M.A in Psychology

 

Overview

This department, started in the year 2012, is the pilot department even in the University of North Bengal where the College is affiliated.The department offers both honours and  elective in the subject. The department facilitates peer counselling in the campus. 

Vision

To prepare competent psychologists who would excel in knowledge, orientation and practice of psychology, with high ethical standards and social relevance.

To function as professional and socially conscious psychologists whocan achieve excellence in knowledge generation, serve the society by making innovative contribution in the field of mental health and in the process of social change”.

Mission

The department of psychology, Salesian college Siliguri campus being the only college to offer psychology honours course in the entire north Bengal region withholds the mission to address and understand various psychological and psychosocial phenomenon pertaining to this region and to produce effective and sensible human resources in the field psychology

Keeping in record with the disciplinary advances the Department (course) would address learning about psychological functioning at individual and social levels in an inclusive manner.

The Department holds the provision for inclusion of Master’s Program from the new academic session 2020-2021.

Objectives

1. To familiarize students to the field of psychology, give them the necessary exposure to develop interest in the field and thus prepare them for post-graduate programme in psychology.
2. Introduce the different branches and emerging fields of psychology
3. To understand the fundamental processes underlying human behavior and the process of human development and change from biological and psychosocial perspective.
4. To understand the different aspects of human behavior in the social, cultural and organizational/work context.
5. Become aware of the applications of psychology in the professions associated with psychology.
6. To prepare students for national conferences like (NAOP, IAAP)
7. To provide an opportunity to extend the knowledge base to the world with a view to promote healthy interface between academia and society through community outreach program and field trips.

The Background:

The Inspiration behind the Department of Psychology, as with Education, has been Fr Dr Peter Lourdes sdb, an acclaimed Psychologist, based in Kolkata presently ( a nonagenarian, still active) and formerly the Principal of Salesian College in late 1960s. It was he who urged the College Authorities, as the new campus was opened in Siliguri to launch out to address the issue of societal tendency to black out mental illness. He stressed instead to help generate awareness in society about varied ways of treating mental illness and how it could be arrested from early years. The department, he envisaged, could provide the job opportunities to a new generation of mental health workers by preparing psychologists, attuned to the culture and the times. The Department has over the years bagged the gold medal from the University as it spearheaded the introduction of Psychology as a Graduate Programme in 2012 and as a PG programme in 2019.

 

The Foreground:

The Department envisages creating a stronger interface with the city where the college campus is located and the region, by providing short term and long term assistance to students, young faculty and parents in need of help. The Department has over the years taken the initiative to do profile mapping of incoming students and their progression in personal wellbeing as they graduate. Presently an online survey is underway on the impact of CoVId 19 lockdown among the students and faculty of the college.

The students engage with the community as part of their practical field based learning through outreach programmes. Besides the department intends to conduct undergraduate research in collaborative manner engaging both students and the faculty.

Syllabus

The program is to be divided into four semesters: Semester I, II, III, and IV respectively. The courses included in the first two semester (i.e. semester I & II) are compulsory. The students can then decide to specialize in any of the two streams provided for the next two semesters. The specialization subjects are:

1. Clinical Psychology
2. Organizational Psychology

The papers to be included for each of the semesters are presented below:

First Semester Credits Hours Marks
PSYM 1: Advanced Cognitive Psychology
4
50
100
PSYM 2: Biological Basis for Psychology
4
50
100
PSYM 3: Advanced Research Methodology
4
50
100
PSYM 4: Advanced Social Psychology
4
50
100
PSYM 5: Practical (One practical from each of the above papers)
2
25
50
Total
18
225
450
Second Semester Credits Hours Marks
PSYM 6: Advanced Statistics
4
50
100
PSYM 7: Psychology of Personality
4
50
100
PSYM 8: Motivation and Emotion
4
50
100
PSYM 9: Positive Psychology
4
50
100
PSYM 10: Practical (One practical from each of the above papers)
2
25
50
Total
18
225
450
Third Semester - Clinical Specialization Credits Hours Marks
PSYM 11: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
4
50
100
PSYM 12: Psychopathology I
4
50
100
PSYM 13: Diagnostic Techniques
4
50
100
PSYM 14: Internship
4
50
100
PSYM 15: Practical (One practical from each of the above papers)
2
25
50
Total
18
225
450
Fourth Semester - Clinical Specialization Credits Hours Marks
PSYM 16: Individual Psychotherapy
4
50
100
PSYM 17: Group and Family Therapy
4
50
100
PSYM 18: Psychopathology II
4
50
100
PSYM 19: Research Development
4
50
100
PSYM 20: Practical (One practical from each of the above papers)
2
25
50
Total
18
225
450
Third Semester - Organizational Specialization Credits Hours Marks
PSYM 11: Introduction to Organizational Psychology
4
50
100
PSYM 12: Basic Organizational Processes
4
50
100
PSYM 13: Job Analysis and Evaluation
4
50
100
PSYM 14: Internship
4
50
100
PSYM 15: Practical (One practical from each of the above papers)
2
25
50
Total
18
225
450
Fourth Semester - Organizational Specialization Credits Hours Marks
PSYM 16:Organizational Stress and its Management
4
50
100
PSYM 17:Work Environment
4
50
100
PSYM 18:Organizational Development and Change
4
50
100
PSYM 19: Research Development
4
50
100
PSYM 20: Practical (One practical from each of the above papers)
2
25
50
Total
18
225
450

PSYM 1: Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Credits: 4

Cognitive approach to psychology:

1. Origin and current status of cognitive psychology, assumptions and methods of cognitive psychology.

2. Attention and Perception: Concept and mechanism; Types and theories; Applications; Pattern recognition.

3. Memory Processes: Current models and directions. Types of memory - working memory, semantic, episodic, procedural, eye-witness and flashbulb memory, traumatic and false memory, everyday memory; Approaches to memory- information processing & connectionist.

