Level and Duration of the Program: Undergraduate, 8 Semesters.

Department of Psychology Mission
As the Department of Psychology, we aim to provide our students with a strong foundation for deep understanding and effective solutions in their individual and social lives. Our mission is founded on the following principles:
1. Academic Excellence: Combining scientific research and theoretical knowledge with practical applications, enabling our students to achieve high standards in the field of psychology.
2. Student Centeredness: Focusing on the individual needs and interests of our students, enabling them to discover and develop their potential.
3. Social Contribution: To encourage student and staff participation in creating positive change in society by applying psychological knowledge in a way that is sensitive to social problems.
4. Multiculturalism and Diversity: Supporting students from different cultures and increasing cultural awareness and global understanding by embracing diversity.
5. Ethical Values: Adhering to the ethical principles of the psychology profession, raising awareness of our students about professional ethical responsibilities and equipping them with these values.
6. Continuous Development: To support the continuous learning and development of our students and staff and to enable them to adapt to changing world conditions.

As the Department of Psychology, in line with this mission, we are committed to educating qualified and well-equipped professionals who work to improve the psychological well-being of individuals and society.

Department of Psychology Vision
In our pursuit of excellence, the Department of Psychology aspires to be a leading center for the study and application of psychological science. We seek to advance knowledge in key areas of psychology, such as cognitive, social, developmental, clinical, and organizational psychology, and to translate this knowledge into practical solutions for addressing societal challenges. Through innovative research, evidence-based practice, and community engagement, we aim to empower our students to become ethical, competent, and compassionate leaders in the field of psychology, promoting mental health and well-being for individuals and communities worldwide.

Program Purpose
As the Department of Psychology, our aim is to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to understand human behavior, emotions, thoughts and mental processes and to encourage them to conduct research in this field. At the same time, we aim to develop our students' ability to think scientifically, analyze critically and adhere to ethical values in the field of psychology. Thus, while contributing to the personal development of our graduates, we also aim to ensure that they grow up as qualified psychologists who can be beneficial to society.

Program Achievements
Upon completion of the Department of Psychology program, students are expected to achieve proficiency in the following areas:
1. Understanding the major theories and concepts in psychology, including those related to cognition, emotion, behavior, and mental health.
2. Applying research methods and statistical techniques to design and conduct empirical studies in psychology and to critically evaluate psychological research literature.
3. Demonstrating competence in psychological assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, including evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy and counseling.
4. Communicating effectively and ethically with clients, colleagues, and the public about psychological issues and interventions.
5. Demonstrating cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity in working with individuals and communities from diverse backgrounds.
6. Upholding ethical principles and professional standards in the practice of psychology, including confidentiality, informed consent, and respect for client autonomy.

Program Employment Areas: Graduates of the Department of Psychology have employment opportunities in various fields.
1. General Psychologist: Analysing the psychological conditions of individuals in private clinics or private service centres and providing counselling services based on the observations obtained.
2. Counselling Psychologist: Providing psychological support and guidance services to the target audience, families or individuals in private educational institutions, guidance offices or private counselling firms.
3. Industrial and Occupational Psychologist: Working in companies, commercial enterprises of various scales or their human resources departments in personnel selection and placement processes, workplace stress management, increasing employee motivation.
4. Child and Adolescent Psychologist: Analysing, understanding and evaluating the psychological conditions of children and adolescents and providing guidance services to their families according to the observations obtained.
5. Psychologist Working in the Field of Social Service: Carrying out support work in areas such as protection of minors, family counselling, rehabilitation programmes in institutional and private social service institutions.
6. Researcher and Scientist: Teaching and conducting scientific studies in educational institutions, taking part in research projects in research centres or private institutions.
7. Rehabilitation Psychologist: Assessing the psychological needs of individuals with disabilities and contributing to rehabilitation programmes.

These areas cover the general areas of employment for graduates of the Department of Psychology. Different career paths can also be followed according to the interests and abilities of the graduates.

Lessons Process
The Department of Psychology, conducted through an internet-based Learning Management System (LMS), offers students the opportunity to learn through online education. This allows students to attend classes and complete the program online. Here is more information about how such an LMS-based program works:
1. Online Course Materials: The course materials of the program are accessible on the LMS platform. Students can access lecture notes, slides, videos, reading materials, and other resources from there.
2. Video Lectures: The instruction is supplemented with video lecture recordings. Students can watch these videos online and gain an understanding of the course content.
3. Live Classes and Webinars: Some programs organize live classes or webinars. Students can participate in these live sessions to interact with instructors.
4. Interactive Discussions and Forums: The LMS provides interactive discussion boards and forums for students. These platforms allow students to ask questions related to the course and engage in discussions with other students.
5. Student Assessments: Online exams, assignments, and project submissions are used to assess students' achievements. These assessments evaluate students' understanding and application of the course materials.
6. Customized Course Programs: The LMS offers students customized course programs. Students can choose courses that align with their specific interests or career goals.
7. Online Communication: Students can communicate with instructors and classmates through the LMS. Email, messaging, and video conferencing tools can be used.
8. Research and Project Collaboration: Students can collaborate on research projects through the LMS. This provides students with the opportunity to create online study groups.
9. Exams and Diploma: Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a diploma.

Programs conducted through an Internet-based LMS offer students the opportunity to receive education independently of geographical and time constraints. However, it requires students to be disciplined, have a good internet connection, and learn to effectively use digital learning platforms.

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