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M.Sc in Applied Psychology

 

COURSE OFFERED DURATION (IN YEARS) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
M.Sc Applied Psychology 2
Graduate with Psychology/Applied Psychology with at least 50% marks
 

Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.

The course attempts to nurture action oriented thinking. The students will be groomed to meet challenges in all domains of life. The aim of the course is to inculcate in students the spirit of autonomy, empathy, sensitivity and creativity; the ability to think freely without being bounded by structures and hegemonies. The students will be trained to be productive, independent thinkers and activists, who are ready to bring about positive changes in the society. To inculcate in them respect for fellow human beings and for individual differences. The uniqueness of the course is its focus on experiential learning, hands-on training and team working.

The pedagogical approach focuses more on application based, experience based and field based learning, emphasizing assimilation of the perspectives that emerge from engaging, not restricting the same to text book based learning. The pedagogy is trans-disciplinary in nature where the student will be motivated to push the boundaries of Psychology as we know it today. Students will also learn to integrate diverse viewpoints. The programme will ensure three summer trainings and internship in hospitals, NGOs, corporate houses and schools.  These training will make students ready to works after post-graduation in industry, hospital or community. TNU curriculum is holistic and provides opportunities to go out into the world as a work life coach, a harbinger of wellness and good health, as a mentor for a sportsperson or an interventionist and will be able to serve in hospitals, NGO’s Corporate Houses, Schools etc. Thus the course is highly job-oriented.

Further, the comprehensive Masters program will provide the student not just an M. Sc. degree, that is recognised all over the country, but also equip them to carry out research in a wide variety of fields ranging from clinical psychology, social psychology, industrial psychology, sports psychology, health psychology, developmental psychology, education psychology, psycho-diagnostic & interventions, work-life coaching, psychology of wellbeing, human resource development, management studies and counselling.

Note that TNU follows a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and students are expected to earn about 20% credit from course those are not directly related to psychology discipline.

COURSE STRUCTURE

1st year 1st Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Advanced Research Methods

CC-APL701

  1. Test construction: Item writing, item analysis

  2. Test standardization: Reliability, validity and norms

  3. Types of tests: Intelligence, aptitude, personality-characteristics and important examples

  4. Attitude scales and interest inventories

  5. Research problems, hypothesis, variables and their operationalization

  6. Methods of data collection: Observation, interview, questionnaire, tests and scales, nonparametric tests

  7. Qualitative Research-Definition, Objectives, 

  8. Importance in research differences with quantitative research

  9. Types: Ethnography, Narrative/Autobiography, Grounded Theory, Phenomenological, Case Study

6

2

Advanced Cognitive Psychology

CC-APL702

  1. Learning theories: Hull, Tolman, Skinner

  2. Cognitive approaches in learning: Latent learning, observational learning.

  3. Experimental analysis of behaviour: Behaviour modification, shaping Discrimination learning

  4. Overview of memory(revision of past theories and concepts).

  5. Biological basis of memory: The search for the engram, PET scan, and biochemical factors in memory.

  6. Improving memory: Strategies.

  7. Historical antecedents of motivation from Mechanism to Cognition.

  8. Cognitive bases of motivation: Intrinsic motivation, Attribution, Competence.

  9. Measurement of motives: Issues and techniques.

  10. Cross – cultural perspectives of motivation: Achievement, Aggression.

  11. Components of Emotion: Physiological, expressive and cognitive.

  12. Neural mechanism of emotion: Central and peripheral.

  13. Measurement of Emotions: Physiological, expressive and cognitive measures.Current theories of emotions and facial feedback hypothesis

6

3

Higher Order Statistics

CC-APL703

  1. Psychological scaling , purpose and methods

  2. Sources of bias in psychological testing

  3. Ethical issues in psychological testing

  4. Application of factor analysis in standardization of tests – with important illustrations

  5. Research designs: Correlational , factorial, randomized block, matched group, quasi experimental, time series design

  6. ANOVA: Randomized and repeated

  7. Correlational analysis : Partial, multiple and regression analysis

  8. Factor analysis: Assumptions, methods, rotation and interpretation

4

4

Quest for Self

CC-APL704

Eastern and western theories of self

4

5

Practical

CC-APP705

Practical on Self and Cognitive Psychology 

4

Total Credits: 24

2nd Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Advanced Psychopathology

CC-APL801

  1. Overview of the etiology, clinical picture and symptoms of different disorders- Anxiety Disorders, Mood disorders, Depression and Suicide, Schizophrenias, Addiction, Adjustment disorders

  2. Introduction to psychotherapy and intervention

  3. Different Schools of intervention- Psychoanalytic/ Psychodynamics, Rogers’s person-centered school, Cognitive behavior school, Existential, Humanistic approach, Behavior approach

6

2

Advanced Social Psychology 

CC-APL802

  1. Current Trends in Social Psychology

  2. Social Cognition

  3. Social Influence

  4. Pro-social Behaviour

  5. Applied Social Psychology: Health, Environment and Law

6

3

Personality Psychology

CC-APL803

  1. Determinants of Personality: Biological and socio-cultural approaches

  2. Psychoanalytic, neo-Freudian, 

  3. social learning

  4. trait and type, 

  5. cognitive

  6. Personality assessment: Psychometric and projective tests

  7. Self concept: Origin and development

6

Total Credits: 18

 3th  Semester (Specialization- Clinical Psychology)

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

One month Summer Internship

CC-APE901

 

8

2

Psychology of wellbeing

EC-APL901

Concept of subjective well being, Quality of life, and Positive Psychology, current research trends

Chronic illness and its management Cognitive Behaviour Strategies, Existentialism and Positive Psychology in management of chronic illness

Serious illness and rehabilitation

Terminal Illness, Stages of Death and dying Coping with the trauma 

Work life stress, applying positive psychology in work/life. 

