HS 619: Human Development: A Psychological Perspective

Objective- Professionals working with developmental agencies need to have a good understanding of individual / group behaviour. The objective of the course is to acquaint students with fundamental principles, which govern behaviour. The course will also emphasize the importance of psychology to daily life.

Contents of the course:

The Role of Psychology in Development Studies, Evaluating the Social World, Thinking about the Social World, The Dynamics of Adjustment, Personality Development- And its impact on individual performance, Stress and its effects, Coping processes, Interpersonal Behaviour, Development of the self, Interpersonal Dynamics, Effective Interpersonal Communication, Development Transitions, Careers and Work, Mental and Physical Health

Text and references:

Baron, Robert A., and Byrne Donn, Social Psychology Pearson Education, 10th Edition, 2004.

Weiten Wayne and Lloyd Margaret A., Psychology Applied to Modern Life Thomas Wadsworth, 7th Edition, 2003.

Kao, Henry S.R. and Sinha Durganand, Asian Perspectives of Psychology Sage Publications, 1997.

Mishra, Girishwar, Applied Social Psychology in , Sage Publications, 1990.

Mehta, Prayag, A Psychological Strategy for Alternative Human Development, Sage Publications, 1998