4. Language processes: Language acquisition, models of reading and language comprehension; Meaning and beyond; Language production; Language and thought.

5. Decision Making and problem solving: Models & theories; Complex and uncertain decision making; Human problem solving strategies- heuristics and algorithmic; expert and novice problem solvers; Artificial Intelligence.

Suggested Readings:

1. Matlin, M.W. (2008). Cognition (7th). CA: John Wiley & Sons.
2. Baddley, A. (1997). Human memory: Theory and practice. New York: Psychology Press.
3. Best, J.B. (1992). Cognitive Psychology .3rd West Publishing Company
4. Galotti, K.M. (2001). Cognitive Psychology In and Out of the Laboratory. 2nd Wadsworth.
5. Goldstein B E (2007). Sensation and Perception (7th Edition) Wadsworth
6. Harley, Treror, A. (2002). The psychology of language: From data to theory. Taylor Francis.
7. Smith, E.E. &Kosslyn, (2007). Cognitive psychology: Mind and brain. Prentice Hall.
8. Tripathi, A.N. &Babu, Nandita (2008). Cognitive processes. In Misra, G. (Ed.). Psychology in India: Advances in Research, Vol. 1. New Delhi: Pearson Education.

 

PSYM 2: Biological Basis for Psychology
Credits: 4

1. Biological foundation of psychology: Organization and functions of the brain and spinal cord; Genetic bases of behavior –chromosomes and genes.

2. Methods in biopsychology-anatomical methods, degeneration techniques, lesion techniques, chemical methods, stereotaxic surgery, micro-electrode studies, oscilloscope, polygraph, scanning methods

3. Neurophysiology: Generation and conduction of action potential; synaptic transmission and neuromuscular transmission.

4. Endocrine glands and hormone products: Functions of different hormones. Hormonal imbalance and behaviour.

5. Sleep and circadian rhythm: Biological rhythms, states of sleep and disorders of sleep.

6. Drug and behaviour: Determinants of drug effects; drug abuse and addiction

Suggested Readings:

1. Barrett, K.E., Barman, S.M., Boitano, S., & Brooks, H.L.(2012). Ganong’s review of medical physiology. Tata McGrawHill.
2. Carlson, N. (2013). Physiology of behavior. NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
3. Hall, J.E. (2011). Guyton & Hall Textbook of medical physiology. Elsevier.
4. Kalat, J.W. (2012). Biological psychology. CA: Wardsworth/Thomson Learning.
5. Kolb, B. &Whinshaw, I.Q. (2013). An introduction to brain and behavior. New York: Worth Publishers.
6. Pinel, J.P.J. (2013). Biopsychology. NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
7. Toates, F. (2011). Biological psychology. NJ: Pearson Education Inc. 8. Wickens, A. (2009). Introduction to biopsychology. New Jersey : Prentice Hall.
8. Klein, S.B., & Thorne, B.M. (2007). Biological Psychology. Worth Publishers. (Chapters 3 & 13)

 

PSYM 3: Advanced Research Methodology
Credits: 4

1. Psychological Research: Nature and purpose; Scientific approach to Psychology; Types of research- Descriptive, exploratory and causal research; Qualitative research methods; Ethical issues.

2. Psychological research process: Formulation of research problem and hypothesis; Choosing research design; Identifying variables; Control of extraneous variables; Sampling design and data collection; Data analysis and interpretation; Reporting research (APA style); Conceptualization and operationalization; manipulation and threats to valid measurement, ethics of research. Meaning, purpose and types, probability and non-probability, sampling error, Factors influencing sampling decisions: Size, accessibility and cost.

3. Experimental research designs - Randomized groups, matched groups. Factorial designs between and within group designs; a-priory and post-hoc comparisons

4. Non-experimental research designs: correlational, quasi experimental and ex-post-facto designs. Single subject design; longitudinal and cross-sectional designs

Suggested Readings:

