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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Introduction to Psychology

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

Overview

This course is designed for better understanding of the self and others. It will help you understand the how and why of thinking, feeling, and action. This introductory psychology course will cover the major psychological constructs and principles, primarily focusing on the perceptual processes, learning, memory, emotions, genetic and environmental determinants of behavior and personality. In the last week it will also demonstrate some lab sessions whereby the relevant construct and phenomena can be empirically tested.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Elective UG, BE, BScINDUSTRY SUPPORT – LIST OF COMPANIES/INDUSTRY THAT WILL RECOGNIZE/VALUE THIS ONLINE COURSE : HR section the companies

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1: Why Psychology? Major milestones in psychology Major areas of psychology Major methods used in psychology Redefining boundaries of the disciplineWeek 2:PerceptionWeek 3:LearningWeek 4:MemoryWeek 5:EmotionWeek 6:Genetic and Environmental bases of behaviourWeek 7:PersonalityWeek 8:Lab session: Perception

Taught by

Prof. Braj Bhushan

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