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B.Sc (Hons.) in Applied Psychology

 

 

COURSE OFFERED DURATION (IN YEARS) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
B.Sc (Hons.) Applied Psychology 3 12th standard pass with any stream at least 50% marks

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

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.

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.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

1st Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

History of Psychology

CC-APL101

  1. First experimental laboratory – History of western psychology 

  2. First experimental laboratory – History of psychology in India

  3. History of some eminent theorists contributed in the field of Psychology - Structuralist, Functionalist, Behaviourist, Gestaltist, Psycho-analyst, Humanistic

3

2

Introduction to Social Psychology

CC-APL102

  1. Scope and methods of Social Psychology, Development of Social Behaviour, Individual Society and Culture, Social Perception, Person Perception, Ways of knowing and their limitations, Identification of a Socially Relevant issue and examining it. 

  2. Concept and perspectives of normality and abnormality Exceptional Children – the Gifted and the Mentally Retarded

  3. Marginalized people, attitudes, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination; Politics of differentiation – dividing people into different categories, Conformity and compliance, deviance, Public propaganda, opinion

6

3

Cognitive Psychology-I

CC-APL103

  1. Sensation, Perception, Attention 

  2. Pattern Recognition

Processes of Learning (How we Learn?)

  1. Trial and Error, Classical and operant conditioning, insight

Meta cognition and intuition

6

4

Exploring Self

EC-APS101

  1. Essay on ‘Aspects of Self’ which is experiential based in the form of self-report

  2. Collection of information about self which is based on the others’ perception of myself Evolving identity of my ‘self’ from perception of ‘myself and others perception of me’

4

5

English for Creative Communication

AE-ENL101

 

4

6

Computer Programming (Theory)

SE-CSEL103

 

3

7

Computer Programming (Lab)

SE-CSEP103

 

2

Total Credits: 28

2nd Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Cognitive Psychology-II

CC-APL201

Memory and Forgetting (How do we remember and why do we forget?)

  1. Processes of Memory – Episodic, Semantic, Procedural, STM, LTM, Levels of Processing

  2. Cognitive theories of memory

  3. Forgetting and factors of retrieval

  4. Skills to improve memory  - Training programme implemented by invited specialized faculty

Expression and recognition of Emotion (How we understand Emotion?)

  1. Tracing the historical theories till the present time; James Lange, Cannon – Bard, Schachter – Singer, Cognitive Appraisal

- Physiological correlates of Emotions

Motivation (What motivates us?) 

  1. Biological and social motivation, drive, need and incentive

  2. Theories of motivation

  3. Analysis and reflection on  motivational factors

Thinking and Creativity

  1. Intelligence

  2. Thinking and Problem Solving

6

2

Educational Psychology

CC-APL202

Meaning, History and Methods of Educational Psychology, Theories of Learning, Transfer of Learning, Programmed Learning, Concept and assessment of interest, aptitude, Intelligence and personality Educational measurement and evaluation

6

3

Biological Basis of Behaviour

CC-APL203

1. Biological foundation of behavior – Genetic Basis; The Structure and function of neuron, synapse and neurotransmitters. 

2. Nervous system 

a) Central – Structure and function of Brain and Spinal Cord  

b) Autonomic Nervous System – Structure and function 

c) Peripheral nervous system – Structure and neural central of behavior 

3. Emotional behavior:The role of cortex in emotion. Emotion and endocrine gland. 

4. Neurophysiology of Learning and Memory. 

5. Neurophysiology of hunger and thirst

4

4

Practical

CC-APP205

Practical on Cognitive Psychology and Educational Psychology

4

Environmental Studies

 

 

3

Total Credits: 23

 3th  Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Life Span Development

CC-APL301

  1. Concept and definition of development, role of genetic and environmental factors in development.  

  2. Physical, Emotional, cognitive, moral and social development in each stage of life span.  

  3. Piaget and Kolberg ‘s stages of cognitive development; Play and its stages

  4. Stages of life in Indian tradition – Bhramacharya, Grihasta, Vanaprastha, Sanyasa

6

2

Personality Dynamics

CC-APL302

  1. Freud – Critical Approach 

  2. Movie to identify defense mechanisms or Select snippets from films highlighting the defense mechanisms

  3. Neo – Freudian theories: Jung, Adler, Erikson, Sullivan

  4. Trait Theories

  5. Humanistic theories

  6. Theory of Gordon Alport

4

3

Statistical Methods in Psychological Research

CC-APL303

  1. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

  2. Normal Probability

  3. Correlation and Inferential statistics

  4. Parametric and non – parametric statistics, hypothesis formulation and testing, concept of standard error

  5. Regression and Prediction

  6. One way ANOVA

  7. Significance of the differences between Means (t statistics)

  8. Chi-square Test

6

4

Practical

CC-APP304

Practical on Personality and Statistical Methods

4

General Elective Subject: Credits-4          Total Credits: 24

 4th  Semester

Sl. No.  Course Name  Course Code  Course Content Credits

1

Health and Healing

EC-APL401

  1. Cultural Construction of Health

  2. What keeps us Healthy – Holistic healing

  3. Sources of suffering in the society and community

  4. Spirituality and health

  5. Terminal and Chronic Illness; Psychosomatic disorders

  6. Violence and Trauma; Natural Calamities and disaster management

  7. Death and bereavement

6

3

Psychopathology

CC-APL402

  1. Different Classificatory systems

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

6

4

Practical

CC-APP404

Practical on Psychopathology, Personality

4

Total Credits: 16

 5th  Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

One month Summer Internship

CC-APE501

 

