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IGNOU MA Psychology Syllabus

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IGNOU MA Psychology Details

  • Required Eligibility – Bachelor Degree from a recognised university.
  • Course Duration – 2 Years (4 Years Maximum)
  • Fee – 14,000
  • Session – January and July
  • Maximum Age – No Maximum Age
  • Medium – – English and Hindi
  • School – School of Humanities (SOH)
  • Course Code – MPC
  • Course Name – Master of Arts (Psychology)

IGNOU MA Psychology 1st Year Course

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MPC – 001Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Memory4
MPC – 002Life Span Psychology4
MPC – 003Personality: Theories and Assessment4
MPC – 004Advanced Social Psychology4
MPC – 005Research Methods4
MPC – 006Statistics in Psychology4
MPCL – 007Practicum in Experimental Psychology and Psychological Testing4

IGNOU MA Psychology 2nd Year Course

Group A: Clinical Psychology

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MPCE – 011Psychopathology4
MPCE – 012Psychodiagnostics4
MPCE – 013Psychotherapeutic methods4
MPCE – 014Practicum in Clinical Psychology6
MPCE – 015Internship8
MPCE – 016Project6

or

Group: B Counselling Psychology

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MPCE – 021Counselling Psychology4
MPCE – 022Assessment in Counselling Psychology4
MPCE – 023Interventions in Counselling4
MPCE – 024Practicum in Counselling Psychology6
MPCE – 025Internship8
MPCE – 026Project6

OR

Group C: Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MPCE – 031Organisational Behaviour4
MPCE – 032Human Resource Development (HRD)4
MPCE – 033Organisational Development4
MPCE – 034Practicum in Organisational Behaviour6
MPCE – 035Internship8
MPCE – 036Project6

Details of the Syllabus 

Detailed Course in the Format of Blocks and Units 

FIRST YEAR MPC Syllabus

001 Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Memory 

Block 1 Information Processing 

Unit 1 Cognitive Psychology 

Unit 2 Information Processing in Learning and Memory 

Unit 3 Neuropsychological Basis of Learning and Memory 

Unit 4 Models of Information Processing (All the Models) 

Block 2 Intelligence and Creativity 

Unit 1 Theories of Intelligence (G and S Factor and the Model of JP Das) 

Unit 2 Theories of Multiple Intelligence (Guilford, Gardner and Steinberg) 

Unit 3 Measurement of Intelligence 

Unit 4 Creativity and Problem Solving  

Block 3 Language 

Unit 1 Language Acquisition (Cognitive Theory) 

Unit 2 Language Processing (Comprehension and Language Expression) 

Unit 3 Multilingualism and Cognition 

Unit 4 Language and Speech Disorders 

Block 4 Problem Solving 

Unit 1 Nature of Problem Solving and Processes 

Unit 2 Stages and Strategies of Problem Solving 

Unit 3 Theoretical Approaches to Problem Solving 

Unit 4 Impediments in Problem Solving 

MPC 002 Lifespan Psychology 

Block 1 Prenatal, Infancy and Early Childhood 

Unit 1 Concept of Development, Growth and Development, Life Span Perspective, Methods of Studying Development and Characteristics of Development 

Unit 2 Prenatal Development (Genetics, Environment Influence and Hazards of Development) 

Unit 3 Development During Infancy (Physical, Psychosocial, Cognitive and Linguistic) 

Unit 4 Early Childhood (Physical, Psychosocial, Cognitive and Linguistic) 

Block 2 Development During Early School Years (6-11)

Unit 1 Physical Development 

Unit 2 Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Moral Development 

Unit 3 Schooling and Development 

Unit 4 Identification of Problems in School Children and Remedial Measures 

Block 3 Development During Adolescence 

Unit 1 Physical Changes 

Unit 2 Cognitive Changes 

Unit 3 Identity, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Peer Group Relationship 

Unit 4 Challenges and Issues in Adolescent Development 

Block 4 Adulthood and Aging 

Unit 1 Physical Changes (Early Adulthood Middle Age, Old Age) 

Unit 2 Cognitive Changes (Early Adulthood Middle Age, Old Age) 

Unit 3 Psycho-social Changes (Early Adulthood Middle Age, Old Age) 