1. Kerlinger, N. (1996). Foundations of behavioural research. India: Prentice Hall
2. Gravetter,F.J.,&Forzana,L.A.B(2009). Research methods for behavioral sciences .United States :Wordsworthcengage learning .
3. Singh, A.K. (1997). Test, measurements and research methods in behavioural sciences. Patna: Bharathi Bhavan Publishers and Distributors.
4. Bordens, K.S., & Abbott, B.B. (2006). Research and design methods: A process approach (6th). New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Company Limited
5. Goodwin, C.J. (2002). Research in psychology: Methods and design (3rd ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
6. Coolican ,H.(2004).Research methods and Statistics in Psychology. London: Hoddes Arnold Document compiled by the teacher in charge.
7. Breakwell, G.M., Smith, J.A., &Wright, D.B. (2012). Research methods in psychology(4thed.). Sage.
8. Bridget, S. & Cathy, L. (Eds.) (2008). Research methods in the social sciences. New Delhi: Vistaar Publication.
9. Broota, K.D. (1992). Experimental Design in Behavioural Research. ND: New Age International Pub.
10. Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2000). Research methods in education (5thed.). London: RoutledgeFalmer
11. Dawson, C. (2002). The practical research methods: A user-friendly guide to masteringresearch techniques and projects. UK: How to Books Ltd.

 

PSYM 4: Advanced Social psychology
Credits: 4

1. Introduction: Current trends in social psychology, approaches to the study of social behavior, methodological and ethical issues.

2. Social Cognition: Heuristics and other short-cut strategies; effects of framing and anchoring; counterfactual thinking and mental simulation, affect and social cognition, action identification, self-reference effects.

3. Social Categorization, Groups and Leadership: Social identity and social comparison models, categorical differentiation and groups, group cohesiveness, group decision making; emergence of leader, theoretical approaches to leadership, leader characteristics and effectiveness.

4. Social Influence Processes: Social norms and their perception, conformity to social norms, factors influencing conformity; compliance and its consequences; types and conditions of obedience, ethical issues, cultural perspectives.

5. Intergroup Relations: Relative deprivation, realistic conflict and social identity approaches, dynamics of intergroup behavior, conditions of social harmony; structure and type of social conflicts, pre-dispositional variables, conflict resolution strategies.

Suggested Readings:

1. Aronson, E., Wilson, T.D., and Akert, R.M. (1999). Social Psychology (3rd ed.). New York: Longman.
2. Baron, R. A., Branscombe, N. R. & Byrne, D. (2009). Social psychology (12thed.). New York: Pearson Education.
3. Myer, D.G. (2012). Social psychology (11thed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
4. Sanderson, C.A., &Safdar, S. F. (2012). Social psychology. Ontario, Canada: John Wiley.
5. Taylor, S.E., Peplau, L.A., & Sears, D.O. (2006). Social psychology (12thed.). New Jersey: Pearson Education.
6. Fraser, C., and Burchell, B. (2001). Introducing Social Psychology. Cambridge: Polity
7. Delamater, J. (2003). Handbook of social psychology. New York: Kluswer Academic.
8. Flick, U. (1998). The psychology of social. Cambridge: Cambridge University press
9. Burke, Peter J. (2006). Contemporary social psychological theories. Stanford: Stanford social sciences.
10. Hogg, M.A. & Cooper, Joel (2003). Sage handbook of social psychology. Los Angles: SAGE.
11. Kakar, S. (2007). The Indians, Portrait of a People. New Delhi: Viking Penguin

 

PSYM 5: Practical
Credits: 2

One practical each pertaining to PSYM 1, PSYM2, PSYM3 and PSYM4 are to be conducted and reported.

PSY 6: Advanced Statistics
Credits: 4

1. Introduction: Inferential statistics - Parametric and nonparametric.; univariate, bivariate and multivariate statistics; Data screening and perpetration for statistical analysis

2. Analysis of group differences: Analysis of Variance- One way and factorial with two or more variables and repeated measures, Post-hoc comparisons; Multivariate Analysis of Variance; Discriminant function analysis.

3. Exploring relationship: Multiple regression analyses -Simultaneous, hierarchical and Statistical strategies; Interpretation and tabular presentation of results.

4. Constructing and testing models: Exploratory factor analysis-Interpretation and tabular presentation of results; Confirmatory factor analysis.

5. Non-parametric statistics: Chi-Square, Median test, Wilcoxon test, Mann-Whitney U-test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov one- and two-sample tests, Kruskal-Wallis H test, Friedman twoway analysis of variance, Kendall's coefficient of concordance.

6. Introduction to SPSS.

Suggested Readings:

1. Broota, K.D. (1992). Experimental design in behavioural research. ND: New Age International Pub.
2. Chadha, N. K. (1998). Statistical methods in behavioural and Social Sciences. ND: Relaince Pub. House.
3. Field, A. (2005).Discovering statistics using SPSS. London: Sage Publications
4. Meyers, L. S., Gamst, G. &Guarino, A.J. (2008). Applied multivariate Research: Design and Interpretation.
5. Siegel, S. (1986). Non parametric statistics. NY: McGraw Hill.
6. Tabachnick B.G., Fidell, L.S. (2007). Using multivariate statistics (5th Ed.). Prentice Hall.
7. Winer, B.J., Brown, D.R. &Michels, K.M. (1991). Statistical principles in experimental design. NY: McGraw Hill

 

PSYM 7: Psychology of Personality
Credits: 4

1. Personality: Concept and nature; Determinants of personality: physical, social, cultural; Basic issues related to study of personality. Eastern and Western perspective

