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B.Sc. Psychology

B.Sc. Psychology

ABOUT THE COURSE

The undergraduate program in Psychology is designed to meet the increasing demands for psychological understanding and application in diverse professional fields. The objective of this course is to scientifically study the behavior and mental process of human beings and animals. The course is designed to enable students to think critically and creatively.

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates who have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations (Academic or Vocational Stream) conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu or an Examination accepted as equivalent thereof by the Syndicate of the University of Madras.

DURATION OF THE COURSE

Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters. The first academic year shall comprise the first and second semesters, the second academic year the third and fourth semesters and the third academic year the fifth and sixth semester respectively. The odd semesters shall consist of the period from June to November of each year and the even semesters from December to April of each year. There shall be not less than 90 working days for each semester.

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION

The students have a wide knowledge of Psychological principles, relation between the nervous system and behavior, experimental procedures, basic statistical techniques, developmental issues, application of psychology in various fields, research methodology, abnormal Psychology, organizational behavior, health Psychology. The department also facilitate students to blossom both in academics and non-academics activities so as to have a holistic development.

CAREER PROGRESSION

After successful completion of their course, the students of Psychology can pursue their higher studies in Counseling Psychology, Human resource management, Clinical Psychology, Applied Psychology, Sports Psychology, Special Education, Criminology, Social works, Cognitive Neuro psychology or they can endeavor for job opportunities.

Year of Commencement of the Course

2015-2016

About the Department

The U.G department of Psychology is established during the academic year 2015-2016. The department has qualified and dedicated faculty members who strive for students excellence. In addition to academics, the students are also encouraged to take part in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The department also molds the students to imbibe moral values and to develop an attitude to contribute to the needs of the society.

Syllabus

YEAR/SEMESTER CATEGORY TITLE OF PAPER CREDITS
I Year / I Semester Part-I Language-I 3
- Part-II English-I 3
- Part-III Paper -I -General Psychology -I 4
- Part-III Paper -II -Biological Psychology - I 4
- Allied Paper -I – Introduction To Indian Psychology 5
I Year / II Semester Part-I Language-II 3
- Part-II English-II 3
- Part-III Paper -III -General Psychology-II 4
- Part-III Paper -IV -Biological Psychology- II 4
- Allied Paper -II - Introduction To Community Psychology 5
II Year / III Semester Part-I Language-III 3
Part-II English - III 3
- Part-III Paper - V -Developmental Psychology - I 4
- Part III Paper - VI -Experimental Psychology (Practical) 4
- Allied Paper –III -Statistics In Psychology 5
II Year / IV Semester Part-I Paper-IV- Language 3
- Part-II Paper-IV English 3
- Part-III Paper-VIII- Psychological Assessment 4
- PART-III BPY-DSA04-Consumer Behaviour and Advertising 5
- Part-III Bpy-Dsa04-Consumer Behaviour And Advertising 4
Part-IV Environmental Studies 5
III Year / V SEMESTER Part – III BPY-DSC09-Abnormal Psychology-I 4
- Part – III BPY-DSC10-Social Psychology-I 4
- Part – III Paper-XI-Applied Psychology 4
Part – III BPY-DSC11-Introduction To Research Methodology 4
Part – III BPY-DSC11-Introduction To Research Methodology 4
Part – III BPY-DSC12-Health Psychology 4
Part – III BPY-DSE01-Sports Psychology 5
Part – IV Value Education -
III Year / VI Semester Part – III BPY-DSC13-Abnormal Psychology-II 4
- Part – III BPY-DSC14-Social Psychology-II 4
- Part – III BPY-DSC15-Introduction to Theories of Personality 4
- Part – III BPY-DSE02-Guidance and Counselling Psychology 5
- Part – III BPY-DSE03-Human Resource Management 5
- PART-V Extension Activities 1

