B.Sc. (Hons.) in Applied Psychology

Course Offered Duration (in Years) Eligibility
B.Sc (Hons.) In 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.

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. Applied psychology is a field that focuses on putting scientific methods, theories and principals of psychology in to practical use. The major perspectives of applied psychology are behavioural, biological, humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive. There are a number of disciplines under the field of applied psychology that includes Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Neuro-Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology, etc.

B.Sc. in Applied Psychology at The Neotia University (TNU) is a 3-year graduate course. Faculty members are Ph.D holders with Clinical Psychologist license from RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India). The course curriculum is design by Industry and Academic experts that includes the multi-media approach i.e., Psychological Testing and Assessment, Case Studies, Workshops, Selflearning, Counselling Sessions, Assignments, and more. Internship at the psychiatric divisions of top private and government hospitals is part of the curriculum. Students participate in numerous Conferences, Workshops and Submit Papers in International Forums, where they receive the Best Paper Award.

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Career Prospects

Due to more demand in health care centres, hospitals, mental health centres, social health services and schools will lead to the growth of employment in psychology sector. Applied Psychology graduates have a vast range of career options. They can easily find jobs in private and government sectors. Psychologist mostly taken up for jobs in various universities, colleges & schools,

hospitals, clinics, government agencies, etc. as Clinical Psychologists, Industrial-Organizational Psychologists, Counsellors, Genetics Counsellors, Forensic Psychologists, School Psychologists, Sports Psychologists, Special Education Teachers, Consultant, Art Therapist, utilising tools that include personality assessments, interest inventories, and a host of other evaluation measures.Graduates may pursue postgraduate course in psychology, which will help to get more knowledge, experience, and a higher job roles.

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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’.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Child Development Center of the Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals – Kolkataabsorbs Interns of the Applied Psychology Department as full-time Personnel.
  • Fifteen M.Sc. Applied Psychology Students, (BATCH 2018-2020) were selected among 1000 applicants from all over India for one month training at NIMHANS, Bangalore in 2019. End of their course they had an examination in which all of them received more than 85% marks evaluated by NIMHANS, Bangalore.
  • Four students  of M.Sc Applied Psychology (2017-2019), have cleared written examination of the entrance test for M Phil conducted by University of Calcutta.
  • Sc Applied Psychology student cleared June 2019, UGC-NET and got a prestigious job as a student counsellor at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
  • Students are pursuing Doctorate Degree in Abroad.
  • Two students of M.Sc Applied Psychology (2016-2018) are successfully doing their M Phil course at PGIBAMS, Raipur. They are holding two top positions in the college.
  • Students are successfully working as counsellors in reputed Higher Secondary Schools.
  • Sc (Hons.) Applied Psychology students (2015- 2018) secured 3rd place at the end of the 2nd semester of her Post Graduation in Psychology in University of Calcutta.
  • Students participated in numerous Conference, Workshops and Submitted Paper in International Paper.
  • Student received the Best Paper Award.
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Our Faculty

Course Structure

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4
  • Semester 5
  • Semester 6

1st Semester

Sl. No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Introduction to  Psychology

CC-APL101

Introduction: Definition of psychology. Perspectives on behavior; Methods of psychology; Subfields of psychology; Psychology in modern India. 

First experimental laboratory – History of Western psychology 

First experimental laboratory – History of psychology in  India

History & schools of Psychology- Structuralism, Functionalist, Behaviorist, & Gestalt

Perception Process: Perceptual processing, Role of attention in perception, Perceptual organization, Perceptual sets, Perceptual constancies, Depth perception, Illusions. 

Learning:  Principles and applications of Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning, and Perspectives on motivation, Types of motivation, Motivational conflicts.

Memory: Models of memory: Levels of processing, Parallel distributed processing, Information processing; causes of forgetting; Improving memory.

