Courses


PSY 503  Learning: Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Theories and procedures of learning will be elaborated by paying emphasize on the underlying neural plasticity of behavior. Analytical techniques and procedures to test hypotheses about behavioral phenomena will be the main approach of the course. In addition, learning will be defined as a powerful tool for an examination of complex neural systems in vertebrates. Finally, usage of this tool will be expanded to the studies of psychopharmacological preperations.


PSY 501  Computer-Aided Quantitative Methods in Psychology I

This is a course aiming to teach advanced computeraided statistics in psychology and social sciences. In addition to learning about the basics of conducting psychological data analysis and hypothesis testing, students will learn about the following statistical tests: Twoway analysis of variance (ANOVA); Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA); Analysis of covariance; Discriminant analysis; Cluster analysis. Student task will be to learn the basic concepts behind these tests. Student will also learn how to run these tests in SPSS.


GSSS 595  Seminar

Supervisors and students together will evaluate previous research on the basis of rules of academic writing and discuss how to apply skills related to critical reading, understanding, synthesizing and contrasting and comparing. Students will work together with an assigned instructor on a selected area in their discipline. Students are also required to write a paper/report in this seminar.


PSY 502  Computer-Aided Quantitative Methods in Psychology II

This is a course aiming to teach advanced computeraided statistics in psychology and social sciences. In addition to learning about the basics of conducting psychological data analysis and hypothesis testing, students will learn about the following statistical tests: Twoway analysis of variance (ANOVA); Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA); Analysis of covariance; Discriminant analysis; Cluster analysis. Student task will be to learn the basic concepts behind these tests. Student will also learn how to run these tests in SPSS.


GSSS 599  Master Thesis

This course is designed to independently conduct a research and acquire the necessary competencies. Accordingly, a proper research question is identified under the guidance of an advisor, an extensive literature review is made, and a unique hypothesis and research design are determined by taking into consideration the methodologies and gaps in the literature. Within the framework of the research design, the relevant data is collected and a thesis including the theoretical basis, method, results and discussion of the research is written.


Elective Courses


PSY 504  Advanced Cognitive Psychology

To examine basic human cognitve processes and fundemantal research methods and having kowledge about the application of these methods.


PSY 505  Advanced Studies in Physiological Psychology

This course is concerned with principles of behavioral neurosdcience, the underlying brain mechanisms that are responsible for behavior. The main approach to the course is in the framework of the human brain and its functions.


PSY 551  Evolutionary Bases of Learning and Cognition

This course is concerned with an in depth investigation of the evolutionary bases of learning and cognition. The course will cover how mental mechanisms and their biological correlates have evolved to produce what we have today.


PSY 552  Structural Equation Modeling

This graduate course overviews the application of structural equation modeling to various analysis problems confronted throughout the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Topics will include confirmatory factor analysis, measurement and structural models, path analysis, mediation, assessing model fit.


PSY 553  Computer Based Experimentation in Psychology

The course has been designed to help students to design and implement experiments, and analyze the data by using computer programs such as SuperLab, DirectRT, EPrime, and Visual Basic 6.0.


PSY 554  Experimental Social Psychology

In this course, studies that are conducted in experimental social psychology are introduced to the students within different theoretical approaches and methods.


PSY 555  New Perspectives in Human Sexuality

This course is aimed to introduce human sexuality in terms of anatomical structures, sexual development, sexual identity and orientation, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual disorders and conflict in relationships.


PSY 556  Theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Development of cognitive behavioural approach, cognitive behavioural therapies, etiology and treatment of psychological disorders


PSY 557  Theory and Applications in Psychology of Perception

In this course sensory, cognitive and psychological processes that underlie perception are discussed in a theoretical and applied framework.


PSY 558  Applied Health Psychology

The aim of this course is to introduce the basic concepts of health psychology which includes illness, adaptation to illness, health related quality of life, health behaviors and basic research methods that widely applied in health psychology.