//Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Name of the Department: Psychology

Year of Establishment: 1996

Programs Offered: B.A. in Psychology

Pattern of Teaching Learning and Evaluation: 

Annual Semester Credit System
TYBA FYBA/SYBA
   

  

About the Department

 The department of Psychology is one of the leading departments of this college. The department runs the programme in Psychology at under graduate level. Apart from the academics, the faculty from the department constantly keeps motivating students for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The teachers from the department are very keen on developing the overall personality of the students and therefore keep them engaged in various activities run by the department. Remedial teaching classes are conducted for the weaker students to make the class homogeneous. To start M A in Psychology is one of the future plans of the department.

 

Vision 

 

To promote the learning, well-being and overall development of students through excellent education, research opportunities, and counselling services.

Mission

As an undergraduate department, the Department of Psychology is committed to provide a strong foundation of the basic knowledge and skills necessary for advanced study in psychology and related disciplines; to provide the competence necessary for successful careers; and to offer skills for happy and successful personal life.

Goals

To fulfil its threefold mission, the Department of Psychology has following goals:

  1. To promote psychology as a science
  2. To create awareness about an important role Psychology plays in advancing human welfare.
  3. To help students to gain awareness of the nature and role of psychological processes operating within themselves and their environment.
  4. To provide competence to achieve career goals
  5. To encourage and support research necessary for the advancement of knowledge.
  6. To publicize knowledge of psychology to the community at large.
POs/COs/PSOs

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)-2019 Pattern

FYBA

Psychology General-1

Semester-1

Foundations of Psychology

Outcomes:-

To impart knowledge of the basic concepts and modern trends in psychology.

To increase interest in the subject of psychology and to create a foundation for further studies in psychology.

To make the students aware of the application of psychological concepts in various fields

The basic psychological processes and their applications in day to day life.

Psychology develop the ability to evaluate cognitive processes, learning and memory of an individual.

Psychology helps to understand the importance of motivation and emotion of the individual.

The personality and intelligence of the individuals by developing their psychological processes and abstract potentials.

It shapes students as socially responsible/ citizens.

Semester-2

Introduction to Social Psychology

Outcomes:-

Social psychology helps to understand Social behaviour .

Understand the nature of self, concept of attitude and prejudice of the individual.

Assess the interactional processes, love and aggression in our day today life. .

Understand group dynamics and individual in the social world.

Introduction to behaviour of people in social settings.

Social psychology theories and experimental evidences.

SYBA

Psychology General-2

Core Course-I(CC-1C)- 3Credit

Semester -3 1A: Health Psychology 

Learning Objectives:

Explain social support’s impact on an individual’s physical health.

The impact of stress on physical well- being.

Differentiate health psychology from behavioural medicine.

Explore common areas of clinical focus in health psychology.

Interventions health psychologists use to treat patients experiencing stress.

Outcomes:-

Understand health psychology and arrive at the introduction to the role of psychology in health.

Understand the nature of stress and coping

Understand various factors related to health and diseases.

Understand quality of life and promoting the good health.

Semester-4

CC/SEC- 1B: Positive Psychology

 Learning Objectives:

Describe the dimensions and scope of positive psychology.

The role of positive emotions in psychological wellbeing and health.

Identify and explain our character strengths.

Outcomes:-

Understand how the positive psychology as the science of happiness, human strengths, positive aspects of human behaviour and ‘psychology of well-being.’

How we lead our lives, find happiness and satisfaction, and face life’s challenges.

How positive psychology has become an evolving mosaic of research and theory from many different areas of psychology.

Psychology Special -1

Discipline Specific Elective Course (DSE-1A)- 3 Credit

Semester -3 DSE-1A: Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour-1 

Learning Objectives:

To acquire a better understanding of abnormal behaviour patterns, and thereby learn to distinguish abnormal behaviour from normal.

To become more familiar with the DSM-V.

To better understand how new research informs our understanding of abnormal behaviour.

To increase sensitivity to the struggles of people dealing with these types of problems putting a human face on the study of abnormal behaviour.

Outcomes

Acquire the knowledge about the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and causes of various psychological disorders

Examine multiple probable causes and correlates of behaviour.

Understand critiques, limitations, and implications of diagnosis and classification of psychological diseases.

Create awareness about mental health problems in society.

Semester-4

DSE-1B: PSYCHOLOGY OF ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR-II

  Learning Objectives: 

To acquire a better understanding of abnormal behaviour patterns, and thereby learn to distinguish abnormal behaviour from normal.

To become more familiar with the DSM-V.

To better understand how new research informs our understanding of abnormal behaviour.

To increase sensitivity to the struggles of people dealing with these types of problems putting a human face on the study of abnormal behaviour.

Outcomes:

Learn descriptions, and theories underlying diagnostic of psychiatric disorders.

Learn and understand benefits, critiques, limitations, and implications of diagnosis and classification.

Help students to acquire the knowledge about the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and causes of various psychological disorders.

Examine multiple probable causes and correlates of behaviour.

Create awareness about mental health problems in society.

Psychology Special -2 

DSE-2A : Developmental Psychology

Semester-3 

Learning Objectives:

Define Developmental theory and explain how theories are used to understand child behaviour and development.

Examine and evaluate the role of play and its relationship to development at various stages.

The effect of biological, environmental and cultural influences on development of children of all ages.

Outcomes:-

Understand the importance, characteristics and concern in lifespan development

Understand biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional processes.

Understand the periods of development, the significance of age, and discuss developmental issues.

Understand Psychoanalytic, Cognitive, Behavioural and Social Cognitive, Ethological, Ecological and Eclectic theories of development

Understand methods of data collection and research designs used in Life-span development research

Semester- 4

DSE-2B: Theories of Personality 

Learning Objectives:-

Identify meaning and appropriate application of course concepts.

Personality related processes that underlie individual differences in behaviour.

Personality theory are to explain how people behave and to predict responses to life’s demands.

Outcomes:

Understand the concept of personality with various theories of personality on the basis of personality psychology.

Understand different framework and theoretical aspects of personality.

Understand and observe, interpret individual differences in behaviour in the light of sound theoretical systems of personality.

Understand comprehensive overview of the major theories personality.

Skill Enhancement Courses            

    Semester-3 

   SEC-2A: Health Promotion Life Skills

Life skill help individuals to deal with rapid changes brought about by modernization.

Life skill are promoting psycho-social abilities and consequently they provide psycho physical health.

Life skill motivated healthy behaviour and increase self confidence.

Semester-4

SEC-2B: Basic Counselling Skills

Facilitating behavioural change.

Helping improve  the client’s ability to both establish and maintain relationship.

Helping enhance the client’s effectiveness and their ability to cope.

Helping promote the decision making process while facilitating client potential.