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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

B.Sc. Clinical Psychology | Curriculum | Semester III

Semester III

Paper 3.1: Research Methods

Unit Content Learning Objectives (The students will be able to) Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Basics of Research Methods

Concept; characteristics of scientific research; research in psychology

Formulation of problems and hypotheses, nature and types of variables

Sampling and its types

·         Explain the basics of research methods and steps in research procedure

Describe the sampling techniques

·         Discuss the basic research methods with focus on applications ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher, Student Interaction Session

·         Review of literature for a specific problem

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II Types of Research

Experimental research: laboratory and field experiments

 

Field studies; sample survey, case studies

 

Cross sectional research, longitudinal research

·         Describe the types of research ·         Discuss the types of researches and their utilities ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher, Student Interaction Session

·         Small survey with a questionnaire

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III Techniques of data collection

Interviews and observation

Projective techniques: word association, completion, construction

Psychophysiological methods

·         Explain and describe the techniques of data collection ·         Discuss the techniques of data collection and methods of analysing research results ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher, Student Interaction Session

·         Skin conduction

·         Conducting a deep interview

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Paper 3.2: Abnormal Psychology

Unit Content (Must Know) Learning Objectives (The students will be able to) Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction

Abnormality –nature, criteria (statistical abnormality, Psychometric abnormality, Utopian model, deviant behaviour), misconceptions about mental disorders

Historical background; Indian concept of mental disorders

Classificatory systems; Need of classification; ICD 10 and DSM 5 (brief)

·         Describe the nature of abnormality and classification of abnormal behaviour, historical background to different conceptions of abnormality, prominent ways of classifying abnormal behavior ·         Discuss the nature of abnormality, its historical antecedents and role of evolutionary forces in advancement of conceptions and systems of classifying abnormal behavior ·         Didactic

·         PowerPoint presentation by teacher

·         Student Interactive Sessions

·         Visit to a psychiatric setup and preparing report

·         Elaboration of any documented case

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II Models of abnormal behaviour

Psycho-dynamic, behaviourist, cognitive model

Biological viewpoint

Bio-psycho-social approach to abnormal behaviour

·         Describe the models of abnormal behavior ·         Discuss the models of abnormal behavior ·         Didactic

·         PowerPoint presentation by teacher

·         Student Interactive Sessions

·         Student seminar

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III Psychological disorders (DSM 5)

Anxiety disorders: symptoms and causes of Phobias, Panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD,  PTSD

Mood disorders: symptoms and causal factors of depression, bipolar disorder; Substance use disorders: Alcoholism

Schizophrenia: Symptoms, causes and types), Personality disorders: Classification

·         Describe the psychological disorders like anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders ·         Discuss the disorders of anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders ·         Didactic

·         PowerPoint presentation by teacher

·         Student Interactive Sessions

·         Measurement of anxiety

·         Measuring level of substance addiction

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Paper 3.3- Health Psychology

Unit Content Learning Objectives (The students will be able to) Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction to Health Psychology

Concept and need of health psychology, perspectives – individual, cultural, lifespan, biopsychosocial model

Health behaviors, health beliefs, illness cognitions

Health promoting and compromising behaviors

·         Describe the concept of health, need of psychology in health areas, health promoting and compromising behaviors ·         Discuss the concept of health, need of psychology in health areas, health promoting and compromising behaviors ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Awareness program for health promoting behaviors: prepare a checklist

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II Stress and coping

Nature, physiology and management of pain, pain control techniques

Stress: physiology and sources of stress, stress management

Coping interventions: mindfulness, relaxation, self-affirmation, effectiveness training

·         Elucidate the nature of pain and stress

·         Describe the techniques of pain and stress management

·         Describe coping skills

·         Discuss the nature of pain, stress and coping ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Comparison between stressed and relaxed states on the basis of physiological correlates

·         Well-Being: Measuremengt

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III Chronic and terminal disorders

Management of chronic illness: quality of life, emotional responses, personal issues, coping with chronic illness

Psychological dimensions of heart disease and diabetes

Psychological issues in terminal illness: adjustment with death/dying, management of terminally ill

·         Describe the psychological perspectives and factors underlying chronic and terminal illnesses like grief, cardiovascular disease, diabetes ·         Discuss the psychological perspectives and factors underlying chronic and terminal illnesses like grief, cardiovascular disease, diabetes ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Comparing lifestyle patterns of healthy and chronically ill individuals

·         Teacher’s seminar

 

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Paper 3.4: Basics of Personality

Unit Content (Must Know) Learning Objectives (The students will be able to) Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction

Concept and nature

Factors influencing personality development

Psychobiological correlates: temperament and humoral theories

·         Describe the nature of personality, and psychobiological correlates, factors underlying personality growth ·         Discuss the nature and development of personality ·         Lecture, demonstration

·         Temperament scale

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II Theories in Personality

Psychodynamic approach: Theory of Personality by Freud, Jung, Adler

Trait and type approach: Kretschmer’s and Sheldon’s classification, theory of personality by Allport.

Albert Bandura’s Social- Learning theory, Indian view, Self theories

·         Describe the theoretical perspectives in personality, changing perspectives on personality ·         Discuss the major theories of personality, their critical evaluation and analysis using practical means ·         Lecture, demonstration

·         Teacher’s seminar

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III Assessment in the study of personality

Self-report Inventories and Projective techniques; MMPI; TAT

Interviews, Behaviour Assessment, Situational test

Qualitative techniques: Thought and Experience Sampling

·         Describe the assessment methods in personality using objective, projective tests ·         Discuss the assessment approaches of personality ·         Lecture, demonstration

·         TAT

·         Extraversion test

·         Narratives and analysis of positive and negative life episodes

 

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