(As per Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Syllabus-)
From the academic year 2021-22
TYBA- Semester VI
SEC 1 D (3): APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
After completing the course, student should be able to:
CO1: Describe the concept of applied psychology, educational psychology, family structure and developmental patterns.
CO2: Know the clinical psychology related mechanisms, social issues, and criminal behavior.
CO3: Classify the intellectual ability, abnormality, criminal behavior.
CO4: Identify the problems and solutions in the field of education,
CO5: Evaluate the interpersonal relations.
CO6: Apply psychological remedies to assess abnormal behavior, to tackle the social issues and to rectify the problematic behavior.
UNIT-1: INTRODUCTION APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
1.1 Definition, Nature and Scope of applied Psychology
1.2 Fields of Applied psychology
1.3 Clinical applications (classification of mental disorders DSM V , ICD 10 , therapies – CBT, Clint centered therapy, REBT )
1.4 Cognitive Neuro Science (nature and major applications – PNI, EEG, MRI, CT, PET etc)
UNIT-2: APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION
2.1 Definition, Nature and Scope of Educational Psychology
2.2 Effective Teaching – Learning Methodologies / Pedagogies (group discussions, projects, presentations, interactive methods)
2.3 Issues of Various Categories of Challenged Students – Physically, mentally, economically challenged, Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
2.4 Problems and Solutions to Educational Problems – physical environment, Government policies, school and higher education, Ashramshalas.
UNIT-3: FAMILY AND DEVELOPMENTAL APPLICATIONS
3.1 Definition, Nature and Scope of Developmental Psychology
3.2 Issues of Adolescents (stress and strain, identity crisis, adjustment to physiological and psychological changes)
3.3 Family and Marital Problems and Solutions
3.4 Love, Relationships (dating, live in) and Break Ups
UNIT-4: SOCIAL ISSUES AND NEW TRENDS IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
4.1 Role of Psychologists in tackling Social Issues (interventions, research, policy level work)
4.2 Psychology of Terror, Psychology of Corruption
4.3 Definition, Nature and Fields (correctional, investigative)
4.4Criminal Psychology, Cyber Crimes, Violence (meaning and types), Investigative Procedures (role of the psychologist) Law – contribution of Psychology to law
To check Your Understanding Take Practice Psychology MCQ tests
READINGS: : –
Bayne and Horton (2003). Applied psychology, Sage Publications
Weiten and Lloyd (2004). Psychology applied to Modern Life and Adjustment in 21st Century, Thomas Wadsworth Publications.
Sharma, R (2009). Applied Psychology, Atlantic Publications
Bachav, A. M. (2012). Applied Psychology, Chandralok Prakashan
Snyder C.R. & Shane J. Lopez (2007). Positive Psychology, Sage Publications
Taylor Shelley (2012). Health Psychology: Tata McGraw-Hill
David F. Marks,Michael Murray,Brian Evans, Carla willing Cailine Woodall & Catherine E Sykes, (2006). Health Psychology, Sage Publications
Richard H. Cox (2002). Sport Psychology, McGraw –Hill Higher Education