Faculty

Name: Dr. U. Vijayabanu

Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D, SET

Designation: Associate Professor & Head

Area of Interest: Organizational Psychology

Name: MS.N.Kalpitha

Qualification: M.Sc.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Clinical Psychology/social psychology

Name: MS. Jivita S

Qualification: M.SC., M.PHIL

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Developmental Psychology

Name: MS.Y. Pinkey Prisila

Qualification: M.Sc.,

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: HRD Psychology , Child Psychology

Name: MS. M. K. Kuralamudhu

Qualification: M.Sc., NET

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Social Psychology, Guidance & Counselling

Name: MS. Sherline Shiny. L

Qualification: M.Sc., NET

Designation: Assistant Professor

Area of Interest: Developmental Psychology, Field of Geriatrics

Department Activities

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021 - 2022

  • Organized a Awareness program on account of WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY, delivered by college students, Department of Psychology, Bhaktavatsalam Memorial College for Women, Chennai on 13th and 14th September 2021 between 09.00 am – 2.00 noon in college campus.
  • Students from all departments were benefitted by attending this awareness program. This program was organized from counseling centre to create awareness among students on identifying thoughts and how to seek help if they get suicidal ideation and also to help her friend.
  • Organized a Webinar on the topic Challenges of counselling in Unequal world delivered by Veerapandian,Assistant Professor in Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, on 09.10.2021 between 10.00 am – 12.00 noon through google meet.
  • By the end of the program students of psychology understood how to deal with the client who come with emotional problems and also as a counselor how to deal their own burn out.
  • Organized a Webinar on the topic Challenges in Marital relationshipdelivered by GUNAPATHY ARUMUGAM, Marriage and Parenting Educator & Trainer, Malaysia on 16.10.2021 between 10.00 am – 12.00 noon through zoom meeting.
  • Organized a special lecture on the topic “ Yoga Psychology” for both UG and PG students of psychology as a part of their curriculum which deals with Indian Psychology by Mr. Jothi Arumugam, Ashtanga Yoga Therapist on 30.12.2021 from 9.00 am to 11.00 am. Students thoroughly enjoyed the session as they could connect it with their day to living and thos who was aspiring to clear NET exam it was very useful as it covered the main topics of Indian Psychology syllabus.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020 – 2021

  • Organized a Webinar on account of WORLD AUTISM DAY, on the topic Prevention of Autism delivered by V.D. SWAMINATHAN Retd. Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Madras, Chennai on 03.04.2021 between 11.00 am – 12.00 noon through Google meet.

Outcome: Students from various other colleges joined and few participants from Malaysia, Srilanka also participated. By the end of the program participants understood the factors influencing Autism and how to prevent it.

  • Organized a Webinar on the topic Addiction Counseling delivered byA.C.N.ARUNACounselling Psychologist,Managing Director – Jeeva Rakshai (De-addiction cum Rehabilitation & Psychiatric care), Chennai on 19.05.2021 between 10.30 am – 12.00 noon through Google meet.

Outcome: Students were able to know the reasons for addiction and how to do addiction counseling. |It was very useful session for psychology students

  • Organized a Webinar on the topic Career Guidance Program delivered by SUVEEN KUMAR, Counselling Psychologist, Founding Director in Emo Matrixon 21.05.2021 between 02.30 pm – 03.30 noon through Zoom meet.
  • Organized a Webinar on the topic Mental Status Examination delivered by VIDHYA MURALIDHARAN, Senior Neuro Psychologist, MGM Health Care, Chennai on 24.05.2021 between 10.30 am – 12.00 noon through Google meet.
  • Organized a Webinar on the topic Corporate Counselling delivered by J.C.SASIKALA, Counselor and Trainer, Lotus Footwear Company Ltd., on 01.06.2021 between 10.30 am – 12.00 noon through Google meet.

