspectives of psychology to solve the problems within each view. The primary topics include testing psychological research hypotheses and the theories of the mind-body relationship. This course includes research methods, physiological bases of behavior, brain and behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, language, and intelligence. Students will be asked to use their critical thinking skills to understand and analyze the problems around them. In other words, they will gain practice for asking rational questions about human nature.

At the end of this course students will be able to;
1. Think both as a scientist and psychologist,
2. Differentiate between the different psychological approaches and analyze psychological issues from the perspective of these different approaches,
3. Follow through the several steps of assessment in investigating a particular psychological research hypothesis,
4. Accumulate knowledge on the theories and research regarding the normal and abnormal functioning of the brain, the senses, and the mind, and develop habits of critical inquiry on related issues.

Reading List
Main Textbook: ‣ Kokdemir, D. (n.d.). Introduction to psychology II (v.1.0). Noba. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from
Alternative Textbook: King, L. (2017). The Science of psychology: An appreciative view (4th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

Suggested Journals
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Psychological Bulletin
Psychological Review
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Social Cognition
Behavioral Neuroscience
European Psychologist
Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics
Türk Psikoloji Dergisi
Türk Psikoloji Yazıları

Evaluation and Grading

I. Mid Term Exam (50% of your total grade):
A multiple-choice cxam includes all topics discussed in class sessions. Exam date will be announced later.
II. Final Exam (50% of your total grade): A multiple-choice comprehensive final exam includes all topics discussed in class sessions. Exam date will be announced later.
III. Participation (20% of your total grade): Your participation is a combination of both class and OYS performance.