Information Package / Course Catalogue
Child Psychology
Course Code: EBB279
Course Type: Non Departmental Elective
Couse Group: First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

To gain knowledge about child, child psychology and to gain knowledge about different perspectives about child psychology

Course Content

Introduction to the course, Basic concepts and history of child psychology, Developmental Characteristic in Infancy: Early Learning, Motor Skills, Perceptual Capacity, Developmental Characteristics of Early Childhood, Developmental Characteristics of Late Childhood, Cognitive Development in Childhood Period: Theoretical Framework of Piaget and Vygotsky, Language Development, Emotional Development and Moral Development and in Childhood Period

Name of Lecturer(s)
Lec. Esin ÖZER
Learning Outcomes
1.Describe the basic principles and history of child psychology.
2.Describe the developmental characteristics of childhood period (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, late childhood).
3.Explain the status of child in familial, school and social environments
4.Describe the adjustment problems that can be observed in childhood period.
5.Explain adjustment problems in childhood period by developmental perspective.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) (E. Köroğlu, Çev.). American Psychiatric Pub.
2.Boyd, D. & Bee, H. (2009). Çocuk ve gelişim psikolojisi. Ankara: Kaknüs.
3.Mash, E. J., & Barkley, R. A. (Eds.). (2014). Child psychopathology. Guilford Publications.
4.Onur, B. (2000). Oyuncaklı dünya. Ankara: İmge.
5.Onur, B. (2005). Türkiye'de çocukluğun tarihi. Ankara: İmge.
6.Piaget, J. & Inhelder, B. (2016). Çocuk psikolojisi. Ankara: Pinhan.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to the course
Week 2 - Theoretical
Basic concepts and history of child psychology
Week 3 - Theoretical
Developmental Characteristic in Infancy: Early Learning, Motor Skills, Perceptual Capacity
Week 4 - Theoretical
Developmental Characteristics of Early Childhood
Week 5 - Theoretical
Developmental Characteristics of Late Childhood
Week 6 - Theoretical
Cognitive Development in Childhood Period: Theoretical Framework of Piaget and Vygotsky
Week 7 - Theoretical
Language Development, Emotional Development and Moral Development and in Childhood Period
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Approaching Childhood Adjustment Problems from Developmental Perspective
Week 10 - Theoretical
Adjustment Problems in Childhood: Familial Problems
Week 11 - Theoretical
Adjustment Problems in Childhood: Preschool and school life Problems
Week 12 - Theoretical
Adjustment Problems in Childhood: Mental Retardation-Neurodevelopmental Disabilities from the perspective of DSM-V
Week 13 - Theoretical
Adjustment Problems in Childhood: Societal Problems
Week 14 - Theoretical
Ethical issues while working with children with special needs
Week 15 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory124272
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination110111
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)94
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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