General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

PSYC 411 / COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 201 and PSYC. 205

A broad overview of the neural bases of cognition. Basic neuroanatomy, a description of the neuroscience methods, and a survey of fundamental topics such as neural basis of vision, executive function, learning and memory, attention, emotion, thinking and problem solving, and social cognition.

PSYC 415 / NEURAL BASES OF MEMORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 201 and PSYC. 205

An overview of the neural basis of memory. Cutting edge research related to the cognitive neuroscience of human memory, including neural correlates of working memory, cognitive control of memory, long-term memory encoding, long-term memory retrieval, and the impact of aging on various memory processes.

PSYC 420 / ATTITUDES, PERSUASION AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The purpose of this course is to survey research and theorizing on the psychology of attitudes and persuasion. The course will explore issues such as attitude formation and change; the structure, function, strength and measurement of attitudes; principles of persuasion and social influence; resistance and susceptibility to persuasion; designing persuasive communications for behavior change interventions. Applications in consumer, health, and political psychology are reviewed throughout the course.

PSYC 421 / PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL POLICY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC.100

Role of psychology in social policies, with particular focus on social problems from a psychological perspective. Issues include education, human development indices, gender, poverty, health and deviance.

PSYC 427 / CONDITIONING AND LEARNING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 201 and PSYC. 205

A detailed study of major theories in the area of conditioning and learning. Topics covered include habituation, sensitization, classical conditioning, instrumental conditioning, stimulus control, aversive control, extinction, and motivation. In addition, the neural basis of these behavioral processes and the experimental paradigms are described in detail.

PSYC 430 / DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 206

The etiological role of developmental processes in the formation of adaptive and maladaptive behavioral patterns in children and youth. Cognitive, emotional, and motivational difficulties that characterize disorders and theory and empirical research into their developmental roots in childhood. Adoption of an individual difference perspective to examine the risk and protective factors that contribute to the emergence of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors.

PSYC 431 / HUMAN MEMORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC.100

Studies and models in verbal learning, information processing, and connectionist frameworks. Current research and applications are examined.

PSYC 432 / CULTURE AND BEHAVIOR
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 100 or SOCI. 100 or PSYC. 204 or SOCI. 206 or consent of the instructor

An examination of psychological processes in cultural context. The self and the family, cognition, social behavior, organizational behavior and work values from a cross-cultural perspective.

PSYC 433 / PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC.100

Cognitive, social and cultural aspects of language, including processes and theories of language processing and acquisition by children, adults, and bilinguals, biological foundations and language disorders.

PSYC 434 / INTRODUCTION TO COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Pre-Requisite: PSYC 303

Overview of theories of family systems therapy and their applications with couples and families. Discussion and critique of different theoretical orientations such as Strategic/MRI, Behavioral, Structural, Intergenerational, Experiential, Solution-focused, and Narrative perspectives.

PSYC 441 / HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC.100

Basic functions of Human Resource Management from a generalist perspective for all managers; job design, recruitment, selection, training and career development, compensation and benefits, performance appraisal and discipline in organizations; current developments in HRM abroad and in Türkiye.

PSYC 445 / COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC.100 and PSYC 205 and PSYC 206

Children?s thought and its development, including changing conceptions of physical reality and the development of logical thinking and intelligence. Current research and applications are examined.

PSYC 450 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC 204 and PSYC 206 or consent of the instructor

Detailed examination current topics in psychology.

PSYC 451 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination current topics in psychology.

PSYC 452 / SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Human social development; research areas such as social learning, social cognition, moral development, sex-role development, prosocial development and aggression.

PSYC 452 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 305

Human social development; research areas such as social learning, social cognition, moral development, sex-role development, prosocial development and aggression.

PSYC 453 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 205

PSYC 454 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

PSYC 455 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Pre-Requisite: PSYC 206

PSYC 456 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC 303

PSYC 461 / PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 201 and PSYC. 205

An introduction to physiological psychology. During this course students will learn about the physiological mechanisms that underlie psychological processes of sensation, motivation, learning, memory, and emotion. Other topics include neurological disorders, schizophrenia, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychopharmacology.

PSYC 490 / INDEPENDENT STUDY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Work on the research proposal resulting from PSYC 390 with the guidance of an instructor, culminating in a research paper suitable for presentation or publication.

PSYC 491 / HONORS PROJECT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Available to students with a GPA equal to or greater than 3.00 and with consent of the instructor.

PSYC 495 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition: