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CourseCodeSemesterT+P (Hour)CreditECTS
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGYPSK3110149Fall Semester3+036
Course Program

Cuma 14:30-15:15

Cuma 15:30-16:15

Cuma 16:30-17:15

Prerequisites Courses
Recommended Elective Courses
Language of CourseTurkish
Course LevelFirst Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Course TypeElective
Course CoordinatorAssist.Prof. Hasan Galip BAHÇEKAPILI
Name of Lecturer(s)Assist.Prof. Hasan Galip BAHÇEKAPILI
Assistant(s)
AimEvolutionary Psychology, which is a radical perspective in the field, has revealed a new point of view in the study of human behavior. This perspective brings important knowledge sources to avoid overlooking the different views of the human study. The aim of Evolutionary Psychology course is to investigate human emotions, thoughts and behaviors from this point of view. In this respect, subjects such as human perception, cognition, emotion, social development, sexual selection, altruism, morality and culture constitute the agenda along with recent researches and discussions.
Course ContentThis course contains; Introduction,Basic Concepts (such as Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Adaptation, Survival and Reproductive Success),Basic Concepts (continue…),The Evolved Psychological Mechanisms,The Origins of Survival,The Growing Brain,Mating,Mating (continue…),Emotions and Jealousy,Sociality,Violence and Aggression,Cooperation and Altruism,Morality,Criticisms of Evolutionary Psychology.
Dersin Öğrenme KazanımlarıTeaching MethodsAssessment Methods
1.The student will be able to define, describe, and express the basic concepts and perspectives of Evolutionary Psychology. 10, 9A
2.The student will be able to evaluate and interpret human behavior from the point of view of Evolutionary Psychology. 10, 21, 9A
3.The student will be able to define, describe, and criticize evolved psychological mechanisms. 10, 9A
4.The student will be able to question the mating strategies of males and females; and also discuss these by comparing with current variables. 10, 16, 19, 37, 9A
5.The student will be able to define and summarize the historical perspective on the development of human sociality and aggression. 10, 16, 19, 37, 9A
6.The student will be able to explain and criticize the information about the evolutional roots of altruism and morality. 10, 16, 19, 37, 9A
Teaching Methods:10: Discussion Method, 16: Question - Answer Technique, 19: Brainstorming Technique, 21: Simulation Technique, 37: Computer-Internet Supported Instruction, 9: Lecture Method
Assessment Methods:A: Traditional Written Exam

Course Outline

OrderSubjectsPreliminary Work
1Introduction
2Basic Concepts (such as Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Adaptation, Survival and Reproductive Success)
3Basic Concepts (continue…)
4The Evolved Psychological MechanismsEPG
5The Origins of Survivalİİ; B-1
6The Growing Brainİİ; B-2
7MatingEP; B-3
8Mating (continue…)EP; B-3
9Emotions and JealousyEP; B-3
10SocialityEPG
11Violence and Aggressionİİ; B-6
12Cooperation and Altruismİİ; B-7
13Moralityİİ; B-8
14Criticisms of Evolutionary PsychologyEPG
Resources
Stewart-Williams, S. (2023). Evreni anlayan maymun: Zihin ve kültür nasıl evrimleşti. İstanbul: Eksik Parça Yayınları. Dawkins, R. (2020). Gen bencildir. İstanbul: Kuzey Yayınları.

Course Contribution to Program Qualifications

Course Contribution to Program Qualifications
NoProgram QualificationContribution Level
12345
1
Knows the basic concepts of research and application-oriented sub-fields of psychology and the basic theories of these fields.
2
Can compare theories and schools in the history of psychology, and relate new developments with this knowledge.
3
Can recognize and interpret the problems they encounter and offer solutions using their expert knowledge.
4
Can investigate a problem with scientific methods, interpret findings and turn the results into a scientific publication.
5
Can lead the project, plan and manage the activities in a team established to solve the problems related to their field.
6
Can question and criticize new ideas from a scientific point of view without taking sides.
7
They adopt the principle of lifelong learning and can follow new developments in their field.
8
Can share their findings, knowledge and solution suggestions about a problem with colleagues or people outside of their field in written or oral form, in an appropriate language.
9
They have a sense of social responsibility and can use their professional achievements in solving problems in their near and far surroundings.
10
Speaks English at least at B1 level to follow international professional developments.
11
Has basic computer skills and can communicate with colleagues on up-to-date platforms.
12
Knows the basic tools of psychology used in assessment and evaluation and can use these tools.
13
Knows professional responsibilities, authorization, and limits, recognizes psychological problems, can make the right referral for their solution, and abides by ethical principles in research and practice.
14
They consider individual and cultural differences in research and practice and take these differences into account while evaluating the research results.

Assessment Methods

Contribution LevelAbsolute Evaluation
Rate of Midterm Exam to Success 40
Rate of Final Exam to Success 60
Total 100
ECTS / Workload Table
ActivitiesNumber ofDuration(Hour)Total Workload(Hour)
Course Hours14342
Guided Problem Solving14342
Resolution of Homework Problems and Submission as a Report000
Term Project12020
Presentation of Project / Seminar000
Quiz000
Midterm Exam12626
General Exam13535
Performance Task, Maintenance Plan000
Total Workload(Hour)165
Dersin AKTS Kredisi = Toplam İş Yükü (Saat)/30*=(165/30)6
ECTS of the course: 30 hours of work is counted as 1 ECTS credit.

