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PSY 501 Trends in Psychological Science 3 Credits
This course aims to survey cutting-edge research in psychological sciences. Faculty members take turns in discussing with students research articles in their area of expertise that reflect current trends, novel research directions, and hot debates in psychological sciences ?including social,developmental, and cognitive psychology as well as neuroscience

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 502 Data Analysis for Psychological Science I 3 Credits
In this course, students master the analysis of OLS general and generalised linear models using SPSS. Starting with a comparison of ANOVA and regression approaches, and how their respective SPSS dialogues can be used flexibly to produce similar results. Students are familiarised with analyses of between groups, repeated measures, and mixed datasets; higher-order interactions and moderation; crossing fixed factors with covariates; traditional and bootstrapping approaches to mediation; handling non-normal outcomes; and the basics of Bayesian inference. Along the way, students discuss and consider the details of experimental design, measurement, power,and ethics.

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PSY 503 Data Analysis for Psychological Science II 3 Credits
In this course, students master multivariate analyses involving latent and random factors. They begin by learning principle components analysis and exploratory factor analysis, before proceeding to study structural equation modelling for both hypothesis testing and confirmatory factor analysis. Finally, they start to use mixed models, and their applications to repeated measures and hierarchical data. Throughout, students focus on acquiring practical skills, by analysing real-world datasets with a variety of software.

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PSY 510 EEG Methods and Analyses 3 Credits
This course is a project-based course in which the student designs the experiment, collects data and performs EEG analyses. The first part of the course focuses on EEG experimental design and data collection. This section teaches students how to shape the choices EEG researchers make when designing their experiments according to their research questions. The second part focuses on data analysis and interpretation of results. Students learn preprocessing, event-related and steady- state potentials, time-frequency power analyses in both univariate and multivariate domains. They acquire not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills.

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PSY 511 Cognition, Emotion and Psychopathology 3 Credits
In this seminar course, students read about and discuss topics in the booming fields of affective cognition and experimental psychopathology. Students present and analyse key readings on visual search for threat, attentional and memory narrowing, cognitive biases in anxiety and depression, cognitive bias modification, and cognitive approaches to understanding and remediating PTSD. Students gain confidence in presenting complex work, independently critiquing and debating concepts and evidence.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 512 Visual Cognition 3 Credits
This course aims to survey research and theoretical discussions on Visual Cognition. Vision is central to our daily interactions with the world. It is the most salient sense modality, dominating our perception. Visual thinking plays a crucial role in a number of tasks such as object recognition, reading emotions from facial expressions, spatial orientation and wayfinding, creative problem solving, planning for the future, understanding scientific visualizations or visual art. Topics to be discussed include theoretical research on cognitive and neural processes underlying visual cognition as well as applied research on visual thinking and individual differences in visual processing styles.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 514 Selected Topics in Language and Communication 3 Credits
This course presents specialized topics in research on language and communication. The selected topics will vary from year to year, but topics are drawn from one or more areas of psychology and related fields including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, neuroscience, psycholinguistics, speech pathology, and education. The main focus of this course is to closely examine recent literature in the field. By the end of the course, students are expected to have developed basic abilities to critically evaluate research articles concerning the psychology of language.

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PSY 515 Selected Topics in Memory and Attention 3 Credits
This course explores the most recent advances in interactions between attention and memory. Topics include the role of memories for guiding attention, and the role of attention for encoding, manipulation, storage, retrieval of memories. The goal of the course is to provide an advanced, state- of-art understanding of the interactions between memory and attention, and to deliver the skills for critically evaluating the relevant research.

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PSY 516 Culture and Cognition 3 Credits
This course provides students interested in cognition with the opportunity to study the social and cultural aspects of thinking. It uses a psychological, and at times cognitive scientific, lens to explore issues such as the relation of language and thought, narrative development, memory (individual and collective), emotion, morality, transmission of knowledge, concepts, implicit cognition. It will survey research and theory within social psychology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cross-cultural psychology and provide implications from and for philosophy, anthropology, literature, artificial intelligence, and politics. This course is also concerned with methodological and theoretical challenges in the integration of cultural perspectives in psychology

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Spring 2016-2017 Culture and Cognition (PSY505)

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 522 Social Development 3 Credits
This course provides a broad overview of how children behave in and think about the social world. The topics include: innate and early-emerging social knowledge, moral development, social cognition, theory of mind, aggression, bias, and the influence of peers & parents, and culture on development

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PSY 540 Personal Relationships 3 Credits
The purpose of this class is to provide a broad overview of emotional, cognitive and motivational processes in close relationships (simply relationships science) from a social psychological perspective with a specific emphasis on the attachment, interdependence, attributions and evolutionary approaches. From family relations, friendships to romantic relationships, dynamics of diverse relationships are covered. Processes of initiating, maintaining, and terminating relationships are elaborated within the contemporary theoretical framework and empirical findings. Yakın İlişkiler Bu derste yakın ilişkiler bilimindeki temel konular kapsanmaktadır. Sosyal psikoloji perspektifinden yakın ilişkilerdeki duygusal, bilişsel ve motivasyonel süreçler, başta bağlanma, karşılıklı bağımlılık, yükleme ve evrimsel yaklaşımlar olmak üzere yakın ilişkilerdeki temel kuramlar temelinde incelenmektedir. Aile içi ilişiklilerinden, arkadaşlığa, romantik ilişkilere kadar farklı yakın ilişki türlerindeki dinamikler ayrıntılarıyla irdelenmektedir. İlişkilerin başlatılması, sürdürülmesi ve sonlandırılmasına ilişkin süreçler kuramlar ve ilgili güncel görgül çalışmalar kapsamında ele alınmaktadır.

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PSY 542 Social Cognition 3 Credits
This course surveys leading research on how we process social information and make day-to-day judgments. The course aims to provide students with a deep understanding of how we make sense of complex social information, including topics such as person perception, judgment and decision making, and stereotyping

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PSY 544 Intergroup Relationships 3 Credits
This course provides students with an advanced understanding of intergroup processes and relationships focusing on special topics such as social identities, majority-minority group relationships, prejudice reduction techniques, collective action, and acculturation. Departing from both theoretical and empirical research in social psychology, political psychology, and intergroup processes literatures, the course equips students with extensive knowledge in intergroup relationships and aims to provide students skills and competencies that enable them to critically discuss and generate research ideas in the field of intergroup relationships..

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Spring 2019-2020 Intergroup Relationships 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 545 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3 Credits
This course provides students interested in social psychology with the opportunity to explore a variety of popular research areas in depth. It will also include discussions about the methodological and technological challenges the field is faced with.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 552 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 Credits
Cognitive neuroscience is a branch of neuroscience which studies processes of nervous system underpinning cognitive functions (acquisition, storage, transformation and use of knowledge). The course explores the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive processes such as perception, attention, memory, and decision- making. In light of behavioral and neuroimaging research, the course aims to deliver the skills to interpret cognitive neuroscience research and understand human cognition.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 590 Pro- Thesis Seminar 0 Credit
Pro-Thesis Seminar is a non-credit course aiming to guide MS students in choosing a research topic towards their thesis, conducting a focused literature review, and presenting their thesis proposal in a collegial discussion under the supervision of a supervisor.

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ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (5 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 595 Term Project 0 Credit
The institutional framework for guided research under the supervision of a faculty member towards the completion of non-thesis program students? required research projects

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ECTS Credit: 15 ECTS (15 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 599 Master Thesis 0 Credit
Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a faculty member.

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ECTS Credit: 35 ECTS (35 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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