B Sc Psychology (UG)

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UG Programme                                                  No of Seats                                          Duration

B Sc Psychology                                                  24                                                        3 Years

Rs.11250/semester

UNIVERSITY MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY KOTTAYAM

B.Sc Psychology Credit-Semester Course Scheme
Program Outcomes (PO’s)
 It encompasses the study of the human mind and behaviour,
 It is a study of mind, emotions, social development and the individuality of a human being.
 BSc Psychology also deals with mental illness, crisis management abilities of a person, human
behavior etc.

SEMESTER I
Common Course I Paper I (English)
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
 Confidently use English in both written and spoken forms.
 Use English for formal communication effectively.
 To sensitize the learners to contemporary issues of concern.
Common Course I Paper II (English)
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
 Appreciate and enjoy works of literature.
 Appreciate the aesthetic and structural elements of literature.
Common Course II Paper I (Additional Language)

CORE PY1CRT01 – Foundations and Methods of Psychology
Objectives
 To generate interest in psychology
 To understand the basics of various perspectives in psychology
 To appreciate the psychological processes behind behavior
 To develop critical thinking ability of students

COMPLEMENTARY 1 PY1CMT02 – Body Systems and Behaviour
Objective
 To understand the biological foundations of behavior

COMPLEMENTARY II PY1CMT03 – Basic Statistics- Paper I
Objectives
 To inculcate in students the need and importance of statistics in Psychology
 To get them equipped with different statistical presentation of data
SEMESTER II
Common Course I Paper III (English)
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
 Identify the major issues of contemporary significance
 Respond rationally and positively to the issues raised
 Internalise the values imparted through the selections
Common Course I Paper IV (English)

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
 Become familiar with the classics from various lands.
 Understand the features that go into the making of a classic

Common Course II- Paper II (Additional Language)
CORE PY2CRT04 – Basic Cognitive Processes
Objectives
 To improve meta cognitive abilities
 To apply memory techniques to improve academic performance.
 To understand psychological processes that contributes to individual differences.

COMPLEMENTARY I PY2CMT05 – Biological Basis of Behaviour – Paper II
Objective
 To enable students to understand the influence of physiological system in human
behavior
COMPLEMENTARY II PY2CMT06 – Statistical Tools– Paper II
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
 Studying about various statistical tools helps in the use of appropriate data collection methods,
correct analyses and effective presentation of results.
 Statistics is a key process by which we make discoveries in science, make decisions based on
data, and make forecasts with analysis.

SEMESTER III
Common Course I Paper V (English)
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
 The subtle negotiations of Indigenous and Diasporic identities with-in Literature.
 The fissures, the tensions and the interstices present in South Asian regional identities.
 The emergence of Life Writing and alternate/alternative/marginal identities.

COMMON COURSE II Paper III (Additional Language)

HINDI/MALAYALAM

CORE PY3CRT07 – Living in the Social World
Objectives
• To understand the psychological processes behind human behaviour in a social setting
• Explain the psychological aspects of various social phenomena (Understand the
psychological aspects of various social issues in the society and the nation)
• Implication of social psychology in everyday living
COMPLEMENTARY I PY3CMT08 – Neurophysiology of Behaviour I
Objective
 To help students understand brain behavior relationship

COMPLEMENTARY II
PY3CMT09 – Statistical Methods and Elementary Probability- Paper III
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
On completion of the course, the student will be able to
 Define the type and quantity of data needs to be collected, organizing and summarizing the
data, analyzing the data and drawing conclusions from it.
 Have an idea about elementary probability.
PY3 P01 Psychology Practical
Objectives:
 To introduce the basic concepts of experimental psychology
 To facilitate comprehension of the theoretical concepts through experiments
 To develop awareness of psychological instruments and techniques.
 To provide basic training in planning and conducting experiments

SEMESTER IV

Common Course I- Paper VI (English)
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
 To maintain a positive attitude to life.
 To evaluate and overcome setbacks based on the insights that these texts provide.

