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B.Sc Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human mind, behaviour and mental processes. The role of psychologists has diversified to cater for the needs of the individuals, groups, organizations and communities – how we think, act, react and interact. Its relevance is based on two deep-seated principles, namely, the betterment of individual, group and community life and absence of pathology. This distinctiveness has made psychology a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice.

Studying Psychology will give you a unique set of skills to analyze and understand human behaviour, relationships and mental health

Career Opportunities for Psychology Graduates

Demand  of psychologists continues to grow in  neuroscience, hospitals, educational institutes, industries, media, military, Policy making, research settings, courts, prisons, defence forces, sports, private practice, consulting firms – the list goes on.

Psychology provides excellent training in analytic thinking and scientific research methods that are relevant to a broad range of careers.

A minimum of five/six -year sequence of education and supervised training is required to become eligible for practicing psychology

About the Department

The Undergraduate Department of Psychology aims at empowering students to lead and effect positive change in the world by instructing ethical, systematic study of behaviour and mental processes, and its application to community & global issues with intellectual engagement and academic excellence.

Highlights of the Department:

  • Dynamic and committed faculty
  • High standards of pursuit
  • Internships in industries, NGOs, special schools, Hospitals
  • Blended learning and Innovative teaching methodology
  • Promotion of student research/paper presentation/publication
  • Well equipped library with books and journals
  • Fully equipped Psychology laboratory

Course Objectives

  • Encourage critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills
  • Enhance understanding of the link between theoretical concepts and practical applications
  • Assist and guide students through Guest lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Support the development of a wide range of transferable employability skills

Subjects offered

  • General Psychology
  • Biological Basis of Behaviour
  •  Developmental  Psychology
  •  Experimental Psychology
  •  Psychological Assessment
  •  Abnormal Psychology
  •  Counselling Psychology
  •  Human Resources Management
  •  Organizational Behaviour
  •  Social Psychology
  •  Project-Case Studies/Survey Research

 

Student Paper Presentations

Date Name of the Authors Title of the seminar Paper/poster presentation Organiser Level
06.01.18 Subhiksha Mahalakshmi, Krishna Priya

 

International Conference on Contemporary Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Psychological Well-Being Paper Presentation Anugraha Institute of Social Sciences, Dindigul International
06.01.18 Manisha N International Conference on Contemporary Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Psychological Well-Being Paper Presentation Anugraha Institute of Social Sciences, Dindigul International
06.01.18 Rachna Mahadevan,  Anjanee Sharma International Conference on Contemporary Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Psychological Well-Being Paper Presentation Anugraha Institute of Social Sciences, Dindigul International
06.01.18 Sushmitha PS, Harika Muralidhar International Conference on Contemporary Technologies: Prospects and Challenges for Psychological Well-Being Paper Presentation Anugraha Institute of Social Sciences, Dindigul International
05.02.18 Aparna Rao

 

Undergraduate Research Conference and Young Psychologist Competition 2018 Poster Presentation Christ University, Bangalore National
15.03.18

to

17.03.18

Aparna Napa, Janani R,  Prinitha

 

International Conference on Emerging Trends in Psychology Poster Presentation Dept of Psychology, University of Madras International

Guest Lectures

Date Topic Resource Person

 

11-08-2016 The Anatomy of the Nervous System

 

 

Mrs. Ramya Maheswari,

Head-Dept of Psychology,

Ethiraj College for women, Chennai

23-08-2016 Sensation and Perceptual Processes Dr. Abilasha,

Psychologist, Motivational coach,

Private Practitioner, Psychological clinic, Chennai

4-10-2016

5-10-2016

Biopsychology of Emotions, Aggression and Stress

 

 

Dr. Sarah Manickaraj

Reader, Associate Professor,

Dept of Psychology,

Presidency College, Chennai

9-12-2016 Bridging Playback Theatre and Psychology for Community based          Intervention

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Fox,

Founder of Playback Theatre , Artistic Executive Director of the Original Playback theatre company,

New York, US

20-2-2017 Neural mechanisms of sensory system

 

 

Ms. Kiruthiha Ehambaram, Clinical Psychologist, Sri Lanka
11-07-17 Basic Skills in Counselling Dr. Sangeetha Makesh,

Counselling Psychologist,

Director-Psycafe, Chennai

09-08-17 Adolescent Mental Health and Disorders Dr. R.Venkateshwaran ,

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist,

Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai

23-11-17 Psychological Issues and Challenges Faced by Children with

Diabetes Mellitus

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan,

Head and Chief Diabetologist,

M. V. Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai

06-03-18 Awareness on Learning Disabilities Ms. Harini Mohan, Head of Resource Mobilization, External Relations, Faculty for Training, Madras Dyslexic Association, Chennai
20-03-18 Introduction to Multiple Disabilities Dr. Neeradha Chandramohan,

Associate Professor,

Department of Clinical Psychology,

National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), Muttukadu, Chennai

Workshops

Date Topic Resource Person
19-08-2016 Introduction to Creative Art Therapy

 

 

Ms. Tarana Khatri,

Dance Movement Psychotherapist, UK

Founder – Horizon Therapy Centre

 

09-09-2016 Orientation to Neurobiology of Mental Health Disorders

 

 

Dr. Keerthi Pai,

Clinical Psychologist,

Element H  Psychological Services

 

19-9-2016

20-9-2016

Introductory Playback Theatre -Level I

 

 

Mr. Cyril Alexander, International Playback Theatre Trainer,            Founder-Sterling Playback Theatre

 

28-9- 2016 Global Leadership And Development- For Positive Youth Development (GLAD)

 

 

Dr. Sangeetha Madhu, Clinical Psychologist,

Director-CHILD

Recipient of Eisenhower Fellowship Program 2017

 

18-11-2016 Introduction to Childhood disorders

 

 

Ms. Arthy Jayvel,  Clinical Psychologist

 

25-07-2017 Relationship Management Dr. Sangeetha Makesh,

Counselling Psychologist,

Director-Psycafe, Chennai

14-09-2017

 

 

Psycho-Oncology

 

 

 

 

Dr. Prasanth Ganesan ,

Medical Oncologist

Cancer institute, Chennai

Dr. E. Vidhubala

Psycho-Oncologist

Cancer institute, Chennai

Dr. Savitha Goswami

Clinical Psychologist

Tata Memorial Institute, Bombay

Dr. V. Surendran

Psycho-oncologist

Cancer institute, Chennai

18-01-2018 Subconscious Mind and Hypnosis Mr. Muthiah Ramanathan

Director -M/s. Mind Dynamics Centre, Chennai

Ex-President-Hypnotic Circle, Chennai

Trainer -Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Transactional Analysis

 

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