Detail Informations of the Course

Course Description

CourseCodeSemesterT+P (Hour)CreditECTS
EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGYPSK3110149Fall Semester3+036
Course Program

Cuma 14:30-15:15

Cuma 15:30-16:15

Cuma 16:30-17:15

Prerequisites Courses
Recommended Elective Courses
Language of CourseTurkish
Course LevelFirst Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Course TypeElective
Course CoordinatorAssist.Prof. Hasan Galip BAHÇEKAPILI
Name of Lecturer(s)Assist.Prof. Hasan Galip BAHÇEKAPILI
Assistant(s)
AimEvolutionary Psychology, which is a radical perspective in the field, has revealed a new point of view in the study of human behavior. This perspective brings important knowledge sources to avoid overlooking the different views of the human study. The aim of Evolutionary Psychology course is to investigate human emotions, thoughts and behaviors from this point of view. In this respect, subjects such as human perception, cognition, emotion, social development, sexual selection, altruism, morality and culture constitute the agenda along with recent researches and discussions.
Course ContentThis course contains; Introduction,Basic Concepts (such as Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Adaptation, Survival and Reproductive Success),Basic Concepts (continue…),The Evolved Psychological Mechanisms,The Origins of Survival,The Growing Brain,Mating,Mating (continue…),Emotions and Jealousy,Sociality,Violence and Aggression,Cooperation and Altruism,Morality,Criticisms of Evolutionary Psychology.
Dersin Öğrenme KazanımlarıTeaching MethodsAssessment Methods
1.The student will be able to define, describe, and express the basic concepts and perspectives of Evolutionary Psychology. 10, 9A
2.The student will be able to evaluate and interpret human behavior from the point of view of Evolutionary Psychology. 10, 21, 9A
3.The student will be able to define, describe, and criticize evolved psychological mechanisms. 10, 9A
4.The student will be able to question the mating strategies of males and females; and also discuss these by comparing with current variables. 10, 16, 19, 37, 9A
5.The student will be able to define and summarize the historical perspective on the development of human sociality and aggression. 10, 16, 19, 37, 9A
6.The student will be able to explain and criticize the information about the evolutional roots of altruism and morality. 10, 16, 19, 37, 9A
Teaching Methods:10: Discussion Method, 16: Question - Answer Technique, 19: Brainstorming Technique, 21: Simulation Technique, 37: Computer-Internet Supported Instruction, 9: Lecture Method
Assessment Methods:A: Traditional Written Exam

Course Outline

OrderSubjectsPreliminary Work
1Introduction
2Basic Concepts (such as Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Adaptation, Survival and Reproductive Success)
3Basic Concepts (continue…)
4The Evolved Psychological MechanismsEPG
5The Origins of Survivalİİ; B-1
6The Growing Brainİİ; B-2
7MatingEP; B-3
8Mating (continue…)EP; B-3
9Emotions and JealousyEP; B-3
10SocialityEPG
11Violence and Aggressionİİ; B-6
12Cooperation and Altruismİİ; B-7
13Moralityİİ; B-8
14Criticisms of Evolutionary PsychologyEPG
Resources
Stewart-Williams, S. (2023). Evreni anlayan maymun: Zihin ve kültür nasıl evrimleşti. İstanbul: Eksik Parça Yayınları. Dawkins, R. (2020). Gen bencildir. İstanbul: Kuzey Yayınları.

Course Contribution to Program Qualifications

Course Contribution to Program Qualifications
NoProgram QualificationContribution Level
12345
1
Knows the basic concepts of research and application-oriented sub-fields of psychology and the basic theories of these fields.
2
Can compare theories and schools in the history of psychology, and relate new developments with this knowledge.
3
Can recognize and interpret the problems they encounter and offer solutions using their expert knowledge.
4
Can investigate a problem with scientific methods, interpret findings and turn the results into a scientific publication.
5
Can lead the project, plan and manage the activities in a team established to solve the problems related to their field.
6
Can question and criticize new ideas from a scientific point of view without taking sides.
7
They adopt the principle of lifelong learning and can follow new developments in their field.
8
Can share their findings, knowledge and solution suggestions about a problem with colleagues or people outside of their field in written or oral form, in an appropriate language.
9
They have a sense of social responsibility and can use their professional achievements in solving problems in their near and far surroundings.
10
Speaks English at least at B1 level to follow international professional developments.
11
Has basic computer skills and can communicate with colleagues on up-to-date platforms.
12
Knows the basic tools of psychology used in assessment and evaluation and can use these tools.
13
Knows professional responsibilities, authorization, and limits, recognizes psychological problems, can make the right referral for their solution, and abides by ethical principles in research and practice.
14
They consider individual and cultural differences in research and practice and take these differences into account while evaluating the research results.

Assessment Methods

Contribution LevelAbsolute Evaluation
Rate of Midterm Exam to Success 40
Rate of Final Exam to Success 60
Total 100

Numerical Data

Student Success

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