8

2

Basic Research Methods

CC-APL502

  1. Variables, Problem and Hypothesis, Sampling, Experimental design, Data Collection methods including quasi experiment, survey, questionnaire, case study, interview etc

  2. Development and standardization of Psychological Tests

  3. Research Report writing

6

3

Psychology of work and Human Resources-I

CC-APL503

  1. Organized and unorganized structures

  2. Leadership and Morale

  3. Work Culture

  4. Theories of Work Motivation

4

4

Child Psychopathology

EC-APL501

Overview of the clinical picture and symptoms of different disorders:

  1. Neuro-developmental disorders

  2. Externalizing disorders

  3. Internalizing disorders

4

5

Practical

CC-APP504

Practical on Work and Human Resources and Child Psychopathology

4

6

Project

CC-APD506

Initial phase of Project

4

General Elective Subject: Credits-4      Total Credits: 34

 6th  Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Counseling and Guidance

SE-APL601

  1. Counseling: meaning, purpose and steps. Differences between counseling and psychotherapy, basic ideas of different types of counseling.

  2. Concept of adjustment – mental health, criteria and factors of adjustment, frustration and conflict.

6

2

Psychology of Work and Human Resources-II

CC-APL601

  1. Change in organization structure and management 

  2. Team building and Human Resource Development

  3. Organizational health

4

3

Internship

CC-APE601

 

4

4

Project

CC-APD602

Final Phase of Project

6

Total Credits: 20; Grand Total: 145 Credits

FACULTY MEMBERS

Dr. Shivani Santosh, Associate Professor

Dr. Santosh has 6 years of teaching experience and an overall 10 years of industry experience. She has 9 years of research experience in the area of Clinical Psychology. She did her PhD in Psychology. She has had 10 National and 4 International Publications on her name. She has won various awards and recognition such as the prestigious “Leelabati Bholanath Award” for Best Oral Presentation in the 35th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (Eastern Zonal Branch). Also, she has thrice been selected to receive foreign travel grant from Indian Statistical Institute for presenting papers in International Conferences. She has attended 7 National and 4 International Conferences.

Dr. Gouranga Mitra, Assistant Professor

Dr. Mitra has 8 years of teaching experience and an overall 10 years of research experience. He did his PhD in Applied Psychology and has had 2 National and 6 International Publications on his name. He has attended 3 National and 10 International Conferences.

Dr. Sudeshna Roy, Assistant Professor

Dr. Roy has 8 years of teaching experience and an overall 5 years of research experience. She did her PhD in Applied Psychology and her research area was the Correlates of Dysfunctional Belief related to OCD. She has had 2 National Publications. She has attended 2 National along with 2 International Conferences as well.

Ms. Suvosree Bhattacharya, Faculty (Visiting)

Ms. Bhattacharya has 6 years of teaching experience and an industry experience of 2 years. She has a research experience of 4 years on Anxiety Disorders and Child Psychology. She did her MPhil in Clinical Psychology from the Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi. She was awarded with the Best Paper Award in the IACP Annual Conference, 2008. She has 3 National and 3 International Publications to her name. She has attended 2 National and an International conference.

Dr. Samadrita Saha, Faculty (Visiting)

Dr. Saha has 10 years of teaching experience. She is a certified Cognitive Behaviour and Narrative therapist. She did her Ph.D in Psychology where her research area is Social Psychology. She has 2 National Research Journal Publications to her name.

Ms. Aritrika Lahiri, Faculty (Visiting)

Ms. Lahiri has 3 years of teaching and has more than 5 years of research experience in mental health issues. She did her MPhil in Clinical Psychology. She has attended a National and 5 International Conferences.

Ms. Neeranjana Ghosh, Faculty (Visiting)

Ms. Ghosh has more than a year’s experience in teaching and has a research experience of 7 years in the fields of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Gender Studies. She did her MPhil in Clinical Psychology and has a National and an International Publication to her name. She was awarded for presenting the Best Paper in 2 seminars which she attended in 2015.

 

EXPERT COMMITTEE

Dr. Puja Chatterjee

HOD, Department of Psychology, Asutosh College

Dr. Deepsikha Roy

Professor, University of Calcutta

Dr. Prasanta Kr Roy

Head, Clinical Psychology Department, Institute of Psychiatry, SSKM Hospital 

Dr. Ranjan Bhattacharjee

Head, Clinical Psychology, Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital

Dr. Leena Nair Sengupta

Professor, Gokhale Memorial Girls College

 

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

  • City Office: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday (1st, 3rd, 5th) - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Campus: Monday - Friday 10AM - 4PM
  • Phone: +91 7605081710 / +91 9163610909 
  • Email: contact@tnu.in

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