4

3

Advanced Child Psychopathology

EC-APL902

  1. Introduction on childhood disorder

  2. History taking, interviewing with children

  3. Neurodevelopmental disorder-Clinical picture, etiology assessment and management

  4. Conduct Disorder

  5. Oppositional Deviant Disorder

  6. Childhood depression

  7. Childhood anxiety disorders(Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobia, Separation anxiety disorder)

4

4

Internship

EC-APE903

 

8

5

Dissertation 

CC-APD903

Initial Phase of Dissertation

4

Total Credits: 28

3th  Semester (Specialization- Organizational Psychology)

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

One month Summer Internship

CC-APE901

 

8

2

Nature and Principles of Organizational Psychology

EC-APL911

Organizational Behavior: Scope and Processes; Positive Psychology at Work; Management Functions, Roles and Skills; Effective v/s Successful Managerial Activities; Disciplines that Contribute to OB field; Challenges and Opportunities for OB; Foundations of Individual Behavior

4

3

Motivation and Leadership in Organization

EC-APL912

i. Early Theories of Motivation; Contemporary Theories of Motivation; Motivating by Job Design: The Job Characteristics Model; Employee Involvement; Using Rewards to Motivate Employees                       

Leadership: Approaches and Contemporary Issues; Trait Theories, Behavior Theories of leadership; Contingency Theories: Fiedler Model and Situational Leadership Theory; Path Goal Theory; leader – Member Exchange (LMX) Theory B. Inspirational Approaches to Leadership: Charismatic Leadership; Transformational Leaders C. Authentic Leadership: Ethic and Trust are the foundation of leadership D. Contemporary Leadership Roles: Mentoring, Self Leadership,

4

4

Internship

EC-APE903

 

8

5

Dissertation 

CC-APD903

Initial Phase of Dissertation

4

Total Credits: 28

 4th  Semester (Specialization- Clinical Psychology)

Serial No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Psychological Interventions

EC-APL1001

  1. Anxiety disorders- assessment using psychometric tools, Understanding and planning psychological planning in anxiety disorders, using different approaches to treatment (CBT/ BT, IPT)

  2. Mood disorders (Depression and bipolar affective disorder)- assessment using psychometric tools, intervention and planning in mood disorders (CBT/ BT, IPT, Family and couple therapy)

  3. Schizophrenia related disorders- symptoms assessment, planning management and rehabilitation

  4. Substance abuse- assessment, overview of different management approaches

6

2

Practical

CC-APP1001

Practical on Projective and Non-projective test 

6

3

Dissertation 

CC-APD1002

Final Phase of Dissertation

8

Total Credits: 20; Grand Total: 90 Credits 

4th  Semester (Specialization- Organizational Psychology)

Serial No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Organizational Culture

EC-APL1011

Organizational Culture: Meaning & Definition; Related Concepts (Organizational,   Societal & Work Cultures & Organizational Climate) Perspectives and Typologies of Organizational Culture Creating and Sustaining Culture, How Employees Learn Culture Positive (OCB) and Negative Discretionary Behavior (e.g. Deviance, Theft, Aggression etc); Justice in Organization

6

2

Practical

CC-APP1001

Practical on Projective and Non-projective test 

6

3

Dissertation

CC-APD1002

Final Phase of Dissertation

8

Total Credits: 20; Grand Total: 90 Credits

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Prof. (Ms) Pritha Mukhopadhyay
 Department of Psychology
 University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Prof. Damodar Suar
 Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
 IIT Khargpu

Dr. Manas K. Mandal
 Dir. General, Life Sciences
 DRDO Headquarters, New Delhi

Dr. Sreemoyee Tarafdar
 HOD,  Department of Psychology
 West Bengal State University,  Kolkat

Prof. Ajit K. Dalal
 Department of Pscychology
 University of Allahabad, Allahaba

Dr. Dinaz jeejeebhoy
 Assistant Professor, B.Ed Department
 Loreto College, Kolkata

 

INTERNSHIP & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Students successfully presented their Paper in State Level Conference on CBT & Beyond

Shaireen Ali and Sneha Roychoudhury, successfully Presented their Paper at State Level Conference on CBT & Beyond organized by Department of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry - A Centre of Excellence (IOP-COE), Kolkata.

Shaireen Ali won the 'Best Paper Award'.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Applied Psychology graduates and post graduates have a vast range of career options. They can decide to be Clinical Psychologists, Industrial-Organizational Psychologists, Counselors, Genetics Counselors, Forensic Psychologists, School Psychologists, Sports Psychologists, Special Education Teachers, utilising tools that include personality assessments, interest inventories, and a host of other evaluation measures.

 

Get In Touch

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  • Saturday (1st, 3rd, 5th) - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Campus: Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM
  • Phone: +91 9831730966 / +91 916 361 0909
  • Email: contact@tnu.in

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