2. Trait and type approaches: Allport, Cattell, Eysenck, and Big-five model.

3. Psychodynamic and psychosocial approaches: Freud and Erikson

4. Behaviouristic and social learning approaches: Skinner, Bandura and Mischel.

5. Humanistic and phenomenological approaches: Rogers and Kelly.

Suggested Readings:

1. Cervone,D. &Lawrence,P.A.(2013). Personality Psychology (ed.12).New York:Wiley.
2. Cloninger S.C. (2012).Theories of Personality: Understanding Persons (6th Edition).Pearson Education
3. Feist, J. &Fiest, G. J. (2009). Theories of personality. New York: McGraw Hill.
4. Friedman, H. S. &Schustack, M. W. (2003). Personality: Classic theory and modern research (2nded.). Singapore: Pearson Education.
5. Hall, G. C., Lindzey, G., & Campbell, J. C. (1998). Theories of personality (4thed.). New York: Wiley.
6. Larsen, R. J., & Buss, D. M. (2013). Personality Psychology: Domains of knowledge about human nature (5thed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
7. Mishra G, &Mohanty A. K.(2002).Perspectives on Indigenous psychology(edited) New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company.

 

PSYM 8: Motivation and Emotion
Credits: 4

1. Motivation: Nature and properties; origin, development and present status. Conceptual issues; response dimension. Homeostasis

2. Theoretical framework: Murray and Maslow, intrinsic and extrinsic framework.

3. Emotion: Conceptual and theoretical issues, differences in emotional expression, genetics, culture and personality; Emotional Intelligence.

4. Emotion, Behaviour and Conscious Experience: Biological, Cognitive, Constructionist, Psychodynamic, Evolutionary and Cultural Perspectives.

5. Self-conscious emotion: Shame, guilt, embarrassment, pride; Emotion & social processes; Empathy, forgiveness, gratitude, envy; Positive emotions -optimism and hope.

Suggested Readings:

1. Barret, L. F., Niedenthal, P.M., &Winkielman (2005). Emotion and consciousness. New York: The Guilford Press.
2. Carr, A. (2008). Positive Psychology: The science of happiness and human strengths. New Delhi: Routledge
3. Ekman, P. (2003). Emotions revealed. London: Weidenfield& Nicolson.
4. Kitayama, S. & Markus, H.R. (1994). Emotion and culture empirical studies of mutual influence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
5. Recommended research article: 1. Averill, J.A., Chon, K.K., & Hahn, D.W. (2001). Emotions and creativity: East and West. Asian journal of social psychology, 4, 165-183.

 

PSYM 9: Positive Psychology
Credits: 4

1. Introduction: Definition and objectives, historical development, theoretical perspectives on positive psychology.

2. Subjective well-being: Concept and indicators, life satisfaction and happiness, determinants of happiness; theoretical frameworks.

3. Strategies to enhance happiness: Enhancing pleasure, engagementand meaning-making; self-related processes.

4. Character strengths and virtues: Classification, assessment and nurturance; barriers in developing strengths and virtues.

5. Meeting life challenges: Nature, type and sources of stress, individual interpretations and responses, coping strategies and their assessment, promoting healthy coping strategies and life skills.

Suggested Readings:

1. Carr, A. (2004). Positive psychology. London: Routledge.
2. Compton, W.C. (2005). Introduction to positive psychology. Belmont: Wadsworth.
3. Linley, P.A; & Joseph, S.(2004). Positive psychology in practice. New York:Wiley.
4. Peterson, C; & Seligman, M.E.P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues. New York: Oxford University Press.
5. Snyder, C.R. & Lopez, S. J. (2002) Handbook of positive psychology. Oxford:Oxford University Press.

 

PSYM 10: Practical
Credits: 2

One practical each pertaining to PSYM 6, PSYM 7, PSYM 8 and PSYM 9 are to be conducted and reported.

PSYM 11: Introduction to clinical psychology
Credits: 4

1. Foundations: Historical & Philosophical background; Nature of discipline Education & training,Differences/similarities with other mental health professions Understanding Clinical Psychology and Classification of Disorders ICD and DSM overall development.

2. Clinical assessments:Processes; Clinical Interview; Diagnosis and Classification;   Intellectual, Neuropsychological, Personality and Behavioral assessment.

3. Therapeutic perspectives:Therapy stakeholders (client, therapist, relationship); Course of intervention; Various perspectives: Psychodynamic, Humanistic-Existential, Behavioral- Cognitive, Group & Family.

4. Issues in clinical psychology Professional Regulation; Ethico-legal issues; Cultural issues; Current scenario and future prospect

Suggested Readings:

1. Hecker,J.E., &Thorpe,G.L. (2005). Introduction to clinical psychology: Science, practice, and ethics (Low Price Edition). Delhi: Pearson Education.
2. Pomerantz, A.M. (2008). Clinical Psychology: Science, practice, and culture. Sage Publications: New Delhi
3. Trull,T.J., &Phares,E.J. (2001). Clinical psychology: Concepts, methods, and profession (6th ). Belmont,CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning
4. Kaplan, R.M., Saccuzzo, D.P. (2001). Psychological testing: Principles, applications, andissues (5th ). New Delhi: Asian Books Pvt. Ltd.
5. Hall, C.S., Lindzey, G. &Camobell, J.B. (2002). THEORY of personality, 4TH edition. JohnWiley and Sons

 

PSYM 12: Psychopathology 1
Credits: 4

All units will involve teaching Etiology, Diagnosis, Clinical features, Differential Diagnosis, Course and prognosis and treatment.