Unit 4 Challenges and Issues in Aging Process 

MPC 003 Personality: Theories and Assessment 

Block 1 Personality : Theories and Assessment 

Unit 1 Definition and Concept of Personality and Personality Development 

Unit 2 State/Trait Approaches to Personality 

Unit 3 Assessment of Personality 

Unit 4 Key Issues in Personality 

Block 2 Theories of Personality 

Unit 1 Psychodynamic Theory (Including Horney and Sullivan) 

Unit 2 Social Cognitive Theory of Personality (Bandura) 

Unit 3 Learning Theory of Personality (Pavlov and Skinner) 

Unit 4 Humanistic and Self Theory (Maslow, Rogers) 

Block 3 Theories of Personality II 

Unit 1 Allport 

Unit 2 Cattell 

Unit 3 Eysenck 

Unit 4 The Big 5 Factor Model 

Block 4 Assessment of Personality 

Unit 1 Introduction to Assessment and Testing 

Unit 2 Approaches to Personality Assessment (Self Report, Problems of Response in Projective and Behavioural Assessment) 

Unit 3 Behavioural Assessment 

Unit 4 Other Measures of Personality 

MPC 004 Advanced Social Psychology 

Block 1 Introduction to Social Psychology 

Unit 1 Nature and Concept of Social Psychology and Social Psychology Related to other Disciplines 

Unit 2 Social Cognition (Attribution Theory) 

Unit 3 Methods of Social Psychology (Observation, Ethnography, Correlational, Experimental Social Psychology) 

Unit 4 Current Trend in Social Psychology and Ethical Issues 

Block 2 Process of Social Influence 

Unit 1 The Concept of Social Influence 

Unit 2 Pro Social Behaviour and Factors Contributing to Prosocial Behaviour 

Unit 3 Inter Personal Attraction 

Unit 4 Aggression and Violence 

Block 3 Attitude, Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination 

Unit 1 Introduction to Attitude and Stereotypes 

Unit 2 Formation of Attitude and Attitude Change 

Unit 3 Prejudice and Discrimination 

Unit 4 Social Conflicts and Resolution 

Block 4 Group Dynamics 

Unit 1 Introduction to Group, Formation, Types of Group 

Unit 2 Group Dynamics 

Unit 3 Social Identity, Crowding and Crowd Behaviour 

Unit 4 Cooperation, Competition and Conflicts 

MPC 005 Research Methods 

Block 1 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 

Unit 1 Basic Process/Concept in Research 

Unit 2 Reliability and Validity (External and Internal) 

Unit 3 Variables and Constructs 

Unit 4 Hypothesis Formulation and Sampling 

Block 2 Types of Research 

Unit 1 Survey Research 

Unit 2 Ex-post Facto Research 

Unit 3 Experimental Research (including Field Experiment) 

Unit 4 Case Study 

Block 3 Research Design 

Unit 1 Experimental Design: Single Factor 

Unit 2 Experimental Design: Factorial Design 

Unit 3 Quasi Experimental Design 

Unit 4 Other Designs (Correlational Design and Comparative Design) 

Block 4 Qualitative Research in Psychology 

Unit 1 Introduction Including Ethnography 

Unit 2 Grounded Theory 

Unit 3 Discourse Analysis (Content Narrative) 

Unit 4 Reporting and Evaluating Quality Research 

MPC 006 Statistics in Psychology 

Block 1 Introduction to Statistics 

Unit 1 Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics 

Unit 2 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics 

Unit 3 Type I and Type II Errors 

Unit 4 Setting Up The Level of Significance 

Block 2 Correlation and Regression 

Unit 1 Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation 

Unit 2 Other Types of Correlation (including Phi-coefficient) 

Unit 3 Partial and Multiple Correlation 

Unit 4 Bivariate and Multiple Regression 

Block 3 Normal Distribution 

Unit 1 Characteristics of Normal Distribution 

Unit 2 Significance of Mean Differences, Standard Error of the Mean 

Unit 3 Anova (One-Way) 

Unit 4 Two-Way Anova  

Block 4 Nonparametric Statistics 

Unit 1 Rationale 

Unit 2 Mann Whitney ‘U’ Test For Two Sample Test 

Unit 3 Kruskal Wallis Analysis of Variance 

Unit 4 Chi Square and Kendall Rank Correlation 

MPCL 007 Practicum: Experimental Psychology and Psychological Testing 

Practical 1 Span of Attention 

Practical 2 Memory Experiments 

Practical 3 Intelligence Testing (Bhatia Battery) 

