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Applied Psychology

An Introductory Course

What You'll Learn

Fundamental Principles of Psychology, An Introductory Course offers invaluable insights into the complexities of human behaviour, cognition, and emotions. It equips you with a deeper understanding of yourself and others, aiding you in fostering better relationships and communication skills.


The course has been designed to assist you in mastering the science of psychology by guiding you in understanding the psyche of others around you, analysing their behaviour, and influencing their actions with ease, rendering you a source of inspiration to yourself, your family, your peers, and the members of your team.


Additionally, the course provides tools to navigate challenges, enhance mental well-being, and make informed decisions. This knowledge is not only applicable to personal life but also to various professional fields such as counselling, education, and healthcare, making it an essential discipline for holistic personal and professional development.

Summary

Target Audience

UG/PG/PhD students from any discipline or Working Professionals

Course Type

Open Elective

Duration

20 weeks

Department

Psychology

Credit Points

5

Start Date

07 July 2024

End Date

23 November 2024

Enrollment Ends

05 July 2024

Prerequisite Knowledge

None


Sections & Parts


Section One: Applied Psychology


Modules

  1. Introduction

    • Develop the requisite understanding of the course.

  2. Social Psychology

    • Understand the formation of human attitudes.

    • Understand social perception and its plagues.

    • Understand social influence and allied behaviours.

  3. General Psychology

    • Understand human consciousness.

    • Understand the concept of intuition.

    • Learn the characteristics of memory.

    • Understand the various learning theories and their significance.

    • Understand the various theories of motivation and their application in various settings.

    • Understand the psychological interpretation of emotions in human beings.

    • Understand the concept of human cognition.

    • Understand the effects of reasoning and personality on human behavioural outcomes.

  4. Applied Psychology

    • Understand the principles and theories of conditioning.

    • Understand Freud's theories of the human mind.

    • Understand the biology of behaviour.

  5. Psychopathology

    • Understand the various psychological disorders and their implications.

    • Understand the importance of mental and emotional well-being.

    • Understand the various methods used to assess psychological disorders.

  6. Psychotherapeutics

    • Understand Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT).

    • Understand Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

    • Understand Life Coaching in a therapeutic light.

Who Will Benefit?

Learning Objectives

Cognitive Knowledge

  1. Foundational Concepts

    1. Understand the fundamental concepts and terminology used in psychology, such as behaviour, cognition, perception, and consciousness.

  2. Historical Perspectives

    1. Gain knowledge of the history of psychology, including the major figures and schools of thought that have shaped the field.

  3. Psychological Theories

    1. Familiarize yourself with key psychological theories and how they contribute to the understanding of human behaviour and mental processes.


Critical Thinking and Analysis

  1. Scientific Thinking

    1. Develop critical thinking skills to assess the validity and reliability of psychological research and theories.

  2. Ethical Considerations

    1. Understand the ethical principles and guidelines that govern the practice of psychology.


Behaviour and Mental Processes

  1. Understanding Human Behavior

    1. Comprehend the factors that influence human behaviour, including biological, cognitive, emotional, and social processes.

  2. Psychological Development

    1. Explore the psychological development across the lifespan, including infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

  3. Individual Differences

    1. Study individual differences in personality, intelligence, and other psychological traits.


Application and Practical Skills

  1. Real-World Application

    1. Recognize how psychological principles are applied in various fields and contexts, such as clinical psychology, education, business, and healthcare.

  2. Problem-Solving

    1. Develop problem-solving skills by applying psychological knowledge to everyday challenges.


Communication and Collaboration

  1. Effective Communication

    1. Enhance written and oral communication skills to effectively convey psychological concepts and findings.

  2. Teamwork

    1. Collaborate with peers in group discussions and projects related to psychological topics.


Personal Development

  1. Self-Awareness

    1. Reflect on your own behaviors, thoughts, and emotions in light of psychological principles, fostering self-awareness and personal growth.


Global and Cultural Awareness

  1. Cultural Sensitivity

    1. Recognize the importance of cultural diversity and the impact of culture on psychological processes.

Enrollment Options

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