Publications

  • Abinaya muralidharan and Vijayabanu U (2019). Effect of cognitive bibilotherapy on depression – a case Indian journal of applied psychology, volume 56, 47-50.
  • Besy B and Vijayabanu U (2019). Effect of mindfulness based art therapy on stress and coping among corporate employees. Indian journal of applied psychology, volume 56, 11-
  • Daya Srinivasan & Vijayabanu U (2018). Emotions in Pedodontics. International Journal of advance research, 6(4), 191-193.
  • Vijayabanu U and Ranjitha (2016). Enhancing well-being through gratitude intervention. Sacred Heart Journal of science and Humanities, Volume(8), 2, 5-11.
  • Poorna & U. Vijayabanu (2016). Media Influence on Body Image Among Young Adults. Tiprc: Journal of Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (Tjprc:Jnnp); Vol-1, Issue-1, 1-10.
  • Rohit Prasanna Sri and Vijayabanu U (2016). Attitude on Love-Enhancing Relationship. National Journal of Psychology (NJP), in Volume-3, Issue-3, 11-14.
  • Vaishnavi and Vijayabanu U (2016). Influence of Self-Affirmation and Think-Aloud in Problem National Journal of Psychology (NJP), in Volume-2, Issue-2, 5-11.
  • Vijayabanu U and Radhika Menon (2016). Impact of Music Intervention on Emotional Intelligence. BEST: International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine and Sciences, Vol. 4, Issue 24.
  • Vijayabanu, U and Dr. V.D. Swaminathan (2016). Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment on coping with Organization Change, International Journal of Information Research and Review 03, Issue, 01, pp. 1636-1639.
  • Varsha Giridhar, Mrudula Arunkumar, and Vijayabanu U (2015). Religiosity and Perceived Stress. International Journal of Psychology and Education, Volume-2, Issue- 11/2, 104-112.
  • Kavya Shree M D, Samyuktha V and Vijayabanu U (2015). Relationship between self- efficacy and mathematical anxiety. International Journal of Psychology and Education, Volume-2, Issue-11/2, 87-90.
  • D Dharanidharan, and Vijayabanu U (2015). Sports and Psychological Well-being. International Journal of Psychology and Education, Volume-2, Issue – 11/2 82-86.
  • Chithra K and Vijayabanu U (2015). A study on Psychological reinforces among International Journal of Psychology and Education, Volume-2, Issue – 11/2, 74-81.
  • Vidya D., Poornima, and Vijayabanu U (2015). The influence of social networking on relationship satisfaction. International Journal of Psychology and Education, Volume-2, Issue-11/2, 24-31.
  • Angeline Marium and Vijayabanu U (2014). A study on the impact of premarital counselling and marital harmony among women. International Journal of social science and language, 1(1), 131-142.
  • Saraswathy and Vijayabanu U (2014). Indigenous Values in Promoting Peace-Indian The international Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, Vol. 2 (11), 250-254.
  • Gayathri, Ofelia, Poonguzhli and Vijayabanu U (2014). A study on relationship between forgiveness, resilience and marital satisfaction among married Journal of Health and Well-being, Vol. 5(11), 1296-1301.
  • Ankita, Meghana and Vijayabanu U (2014). Relationship between temperament and coping among young adults staying away from family. Journal of Health and Well- being, 5 (10), 1137-1144.
  • Jaywant, Chitra K and Vijayabanu U (2014). The level of hope and positive attitude towards illness among AID S patients in Chennai. Journal of Health and Well-being, Vol. 5(12), 1468-171.
  • Chitra K and Vijayabanu U (2014). A Comparative Study on cognitive emotion regulation coping between early and late adoloscents. International Journal of Psychology and Education, Vol. 1 (10), 53-65.
  • Jayawant, John and Vijayabanu U (2014). Difficulties in career decision making among adolescents of Chennai city and Aizwal city. International Journal of Psychology and Education, 3(9), 53-63.
  • Vijayabanu U and Jhanani V (2014). Relationship between Hardiness, Self-efficacy and Coping responses among IT employees. American International Journal of Research in Arts and Social Sciences. 6 (2), pp. 139-143.
  • Gayathri vadivu, Poonguzhali, Ofelia and Vijayabanu U (2014) Comparative study on Social Problems Solving and psycholpgical well-being among medical and Engineering In the proceedings of National Conference on Life Skills organized by Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum.
  • Vijayabanu U and Joanna (2013). Relationship of affect, resilience and social problem solving among female nursing Journal of Positive Psychology, Vol. 4(4).
  • Vijayabanu U and Dr. Karunanidhi (2013), Influence of intra individual factors on coping with organizational change International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, AIJRHASSI 3-270, 3(2), 243-253.
  • Vijayabanu U and Niranjan (2013). A Study on Environmental Attitude and Ecological Journal of Health and Well-being, Vol. 4(4), 837-840.
  • Vijayabanu U and Dr. S. Karunanidhi (2013). Organizational Change and Leadership International Journal of Education and Management, Vol. 3(1), 51-56.

