This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the field of Applied fields of psychology, emphasizing on significant concepts, theory, and research.The main objectives of the course:
Develops an understanding of the social psychological concepts like attitudes,attributions, prosocial behaviour and groups.
Helps students to learn how to promote good Health through changing attitudes and beliefs and provides insight on specific health problems like alcohol abuse, obesity and weight control and exercise.
Provides a historical perspective on abnormal behaviour, illustrates the classification of psychological disorders and theoretical perspectives to psychological disorders.
Enables students to deal with student variability, and understand the concepts of programmed instruction and classroom management.
Develop counselling and clinical skills to deal with life situations.
Week-01 Assignment 1. Nature and Scope of Social Psychology 2. Research Methods in Social Psychology 3. Attribution- Theories of Attribution and Basic Sources of Error 4. Attitudes-Nature, Components and Characteristics of Attitude, Formation of Attitudes, Influence of Attitudes on Behavior Week-02 Assignment 1. Concept of Pro-social Behavior 2. Bystander Effect 3. Causes of Prosocial Behavior Part-01 4. Causes of Prosocial Behavior Part-02 Week-03 Assignment 1. Group Formation and Group Structure – Position/ Rank, Status, Roles and Norms 2. Significance of Health Psychology 3. Promoting Good Health - Changing Attitudes and Beliefs 4. Behavioral Technology- Cognitive – Behavioral Approaches and Specific Techniques Week-04 Assignment 1. Attitude and Behavior Change Principles 2. Specific Health Problems – Alcohol Abuse, Obesity and Weight Control and Exercise 3. Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour -1 4. Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour -2 Week-05 Assignment 1. Historical Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour -3 2. Classification of Psychological Disorders – DSM & ICD 3. Theoretical Perspectives to Psychological Disorders 4. Applying Psychology to Education Week-06 Assignment 1. Understanding Student Characteristics -1 2. Understanding Student Characteristics -2 3. Dealing with Student Variability -1 4. Dealing with Student Variability -2 Week-07 Assignment 1. Specifying Learning Objectives 2. Providing Instruction 3. Programmed Instruction 4. Information Processing Week-08 Assignment 1. Motivation in Education Psychology 2. Classroom Management – Techniques for Dealing with Behaviour Problems 3. Concept of counselling 4. Nature of Counselling Week-09 Assignment 1. Areas of Counselling 2. Marriage Counselling 3. Family Counselling 4. Group Counselling Week-10 Assignment 1. Techniques of Group Counselling 2. Grief Counselling 3. Clinical Interview 4. Dealing Patients with chronic illnesses Week-11 Assignment 1. Pre and Post Surgery Counselling 2. Enhancing Positive Psychology and Mental Health 3. Personnel Selection and Placement 4. Conflict Management - Facilitation and Negotiation Skills Week-12 Assignment 1. Work Place Counselling 2. Community Psychology - (Concept & Theories) 3. Role of Community Psychologists in Social Change 4. Use of Small Groups in Social Action Week-13 Assignment 1. Community Consciousness and Action for Handling Social Problems 2. Group Decision making and Leadership for Social Change 3. Environment and Behaviour 4. Psychological Approaches to Environment Week-14 Assignment 1. Ecology and Development 2. Demography - Population Psychology, 3. Environmental Assessment - Effects of Noise, Pollution and Crowding 4. Environmental wisdom: Impact of Rapid Scientific and Technological Growth on Degradation of Environment