Practical 4 Personality Testing (16 PF) 

Practical 5 Test For Social Behaviour (Vineland Social Maturity Scale) 

Practical 6 Sociometry 

Practical 7 Family Pathology Scale 

Practical 8 Problem Behaviour Checklist (PBCL) 

Note: All eight practicals are to be conducted by the learner in the psychology laboratory. Out of the above eight practicals, five practicals are to be written in proper format (as given in the Handbook on Practicum) in the practical record/notebook. The practical record is to be assessed by the concerned academic counselor. Actual conduction of practicals an reporting it in practical record (internal assessment) carries 50% weightage and the term end practical examination including viva- voce (external assessment) carries 50% weightage. You may keep a photocopy of your Practicum Record before submitting it at your Study Centre. 

SECOND YEAR 

GROUP A: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (OPTIONAL 1) 

MPCE 011 Psychopathology 

Block 1 Foundations of Psychopathology 

Unit 1 A Brief History of Psychopathology 

Unit 2 Classification of Psychopathology DSM IV TR 

Unit 3 Developmental Pathogenesis 

Unit 4 Childhood Mental Disorder 

Block 2 Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Other Mild Mental Disorders 

Unit 1 Anxiety Disorders, Panic Disorder and Phobias 

Unit 2 Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

Unit 3 Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

Unit 4 Somatoform Disorder and Dissociative Disorder 

Block 3 Mood Disorders 

Unit 1 Mild, Moderate and Major Depressive Disorder 

Unit 2 Bipolar Disorder 

Unit 3 Other Mood Disorders: Mood Disorder Due to General Medical Condition 

Unit 4 Substance Induced Mood Disorder 

Block 4 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 

Unit 1 Schizophrenia: Etiology, Neurocognitive Functioning and Interpersonal Aspects 

Unit 2 Paranoid and Delusional Disorders 

Unit 3 Psychotic Disorder Due to General Medical Condition 

Unit 4 Substance Induced Psychotic Disorders 

Block 5 Personality Disorders 

Unit 1 Borderline Personality Disorder 

Unit 2 Narcissistic Personality Disorder 

Unit 3 Dependent and Histrionic Personality Disorder 

Unit 4 Schizoid and Paranoid Personality Disorder 

MPCE 012 Psychodiagnostics 

Block 1 Introduction to Psychodiagnostics 

Unit 1 Introduction to Psychodiagnostics, Definition, Concept and Description 

Unit 2 Methods of BehaviouralAssesment 

Unit 3 Assesment in Clinical Psychology 

Unit 4 Ethical Issues in Assessment 

Block 2 Psychodiagnostics in Psychology 

Unit 1 Objectives of Psychodiagnostics 

Unit 2 Different Stages in Psychodiagnostics 

Unit 3 Batteries of Test and Assesment Interview 

Unit 4 Report Writing 

Block 3 Tests of Cognitive Functions 

Unit 1 Measures of Intelligence and Conceptual Thinking 

Unit 2 The Measurement of Conceptual Thinking (The Binet Simon Intelligence Scale and Wechsler’s Intelligence Scales) 

Unit 3 Measurement of Memory and Creativity 

Unit 4 Utility of Data from the Test of Cognitive Functions 

Block 4 Projective Techniques in Psychodiagnostics 

Unit 1 Introduction to Projective Techniques and Neuropsychological Test 

Unit 2 Principles of Measurement and Projective Techniques, Current Status with Special Reference to the Rorschach Test 

Unit 3 The Thematic Apperception Test, Children’s Apperception Test 

Unit 4 Personality Inventories 

MPCE 013 Psychotherapeutic Methods 

Block 1 Psychological Treatment of Mental Disorders:  Major Modalities 

Unit 1 Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic/ Psychodynamic Therapy 

Unit 2 Insight Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy 

Unit 3 Short Term Psychotherapies 

Unit 4 Methods of Child Psychotherapy  

Block 2 Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies 

Unit 1 Behaviour Modification Techniques 

Unit 2 Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (Including Rational Emotive Therapy) 

