1st Year – Fall Semester 1st Year – Spring Semester
PSYC 501- Research Methods ı PSYC 538-Measurement and Evaluation in Clinical Psychology
PSYC 535- Clinical Psychology PSYC 539- Ethics in Psychology
PSYC 536 – Advanced Adult Psychopathology Elective
PYCY 537- Approaches to Psychotherapy Elective
PSYC 590- Seminar TEACH 500: TA Assignments
KOLT 500: TA Workshops ENGL 500 : English Academic Writing
TEACH 500: TA Assignments
2nd Year – Fall Semester 2nd Year – Spring Semester
PSYC 595: MA Dissertation PSYC 595: MA Dissertation
TEACH 500: TA Assignments TEACH 500: TA Assignments
PSYC 591- Clinical Internship PSYC 591- Clinical Internship
PSYC 592- Clinical Supervision PSYC 592- Clinical Supervision

Course Descriptions

PSYC 501 Research Methods I
Review of descriptive statistics and basic research methodology. Experimental methods and research design including one-way analyses,factorial designs, repeated measures, analysis of covariance, and the analyses of main effects, simple effects and interaction comparisons.

PSYC 502 Research Methods II
Building on the content of PSYC 501, further advanced research methods are presented. These include problems in multivariate regression analysis, multivariate analysis of nominal and ordinal data, structural equation models, and methods for analyzing longitudinal data. In addition, students learn how to choose appropriate methodology for a variety of research problems.

PSYC 503 Current Topics in Psychology
Discussion of recent research by faculty and other invited speakers, and cross-fertilization of ideas, research topics as well as methodological approaches are emphasized.

PSYC 504 Testing and Measurement
A review of basics of psychological measurement; all steps of the process of assessment development; different methods of psychological assessment such as observational, self-administered, and interview techniques; and, ways of integrating information from multiple assessment methods are discussed. Students work with applications and discuss greater cultural, ethical, and societal context of psychological measurement.

PSYC 505 Culture and Self
This is a required course for Social, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology doctoral programs. The formation of the self and its interaction with social-psychological-cognitive processes are studied in socio-cultural context and from developmental, cultural, and cross-cultural perspectives.  The main topic of this course is the self, which has its antecedents in the beginnings of American psychology on the one hand, and in social psychological and sociological symbolic interactionism on the other hand. It is emphasized that self is the key to individual-society interface and is important for the theoretical advancement of both universal psychology and also for psychological applications directed at human well-being.

PSYC 509 Developmental Psychopathology
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 510 Emotion and Motivation
The Course provides an overview of theories and research in emotion and motivation. Readings will examine the role of emotions and motivations in verbal & nonverbal communicatio, decision making & reasoning, social functioning, and psychopathology. Whenever possible, students will be exposed to these topics at different levels of analysis including biological, cognitive and social.

PSYC 512  Language Development Theories and Applications 
Theoretical and measurement approaches to language development from infancy to school-age; language comprehension and production skills, narrative competence, role of environmental factors in the emergence and the development of language.

PSYC 517 Advanced Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Theories, Methodologies and Practices. The course will focus on state-of-the-art theoretical and methodological approaches in IO Psychology. Most recent research and theories on some of the most important subjects of the field like “criteria definition”, scientific bases of personnel decisions and industrial development will be discussed. Also in order to encourage students to have research experience in these areas, they will be asked to conduct a research project.

PSYC 520 Attitudes, Persuasion and Social Influence
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 521 Cognitive Development
This course will review current research and theoretical issues about cognitive development. Major research areas that will be covered are theory of mind, joint attention, language, memory, numerical cognition, social cognition, and implications of atypical cognitive development. Interfaces with socioemotional development will also be emphasized.

PSYC 523 Psychology of Close Relationships 
Course readings and discussion will focus on theoretical and empirical work on the formation, maintenance and dissolution of close relationships. Readings will emphasize the role of cognitive factors, e.g. attributions, and emotional factors on interpersonal communication in the context of close relationships and they will cover marital relationships, friendships, parent-child, and family relationships. A portion of the readings will emphasize the social and policy implications of this research for issues such as divorce and family violence.

PSYC 524 Social Development
This course will examine the social aspects of development. Topics include parenting, peer relationships and friendship, attachment, empathy, aggression, emotional development, gender socialization, and adult social development.

