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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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Fall 2022-2023 Trends in Psychological Science 3
Fall 2021-2022 Trends in Psychological Science 3
Fall 2020-2021 Trends in Psychological Science 3

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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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Fall 2022-2023 Data Analysis for Psychological Science I 3
Fall 2021-2022 Data Analysis for Psychological Science I 3
Fall 2020-2021 Data Analysis for Psychological Science I 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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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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Spring 2021-2022 Data Analysis for Psychological Science II 3
Spring 2020-2021 Data Analysis for Psychological Science II 3

Prerequisite: PSY 502 - Doctorate - Min Grade D
or PSY 502 - Masters - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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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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Spring 2021-2022 EEG Methods and Analyses 3
Spring 2020-2021 EEG Methods and Analyses 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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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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Fall 2022-2023 Cognition, Emotion and Psychopathology 3
Fall 2020-2021 Cognition, Emotion and Psychopathology 3

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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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Fall 2022-2023 Visual Cognition 3
Spring 2020-2021 Visual Cognition 3

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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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Fall 2020-2021 Selected Topics in Language and Communication 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 515 Seminar 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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Spring 2021-2022 Seminar in Memory and Attention 3
Spring 2020-2021 Selected Topics in Memory and Attention 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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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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Fall 2022-2023 Culture and Cognition 3
Spring 2021-2022 Culture and Cognition 3
Fall 2020-2021 Culture and Cognition 3
Spring 2016-2017 Culture and Cognition (PSY505) 3

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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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Fall 2022-2023 Social Development 3
Fall 2021-2022 Social Development 3
Fall 2020-2021 Social Development 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 524 Language Development in Infancy and Childhood 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of language development in infancy and childhood, from birth through the preschool years. We will go over milestones and content of what children acquire including phonological, semantic, and syntactic skills. The main focus will be on typical monolingual development, we will also explore language development in children growing up with bilingual and multilingual backgrounds as well as with speech and other communicative issues. We will cover methodological as well as theoretical issues around language development in early years. The implications of research findings in education will also be discussed.

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Fall 2022-2023 Language Development in Infancy and Childhood 3
Fall 2021-2022 Language Development in Infancy and Childhood 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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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.

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Spring 2021-2022 Personal Relationships 3
Spring 2020-2021 Personal 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 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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Spring 2020-2021 Social Cognition 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 543 Psychology of the Self 3 Credits
The course aims to provide a detailed review of the recent literature on the self and attachment from the social psychological, personality, and developmental perspectives. With a specific emphasis on the cultural aspects, the issues such as self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-regulation, and formation and development of attachment bonds will extensively be covered.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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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 2021-2022 Intergroup Relationships 3
Spring 2020-2021 Intergroup Relationships 3
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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Fall 2021-2022 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3

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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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Fall 2022-2023 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
Fall 2021-2022 Cognitive Neuroscience 3
Fall 2020-2021 Cognitive Neuroscience 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 580 Psychology in the Public Interest 3 Credits
This course will discuss how psychological sciences can advance public interest in diverse areas—such as health, technology, sports, law, education, and organizations. To gain an appreciation of how psychological findings can be used to resolve day-to-day problems students will read, critically reflect on, and discuss psychological research with applied implications

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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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Spring 2021-2022 Pro- Thesis Seminar 0
Spring 2020-2021 Pro- Thesis Seminar 0

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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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Fall 2022-2023 Master Thesis 0
Spring 2021-2022 Master Thesis 0
Fall 2021-2022 Master Thesis 0

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ECTS Credit: 35 ECTS (35 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 620 Directed Research in Psychological Science 3 Credits
Directed research course aims to provide hands-on empirical research experience to graduate students in psychological sciences. This course involves conducting a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Students may carry out the research in the course as part of laboratory rotation, a funded research project of a faculty member, an independent research project, a systematic literature review, or other appropriate research activities.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 680 Literature Review 3 Credits
Literate review is the fundamental step in academic work and requires a thorough effort from the beginning. Researchers working on a particular topic primarily specialize in the field of literature review. In this course, students will learn to systematically search the literature to better comprehend the area they study and learn how to carry out a project.

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Fall 2021-2022 Literature Review 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS (10 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 690 Ph.D. Pro-thesis Seminar 0 Credit
A multi-purpose and non-credit course that can be used flexibly for a better preparation in research methods and analysis including deepening mastery of the relevant research languages through special readings, whenever necessary. The course also aims to expose students to ethical standards and rules in research and publishing.

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ECTS Credit: 5 ECTS (5 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 699 Ph.D. Thesis 0 Credit
Ph.D. Thesis provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of PhD students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a thesis advisor plus two other examiners from the relevant field over three or four years following the completion of their course-work.

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ECTS Credit: 137 ECTS (137 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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PSY 799 Ph.D. Thesis 0 Credit
Ph.D. Thesis provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of PhD students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a thesis advisor plus two other examiners from the relevant field over three or four years following the completion of their course-work.

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ECTS Credit: 137 ECTS (137 ECTS for students admitted before 2013-14 Academic Year)
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