1. Classification systems in psychopathology:ICD-10 and DSM–5; Approaches to psychopathology: Biological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and socio-cultural, social constructionist.

2. Anxiety disorder, OCD and Substance Use and Addictive Disorder:Anxiety disorders; Obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders; Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

3. Trauma and stress related disorders and Dissociative Disorder: PTSD, ASD; Dissociative disorders

4. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: Schizophrenia spectrum disorders; Delusional disorders; Brief psychotic disorder. & other psychotic disorders, Catatonia

Suggested Readings:

1. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: Fifth edition. Washington, D.C.: Author. (DSM-5), pp. 19-24, 87-122, 155-188, 123-154.
2. Kaplan, B. (1964). The Inner World of Mental Illness (pp.89-115). New York: Harper & Row
3. Ahuja N (2002). A short text book of Psychiatry (5th edition). New Delhi. JaypeeBrothers.
4. Sadock, B.J. &Sadock, V.A. (2003). Kaplan &Sadock’s Synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (9th. Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

PSYM 13: Diagnostic Techniques
Credits: 4

1. Psychodiagnostics: Nature and scope; Process and stages of diagnostic assessment.; Sources of clinical data; Differential diagnosis

2. Case evaluation: Levels of assessment in case study and case study guide; NIMHANS Case History; Clinical interview: Nature and types, intake, diagnostic and crisis interviewing; diagnostic interviewing skills; mental status examination.

3. Intelligence testing & Personality testing: Stanford–Binet (4th). WAIS-IV scales; Self-report inventories-MMPI-2 and NEO PI-R, Millon’s Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-2, PDSQ.

4. Projective tests and Neuropsychological testing: TAT ; Rorschach with specific indicators for neuroses and schizophrenia; Bender-Gestalt;Wechsler Memory Scale-III, AIIMS neuropsychological battery; NIMHANS neuropsychological battery

Suggested Readings:

1. Goldenberg, H. (1983). Contemporary clinical psychology (2nd) New York: Brooks & Cole.
2. Morrison, J. (2007). Diagnosis made easier. NY: Guilford Press.
3. Neitzel, M. T., Bernstein, D. A., &Millich, R. (1998). Introduction to clinical psychology. (5th). Upper Saddle River, N. J.: Prentice Hall.
4. Pridmore, S. (2000). The psychiatric interview: A guide to history taking and mental status examination. Amesterdam: Taylor & Francis.
5. Kahn, T. C., &Giffen, M. B. (1960). Psychological techniques in diagnosis and evaluation. Oxford: Pergmon Press.

 

PSYM 14: Internship
Credits: 4

Students would be expected to take three day per week internship at various internship sites in light of their preferred specialization. The objective of this is for them to further develop on the skills they have picked up over the last semester. They are expected to use the diagnostic techniques learnt in class and apply them to the clients and submit at least 1 report per diagnostic technique learnt. The internship is targeted to help develop skills to pursue a professional career in the future. The students would be expected to maintain a field note book, submit weekly reflection notes and maintain a log book for attendance with the signature and stamp of the organisation that they would be interning in. This would be required for their internal assessment and viva.

 

PSYM 15: Practical
Credits: 2

One practical each pertaining to PSYM 11, PSYM 12 and PSYM 13 are to be conducted and reported.

PSYM 16: Individual psychotherapy
Credits:4

1. Research & training issues: Introduction; Research in Psychotherapy; Training & Supervision of individual Psychotherapists; Other critical issues in psychotherapy.

2. Psychodynamic therapies:Psychoanalysis; Adlerian Therapy; Brief Analytic; Object-Relations; Interpersonal Approaches.

3. Humanistic therapies: Client-Centered; Existential ; Gestalt

4. Behavioral & Cognitive-behavioral therapies: Behavioral therapy, Cognitive therapy (Beck), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Ellis).

Suggested Readings:

1. Sharf, R.S. (2000). Theories of psychotherapy and counseling: Concepts and cases (2nd ).Singapore: Brooks/Cole.
2. Trull,T.J., &Phares,E.J. (2001). Clinical psychology: Concepts, methods, and profession (6th). Belmont,CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning
3. Brems, C. (2000). Dealing with challenges in psychotherapy and counseling. Singapore:Brooks/Cole.
4. Brems, C. (2001). Basic skills in psychotherapy and counseling. Singapore: Brooks/Cole.
5. Corey, G. (1996). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (5th ). Pacific
6. Grove, CA: Thomson-Brooks/Cole.
7. Dryden, W. (2007). Dryden’s handbook of individual therapy. (5th ed). Sage Publications: NewDelhi.
8. Feltham, C. (ed.) (1999). Controversies in psychotherapy and counseling. New Delhi: Sage.
9. Hecker,J.E., &Thorpe,G.L. (2005). Introduction to clinical psychology: Science, practice, andethics (Low Price Edition). Delhi: Pearson Education

 

PSYM 17: Family & group psychotherapy
Credits: 4

1. Historical outlook: Historic of Family Therapy / Group therapy; Developmental structure in Family therapy and group therapy

2. Approaches in group therapy: Group therapy theories; Emergence of group therapy based interventions; Brief forms of group therapy; Group interventions techniques

3. Approaches in Family therapy: Family Therapy theories – Treatment of family and couples using Family therapy techniques.