Unit 3 Solution Focussed Therapies 

Unit 4. Integrative and Multimodal Therapies 

Block 3 Other Therapies for Psychological Interventions 

Unit 1 Roger’s Client Centered Therapy 

Unit 2 Family and Group Psychotherapy 

Unit 3 Psychodynamic Couple Therapy 

Unit 4. Psychotherapy Integration 

Block 4 Psychotherapy Across Life Cycle 

Unit 1 Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents 

Unit 2 Psychotherapy with Adults and Middle Aged Persons 

Unit 3 Psychotherapy with Older Adults 

Unit 4 Psychotherapy in Terminal Illnesses (AIDS, Cancer) 

MPCE 014 Practicum in Clinical Psychology 

The following practicals are to be conducted by the learners: 

1) Sentence Completion Test 

2) TAT 

3) Rorschach Test 

4) Neuropsychological Test (AIIMS Neuropsychological Battery) 

5) Interviewing Practice in laboratory (Case Study, Mental Status Examination) 

6) Draw a Person Test 

7) Beck Depression Inventory 

8) State – Trait Anxiety Scale 

The practicum should be conducted in the psychology laboratory in the Study Centre. All eight practicals are to be conducted by the learner in the psychology laboratory and are to be written in proper format (as given in the Handbook on Practicum) in practical record. The practical record is to be assessed by the concerned academic counselor. Actual conduction of practicals and reporting it in practical record (internal assessment) carries 50% weightage and the term end practical examination including viva- voce (external assessment) carries 50% weightage. You may keep a photocopy of your Practicum Record before submitting it at your Study Centre. 

MPCE 015 Internship 

Internship provides learner with an opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge, research, and clinical skills. The internship experience includes a minimum of 240 training hours in one year. Some of the places the learners could do their internship are given below:  

1) Children’s Centre/NGO serving children and adolescents. 

2) Agencies catering to population with severe emotional disturbances requiring psychiatric treatment. 

3) Community mental health centers serving children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations, primarily from low economic category should be taken up. Client problems may include moderate to severe family and individual dysfunctions. Services provided include individual assessment, individual, family, and group therapy. Some agencies focus on specific populations, such as patients with life-threatening illnesses or sexual problems like HIV/AIDS/STD. 

4) Institutions like, State hospital, that caters to patients from every age group, including forensic populations. Trainees may be involved in providing individual and group psychotherapy, behavioural treatment, assessment, and working with an interdisciplinary treatment team. 

5) Trainees may also work the counselling centres, where clients, range in age from late adolescence upto 80’s, suffering from problems such as adjustment disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, alcohol/drug problems, career decision making and learning disabilities. Trainees may participate in individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, outreach consultation, vocational testing and counseling, psychological assessment, and learning disability assessment. 

6) Another institution for training is the correctional institution, wherein the inmates with problems ranging from adjustment issues to severe persistent mental disorders, to facing crises could be attended to by the learners during the training. For example, learners may do assessment, consultation, and group and individual psychological interventions. 

7) Children’s Home, Home for women, special homes for the handicapped, home for beggars, mental hospitals, nursing homes dealing with mentally ill persons, where assessment consultation and group and individual therapies are carried on. 

The selection of agency can be done by the learner as well as the academic counselors/study centres. The training goal is to help learners acquire skills in clinical psychology. The learners, thus, will learn and acquire skills and professional acumen under trained practitioners in the concerned setting. There will be one to one supervision and the learners will be closely supervised by the supervisor who will give them the feedback about their performance. 

Note: 10 cases with case history, Mental Status Examination and Psychological testing are to be handled by the learner in a year. Out of these 10 cases, for any 2 cases intervention needs to be carried out by the learner. A report in proper format (as given in Handbook on Internship) has to be submitted by the learner to the Academic Counsellor. Assessment by academic counselor carries 30% weightage, assessment by agency supervisor carries 30% weightage and assessment by the external examiner (viva – voce) carries 40% weightage. Keep a photocopy of Internship Report before submitting it at your Study Centre. 

MPCE 016 Project 

Any topic of interest to learners while doing the course could be taken up as a project. The Research Project can be from primary or secondary source data. In consultation with the guide (guide can be either academic counselor or any other supervisor, subject to the approval by the Discipline of Psychology, SOSS, IGNOU, New Delhi) the learner should select a topic and work on it. Project proposal has to be prepared by the learner in consultation with the supervisor/guide and the same has to be submitted to the Programme Coordinator (MAPC), School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi. The final project report/dissertation is to be submitted in proper format (given in the Handbook on Project) at the concerned study centre only. 