Paper Presentation

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2021

Elizabeth.J & Dr. U. Vijayabanu

20 & 21st March 2021 - 2nd International Virutal Conference- Attitude towards love among school students. - Asia Pacific School Psychology Association.

K. Kanniga parameshwari & Dr. U. Vijayabanu

20 & 21st March 2021 - 2nd International Virutal Conference - Career awareness among school Students - Asia Pacific School Psychology Association

Monica.K, Yamuna.M & Dr.U. Vijayabanu

20 & 21st March 2021 - 2nd International Virutal Conference - Student perception on online class during COVID 19 - Asia Pacific School Psychology Association

Yogalakshmi .A.T & Dr. U. Vijayabanu

20 & 21st March 2021 - 2nd International Virutal Conference - Social media influence and internet addiction on individuals - Asia Pacific School Psychology Association

K. Vishwapriya, V.Sinjitha & Dr.U. Vijayabanu

20 & 21st March 2021 - 2nd International Virutal Conference - Violent Games and aggression - Asia Pacific School Psychology Association

Aarthi sri S & Dr. U. Vijayabanu

26th & 27th March 2021 - International Conference - Learning difficulties in the new normal - ADepartment of Psychology Dr. MGR Janaki college

Workshops, Fdp & Seminars

S.NO. Name Of The Staff Month & Year Geographic Level Title Institution
1. DR. U. Vijayabanu 18/12/20 & 21/12/20 National /webniar Skill Based Internship program on personal effectiveness and Managerial skills Topic: Team Buliding RUSA 2.0 , entrepreneurship and career hub, University of Madras
2. DR. U. Vijayabanu 27/01/21 National/webniar Influence of Personality in current scenario Apollo arts and science college
3. DR. U. Vijayabanu 13/03/21 International/ symposium Introduction to Adolescent & Adolescent Psycholog Vetri Association , Malaysia
4. DR. U. Vijayabanu 12/05/21 International/workshop Emotional Intelligence Inspiring Bharathiyar Association , Malaysia
5. DR. U. Vijayabanu 21/05/21 National / Webinar Live the Life you love Capability Enhancement Schemes (Human Value Development) Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences
6. DR. U. Vijayabanu 18/6/21 National Symposium Psychosocial factor affecting COVID and its Management Yenepoya Naturopathy and yogic science college and hospitals
7. DR. U. Vijayabanu 30/06/21 National webinar How to connect with people at work place Tamil Nadu Career Counsellors Association (TNCCA)
8. DR. U. Vijayabanu 29th to 31st July 2021 National /Training Family as a Social System and Socio-cultural context of development Department of Criminology, University of Madras

Academic Achievements

GUEST LECTURE ON “PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENCE FOR HAPPY LIVING” ON 22.09.2015 BY MRS.RAJANI NANDAKUMAR, CHENNAI COUNSELOR’S FOUNDATION, CHENNAI.

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