|Course Offered||Duration (in Years)||Eligibility|
|M.Sc In Applied Psychology||2|
Graduate with Psychology with at least 55% marks
A Personal Interview will be conducted by the Competent Authority of the University
Disclaimer: TNU reserves the right for relaxation in admission criteria for the most deserving candidates.
M.Sc. in Applied Psychology is a 2-year Post Graduate course with a specialization in Clinical and Industrial or Organizational Psychology. The post-Graduation syllabus is at par with UGC NET or various M Phil Entrance tests. The internship program at NIMHANS, Bangalore, and the Child Development Centre of Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata is a regular feature at The Neotia University (TNU) and part of the Curriculum. Students participate in numerous Conferences, Workshops, and Submit Papers in International Forums, where they receive the Best Paper Award. Industrial Experts visit the Campus, to interact with students and train them for research and industrial opportunities. Students are guided for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program. Post Graduates are either working in top-notch organizations in the psychiatric division or pursuing higher education from India and Abroad.
With the increase in the aging population, mental-health problems, physical problems the need of psychologist is increasing. Applied Psychology postgraduates have a vast range of career options. With a master’s degree in clinical psychology, post graduatescan practice psychotherapy in limited situations while those with a degree in an experimental psychology area can
instead opt to focus on a research-oriented career. Post graduates shall have ample opportunities to work in the speciality areas such as developmental specialist, drug and alcohol specialist, rehabilitation expert, human resources analyst, vocational rehabilitation provider, self-reliance specialist and more. A master’s degree in psychology also serves as an excellent preparation for careers outside of psychology. A solid background in research and statistics might also qualify you to work in areas such as market research, human resources manager, public relations representative, employee trainer, project manager and more. Post Graduates may pursue M.Phill & Ph.D courses in psychology, which will help to get more knowledge, experience, and a higher job roles. The compensation and salaries for these individual jobs are specific and depend largely on the skill-set they have built and the experience in the industry.
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’.
HOD and Associate Professor
Lab-Technician and Psychologist
Advanced Research Methods
Unit 1: Introduction to Research. Problem, hypothesis, variables and their operationalization. Methods of data collection: Observation, interview, questionnaire, tests and scales, nonparametric tests. Test standardization: Reliability, validity and norms,
Unit2:, Analysis of quantitate data, experimental Design one variable, two & more
Inferential statistics. Data analysis.
Unit3: Qualitative Research-Definition, Objectives, Difference of qualitative with quantitative research. Types: Ethnography, Narrative/Autobiography, Grounded Theory, Phenomenological, Case Study, field study
Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Unit1-Different approaches of learning theories: Hull & Tolman, Hebb, Cognitive approaches in learning: Latent learning, observational learning.
Unit 2- Information Processing:-.Stanbury and Garderner Theory
Perception:-Pattern, object and face recognition
Memory –Encoding, retrieval & storage-(LTM,STM) Procedural Memory, Working memory(Baddeley Hitch), Eye witness testimony, false memory forgetting theories
Attention: Attenuation theory, Broadbent’s Theory ,Treisman theory, Signal detection theory
Unit 3: Motivation & Emotion: Mechanism to Cognition. Intrinsic & extrinsic motivation, Attribution, Competence, Theories of emotions (valance theory) Physiological basis of motivation & Emotion.
Unit 4:Decision making, Problem solving
Quest for Self
Unit 1-Introduction to Self from the experiential perspective, Concept of Self from Indian and Western perspective, Difference between Indian and Western concept of self.
Unit2:-Indian Concept of Self-Ahamkara, The Philosophy of Vedanta, The Philosophy of Navya Nyay, The GUNAS, The Upanishad-Sankhyay ,The Yoga Period and its contribution to Psychology ,The Buddhist Philosophy, concept of Stress in Indian Philosophy.
Unit 3-The western concept of self, Introduction to Self-Concept, Self-esteem, Self Determination Theory of Ryan and Deci, Reasons for Alienation and Motivation.
Unit 4-Introduction to the concept of Self-Regulation, Self-Regulation theory, Self Enhancement-technique.
