SYBA Psychology (SPPU) Syllabus wise Notes


DSE-1A: Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour-1 DSE-2A: Developmental Psychology CC/SEC-1A : Health Psychology SEC-2A: Health Promotion Life Skill


DSE- 1B: Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour-2 DSE- 2B: Theories of Personality CC/SEC-1B : Positive Psychology SEC-2B: Basic Counselling Skills Notes for Abnormal Psychology as per SPPU, Psychology Syllabus SYBA (CBCS Pattern) From AY 2020-21 SEM 3

UNIT-I: Abnormal Psychology: An Overview 

1- Abnormality: Meaning, Definition, Nature. 2- Historical Background of Abnormality. 3- Criteria of abnormal behaviour (Biological, Psychological, Socio-cultural) 4- Current Classification Systems: DSM-5 & ICD-10/11 an Overview.


1- Generalized Anxiety Disorders: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes. 2- Panic & Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety (Phobia): Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 3- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Body Dimorphic Disorders: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 4- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes


1- Somatic symptoms Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 2- Illness Anxiety Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 3- Conversion Disorders: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 4- Dissociative Identity Disorders: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes


1- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 2- Bipolar-I Disorder: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 3- Bipolar-II Disorder: Nature, Types, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes 4- Suicide and Cyclothymic Disorder: Nature, Symptoms, Diagnostic Criteria & Causes

Books for Reading:

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) fifth Edition. Butcher, J. N., Hooley, J. M., & Mineka, S., (2014). Abnormal Psychology. (16th ed.). Pearson education. Comer, R. J. (2019). Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, (9th edi.). Macmillan Learning. Kring, A.M., Johnson, S. L., Davison, G.C., & Neale, J.M. (2013). Abnormal Psychology. (12th ed.). International student version, John Wiley & Sons, Singapore Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2014). Abnormal Psychology. (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2019). ISE Abnormal Psychology, (8th edi.). McGraw-Hill Education Ray, W. J. (2019). Abnormal Psychology, (3rd edi.). SAGE Publications. Whitbourne, S. K., & Halgin, R. P. (2014). Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders. (7th ed.). McGraw-Hill (Indian reprint 2015). World Health Organization. (1992). The ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioural disorders: Clinical descriptions and diagnostic guidelines. Geneva: World Health Organization.

DSE-2A : Developmental Psychology

Unit- I: Introduction to Lifespan Development

1- The Life-Span Perspective: The Importance of Studying Life- Span Development, Characteristics of the Life-Span Perspective, Some Contemporary Concerns 2- The Nature of Development: Biological, Cognitive, and Socio emotional Processes, Periods of Development, The Significance of Age, Developmental Issues 3- Theories of Development: Psychoanalytic Theories, Cognitive Theories, Behavioral and Social Cognitive Theories, Ethological Theory, Ecological Theory, Eclectic Theoretical Orientation 4-Research in Life-Span Development: Methods for Collecting Data, Research Designs, Time Span of Research.

Unit- II: Biological Beginnings & Prenatal Development

1- Genetic foundation of Development: The Collaborative Genes, Genes and Chromosomes, Genetic Principles, Chromosomal and Gene linked Abnormalities 2- Heredity and Environment interaction: The nature × Nurture Debate. 3- a) The Teratology and Hazards to prenatal Development b) Reproductive Challenges and Choices 4- The Course of Prenatal Development and Birth Process 5- Assessing the Newborn

Unit – III: Infancy

1- Physical growth and development in infancy 2- Motor, Sensory and Perceptual Development Cognitive Development 3- a) Piaget’s Theory of Infant Development b) Learning, Remembering, and Conceptualizing 4- Language Development

Unit-IV: Early Childhood

1- Physical changes, Cognitive Changes 2- a) Piaget’s preoperational stages b) Vygotsky’s Theory 3- The Self, Emotional and Moral Development 4- Families, Peer relations and Play
  • References:

  • Feldman, R. S., & Babu, N. (2011). Discovering the Life Span. Indian subcontinent adaptation, New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley India pvt ltd.
  • Berk, L. E. (2004). Development through the lifespan. (3rd Ed). New Delhi: Pearson Education Dorling Kindersley India pvt ltd.
  • Berk, L. E. (2006). Child Development. (7 Ed). New Delhi: Pearson Education Dorling Kindersley India pvt ltd.
  • Cook, J. L., & Cook, G. (2009). Child Development: Principles and Perspectives. Boston: Pearson Education
  • Crandell, T. L., Crandell, C. H., & Zanden, J. W. V. (2009). Human Development
  • Dacey, J. S. & Travers, J. F. (2004). Human Development across the lifespan. (5 Ed). McGraw Hill co.

