Department of Psychology

Faculty

  • Dr. Sakshita Anand

    Assistant Professor

    • Ph.D: Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2015
    • P.G.: M.A. (Psychology). Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2009
    • U.G.: B.A. (Hons.). Delhi University, New Delhi, 2007
    • Any other: NET, 2012

Achievements

  • 01-Aug-2017
  • 27-Feb-2017
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About The Department

Graphic Era University gives undergraduate education a top priority; the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is engaged in an ongoing process of ensuring that the students have the opportunity to master the most valuable outcomes in the field of Psychology, Economics and Professional Communication. In the field of Psychology the department adheres to the guidelines laid down by APA (American Psychological Association), in 2013 for high quality program in undergraduate degree in Psychology. The emphasis is on robust learning and assessment activities and studying Psychology as strong liberal art for preparation for a satisfying career.

Mission

  • The mission of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to develop and maintain academic curriculum and co-curricular activities that help students acquire a broad based knowledge in their chosen field of study.
  • To enable the students should acquire the intellectual, communication skills and develop characteristics that encourage personal fulfillment, meaningful professional life and responsible citizenship.

Program Objectives

  • To disseminate knowledge related to the field of Psychology and provide the students necessary exposure to develop interest in the domain and thus prepare them for careers to this specific field.
  • Understand and value different branches and emerging fields of Psychology
  • To comprehend the essential processes underlying human behavior and the process of human development and change from biological and psychosocial perspectives.
  • To understand the different aspects of human behavior in the social, cultural and organisational/work contexts and the effect of group membership on individual behavior.
  • To understand abnormal behavior and the various components that promotes health and well being through subjects like and Health Psychology and Positive Psychology.
  • To introduce students to the basic aspects in experimentation and testing in Psychology so that they are able to conduct simple tests and experiments, write brief reports based on the findings from the tests and experiments
  • To familiarize students with basic statistical techniques, fundamentals of research methodology and train them for the application of the same by engaging them in simple quantitative research in small groups.

Learning Outcomes

  • The students will learn the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in Psychology.
  • Critical thinking skills, creativity and inquiry are an important component of Psychology therefore the students will develop scientific approach to analyzing the problems related to behavior and mental processes, evaluate evidence and use research theories in finding solutions, thereto.
  • Students will understand and apply basic research methods in Psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organisational issues and cultivate the mindset that would ensure that they are able to tolerate behavioral ambiguity and act ethically.
  • To create awareness about the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity and inculcate sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversities

Graduate attribute of Psychology Graduates

  • Ability to apply knowledge of psychology in professional settings and elsewhere
  • In-depth technical competence.
  • Effective communication skills for proficient interpersonal and professional interactions
  • Develop enthusiasm and capacity for enquiry and research
  • Insight to identify a problems, formulation and introduce innovative solutions
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and as professional in multidisciplinary and multi cultural teams.
  • Capacity for critical thought, analysis and synthesis.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to assume appropriate leadership roles
  • Information technology literacy
  • Socially responsible and ethical attitudes
  • International outlook, cultural sensitivity and inclusive approach to differences

Courses Offered

Under Graduate Programmes
B.A Psychology (H)   (3 Year / 6 Sem )
  • Course Type:

    Under Graduate Programmes

  • Course Duration:

    3 Year / 6 Sem

  • Eligibility:

    10+2 (any stream) 

  • Admission Procedure:

    Merit prepared on basis of qualifying exam

 

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