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Mental Health and Adjustment

Govt. College for Women and CEC via Swayam

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The course “MENTAL HEALTH & ADJUSTMENT” is an Elective Course in B.A Honors in Education as well in B.Ed/ M.Ed under the Choice Based Credit System (CBSE). The course has been meticulously designed so that the students will have a basic understanding of the subject (e.g., factual knowledge, methods, principles, generalizations, and theories). The objectives of this course are to develop knowledge, understanding and some basic skills regarding maintenance of mental hygiene. The target audience will develop an understanding regarding:• Mental Health & Adjustment.• The dynamics of human behavior, human development & human personality from a life adjustment approach.• Adjustment issues of various special groups.• Stress dynamics & Management.• Copying Strategies & some Therapeutic Interventions.


WEEK-1 MENTAL HEALTH-I • Concept of Mental Health and Mental Hygiene • Status of Mental Health in India. • Maladjustment and its causes. • Symptoms of mal adjustment.   WEEK-2 MENTAL HEALTH-II • Conflicts • Frustration • Adjustment Mechanism • Family Life and Education   WEEK-3 HUMAN MENTAL LIFE & CREATIVITY • Functions of Human Nervous System (Psychological basis of Human mental life) • Functions of Human Endocrine system (Psychological basis of Human mental life) • Meaning, nature and characteristics of a Creative Person • Relationship between Creativity and Mental Health   WEEK-4 HUMAN PERSONALITY • Personality-Definitions, Meaning & Nature: Development of Personality • Trait Theories of Personality • Type Theories of Personality • Measurement of Personality and Different tools of Personality assessment   WEEK-5 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT • Meaning of Human Development • Areas of Human Development: Social, Emotional & Intellectual • Fundamentals of Piagetian Developmental Psychology • Functions of Education with respect to Development of Human Values (Social, moral and Aesthetic)   WEEK-6 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & HUMAN BEHAVIOR • Nature & Scope of Educational Psychology • Application of Educational Psychology in Teaching learning process & in understanding Individual’s Behaviour • Methods of Educational Psychology • Counseling in Educational Institutions for solving Mental Health Problems   WEEK-7 ADOLESENCE • Adolescence- Psycho-Physical Characteristics • Problems of Adolescence • Role of Education in solving problems of Adolescence • Adjustment in Adolescence   WEEK-8 EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION • Nature & Scope of Educational Psychology and Need for Psychological Approach in Education • Sex Education • Value Oriented Education • Women Education   WEEK-9 ADJUSTMENT • Dynamics of Adjustment and Coping • Adjustment problems of Special Groups (Gifted, Creative & Delinquents) • Adjustment problems of students with Learning Disabilities • Adjustment problems of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)   WEEK-10 STRESS • Stress & Categories of stressors • Factors predisposing an individual to stress • Concept & Importance of Stress Management • Stress Coping strategies   WEEK-11 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION-I • Psychotherapy • Group Psychotherapy • Psycho-drama • Play therapy   WEEK-12 THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION-II • Psychoanalytic Method-Free Association, Transference and Dream Analysis • Environmental Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Yoga/ Meditation  

Taught by

Bilqees Aslam Shah



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