Common Course II- Paper IV (Additional Language)
Core PY4CRT10 – Social Interactions and Human Behaviour
Objectives
• To understand the psychological processes behind human behaviour in a social setting
• Explain the psychological aspects of various social phenomena (Understand the
psychological aspect of various social issues in the society and the nation)
• Implication of social psychology in everyday living
• To help the students to get an understanding on measuring human behavior

Complementary I PY4CMT11 – Biophysiology of Behaviour II- Paper IV
Objectives
 To help students to understand the branch of psycho-neuroimmunology
 To understand the physiological basis of basic processes
Complementary II PY4CMT12 – Statistical Inference- Paper IV
PY4 P02 Psychology Practical
Objectives
 To study experimentally the sensory experience and perceptual processes
 Experimentally prove how our perceptual process differs and affect our cognitive processes
 To observe and study the social psychological phenomenon in every days life situations.

Semester V

Core PY5CRT13- Abnormal Psychology
Objectives:
 To acquaint the students with the history and meaning of abnormal behavior
 To develop in them awareness about classification systems
 To acquaint the students with the basic minor and major disorders
 To have an understanding regarding the causal patterns and treatment of disorders
Core PY5CRT14 – Foundations of Organizational Behavior
Objectives
 To familiarize and learn concept of human organizations and behavior in
organizations.
 To introduce topics like Leadership, Motivation, Power, Conflict, Negotiation, in
organizations and to learn strategies to manage organizations more effectively.
Core PY5CRT15 – Environmental Psychology and Human Rights
Objectives
• To encourage students to do research, investigate how and why things happen, and
make their own decisions about complex environmental issues by developing and
enhancing critical and creative thinking skills. It helps to foster a new generation of
informed consumers, workers, as well as policy or decision makers.
• To help students understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment,
build knowledge and skills necessary to address complex environmental issues, as well
as ways to take action that can keep our environment healthy and sustainable for the
future. It encourages character building, and develops positive attitudes and values.

• To develop a sense of awareness among the students about the environment and its
various problems and to help the students in realizing the interrelationship between
man and the environment and helps to protect the nature and natural resources.
• To help the students to acquire the basic knowledge about the environment and the
social norms that provides unity with environmental characteristics and creates a
positive attitude about the environment.
• To acquaint students with the nature and basic concepts of environmental psychology
•to synthesize diverse information relevant to human-environment relationships in the
context of environmental psychology.

Open Course (Any one)
PY5OP1 1. Basics of Counselling Psychology
Objectives:
 To facilitate Students with nature and process of counselling and its meaning
 To expose the Students to different factors and applications of counseling
 To enable the Students to acquire sufficient knowledge in the area of counselling in order to
apply in various walks of life.
PY5OP2 2. Life Skills Development
Objectives
 To develop abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour, that enables individuals to deal
effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.
 To form the foundation of life skills education for the promotion of mental wellbeing, and
healthy interaction and behaviour.
 To enable students to translate knowledge, attitudes and values into actual abilities – ie., what
to do and how to do it.
 To contribute to students’ perception of self-efficacy, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Practical PY5 P03- Experimental Psychology
Objectives:
 To develop scientific and experimental attitudes in the student.
 To facilitate comprehension of the theoretical concepts through experiments
 To develop the skills of observation and scientific reporting in psychology
 To provide basic training in planning and conducting a psychological experiment

Project 1 PY5 Pr01 – EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROJECT
Each student should submit at least four case studies/ reports for evaluation at the end of the
semester.

SEMESTER VI

CORE PY6CRT16 – Psychology of Maladaptive Behaviour
Objectives
• To encourage the students to know the causal pattern and the different therapeutic
techniques in the management of personality, somatic symptom and dissociative
disorders
• To acquaint the students with the symptoms of childhood disorders, substance
dependence and neurocognitive disorders
CORE PY6CRT17 – Child Development
Objectives
 To understand the process and nature of child development
 To create and inspire interest in observing the process of child development
 To learn to relate the observation to current theories of child development
CORE PY6CRT18 – Managing Behavior in Organizations
Objectives
 To familiarize and learn concept of human organizations and behavior in
organizations.
 To introduce topics like Leadership, Motivation, Power, Conflict, Negotiation in
organizations and to learn strategies to Manage organizations more effectively.

