HS 203 : Introduction to Psychology

Understanding   human  experience  and   behaviour:   Definition, schools,  methods,  branches and application  of  psychology  for engineers;  Measuring  human abilities:  Intelligence,  Personnel testing;  The individual working life: Personality -  definition, approaches and theories; Psychological problems of everyday life: Stress  and  coping;  Psychological disorders,  Work  and  mental health; Human learning; Motivation : the concept and  theoretical framework, motivating people at work; Attitude and work behaviour; Group dynamics Intergroup relations, conflict resolutions; Leadership and management.

Texts/References

McConnell,  J.V.,  Psychology,  New  York:   Holt., Rinehart & Wiaton, 1986.

Morgan,  C.T.,  King,  R.A., Weiss, J.R.,  &  Schopler,  J.,  Introduction to Psychology (VIIth Ed.), New  York: McGraw-Hill, 1986.

Myers, D.G., Psychology (IVth Ed.), New York: Worth, 1995.      

Asch, S.E., Social Psychology, OUP Oxford, 1987.