Total Credits: 18
Unit 1-Classification of Psychiatric Disorders: ICD & DSM ,Factors Associated with Psychiatric Disorders & Cure (Predisposing, Precipitating, Perpetuating, Prognostic Factors)
Unit2-Adult Disorder (Schizophrenia, Mood, Anxiety, Substance Abuse–Clinical picture & etiology)
Unit 3-Childhood disorder (Following ICD, Concept of Internalizing and Externalizing disorders-separation anxiety, neurosis, ADHD)
Advanced Social Psychology
Social Perception- Nonverbal Communication, Attribution, Impression formation
2. Social Cognition- Schemas, Heuristics, Affect & Cognition
3. Attitudes- Formation, Attitudes and its influence on behaviour, Persuasion, Change, Cognitive Dissonance
4. Prejudice and Discrimination
5. Interpersonal Attraction
6. Social Influence- Conformity, Compliance, Obedience
7. Altruism and Aggression- causes and various hypotheses
Determinants of Personality: Biological and socio-cultural approaches
Social learning Theories
Trait and type
Practical: Neo Fi
Higher Order Statistics
Psychological scaling , purpose and methods
Sources of bias in psychological testing
Ethical issues in psychological testing
Application of factor analysis in standardization of tests – with important illustrations
Research designs: Correlational , factorial, randomized block, matched group, quasi experimental, time series design
ANOVA: Randomized and repeated
Correlational analysis : Partial, multiple and regression analysis
Factor analysis: Assumptions, methods, rotation and interpretation
SPSS & Excel
Total Credits: 22
One month Summer Internship/Project
Psychology of Health & wellbeing
Unit 1-Concept of subjective well-being (Biener’s contribution), Quality of life, and Positive Psychology, Positive Psychology in management of chronic illness
Unit2-Health Psychology Aims and objectives of Health Psychology, Challenges for the future. Theories of health behavior: Attributive theory, Health Locus of Control, Health Belief Model. Role of Behavioral factors / Life style in Disease & Disorders: CAD, HIV and Obesity.
Unit 3: Stress & coping: Concept, Definition and Sources of Stress. Stress Models: Fight or Flight, General adaptation Syndrome; Life events theory, Transactional model. Types of coping strategies & Concept of Mindfulness, Work life stress,
WHO Quality of life ,Life event skill scale by Holmes & Rahe
Elective Course ( Any one)
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Unit-1.Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counselling skills and functions of therapist. Importance and limitations
Unit-2. Different Schools of intervention- Psychoanalytic/ Psychodynamics, Rogers’s person-centered school, , Existential, Humanistic approach.
Unit 3.- Ethics in Counselling, National and international Policies & Legal aspects in Counselling
Case Study Writing- 2(Different school)
Nature and Principles of Organizational Psychology
Unit 1-Organizational Behavior: Scope and Processes; Positive Psychology at Work;
Unit2-Management Functions, Roles and Skills; Effective v/s Successful Managerial Activities
Unit3-Disciplines that Contribute to OB field; Challenges and Opportunities for OB; Foundations of Individual Behavior
Elective Course (Any One)
Unit 1: Behaviour and Cognitive Behaviour Therapies: Techniques, Stages, Effectiveness, Limitations, Indications and Contraindications.
Unit 2: Therapies: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy , Play Therapy, Group Therapy, Psychodrama.
Family Therapy and Couples Therapy, Interpersonal therapy.
Practical: MSE, case history taking and clinical symptoms rating scale application
(BDI, HAM-A, HAM-D )
Motivation and Leadership in Organization
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.
Practical: based on above topics
Elective Course ( Any one)
Unit1-Anxiety disorders- assessment using psychometric tools, Understanding and planning psychological planning in anxiety disorders, using different approaches to treatment (CBT/ BT, IPT)
Unit2-Depressive Disorder & Suicide – assessment using psychometric tools, intervention and planning in depressive disorder (CBT/ BT, IPT, Family and couple therapy), Management of suicidal behavior.
Unit3- Childhood disorder intervention- Behavioral modification techniques
Unit4-Substance abuse- assessment, overview of different management approaches
Unit-1Organizational Culture: Meaning & Definition; Related Concepts (Organizational, Societal & Work Cultures & Organizational Climate)
Unit2-Perspectives and Typologies of Organizational Culture ,Creating and Sustaining Culture, How Employees Learn Culture
Unit3-Positive (OCB) and Negative Discretionary Behavior (e.g. Deviance, Theft, Aggression etc); Justice in Organization
Total Credits: 24; Grand Total: Credits :98