4. Research and Application: Research in family therapy; Applications of group and family therapy; Modern developments in family therapy

SuggestedReadings:

1. Nichols, P.M & Schwartz C.R (2006). Family Therapy –concepts and methods, 7thedition, Allyn and Bacon, Boston, Pearson education, Inc.
2. Corey, G (2008) Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, 8TH edition, Pacific Grove,CA: Brooks/Cole.
3. Agazarian,Y.M. (1997), System-Centered Therapy for Groups, Guilford Press
4. Alonso, A., &Swiller, H.I. (1992) Group Therapy in Clinical Practice, AmericanPsychiatric Press, Inc.
5. Bernard, H. S. &MacKenzie, K.R. (eds.) (1999), Basics of Group Psychotherapy,Guilford Press.
6. Bieling, P.J., MacCabe, R.E., & Antony, M.M. (2006). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy inGroups NY: Guilford Pub.
7. Bion, W.R. (1959) Experiences in Groups and other Papers. N.Y.: Basic Books.
8. Corey, M. &Corey,G. (1997) Groups: Process & Practice (5th ed.) Pacific Grove, CA:Brooks/Cole.
9. Dies, R.R. &MacKenzie, K.R. (1983) Advances in Group Psychotherapy: IntegratingResearch and Practice. N.Y.: International University Press.

 

PSYM 18: Psychopathology 2
Credits: 4

1. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders: Somatic symptom disorder, Illness Anxiety disorder, Functional Neurological disorder, Factitious and Malingering Disorder, Impulse-Control, Conduct Disorders

2. Neurocognitive Disorders, Sleep-Wake Disorders: Neurocognitive Disorders; Neurodevelopmental Disorders; Sleep-Wake Disorders, Eating and sleep disorders

3. Sexual Dysfunction and personality disorder: Sexual Dysfunctions; Gender Dysphoria; Personality Disorders

4. Mood disorders and Child Psychopathology: Mood disorders; Child Psychiatry

Suggested Readings:

1. American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: Fifth edition. Washington, D.C.: Author. (DSM-5), pp. 19-24, 87-122, 155-188, 123-154.
2. Kaplan, B. (1964). The Inner World of Mental Illness (pp.89-115). New York: Harper & Row
3. Ahuja N (2002). A short text book of Psychiatry (5th edition). New Delhi. JaypeeBrothers.
4. Sadock, B.J. &Sadock, V.A. (2003). Kaplan &Sadock’s Synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (9th. Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

 

PSYM 19: Research development
Credits: 4

The objective of a dissertation project is to help students create knowledge on possible research problems they may face with. To evaluate the student’s ability to systematize concepts, conceptualize and create a possible original research by the application of their knowledge of research. It is compulsory to complete a Master’s Thesis for student with a minimum of 10,000 words.

 

PSYM 20: Practical
Credits: 2

One practical each pertaining to PSYM 16, PSYM 17 and PSYM 18 are to be conducted and reported.

PSYM 11: Introduction to Organizational Psychology
Credits: 4

1. Introduction to industrial psychology: Concept of Industrial/Organizational Psychology; the role of an industrial psychologist; History & development of the field; Hawthorne studies

2. Organizational system: Concept of an organization; Organizational structure; Linkage system in organizations; Theories of organizations;

3. Challenges and opportunities for organizational behaviour: Recent research on organizational behavior; Decentralization of organizations.

Suggested Readings:

1. M George and G. R Jones, (2005) ;Understanding & Managing Organizational behavior, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
2. Hellriegel, J. W. Slown, (2004) ; Organizational Behaviour, South Western: Thompson
3. E. Riggio (2003, Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
4. Robbins, Judge &Sanghi (2009); OrganizatonalBehaviour, 13th edition, Pearson
5. DeCenzo&Robbins(1999); Human Resource Management, 6th edition, John Wiley.
6. L. Blum & J. C. Naylor; Industrial Psychology: Its Theoritical& Social Foundations; CBS publishers and distributors.
7. Ghosh and Ghorpade; Industrial Psychology, Himalaya Publishing House Pvt Ltd.

 

PSYM 12: Basic Organizational Processes
Credits: 4

1. Selection & Placement: Manpower planning; Basic selection model; Procedures & problems of selection.

2. Testing in Industry: Characteristics of psychological tests; Types of tests; Advantages & disadvantages of testing; Introducing a testing program; Current testing practices; Specific examples of tests.

3. Training & Development: Attitude measurement; Introduction to training, Significance of training; Learning theories & styles; Approaches to training & training procedures; Management training & development.

4. Ergonomics: Introduction to ergonomics; Physical & cognitive ergonomic issues & principles; Organizational ergonomic principles; Ergonomic challenges & solution in the organization.