Note : The Term-End Examination (TEE) for Practicum Courses will be held at the respective Study Centres. The TEE (viva-voce) for Internship and Project will be held at the concerned Regional Centre. Completion of MPC-005 and MPC-006 (MAPC Part I) is pre-requisite before starting MPCE-016.  

GROUP B: COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (OPTIONAL 2) 

MPCE 021 Counselling Psychology 

Block 1 Introduction 

Unit 1 Introduction to Counselling and Characteristics of a Counsellor 

Unit 2 Process of Counselling 

Unit 3 Theoretical Approaches to Counselling 

Unit 4 Ethics in Counselling 

Block 2 Counselling: Models and Approaches 

Unit 1 Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 

Unit 2 Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Approaches to Counselling Unit 3 Drama and Art Therapy in Counselling 

Unit 4 Other Therapies (Person Centered Counselling, Solution Focused Counselling) 

Block 3 Types of Counselling 

Unit 1 HIV/AIDS Counselling 

Unit 2 Educational and Vocational Counselling 

Unit 3 Child Protection and Child Rights Counselling 

Unit 4. Addiction/Anxiety Counselling 

Block 4 Counselling for Mental Disorders 

Unit 1 Depression 

Unit 2 Personality Disorder 

Unit 3 Gender Identity Disorder 

Unit 4 Eating Disorder 

MPCE 022 Assessment in Counselling and Guidance 

Block 1 Introduction 

Unit 1 Introduction to Assessment: Definition, Description and Differentiating between Testing and Assessment 

Unit 2 Assessment Complexities 

Unit 3 The Ambience and Climate Needed for Assessment and Counseling 

Unit 4 Determination of aspects to be covered in counseling 

Block 2 Approaches to Assessment in Counseling 

Unit 1 Interview, Case History, Testing 

Unit 2 Approaches to Counselling: Psychodynamic Approach and Cognitive Approaches 

Unit 3 The Person Centered Approach to Assessment and Counseling 

Unit 4 The Narrative Approach to Assessment and Counseling 

Block 3 Assessment in Counselling and Guidance 

Unit 1 The Counselling Setting, and the Role of Counselors in Guidance and Counselling Unit 2 Individual and Group Techniques in Counseling and Guidance  

Unit 3 Counselling and Guidance for Career Planning and Decision Making 

Unit 4 Multicultural Counselling and Guidance: Role of Counselors In Preventing Illness and Promoting Positive Health 

Block 4 Organising and Planning Counselling and Guidance 

Unit 1 Introduction to Developing Guidance and Counselling Programme 

Unit 2 Rationale and Purpose of Guidance and Counselling Programme 

Unit 3 Organising and Evaluation of Guidance and Counselling Programme 

Unit 4 Methods of Evaluation 

MPCE 023 Interventions in Counselling 

Block 1 Psychological Intervention: Major Modalities 

Unit 1 Psychoanalysis/Psychodynamic Counselling 

Unit 2 Insight and Short Term Counselling 

Unit 3 Interpersonal Counselling 

Unit 4 Counselling Children 

Block 2 Cognitive Behavioural Counselling 

Unit 1 Introduction to Behaviour Modification and Cognitive Approach in Counselling 

Unit 2 Application of Cognitive Therapies in Counselling 

Unit 3 Cognitive Behaviour Modification (Stress Inoculation, Self-instructional, Selfmanagement, Problem Solving) 

Unit 4 Solution Focussed Counselling and Integrative Counselling 

Block 3 Other Counselling Interventions 

Unit 1 Roger’s Client Centered Counselling 

Unit 2 Psychodynamic Couple’s Counselling 

Unit 3 Family and Group Counselling 

Unit 4 Eclectic Counselling 

Block 4 Counselling: Future Directions 

Unit 1 Teaching and Training for Counselling 

Unit 2 Current Status of Counselling with Special Reference to India 

Unit 3 Future Direction 

Unit 4 Research Findings 

MPCE 024 Practicum in Counselling Psychology 

The following practicals are to be conducted by the learners: 

1) Interviewing Skill Practice 

2) Intelligence Testing (WAIS/ Standard Progressive Matrices) 

3) Sentence Completion Test 

4) Bender Gestalt Test 

5) Differential Apitude Test (DAT) 

6) Interest Inventory  

7) Career Preference Record 

8) Adjustment Inventory 

The practicals should be conducted in the psychology laboratory in or the Study Centre. Psychological tests and other assessments, including interviewing techniques, will be taught during contact classes in the laboratory. All eight practicals are to be conducted by the learner in the psychology laboratory and are to be written in proper format (as given in the Handbook on Practicum) in the practical record. The practical record is to be assessed by the concerned academic counselor. Actual conduction of practicals and reporting it in practical record (internal assessment) carries 50% weightage and the term end practical examination including viva- voce (external assessment) carries 50% weightage. You may keep a photocopy of your Practicum Record before submitting it at your Study Centre. 

