Psychology

I. Nature and Scope of Psychology: Definition and scope, Psychology as a Science,
Schools, Perspectives, and Models of Psychology, Recent Trends
II. Biological Basis of Behaviour: Nervous System, Neuron and its function, Central
and Peripheral Nervous System, Endocrine System
III. Sensation and Perception: Sensory process, Perception, Gestalt Principles,
Binocular and Monocular cues, Illusions and Extra Sensory Perception,
Determinants of Perception
V. Learning and Memory: Nature and Forms of Learning, Types of learning: Classical
and Operant Conditioning, Reinforcement, Extinction, Discrimination, Punishment,
Observational Learning, Theories of Learning, Types of Memory, Process of
Memory, Forgetting, Theories of Memory
V. Motivation and Emotion: Homeostasis, Factors affecting Motivation, Biogenic and
Social Motives, Measurement of Human Motivation, Theories of Motivation,
Emotions, Types of Emotions, Physiological changes in Emotion, Theories of
Emotions.
VI. Psychological Assessment: Attributes of Psychological Measures, Validity,
Reliability, Item Analysis, Norms, Modern Test Theory, Selection and Training,
Educational and Clinical Assessment, Ethical and Legal Issues in Assessment.
VII. Personality: Determinants of Personality, Factors in Development of Personality,
Theoretical Perspectives, Personality Assessment and Techniques, Cross-Cultural
Issues.
III. Intelligence: Theories of Intelligence, Types of intelligence (IQ, EQ), Assessing
Intelligence
X. Social Influence and Group Dynamics: Social Facilitation, Attribution, Conformity,
Obedience, Altruism, Attitudes, Social Norms.
X. Developmental Psychology: Physical, Cognitive, Social and Emotional
development in Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and Old Age
XI. Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: Concept and causes of Abnormality, Clinical
Assessment and Intervention, Different disorders such as Schizophrenia, Mood
disorder, Anxiety disorder, Personality disorder, etc. Psychological treatment
including different Therapeutic instructions.
XII. Organizational/Industrial Psychology: Leadership styles, Decision making, Work
motivation, Organizational Culture, Stress and Conflict at Work and its Management,
Organizational Socialization, Job related Attitude, Sexual Harassment, Glass Ceiling,
Human Computer interaction.
XIII. Health Psychology: Beliefs and Behaviour, Models of Health Psychology,
Assessment and Intervention, Models of Stress, Chronic and Terminal Illness, Role
of Social Support.
XIV. Forensic Psychology: Psychology and Law, Investigation, Confession, Eyewitness
Testimony, Working with Offenders, Juvenile Delinquents, Drug Addicts, Sex
Offenders etc.

SUGGESTED READINGS

S.No.TitleAuthor
1.Applied Industrial/Organizational
Psychology
Aamodt, M.
2.Introduction to PsychologyAtkinson R. C., & Smith, E. E
3.Social PsychologyBaron, R. A
4.Introduction to Forensic PsychologyBartol, C. R
5.Foundation of Physiological PsychologyCarlson, N. R.
6.Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to
Mind and Behavior
Coon, D., &Mitterer, J.
7.Development Across the Life SpanFeldman, R.
8.Introduction to PsychologyFernald, L. D., & Fernald, P.S
9.Introduction to PsychologyHilgard’s,
10.Forensic PsychologyFulero, S. M., &Wrightsman
11.Foundation of PsychologyHayes, N
12.Introduction to PsychologyKalat, J. W
13.Abnormal PsychologyKring, A. M
14.PsychologyMyers, D. G.
15.Psychology: Concepts and ConnectionsRathus, S.
16.Life Span DevelopmentSantrock,J. W.
17.Organizational PsychologySingh, P


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