COURSE OUTLINE FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY ( SHORT COURSE)
Duration of course: 3 Months
No of lectures: 30 Lectures
Hours: 1.5 Hours
Module No. 1
Introduction to Psychology:
Definition; Brief historical background and schools of Psychology; Careers & Specialization in Psychology.
Research Methods in Psychology:
Observation (Naturalistic and Field study); Case history. Experimental Method,
Statistical Analysis in Psychology:
Definition and Importance of Statistics in Psychology
Measures of Central Tendency: Mean Median and Mode.
Measures of variability: Standard deviation
Correlation: Pearson Product-moment & Rank Order.
Module No. 2
Biological Basis of Behavior:
Brain Structure and Functions, Nervous System, Neurons, Parts of Nervous System; Endocrine glands.
Sensation and Perception:
Sensation: Characteristics of Sensation. Visual Sensation: Structure and Functions of the eye, Auditory Sensation Structure and Functions of the ear
Perception: Factors in perception, types of perception, perceptual organization; perceptual problems illusions and Hallucinations.
Definition and Classification; Primary (Biogenic) Motives Secondary Motives; intrinsic and Extrinsic Motives; Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation; Theories of Motivation.
Definition; Components of Emotion; Theories of Emotion. Expression of Emotions and Psychological Well being.
Learning and Conditioning:
Definition and Types; Classical and instrumental conditioning; Learning through Imitation; Cognitive learning.
Definition; Types of Memory; Models of Memory; Memory Processes: Retention, Recall,
Recognition and Retrieval; Forgetting, Theories of Forgetting; Improving Memory;
Definition; Types (Realistic Autistic thinking, Creativity, problem solving); Tools of Thinking; Imagery; Language; Concepts.
Definition; Theories of Intelligence; Assessment of Intelligence
Definition; Theories of Personality, Assessment of Personality