MPCE 025 Internship Internship provides learner with an opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge, research, and clinical skills. The internship experience includes a minimum of 240 training hours in one year. Some of the places the learners could do their internship are given below: 

1) Schools 

2) Hospitals 

3) Private clinics 

4) NGO’s providing service for women and children and other deprived population. 

5) Correctional institutions 

6) Child Guidance Clinics 

The selection of agency can be done by the learner as well as the academic counselors/study centres.The training goal is to help learners acquire skills in counselling. The learners thus will learn and acquire skills and professional acumen under trained counsellors in the concerned setting. There will be one to one supervision and the learners will be closely supervised by the supervisor who will give them the feedback about their performance. 

Note: 10 cases with case history and Psychological testing are to be handled by the learner in a year. Out of these 10 cases, for any 2 cases counselling needs to becarried out by the learner. A report in proper format (as given in Handbook on internship) has to be submitted by the learner to the Academic Counsellor. Assessment by academic counselor carries 30% weightage, assessment by agency supervisor carries 30% weightage and assessment by the external examiner ( viva – voce) carries 40% weightage. Keep a photocopy of your Internship Report before submitting it at your Study Centre. 

MPCE 026 Project 

Any topic of interest to learners while doing the course, could be taken up as a project. The Research Project can be from primary or secondary source data. In consultation with the guide(guide can be either academic counselor or any other supervisor, subject to the approval by the Discipline of Psychology, SOSS, IGNOU, New Delhi) the learner should select a topic and work on it. Project proposal has to be prepared by the learner in consultation with the supervisor/guide and the same has to be submitted to the Programme Coordinator (MAPC), School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi. The final Project report/dissertation is to be submitted in proper format (given in the Handbook on Project) to the concerned study centre only. 

Note : The Term-End Examination (TEE) for Practicum Courses will be held at the respective Study Centres. The TEE (viva-voce) for Internship and Project will be held at the concerned Regional Centre. Completion of MPC-005 and MPC-006 (MAPC Part I) is pre-requisite before starting MPCE-026. 

GROUP C: INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (OPTIONAL 3) 

MPCE 031 Organisational Behaviour 

Block 1 Organisational Psychology 

Unit 1 Introduction to Organisational Psychology 

Unit 2 Organisational Behaviour, Definition and Importance 

Unit 3 Fundamental Concepts of Organisational Behaviour 

Unit 4 Different Models of OB. (Autocratic, Custodial, Supportive, Collegial, etc.) 

Block 2 Personality and Attitudes in OB 

Unit 1 Job Satisfaction 

Unit 2 Work Motivation 

Unit 3 Content Theory, Process Theory and Schedule of Reinforcement 

Unit 4 Organisational Commitment 

Block 3 Leadership and Team Building 

Unit 1 Definition of Leadership and Importance of Team Building 

Unit 2 Change Management 

Unit 3 Team Management 

Unit 4 Resolving Conflicts 

Block 4 Learning Process and Motivation in Organisational Behaviour 

Unit 1 Principles and Process of Learning 

Unit 2 Behavioural Management 

Unit 3 Motivation in Organisation 

Unit 4 The Process of Motivation for Higher Moral and Productivity 

MPCE 032 Human Resource Development 

Block 1 Human Resource Planning 

Unit 1 Assessment of Human Resource in Organisation and Human resource Planning 

Unit 2 Human Resource Management 

Unit 3 People Dimension in Human Resource Management and Short Term Human Resource Planning 

Unit 4 Shot-term Programmes in HR and Evaluation 

Block 2 Steps in HRM (Human Resource Management) 

