Course Information


Asst. Prof. Aslı Göncü, Asst. Prof. Ozanser Uğurlu, Asst. Prof. Nart Bedin Atalay 

Course Description

This is an introductory course to the scientific study of Psychology. The first part of this course, Introduction to Psychology I, covers basics of research methods, biological psychology, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, memory and higher cognitive processes (language, thinking and reasoning). 


This course aims to teach you the topics, approaches, and basic terminology in the field of Psychology. This course will prepare you for more advanced topics of Psychology. 

Text Book

Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding (2nd Edition). Using an original copy will provide you benefits of accessing online resources and materials (Check Resources tab on the web site. Click to student resources link.) The same text book will be used for Introduction to Psychology II course, in the Spring semester. 

Companion Website for Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding



This is a must course for Psychology majors and minors.


Attendance is must and it will be taken. Attendance to 70% of class hours is necessary to enter the final exam. Click for lecture hours.


There will be 2 Mid-Term and 1 Final exams. Questions will be multiple choice, and yes/no questions. There will be bonus assignments and quizzes.


Mid Term 1 30% 

Mid Term 2 30% 

Final 40%

Bonus Assignments and Quizzes 10%

MAKE-UP exams will be in essay format. 

DO NOT ask for a raise in your grade, I will not raise your grade under any circumstances.

Very Important Note: All assignments must be done ON YOUR OWN. Note that academic dishonesty includes not only cheating, fabrication, and plagiarism, but also includes helping other students commit acts of academic dishonesty by allowing them to obtain copies of your work. Cases of academic dishonesty will be dealt with harshly. If the student is found to be responsible of academic dishonesty, the typical sanction results in a grade of “FF”. More serious instances can result in expulsion from the university.