5+1

2

Statistical Methods in Psychological Research

CC-APL302

Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion

Standard (z) scores

Normal Probability

Correlation and Inferential statistics

T-test &chi square

Parametric and non – parametric statistics 

Graphs 

6

4

Exploring Self

SE-APS101

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

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

2

5

English for Creative Communication

AE-ENL101

 

2

6

Computer Programming (Theory)*

SE-CSEL103

 

3

7

Computer Programming (Lab)*

SE-CSEP103

 

2

2nd Semester

Sl. No.

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Educational Psychology

CC-APL201

Meaning, History and Methods of Educational Psychology

Theories of Learning- Observational learning; Cognitive theories

Transfer of Learning 

Programmed Learning 

Concept and assessment of interest, aptitude, Intelligence and personality

Education for specially abled child and gifted child

Educational measurement and evaluation

6

2

Life Span Development

CC-APL202

Part-A

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

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

Part-B 

Indian Perspective of Development

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

      6

3

Biological Basis of Behaviour

EC-APL201

Nature and scope; Methods and ethics in biopsychology; Divisions of biopsychology

The Structure and function of neuron, synapse and neurotransmitters. 

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

Structure, functions and abnormalities of major glands: Thyroid, Adrenal, Gonads, Pituitary. Functional abnormalities of neurotransmitters: dopamine and serotonin hypothesis

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

6

4

Testing Human Behavior

CC-APP201

Movie to identify individual behavior or Select snippets from films highlighting the individual behavior

Memory-  a) Effect of spaced and unspaced method of learning on memorization capacity of the subject b) Effect of retroactive inhibition on the memorization capacity of the subject 

Perception- To determine the rate of perceptual reversibility of the subject by using Human Profile/Flower Vase Card

On Reaction Time – Simple, Choice and Discriminative Reaction Time ( Emphasis on Physiological Explanation)

Diversity to be measured in terms of Ethnic Prejudice by Bogardus’ s Social Distance Scale (Revision of Goode and Hatt)

6

Environmental Studies 

SE

 

2

Total Credits: 26

3th Semester

Sl. No.

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Personality Dynamics

CC-APL301

Nature of personality; Bio-psychosocial foundations of personality; Culture, gender and personality

Sigmund Freud – Critical Approach 

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

Trait Theories

Humanistic theories

Theory of Gordon Allport

6

2

Introduction to Social Psychology

CC-APL102

Introduction: Nature and scope of social psychology; Overview of the history of social psychology (including development in India); Methods of Social Psychology, Relationship with sociology and anthropology.

Understanding and evaluating the social world: Social cognition, Social perception, Attitudes, Attitude-behaviour link; Strategies for attitude change. 

Social interaction and Influence: Interpersonal attraction, Pro-Social Behavior, Aggression, Social Influence

 Group Dynamics and Inter-group relations: Nature of groups, Consequences of belonging (performance, decision making, cooperation and conflict), Nature of intergroup relations (prejudice, inter-group conflict, intervention techniques).

6

3

Psychological Testing

CC-APP301

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

16 Personality Factors Questionnaires

Intelligence Test – Progressive Matrices

Block designing 

Aptitude Test

Interest- Guilford, J.S. & Zimmman, W. S. (1963, 1989,Copyright). Guilford- Zimmerman Interest Inventory. Consulting Psychologists Press Inc.3803 E. Bayshore Road.  Palo Alto, CA 94303

6

4.

Stress Management

EC

Unit 1: Stress: Introduction, Nature of stress, symptoms of stress.
Unit 2: Various sources of stress: environmental, social, physiological and psychological
 Unit 3: Stress and health: effects of stress on health, eustress.
Unit 4: Managing stress: Methods – yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, Problem focused and emotion focused approaches. 

6

5.

Health & Hygiene 

GE

To be provided by Hospital Management Department

4

Total Credits: 28

4th Semester

Sl. No.

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Health and Healing

EC-APL401

Unit I- Introduction to Health psychology & positive psychology

Health Concept, Assumptions, Models (Biomedical and Biopsychosocial)  

Unit-II Theories: Social Cognitive Theory, Theory of Planned Behavior, Health Belief model, Protection – motivation theory, Trans – theoretical model of behavior change, Self-regulatory model, latest trends. 