CHOICE-BASED CORE COURSE (Any one)
PY6 CB1 1.Theory and Practice of Counselling
Objectives
 To understand the process and technique of counseling
 To differentiate the various approaches to counseling
 To be aware of the assumptions and issues of counselling applications
PY6 CB2 2 .School Psychology
Objective
 To equip the students with the theoretical and practical know-how of how to work as a
school psychologist

PY6 CB3 3. Human Resource Development
 To introduce the principles and concepts of HRD.
 To learn how to implement HRD programmes to improve the effectiveness of
organizations through self-development of employees at all levels.
PY6CB4 4. Health Psychology
Objectives
 To make awareness about the scope of health psychology and its role in achievement and
maintenance of health.
 To make awareness about of the stress and coping behavior of individuals in various life
situations.
 To make aware of the role of Psychology in general health and chronic health problems
PY6 P02 Practical – Psychological Assessment
Objectives
 To develop the ability to understand self and others.
 To familiarize with psychological instruments and tools
 To generate interest in the analysis of psychological data
 To develop the skills of testing and scientific reporting in psychology
 To generate interest in working in the community with a psychological outlook
Project 2 PY6 PR02 RESEARCH PROJECT

Empirical research to be done using the principles of research methodology and statistics.This
enables the students to get firsthand experience in doing research. The undergraduate
experience is greatly enriched by attaining research experience early. Research experience
allows undergraduate students to better understand published works, learn to balance
collaborative and individual work, determine an area of interest, and jump start their careers as
researchers. Through exposure to research as undergraduates, many students discover their
passion for research and continue on to graduate studies and faculty positions.

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COURSES OFFERED UNDER THE B.Sc. PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME
PY1CRT01 Foundations and Methods of Psychology (Core)
PY1CMT02 Body Systems And Behaviour(Complementary I)
PY1CMT03 Basic Statistics- Paper I (Complementary II)
PY2CRT04 Basic Cognitive Processes (Core)
PY2CMT05 Biological Basis of Behaviour (Complementary I)
PY2CMT06 Statistical Tools- Paper II (Complementary II)
PY3CRT07 Living in the Social World (Core)
PY3CMT08 Neurophysiology of Behaviour- Paper III(Complementary I)
PY3CMT09 Statistical Methods and Elementary Probability- Paper III (Complementary II)
PY3 P01 Psychology Practicals-I
PY4CRT10 Social Interactions and Human Behaviour (Core)
PY4CMT11 Biophysiology of Behaviour - Paper IV(Complementary I)
PY4CMT12 Statistical Inference- Paper IV(Complementary-II)
PY4 P02 Psychology Practicals-II
PY5CRT13 Abnormal Behaviour (Core)
PY5CRT14 Foundations of Organizational Behaviour (Core)
PY5CRT15 Environmental Psychology and Human Rights
PY5 OP01 Basics of Counseling Psychology(Open Course)
PY5OP02 Life Skills Development(Open Course)
PY5 P03 Experimental Psychology (Practical)
PY5Pr01 Experiential learning Project
PY6CRT16 Psychology of Maladaptive Behaviour (Core)
PY6CRT17 Managing Behaviour in Organization (Core)
PY6CRT18 Child Development (Core)
Choice-based Core course (Any one to be chosen)
PY6 CBT01 Theory and Practice of Counselling (Core)
PY6CBT02 School Psychology
PY6CBT03 Human Resource Development
PY6CBT04 Health Psychology
Practicals and Project
PY6 P04 Psychological Assessment (Practical)
PY6PR02 Research Project

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