Master Thesis (PSY 599)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Psychology(PSY)
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Asuman Büyükcan Tetik asumanbt@sabanciuniv.edu, Emre Selçuk emre.selcuk@sabanciuniv.edu, Eren Günseli eren.gunseli@sabanciuniv.edu, Gül Günaydın gul.gunaydin@sabanciuniv.edu, Junko Kanero jkanero@sabanciuniv.edu, Nihan Alp nihanalp@sabanciuniv.edu, Olesya Blazhenkova olesya@sabanciuniv.edu, Çiğdem Bağcı cigdem.bagci@sabanciuniv.edu, Nebi Sümer nebisumer@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
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CONTENT

Provides a non-credit framework for the continuous monitoring and collegial discussion of MA students' thesis research and writing, which they are expected to accomplish under the supervision of a faculty member.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES


1. Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications 5

2. Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas. 5

3. Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach. 5

4. Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject. 5

5. Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas. 5

6. Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study. 5

7. Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently. 5

8. Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals. 5

9. Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving. 4

10. Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. 5

11. Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary. 2

12. Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field. 5

13. Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level. 5

14. Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements. 5

15. Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field. 3

16. Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values. 4


1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 5

2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 5

3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 5

4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 5

5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5

6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 5


1. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5

2. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 3

3. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5


1. Characterize the nature of psychology in science and applied settings. 5

2. Demonstrate psychological literacy and incorporate theoretical, statistical and experimental methods in scientific inquiry 5

3. Deepen comprehensive knowledge of psychology?s core foundation content domains, especially of cognitive, social, developmental psychology, and the biological bases of behavior 5

4. Formulate plausible psychological explanations for behavioral phenomena and develop scientific hypotheses 5

5. Produce innovative and integrative applications to solve problems 5

6. Behave and conduct research in accordance with the ethical standards of the discipline 5

7. Strengthen personal integrity and developing soft skills such asscientific writing and speaking, effective communication, teamwork, flexibility, and leadership 5

8. Exercise values that reflect a commitment to diversity and contribute to society 5

9. Apply psychological knowledge and scientific thinking, writing, and speaking skills in professional settings 5

10. Develop advanced research designs and apply advanced statistical analyses 5