Unit 1 Introduction to HRM, Planning and Management  

Unit 2 Training and Development 

Unit 3 Workforce Diversity and Multicultural Factors 

Unit 4 Globalisation and Changing Economy and their Effects on HRM 

Block 3 Human Resource Laws 

Unit 1 Intellectual Property Rights 

Unit 2 Labour Laws (Indian and International) 

Unit 3 Laws Related to Workplace Violence and Harassment 

Unit 4 Laws Related to Human Rights Violation 

Block 4 Importance of HR Planning 

Unit 1 Goals and Objectives of Human Resource Planning, Corporate Social Responsibility Unit 2 Business Strategy and Operational Strategies (Technology and Innovation in HR) 

Unit 3 Retention of Qualified and Technical Personnel (Competency Mapping and Performance Appraisal) 

Unit 4 Planning Investment in Development (Including Corporate Counselling) 

MPCE 033 Organisational Development 

Block 1 Introduction 

Unit 1 Definition and Introduction to Organisational Development 

Unit 2 Foundations of Organisational Development 

Unit 3 Conceptual Frame Work of OD 

Unit 4 First Order and Second Order Change 

Block 2 Assumptions, Beliefs and Values in OD 

Unit 1 Participation and Empowerment 

Unit 2 Teams and Teamwork 

Unit 3 Parallel Learning Structures 

Unit 4 A Normative Re-educative Strategy of Change 

Block 3 Analysing and Managing the OD Process 

Unit 1 Components of OD Process, 

Unit 2 Diagnosing the System, Sub Units and Processes 

Unit 3 Models for Managing Change (Including Six-box Organisational Model) 

Unit 4 The Programme Evaluation Process in OD (Including Third Wave Consulting) 

Block 4 OD Interventions 

Unit 1 Definition, Factors to be Considered, Nature and Classification of OD Interventions. Unit 2 Selection and Organising of Intervention Activities 

Unit 3 Typology of Interventions Based on Target Groups. 

Unit 4 Human Process Interventions: Individual, Group and Inter-group, Coaching, Counseling, Training, Behavioural Modeling, Mentoring, Motivating etc.  

MPCE 034 Practicum in Organisational Behaviour The following practicals are to be conducted by the learners: 

1) MBTI (Myers Briggs Typology Indicator) 

2) Achievement Orientation Test (Dev Mohan Achievement Test) 

3) Value System Test (Personal Value Scale) 

4) Personality Test (Multidimensional Personality Assessment Test) 

5) Sentence Completion Test 

6) Conflict Resolution Technique 

7) Competition Entrepreneurship Scale 

8) Job Stress Scale 

The practicals should be conducted in the psychology laboratory in the Study Centre. Psychological tests and other assessments, including interviewing techniques, will be taught during contact classes in the laboratory. All eight practicals are to be conducted by the learner in the psychology laboratory and are to be written in proper format (as given in the Handbook on Practicum) in practical record. The practical record is to be assessed by the concerned academic counselor. Actual conduction of practicals and reporting it in practical record (internal assessment) carries 50% weightage and the term end practical examination including viva- voce (external assessment) carries 50% weightage. You may keep a photocopy of your Practicum Record before submitting it at your Study Centre. 

MPCE 035 Internship 

Internship provides learner with an opportunity to integrate theoretical knowledge and research. The internship experience includes a minimum of 240 training hours in one year. The learners opting for industrial psychology would be required to work in the HR department of any corporate / company, and do their field work under the HR manager. The selection of agency can be done by the learner as well as the academic counselors/study centres. The training goal is to help learners acquire skills in counselling. The learners thus will learn and acquire skills and professional acumen under trained counsellors in the concerned setting. There will be one to one supervision and the learners will be closely supervised by the supervisor who will give them the feedback about their performance. 

Note: 10 case studies with Psychological testing or any human resource activity are to be handled by the learner in a year. Out of these 10 cases, for any 2 cases counselling needs to becarried out by the learner. A report in proper format (as given in Hand book on Internship) has to be submitted by the learner to the Academic Counsellor. Assessment by academic counselor carries 30% weightage, assessment by agency supervisor carries 30% weightage and assessment by the external examiner (viva – voce) carries 40% weightage. Keep a photocopy of Internship Report before submitting it at your Study Centre. 

MPCE 036 Project 

Any topic of interest to learners while doing the course, could be taken up as a project. The Research Project can be from primary or secondary source data. In consultation with the guide (guide can be either academic counselor or any other supervisor, subject to the approval by the

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