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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 2.5: Practicum: Testing

Unit

Contents

Teaching Hrs.

Domain

I Theories of Personality

Administering 16 personality factor test by Cattell

Using EPQ/EPI by Eysenck

Administering CAT

Using self-efficacy/self-esteem tests 

Understand the development of test

Using Draw-a –person test

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II Life Span Development

Observational study of a new born for physical activity using checklist.

Testing the conservations of number, length and area in pre-school children.

Measuring self-concept in children.

Testing varieties of memory in aged subjects.

 Preparing a check list of major behavioural acitivities across all age groups.

A case study of dementia patient.

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III Statistical Techniques in Psychology

Represent the data using three methods of two groups and compare them.

Collect data on a variable and calculate the mean, median, standard deviation and draw a normal curve of the data.

Compare Type I and Type II errors from the data.

Compare ANOVA and Kruskall Wallis analysis for one set of data.

Analyse a group data using SPSS for ANOVA.

Changing Raw scores to Z scores.

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IV Psychology of Abnormal Behavior:

Make an assignment on the changes made in the classificatory system from DSM-IV-TR to DSM- 5

Clinical rating scales: HAM-A, HAM-D,  YMRS, Y-BOCS for a patient suffering from mood disorder, Anxiety Disorder or Dissociative Disorder

(depending on the requirement of the patient)

Use of TLC scale/ PANSS/ BPRS on a patient of Schizophrenia

Assignment on techniques used for cessation of Cigarette Smoking. 

Prepare a chart on the development of DSM system.

Techniques for cessation of Alcohol Use disorder.

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Eysenck, H.J. and Eysenck, M.W. (1985). Personality and individual differences. Plenum: New York.
  2. Feldman, R.S. (2015). Development across the lifespan. Pearson/Darling Kindersley: New Delhi
  3. Coladarci, T. Cobb, C. Minium, E. & Clarke, R. (2011). Fundamentals of Statistical Reasoning in Education. John Wiley.
  4. American Psychiatric Association. (2013).Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5 TM). American Psychiatric Pub. 

Reference Books:

  1. Matthews; I. J. Deary; M. C. Whiteman. (2003). Personality Traits.Cambridge University Press.
  2. F. Halverson Jr. G. A. Kohnstamm; R. P. Martin. (1994). The Developing Structure of Temperament and Personality from Infancy to Adulthood.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  3. P. Bakeman. (1992). Understanding Social Science Statistics: A Spreadsheet Approach.  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Summer Training: Every student shall go for a two months summer training after the examination of the 2nd semester under/with a professional in an institute/clinic/hospital/NGO/service or industrial centre to be allocated by the Dean, Faculty. It shall be certified and evaluated by the supervisor, however, the final awards will be decided in the viva voce examination.