Understanding Social Behavior

This course, zUnderstanding Social Behaviory is designed to present a general introduction to social psychology for university students from various departments as an elective course. Students will be introduced to history, general theories, and methods of social psychology; as well basic concepts and recent research findings. The format of the course will include mostly lectures and discussions; videos or in-class activities will also be incorporated depending on our schedule.


Learning how to create lesson plans: first year preservice mathematics teachers’ experience in university within school model
Özkan, Betül; Işıksal Bostan, Mine; Tunç Pekkan, Zelha; Department of Mathematics Education (2021-2-15)
The aim of this study was to examine how first year preservice mathematics teachers (PSMTs) in different levels integrate feedback given by a course instructor and classmates into their lesson plans. Moreover, the study investigated how PSMTs evaluated their performance during lesson planning process. The case study design was used to get detail information about first year PSMTs’ experience in University within School Model. Seventeen freshmen preservice mathematics teachers who were enrolled in Undergradu...
The Predictors of English language preparatory school instructors' self-efficacy beliefs
Ülkümen, Hatice Aslı; Çapa Aydın, Yeşim; Department of Curriculum and Instruction (2013)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether university type, years of teaching experience, mastery experience, undergraduate major, colleague support, and administration support would predict EFL instructors’ self efficacy beliefs for classroom management, instructional strategies, and student engagement. A total of 285 English language instructors from nine universities in Ankara constituted the participants of the study. The data were collected through a five-section scale, consisting of the Turk...
Predictors of English proficiency test performance: a case study
Yılmaz, Şermin; Berberoğlu,Giray; Department of Educational Sciences (2002)
The purpose of this study is to investigate a set of independent variables consisting of students' academic and social background, their performances in progress tests given throughout the 2000-2001 academic year, their learning styles, and their attitudes toward English in order to predict the performance of Başkent University Preparatory School students in the Proficiency Test, and in its grammar, reading and vocabulary sections.
Alpsoy, Zeynep Eda; Engin Demir, Cennet; Department of Curriculum and Instruction (2022-3)
This study aims to investigate student experiences, satisfaction, and the relationship between these two dimensions during the online language learning process at a preparatory school. Student experiences are examined with a focus on instructor support, peer relations, technical support and course activities and materials. Additionally, learner characteristics, such as gender, employment status, language level, achievement, prior online learning experiences, issues experienced in online learning and their r...
Effects of web-based learning tool on student learning in science education: a case study
Şengel, Erhan; Özden, M. Yaşar; Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (2005)
This exploratory study provides a qualitative and quantitative report on the integration of a specific online information system into the science curriculum using authentic tasks in a class setting. It investigates how they use an online information database and tools to create meaning. An in-depth analysis was done to understand students̕ perceptions about the usability of a web-based learning tool used in science course, properties of a web-based learning tool, the quality of the content, and the structur...
Citation Formats
B. Cingöz Ulu, “Understanding Social Behavior,” 00, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://ocw.metu.edu.tr/course/view.php?id=166.