M.Sc. in Applied Psychology

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 specialization in Clinical and Industrial or Organizational Psychology. Post-Graduation syllabus is at par with UGC NET or various M Phil Entrance test. Internship programme at NIMHANS, Bangalore and 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 the research and industrial opportunities. Students are guided for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programme. Post Graduates are either working in topnotch organizations in psychiatric division or pursuing higher education from India and Abroad.

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Career Prospects

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.

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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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Course Structure

  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semester 4

1st Semester

Serial No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Advanced Research Methods

CC-APL701

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

4

2

Advanced Cognitive Psychology

CC-APL702

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 

  

4

2

3.

Quest for Self

CC-APL704

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. 

Practical

 1.Word association

2. Rorschach

3

1

4.

Biostatistics

AECC

 

4

Total Credits: 18

2nd Semester

Serial No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

Clinical Psychology

CC-APL801

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 AbuseClinical picture & etiology)

Unit 3-Childhood disorder (Following ICD, Concept of Internalizing and Externalizing disorders-separation anxiety, neurosis, ADHD)

6

2

Advanced Social Psychology 

CC-APL802

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

 

6

3

Personality Psychology

CC-APL803

Determinants of Personality: Biological and socio-cultural approaches 

Psychoanalytic, neo-Freudian, 

Social learning Theories

Trait and type

Cognitive

Practical: Neo Fi

                 16 PF

                  TAT

3

1

4

Higher Order Statistics

DSE-APL703

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

Practical:

SPSS & Excel

3

1

5.

Journal Club

SEC

 

2

Total Credits: 22

3th Semester

Serial No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1

One month Summer Internship/Project

CC-APE901

 

8

2

Psychology of Health & wellbeing

CC-APE901

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, 

     Practical:

  WHO  Quality of life ,Life event skill scale by Holmes & Rahe

  Stress &Coping 

4

2

        Elective Course ( Any one)

   

3

Counselling & Psychotherapy

EC-APL902

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

Practical:

Case Study Writing- 2(Different school)

3

1

 

Nature and Principles of Organizational Psychology

EC-APL911

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

Practical:

Case study-2-(Different)

3

1

                  Elective Course (Any One)

   

4.

Basic Psychotherapy

EC-APE903

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 )

3

1

4.

Motivation and Leadership in Organization

EC-APL912

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

       

3

1  

4th Semester

Serial No. 

Course Name 

Course Code 

Course Content

Credits

1.

Internship

EC-APE1003

 

8

2.

Seminar

SEC

 

2

3.

Dissertation 

CC-APD1002

Dissertation

8

Elective Course ( Any one)

 

6

5

Psychological Interventions

EC-APL1001

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

 

5.

Organizational Culture

EC-APL1002

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

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