 Unit-III Health Promotion and Illness Prevention: Health and Behavior; Changing health habits; Cognitive behavioural approaches to health behavior change

       

6

2

Introduction to

Abnormal Psychology

CC-APL401

Introduction:-Concept of normality & abnormality

Models of abnormal psychology

Different Classificatory systems, Concept of Psychosis & neurosis Mental health & hygiene

Clinical picture and symptoms of different disorders- Anxiety Disorders

 Schizophrenia and Mood disorder  

6

3

Testing Psychological Process 

CC-APP401

  

Coping Scale

On Group Cohesiveness by Sociogram Method

Dysfunctional Attitude Scale

Anxiety  State Trait Anxiety Inventory:  Spielberger, C.D., Gorsuch, R.L., & Lushene, R.G. (1970). STAI Manual; Palo Alto. Consulting Psychologists Press.

General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)

EPQ

Happiness scale

Need Achievement-?? 

Social distance scale- Ethical Prejudice 

Emotion Regulation Questionnaire

6

4.

Child protection law (?)

GE

To be provided by Law department 

4

Total-22

5th Semester

Sl. No.

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

One month Summer Internship

CC-APE501

 

6

2

Basic Research Methods

CC-APL501

Definition of Psychological Research, Goals of Psychological Research, Paradigms of Research, Principles of Good Research, Ethics in Psychological Research.   

Research Traditions :Quantitative & Qualitative orientations towards research & their steps, Comparing Qualitative & Quantitative Research Traditions, Formulating a problem & developing a testable research question / research hypothesis. 

Variables

Problem and Hypothesis, 

Sampling, Experimental design, 

Data Collection methods including quasi experiment, survey, questionnaire, case study, interview etc

Development and standardization of Psychological Tests

Research Report writing

6

3

Child Psychopathology

EC-APL501

Overview of the clinical picture and symptoms of different disorders:

Neuro-developmental disorders- Intellectual disbabilities,ADHD,ASD

Externalizing disorders- ODD,Conduct

Internalizing disorders-childhood depression, Separation anxiety

6

4

Psychological Assessment

CC-APP501

1. Semi Projective Techniques- 1. Semi Structured Interview on Coping compared with Coping Scale by Rao, K., Subbakrishna, D.K. & Prabhu,G.C. (1989). Development of a Coping Checklist- A Preliminary Report. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 31 (2), 128-133.

2.  Sentence Completion Test:  Sacks, J.M & Levy, S. (1950).  Sentence Completion Test (SSCT). Dr. Joseph M. Sacks & other Psychologists of the New York Veterans Administrative Mental Hygiene Service.

3.Temperament Scale 

4. Bell Adjustment Scale

5 BAI

6.BDI

7. Draw A Person Test

8.VSMS

9.CPCL

6

5.

Life Saving Techniques

SE

To be provided by Hospital Management

 ???

2

6th Semester

Sl. No.

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Counseling and Guidance

SE-APL601

Counseling: meaning, purpose and steps. Differences between counseling and psychotherapy, different schools of counseling. Basic Skills of Counsellor ,Ethics in counselling

Areas of counselling, Scope of counselling

Concept of guidance, different areas of guidance, difference between counselling & guidance

.

6

2

Psychology of work and Human Resources

CC-APL601

Introduction: Historical antecedents of Organizational Behavior: Scientific management & Human Relations Movement; Contemporary Trends and Challenges; Organizational Behavior: Challenges in the Indian Setting.

Individual level processes: Employee attitudes: Job satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Organizational Citizenship Behaviour. 

Work Motivation; Early theories: Maslow, McClelland, Two factor; Contemporary theories and applications: Goal setting & MBO, Equity, Expectancy, Job Characteristics Model & Job Redesign.

Leadership: Basic approaches: Trait theories, Behavioral theories, Contingency theories; Contemporary Issues: Inspirational approaches to leadership, Challenges to the leadership construct; Indian perspective on leadership

6

3.

Consumer Behavior

GE 

To be provided by Management Department 

4

3

Project

CC-APD601

 

6

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