PSYC 535  Clinical Psychology
Contemporary issues and interview skills, the role of the clinical psychologist, professional and ethical issues.

PSYC 536 Advanced Adult Psychopathology
Examination of various mental disorders seen during adulthood in DSM 5 diagnostic classification system. The etiology, symptoms and treatment models of the conditions will be discussed.

PSYC 537 Measurement and Assessment in Clinical Psychology
Application of evaluation and measurement in the field of clinical psychology. Objective measurement and evaluation of cognitive functionality (intelligence and motor-perception tests) and personality traits.  Comprehensive training on the application, scoring, interpretation and reporting of objective psychological measurement and evaluation tools.

PSYC 538 Approaches to Psychotherapy
Discussion of the main psychotherapy approaches (psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, existential, systemic and others). Theoretical information on planning, directing and termination of psychotherapy.

PSYC 539 Problem Solving Therapy
Research and practice related to the application, research and theory of problem solving therapy developed within the framework of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model. Focuses on the ability to develop and implement problem solving focused intervention programs at the individual, group, family, institutional and social levels.

PSYC 542 Advanced Social Psychology
This is in an entry level course that involves discussion of some of the central theories and models and examination of most recent approaches and research in the field of social psychology.  Another goal of this course is to provide the students with an overview of the methods and paradigms used by social psychologists.

PSYC 543 Ethics in Psychology
Discussion of ethical principles to be followed in clinical psychology practices and researches through various cases and dilemmas.

PSYC 544 Personality and Psychopathology
Discussions on the main personality theories. Examination of personality development and function with respect to the relationship between personality and psychopathology.?

PSYC 545 Contemporary Approaches in Psychotherapy
The course will provide theoretical knowledge on the current evidence-based psychotherapy techniques, their scientific background and applications during psychotherapy (case formulation, planning of psychotherapy, therapy process, etc.).

PSYC 546 Couple and Family Therapy
Examining and discussing different approaches in couple and family therapy.  Special situations in couple therapy and systemic in couple and family therapy, relational and behavioral intervention methods.

PSYC 547 Psychology of Suicide
Conceptual explanation and evaluation of suicidal behavior, study of factors leading to suicide, and learning of psychological methods and principles for the treatment and prevention of suicide.

PSYC 548 Clinical Interventions to Trauma
Discussion of trauma related disorders and models. Trauma and its psychological effects, trauma related psychopathologies. Group intervention to trauma through a cognitive behavioral based group approach.

PSYC 549 Alcohol and Substance Addiction
Alcohol and substance use rates, substance types and effects, alcohol and substance use prevention studies and current approaches to addiction (motivational interview, relapse prevention, collective behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, family therapy). Evaluation and intervention techniques with clinical applications.

PSYC 564 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Understanding of the cognitive behavioral treatment approach in certain behavioral disorders; review of theoretical discussions; introduction on therapy techniques and applications.

PSYC 567 Attitudes and Persuasion
This course will provide an overview of classic and recent research on attitudes and persuasion. Content will include broad coverage of the issues of major importance to attitude theory, but will focus on more recent issues and controversies that have captured the interest of researchers in the field. The class will cover topics such as structure and functions of attitudes, measurement, the role of memory, models of attitude chaneg and persuasion, resistance, message design and evaluation. Students who take this course will become familiar with research methods and major issues in attitudes research and will have a better understanding of how individuals form, use, and maintain their evaluations. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to critique existing research and formulate new research ideas. Applications in the context of health, consumption, politics, and advertising will be covered throughout.

PSYC 561 / PSYC 461: Physiological Psychology  
Introduction to physiological psychology; overview of 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 515 / PSYC 415 Neural Bases of Memory
An overview of the neural basis of memory. Covers topics in 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 511 / PSYC 411 Cognitive Neuroscience 
An overview of the neural bases of cognition. Covers 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 590 Seminar in Psychology
Discussion of recent research by faculty and other invited speakers, and cross-fertilization of, research ideas topics as well as methodological approaches are emphasized.

ENGL 500 Graduate Writing
Builds a solid background in written and spoken academic discourse; improves critical reading and writing skillls ; fosters critical and creative thinking. Provides instruction in proper academic citation models.

PSYC 591 Clinical Internship
Psychological evaluation, interview and psychotherapy practices in partner clinics throughout 3rd and 4th semester of the program.

PSYC 592 Supervision
Follow-up and discussion of internship cases in group or individual format.

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