Suggested Readings:

1. Beardwell, I & Holden, L. (1996). Human resource management: A contemporary perspective. New Delhi: Macmillan India Ltd.
2. Bhatia, S. K., & Singh, N. (2000). Principal techniques of personnel management/human resource management, 2nd edition, Deep & Deep Publications PVT LTD
3. Hersey, P. Blanchard, K. H. & Johnson, D. E. (1996). Management of organizational: Utilising Human Resource, 7th edition, Prentice Hall.
4. Dwivedi, R. S. (1997). Managing human resources: Personnel management in Indian enterprises. New Delhi: Galgotia Publishing Company.
5. Dessler, G. &Varkkey (2009). Human Resource management, Delhi: Dorling Kindersley Pvt. Ltd. (India).
6. DeCenzo&Robbins(1999); Human Resource Management, 6th edition, John Wiley.
7. L. Blum & J. C. Naylor; Industrial Psychology: Its Theoritical& Social Foundations; CBS publishers and distributors.
8. Ghosh and Ghorpade; Industrial Psychology, Himalaya Publishing House Pvt Ltd.

 

PSYM 13: Job Analysis and Evaluation
Credits: 4

1. Job Analysis: Concept of job analysis; Uses & value of Job analysis; Job analysis methods; Examples of job analysis; Research on job analysis; Job evaluation; The evaluation of Job evaluation; Psychological contributions to job analysis & evaluation.

2. Job Satisfaction: Concept of job satisfaction; Factors measured in job satisfaction; Job satisfaction & Job behavior; Theories of Job Satisfaction; Predicting job satisfaction.

3. Performance Appraisal: Concept of performance appraisal; Typical industrial criteria; Errors & bias in performance appraisal; Judgmental methods of appraising performance; Executive performance appraisal efforts.

4. Motivation & Work: The construct of work & the complexity of motivation; Maslow’s theory; Vroom’s theory; Motivation & frustration; Financial incentives as a motivating force; Theories concerning money as an incentive; Kinds of incentives; Research on incentives.

Suggested Readings:

1. M George and G. R Jones, (2005) ;Understanding & Managing Organizational behavior, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
2. Hellriegel, J. W. Slown, (2004) ; Organizational Behaviour, South Western: Thompson
3. E. Riggio (2003, Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
4. Robbins, Judge &Sanghi (2009); OrganizatonalBehaviour, 13th edition, Pearson education.
5. Beardwell, I & Holden, L. (1996). Human resource management: A contemporary perspective. New Delhi: Macmillan India Ltd.
6. Bhatia, S. K., & Singh, N. (2000). Principal techniques of personnel management/human resource management, 2nd edition, Deep & Deep Publications PVT LTD
7. Hersey, P. Blanchard, K. H. & Johnson, D. E. (1996). Management of organizational: Utilising Human Resource, 7th edition, Prentice Hall.
8. Dwivedi, R. S. (1997). Managing human resources: Personnel management in Indian enterprises. New Delhi: Galgotia Publishing Company.
9. Dessler, G. &Varkkey (2009). Human Resource management, Delhi: Dorling Kindersley Pvt. Ltd. (India).
10. DeCenzo&Robbins(1999); Human Resource Management, 6th edition, John Wiley.
11. L. Blum & J. C. Naylor; Industrial Psychology: Its Theoritical& Social Foundations; CBS publishers and distributors.
12. Ghosh and Ghorpade; Industrial Psychology, Himalaya Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
13. Luthans, F. (2005). Organizational behavior (12th Edition). New York: McGraw Hill.

 

PSYM 14: Internship
Credits: 4

Students would be expected to take one day per week internship at various internship sites in light of their preferred specialization. The objective of this is for them to observe, reflect and understand their future roles and apply all that has been taught. To develop skills to pursue a professional career in the future. The students would be expected to maintain a field note book, submit weekly reflection notes and maintain a log book for attendance with the signature and stamp of the organisation that they would be interning in. This would be required for their internal assessment and viva.

 

PSYM 15: Practical
Credits: 2

One practical each pertaining to PSYM 11, PSYM 12 and PSYM 13 is to be conducted and reported.

PSYM 16: Organizational Stress and Its Management
Credits: 4

1. Stress: Concept, symptoms & different perspectives; framework of stress; Occupational stress; P-E fit model of stress.

2. Causes of occupational stress: Personal characteristics, organizational structure, properties of work and work settings; job roles.

3. Effects of occupational stress: Effect on job behavior, job satisfaction, performance, absenteeism. Effect on employees’ physical & psychological health & well-being.

4. Stress management techniques: Cognitive, hypno-suggestive, behavioual& physical interventions; Coping strategies.

5. Stress management interventions at Organizational level: Preventing, mitigating & moderating stress at organizational level.

Suggested Readings:

1. Matteson, M. T. &Ivancevich, J. M. (1987). Controlling work stress-Effective human resources and management strategies. San Francisco: Josey Bass
2. Pestonjee, D. M. (1992). Stress and coping. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
3. Ross, R. R. &Altmair, E. M. (1994). Interventions in occupational stress. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
4. Schafer, W. (2000). Stress Management (4th edition); New Delhi: Cengage.
5. Srivastava, A.k. (1999). Management of occupational stress: Theories and practice. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House.