DSE- 2B: Theories of Personality

Unit-I: Introduction to Personality (12)

1- Nature and Definitions 2- Misconceptions, Determinants of personality 3- Idiographic and nomothetic approach 4- Classification of personality theories

Unit-II: Psychodynamic perspectives (11)

1- Introduction to Psychodynamic perspective 2- Freud’s classical psychodynamic theory 3- Jung’s Analytical Psychology 4- Adler’s individual psychology

Unit-III: Behavioral perspectives (11)

1- Pavlov’s classical conditioning 2- Skinners operant conditioning 3- Bandura’s social cognitive theory 4- Dollard and Millers stimulus- response theory

UNIT-IV: Trait & Motivation, Emotion perspectives (11)

1- Allports traits theory, Cattells factor theory 2- Eysenck ,Costa &McCrae theory 3- Carl Rogers person centered theory 4- Motivation and Emotion perspectives ● Murrays Need theory ● Lazarus cognitive mediation theory

Reference Books

Hall, C.S., Lindzey, G., & Campbell, J.B. (2007). Theories of Personality. 4th Edn. Wiley: India. Hall, C.S., Lindzey, G. & Campbell, J. B. (1998). Theories of Personality. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Frager, R. & Fadiman, J. (2007). Personality and personal growth. 6th Edn. Pearson Prentice Hall, India. McCrae, R.R. & Allik, J. (eds) (2002). Five-factor model across cultures. Dordrecht: Netherlands: Kluver. Mischel, W.; Shoda, Y.; & Smith, R. E. (2004). Introduction to personality. John Wiley & Sons. Pervin, L.A. (1996). The science of personality. NY: John Wiley & Co. Schultz, D.P & Schultz, E.S. (2005). Theories of personality. Delhi: Thomson Wadsworth. Weiten, W. and Lloyd, M. Indian Edition 8th (2007). Psychology applied to modern life: Adjustment in the 21st century. Thomson

CC/SEC-1B : Positive Psychology

Unit-I: Meaning, Definition and Nature of Positive Psychology (12)

1. Definitions and Nature of Positive Psychology. 2. Traditional Psychology, Assumptions and Goals of Positive Psychology. 3. Fields of Positive Psychology. 4. The Nun study: Living longer with positive emotions.

Unit-II: Happiness and the Facts of Life (11)

1. Psychology of well-being. Positive affect and Meaningful Life 2. Subjective Well-being: Hedonic basis of happiness. 3. Self-Realization: The Eudaimonic basis of happiness 4. Happiness Across the Life Span, Gender and happiness, Marriage and happiness, other facts of life.

Unit-III: Positive Emotions, Wellbeing and Resilience (11)

1. What are positive emotions? The Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions. 2. Positive Emotions and Health Resources: Physical, Psychological and Social Resources. 3. Positive emotions & well-being, Flow experiences and Savoring. 4. What is resilience? Perspectives of Resilience, Resilience Research, Growth through Trauma.

Unit-IV: Personal Goals, Positive Traits and Life above Zero. (11)

1. What are personal goals? The Search for Universal Human Motives, Materialism and its discontents. 2. What makes a trait positive? Personality, Emotions and Biology. 3. Positive beliefs, Virtue and Strengths of Character. 4. Logotherapy: Basic concepts, Contours of positive life: Meaning and Means, Mindfulness and Well-being.

Books for Reading:

Baumgardner, S. R., & Crothers, M. K. (2009). Positive Psychology: Pearson Education. Carr, Alan (2007). Positive Psychology: The science of human happiness and human strengths. Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group-London. Csikzentmihalyi, Mihaly (1990) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Harper Perennial. Garcia,Hector., & Mirrales. Francesc.(2017 ) IKIGAI-The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life,Hutchinson London. Frankl, Viktor E. (1988). The Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy.Meridian/Plume Frankl, Viktor E. (2000) Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning, Basic Books. Shinde, Vishwanath (2016). Sakaratmak Manasshatra, Daimond Publications, Pune.                                                              Badgujar,Chudaman, & Warkhede, Prabhakar (2016) Sakaratmak Manasashatra, Prashant Publications, Jalgaon. Snyder, C. R., & Lopez, S. J., & Pedrotti, J. T (2011) Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths, Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd.