Psychology Optional

Unit 1-Introduction

The Introduction to Psychology aims at looking at the very inception of Psychology, first briefly as a part of Philosophy and then later it's divergence

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Unit 2- Methods of Psychology

In this unit, we look at the basic aspects of research which have been developed in order to establish Psychology as the 'Scientific' study of Human

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Unit 3- Research Methods

This unit provides the students with a brief overview of different methods of research as well as the Advantages and Limitations of these methods.

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Unit 4- Development of Human Behaviour

Human Development or 'Developmental Psychology' looks at the various stages of Psychological changes which occur as individuals grow from Infancy to Puberty to Adulthood and

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Unit 5- Sensation, Attention and Perception

This unit forms the basis of the further concepts we will be exploring under Human Cognition. Perception, Attention and Sensation makes it possible for us to

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Unit 6- Learning

Learning is the process of gaining knowledge and expertise. It's fascinating how our mind is capable to learn things which presumably is serving towards a

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Unit 7- Memory

The various proposed models of Memory, have served as an edifice in directing the study of 'Mind' as a scientific enquiry. Since, it examines and

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Unit 8- Thinking and Problem Solving

The topic is deeply linked with the domain of 'Theory of Knowledge' and explores how various factors including our own experience sometimes can end up

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Unit 9- Motivation

In this unit, we look at the various theories of Motivation, Measurement of Motivation and the various theories of Emotions

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Unit 10- Intelligence

Special emphasis in this topic has to be laid upon the various 'Theories of Intelligence' as well as the Mesaurement of Intelligence. The multi-faceted nature

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Unit 11- Personality

This topic extensively deals with the various Theories of Personality, The evolution of these theories and specially, the Measurement of Personality

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Unit 12- Attitudes, Values and Interests

In this section, we look at the basic difference between the concept of Attitude, Value and Interest. Students must pay special attention to the concept

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Unit 13- Language and Communication

This topic takes a holistic look towards the basic structure of language, what makes human language so unique? How is it formed? What are the

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Paper 2

Unit 1- Psychological Measurement of Individual Differences

In this unit, we learn, how various standardized tests are made for Psychological testing, their validity and reliability, Ethical Considerations, etc

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Unit 2 & Unit 3- Psychological Well Being and Mental Disorders, Therapeutic Approaches (Integrated Lectures)

One of the most fascinating topics in Psychology, here we examine the Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Various Psychological Diseases. 

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Unit 3- Therapeutic Approaches

The Unit has been integrated with Unit 2. Please refer to the previous unit

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Unit 4- Work Psychology and Organisational Behavior

A sub set of Business Management, this unit focusses on the role of Psychology in Human Resource Management.

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Unit 5- Application of Psychology to Educational Field

In this topic, we analyze the process of teaching and learning. Especially, How can we make our education policy more inclusive, Concept of Mental Retardation

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Unit 6- Community Psychology

In this topic, we analyze how we can bring about behavioural changes at a Community Level (In the Indian Context).  The role of small groups,

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Unit 7- Rehabilitation Psychology

In this unit, we look at the preventive measures taken to curb the spread of Mental Health Issues while at the same time, Rehabilitation of

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Unit 8- Application of Psychology to Disadvantaged Groups

In this unit, we look at the Psychological Effects of Deprivation and the various intervention strategies which are being used to diminish the lines between

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Unit 9- Psychological Problems of Social Integration

In this unit, we look at the concepts of Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination. The concepts revolve around Social Cognition, which actually works towards the benfit of

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Unit 10- Application of Psychology in Information Technology and Mass Media

This is one of the most contemporary off-shoots of Psychology. In this unit, we look at the role f Psychologists  in IT and Mass Media,

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Unit 11- Psychology and Economic Development

In this Unit, we look at the Role of Psychology in Entrepreneurship, an extended application of Motivation Theories in Entrepreneurship, etc

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Unit 12- Application of Psychology to Environment and Related Fields

This unit focusses on the recent effects of various kinds of Pollution, Psychological consequences of Population explosion, role of stressors and the various Government Intervention

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Unit 13 A- Military Psychology

This topic deals with the Applications of Psychology (specially topcs like Motivation, Personality and Abnormal Behaviour) in recruitment and training of military personnel. We will

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Unit 13 B- Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology is an application of topics like 'Motivation' and 'Therapy' in the field of Sports. Here we look at various factors like arousal, performing

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Unit 13 C- Role of Media

In this unit we examine the influence of Media on People's behaviour.

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Unit 14- Psychology of Gender

This unit looks at the Psychological Aspects of Gender Prejudice, Role Conflict among women, Women in the contemporary world, and the Mental Health Consequences of

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