 

PSYM 17: Work Environment
Credits: 4

1. Factors of Work Environment: Music in industry, The “Arousal” Hypothesis, Noise, Illumination, Colour, Vibration, Miscellaneous factors; Human Performance.

2. Accidents, Safety & Fatigue:Accident proneness principle, Accident reduction; Predicting accidents; Hours of work & production; Fatigue; Rest pauses; Absenteeism.

3. Leadership:Trait, behavioural, contingency, and contemporary theories; leadership styles and skills, contemporary issues in leadership.

4. Conflict and negotiation: Intra-individual, interpersonal, and inter-group conflicts; conflict process; Negotiation strategies and process.

5. Organizational Communication: Conceptual framework: Meaning and process of communication, perspectives; direction of communication flow, communication barriers; External communication: Environmental scanning; management of external communication; Interpersonal communication: needs perspective, transactional analysis, Johari window; role of symbols, media and information technology, choosing among media; communication networks; Non-verbal communication: Dimensions and functions of non-verbal communication; cultural differences in nonverbal communication; Communication for organizational effectiveness: Persuasion and influence, counselling, listening, orientation and feedback, conducting effective interviews, effective oral presentations.

Suggested Readings:

1. Goorge, J. M. & Jones, G. R. (2005). Understanding and managing organizational behavior(4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
2. Hellriegel, D., &Slown, J. W. (2004). Organizational behavior. South Western: Thompson
3. E. Riggio (2003, Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
4. Robbins, Judge &Sanghi (2009); OrganizatonalBehaviour, 13th edition, Pearson education.
5. Andrews & Herschel (1997), Organizational Communication, 1st AITBS publishers, New Delhi.
6. Fisher (2003); Communication in Organizations, 2nd edition, Jaico Books.
7. Godhaber (1990); Organizational Communication, 5th edition, Bubuque Brown.
8. Lesikar, R.V. & Pettit, J. D. (1998). Business communication: Theory and applications, 6th edition, Richard D. Irwin Inc.
9. Tubbs & Moss (2006); Human Communication: Principles and Contexts, 10th edition, McGraw Hill.
10. Matthews, Davies, Westerman, Stammers (2000); Human Performane. Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.
11. Nickerson (1992); Looking ahead: Human factors challenges in a changing world, Hillsdale: LEA
12. L. Blum & J. C. Naylor; Industrial Psychology: Its Theoritical& Social Foundations; CBS publishers and distributors.
13. Ghosh and Ghorpade; Industrial Psychology, Himalaya Publishing House Pvt Ltd.
14. Nelson L, Debra and Quick Campbell James:(2008) Organizational Behavior: Foundation, Realities and Challenges: Thompson-South Western, New Delhi

 

PSYM 18: Organizational Development and Change
Credits: 4

1. Introduction to organizational development: Nature and characteristics, historical development; Process of management of change.
2. Management of organizational development: Foundations, process and action research.
3. Organizational development interventions: Team, third-party, and training experiences.
4. Management of change: Organizational structure, organizational culture, employee relations and involvement strategies.
5. Evaluating: Change and future of organizational development.
6. Organizational culture: Nature and types; Developing and maintaining organizational culture and customer responsive culture; Promoting ethics in Organizational culture.
7. Psychology of Advertising: Role of Psychology in advertising; Principles of Psychology used in advertising; some practical examples.

Suggested Readings:

1. French & Bell, Organization Development, 6th Edition, Pearson Education.
2. French, Bell &Zawacki, (2005); Organization development and transformation: Managing effective change, 6th edition, McGraw Hill.
3. Cummings & Worley (2009), Theory of Organization Development and Change, 8th edition, Cengage.
4. Senior & Fleming (2009); Organizational Change, 3rd edition, Pearson Education.
5. Thornhill, Lewis & Saunders, (2000); Managing Change: A human resource strategy approach, 1stedtion, Pearson Education.
6. M George and G. R Jones, (2005) ;Understanding & Managing Organizational behavior, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
7. Hellriegel, J. W. Slown, (2004) ; Organizational Behaviour, South Western: Thompson
8. E. Riggio (2003, Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 4th edition, Prentice Hall.
9. Robbins, Judge &Sanghi (2009); OrganizatonalBehaviour, 13th edition, Pearson education.
10. DeCenzo&Robbins(1999); Human Resource Management, 6th edition, John Wiley.
11. L. Blum & J. C. Naylor; Industrial Psychology: Its Theoritical& Social Foundations; CBS publishers and distributors.

 

PSYM 19: Research Development
Credits: 4

The objective of a dissertation project is to help students create knowledge on possible research problems they may face with. To evaluate the student’s ability to systematize concepts, conceptualize and create a possible original research by the application of their knowledge of research. It is compulsory to complete a Master’s Thesis for student with a minimum of 10,000 words.

 

PSYM 20: Practical
Credits: 2

One practical each pertaining to PSYM 16, PSYM 17 and PSYM 18 are to be conducted and reported.